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1962 Jaguar E-Type XKE news, pictures, specifications, and information
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877361
 
High bid of $97,500 at 2012 RM Auctions. (did not sell)
Using the knowledge learned on the track with the D-Type, Jaguar's new E-type was given a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay and a tilting bonnet. They were given a well-appointed interior, a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine and a compliant suspension. With sweeping lines and aggressive styling the E-Type was an ideal two-place sports car.

This Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster is finished in red over black leather. The car is originally from Texas and Arizona. It has been disassembled, the paint was stripped, and the car was fitted and then repainted, color-sanded and buffed. New rubber seals and hardware were installed along with a new interior, including leather seats, door panels, carpet and the convertible top. The engine, transmission, rear end, suspension, hydraulic system, fuel system and the cooling system were overhauled. An aluminum radiator, electronic ignition system, auxiliary fan and 16-inch wire wheels have been added to enhance the driving manners of this iconic E-type.

Powering the car is a 3781cc dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine delivering 265 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox, independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the RM Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $115,000-$125,000. Bidding reached $97,500 but was not enough to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
Roadster
Chassis Num: 875618
Engine Num: R1878-9
 
The 1962 Jaguar XKE E-Type Series I Roadster finished in Hunter Green and tan trim, carpets, and convertible soft top was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction. It was expected to fetch between $90,000-$100,000. It has traveled just under 40,000 miles since new. It has also been treated to a restoration. At the end of the auction the vehicle was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
Roadster
Chassis Num: j62 876351
Engine Num: R 2973-9
 
Sold for $143,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.
This 1962 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $110,000 - $130,000. The car is powered by a 3781cc double overhead camshaft six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors and capable of producing 265 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes. Since new, the car has been treated to a complete restoration and has been judged a 100 point JCNA National Champion in 2005 and 2006. It has traveled less than 500 miles since the restoration and has been kept in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. It has the correct tool roll and Shelly screw jack.

This car has been featured in books such as the Standard Guide to British Sports Car as well as being shown at concours and various events. It is a multiple Best of Show and Best of Class winner.

At auction, the car's excellent restoration and concours winning reputation inspired a winning bid of $143,000.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
Roadster
Chassis Num: 876963
Engine Num: R4728-9
 
Sold for $68,750 at 2011 Worldwide Auctioneers.
This 1962 Jaguar XKE-Type Series 1 Roadster is a matching numbers example that was given a comprehensive and sympathetic restoration. It is finished in the correct color of Cotswold Blue, has a black leather interior, original chrome trim, glass, and other major fittings. It has traveled just 50 miles post restoration which was completed in July of 2008.

There were just 5,249 examples of the Series 1 3.8-liter roadster delivered to the US from 1961 - 1964. In 2008, this XKE-Type Series 1 Roadster was offered for sale at the Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. It had an estimated value of $90,000 - $110,000. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, bidding had failed to satisfy the reserve and the lot was left unsold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2008
Coupe
 
This early E-Type Jaguar fixed head coupe is original and unrestored, with the exception of a respray in its original anthracite color during the 1980s. The XKE was introduced in 1961, and the models through 1967, like this 1962 example, are considered 'Series 1' cars. Before 1964, a 3.8-liter engine was fitted. Easy-to-spot Series 1 cues include glass-enclosed headlight nacelles, a relatively small front nose opening compared to later cars, and the placement of the rear lights above the bumper at the back of the car. The aluminum interior trim that appears in this car signifies an XKE from rest of production.
Roadster
 
This 1960 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster was originally purchased in California and underwent a 3,500 hour restoration. It scored a perfect 100 points in Jaguar Club of North American Judging.

This fully-restored Jaguar was the Jaguar Club of North America national champion for two consecutive years. The original owner was Robert Talbot of Talbot's Clothing in Carmel, California.

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2010
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877799
 
This car was originally delivered to Southern California and believed to have been raced in SCCA in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Retired to a garage in Oregon in the 1970's where a restoration was aborted until July of 2005. Since then it has had a thorough restoration has been undertaken by David Ferguson of Images. The Quail 2006 Showing is the first for the car.
Coupe
 
The Jaguar E-Type began production in 1961 and was powered by the 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine from the XK150. Eventually, the engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters. It remained in production until 1974.

This Jaguar E-Type is a right-hand drive example that was provided by the factory to Briggs Cunningham to race in the 1962 LeMans 24 Hour, where he and Roy Salvadori drove it to a second in class and fourth overall. The following year, it raced/ at Sebring, then was retired into Cunningham's collection.

The current owner acquired the car in 1986.
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877151
Engine Num: R 5232-9
 
Sold for $220,000 at 2015 RM Auctions.
When Jaguar introduced its E-Type convertible, it came with an MSRP of $2,454, which was $1,500 less than a Chevrolet Convertible and nearly $20,000 less than a Ferrari 250 GT. Even though it was shorter than the XK150 it replaced, the cockpit provided more interior space for its occupants. Along with attractive styling and plenty of performance, it had covered headlights, small taillights, a long hood, and seating for two. It had independent suspension at all four corners, with torsion bars in the front and coil-over shocks in the back. The steering was a rack-and-pinion system along with four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes. The back brakes were inboard by the differential. The body was a monocoque back from the firewall, with large boxed sill and cross braces. Carrying the engine was a tube sub-frame which bolted on to the firewall. The engine, with its triple SU carburetors, offered 150 mph top speed and 265 horsepower.

The early examples had a welded louver panel on each side of the hood. After 500 examples were produced, the bonnet latches were moved inside.

This Jaguar Series 1 3.8 Roadster has been treated to a very recent restoration. It has had limited ownership and spent most of its life on the west coast. It is finished in its original Carmen Red and black interior, and has a new black convertible top.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877245
Engine Num: RA6829-8
 
Sold for $57,200 at 2015 Bonhams.
This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 roadster was recently found after 37 years of storage in Missouri. Prior to entering storage, the owner turned his Roadster into a recreation of the 1960 Jaguar E2A Le Mans Sports-Racing Prototype. The E2A was a single prototype racer built for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours and is considered to be the 'missing link' between the E-Type and D-Type. E2A was entrusted to American sportsman Briggs Cunningham and piloted by Walt Hansgen and Dan Gurney. The car ran well until a gasket failed and caused it to prematurely retire from the race. After the Le Mans race, the prototype E2A competed successfully in SCCA races across the United States.

This Jaguar E-Type is similar, yet different, from the original E2A prototype. This car is not made of riveted aluminum like the original. It features shaved door handles, smoothed out front and rear bodywork devoid of bumpers, single bullet taillights, and a driver's side headrest hum and raised filler cap. Like the original, this car is painted in white with blue stripes in similar fashion to the Cunningham team's color scheme.

The inside of this car has remained largely unchanged except for a sporting steering wheel with drilled holes in the spokes, in similar fashion to E2As. It has faux wood veneer on the center console, and a relocated choke pull.

The engine is a 3781cc dual overhead cam six-cylinder engine fitted with 3 SU carburetors and offering 265 horsepower. There is a 4-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel disc brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961 the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show.
It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle featured a moncoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.

The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.

A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.

Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing.

By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
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