1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster s/n 876381, engine no. R3245-9 Black with Black Leather Interior The E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, following the famous 11th hour disorder (one of the cars was driven to the show from England with just hours to spare). The car was an immediate sensation: its specification was state of the art, its bodywork arrestingly gorgeous, and the price surprisingly affordable. It embodied William Lyons' values beautifully and it is no surprise that the E-Type has become such a legendary part of automotive history. The specification clearly demonstrated Jaguar's racing experience and included independent suspension all around (at a time when Ferrari was still using live rear axles), disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and of course Jaguar's legendary twin cam inline-6. E-Types have been rapidly appreciating in recent years, with very early seeing particularly strong appreciation. This particular example has welded hood louvers instead of ones that were integral to the hood, distinguishing this as an early production car. A matching numbers example, this car was comprehensively restored to high stan
left-hand-drive 1961 jaguar e-type roadster black 5-speed black-leather leather restored convertible black-interior british dark-interior
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