The 1962 Jaguar E-Type is a collector’s dream come true

The original Series I Jaguar E-Type produced from 1961 to 1968 is without a doubt one of those rare finds in the unicorn barn. Not only is it the most beautiful car ever built, according to most experts, but the E-Type’s 3.8-liter inline-six engine is considered one of the greatest ever installed in any production car.

No wonder our jaws fell upon seeing this pure 1962 E-Class I coupe. Restoring this cat-jumping cat to its former glory took 18 months and 3,200 man-hours to complete, and it was totally worth it. The car was purchased by its current owner in 2014, and it only changed hands three times after the assembly line was introduced in 1962.

When restoring this Jag, the instructions were clear: keep as many original factory specifications as possible, using only the correct replacement parts and the original silver gray paint job and maroon interior.

This Jag E-Type is an original right-hand drive model. The current owner has added subtle upgrades such as a Marston-style aluminum radiator with a timer with a modern fan to keep the engine cool; Lace competition triple wire wheels to achieve a flawless vintage look; And stainless steel exhaust. While staying true to the original, the engine has been given a sprinkle of modernity to improve performance while reducing emissions.

The new 3.8-liter Inline-six has larger throttle bodies, a new cooling system and electronic fuel injection. It also has a new 5-speed manual stick, although the original 4-speed Algae Box is still alive and kicking after undergoing an extensive restoration as well. This great E-Type has updated springs and dampers, while the body shape has a straight rear fender, a feature found only on the first 580 units of the E-Type and making it a highly desirable feature among connoisseurs.

The best news? This classic E-Type Jag is for sale. Since E-Type Jags fetch astronomical amounts at auctions, we suspect they’ll cost more than $800,000 more than an Eagle E-Type Lightweight Spyder GT. If you have six figures to spare on the E-Type Jag, E-Type UK will be happy to disclose the asking price to interested parties.

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