The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend, manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. A combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing ensured the car was an instant legend. In period, a Ferrari cost three times more and supplied less horse power which established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. The model became a great success for Jaguar; at its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made". The model was made in three distinct versions which are now generally referred to as "Series 1", "Series 2" and "Series 3". A transitional series between Series 1 and Series 2 is known, unofficially, as "Series 1½".
This early LHD Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8L Roadster was manufactured on the 28th June 1961, making it one of the very earliest examples. These early examples featured "Outside Bonnet Locks" and "Flat Floors". These features were soon replaced with internal locks and a different floor design. As a result the earliest cars built are viewed as the most sought after, purest and most collectible form of E Type. This car is one of those was soon after completion dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York where it sold to its first private owner Mr Gordon Sweenie, presented in Pearl Grey over and Dark Blue Hide and with a matching Blue Hood.
During the late 1980's it was subsequently returned to the United Kingdom where it was owned by Mr Chadwick of Chesire, England. It remained in the United Kingdom for circa 10 years before being sold to a gentleman located in Norway, first receiving Norwegian registration in July 1997 following a full and thorough restoration. The car remained with this owner until it was sold to its most recent keeper in February 2004. Early on in his ownership the car was subject to a further sympathetic restoration, during which the colour was changed to the handsome shade of Blue it today presents in. During this lasting ownership it regularly entered the small selection of Concours events available with commendatory results.
In May 2018 it subsequently returned to the UK from Norway and returned to the United Kingdom once more. Under DK Engineering's care it has been subjected to a comprehensive mechanical recommission. This is an exceedingly rare opportunity to own one of the very earliest E-Types in excellent condition at a very competitive price and is not to be missed. This collector's preference E-Type is located just outside London with viewings available immediately.