Built in several series over a period of twelve years, each of these series (and sub-series) has their own advantages and disadvantages. While purists swear by early outside bonnet lock and flat floor examples, the '62 Series I E-Type offers in our opinion the best of both worlds, combining a styling almost identical to the very early E-Types with a much lower price tag – not to mention the extra leg room!
A ’62 E-Type does indeed check all the boxes of what most people see as "the classic E-Type": covered headlights, bucket seats with a curved top, aluminium-trimmed centre console and instrument panel, sleek design outside and inside, the original 3.8 litre 6-cylinder, ... yes, this is as classic as an E-Type gets!
This Jaguar E-Type with chassis number 886510 left the factory in August 1962 as a left hand drive Opalscent Silver Grey coupé with red interior. Still united with its original 3.8 litre engine R6811-9, but now coupled to the improved full synchromesh gearbox that was used in the 4.2 litre E-Type, it is fresh out of a complete restoration. The Opalescent Silver Grey paintjob is simply flawless, making this graceful beauty even more elegant!
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