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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 "Flat Floor" Fixed Head Coupe

Posted by Daniel Schmitt & Company

07 May, 2020

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 "Flat Floor" Fixed Head Coupe


Stunning restored condition

Rare and desirable early "Flat Floor" Series I Fixed Head Coupe with welded bonnet louvers

One of the first 100 E-Type Coupes built for the North American market

Refined upgrades for enhanced performance

Over $40,000 invested in recent service work performed by marque specialist

Gorgeous factory correct color combination

Excellent documentation includes owner's manual, lubrication chart, Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, several marque publications, and service records

Options Include:

Bucket Seats
Wood Rimmed Steering Wheel
Chrome Wire Wheels
Blaupunkt AM/FM Radio

Recently serviced

Performs better than new

Ready to be shown or driven

One of the best examples that can be found on the market today!

A collector's dream

The magnificent 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 "Flat Floor" Fixed Head Coupe featured here is finished in its stunning factory correct color combination of Opalescent Dark Green over a Biscuit leather interior. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate documents that the car was completed at the Coventry works on October 18th, 1961. In November 1961, this Jaguar was dispatched to New York where it was acquired by it first owner, M.L. Beresford soon after. As one of the first 100 Jaguar Coupes built for the North American market with left hand drive, this E-type is a highly sought-after "flat floor" example with welded bonnet louvers. A complete frame-off restoration was completed in 2005 with an emphasis on drivability and a meticulous attention to detail. More recently, over $40,000 was spent on this E-type to ensure a high level of performance and that it would be one of the best examples that can be found on the market today. We are proud to offer this stunning 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 "Flat Floor" Fixed Head Coupe to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the provenance and rarity of the early Jaguar E-Type. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

A car Enzo Ferrari called "the most beautiful car ever made", the Jaguar E-Type is considered by many to be one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever built. It took the automotive world by storm upon its unveiling at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and still continues to turn heads. Underneath its gorgeous, aerodynamic exterior were several state of the art features. Four wheel independent suspension was at all four corners along with four wheel disc brakes that were mounted inward of the axles in the rear. A rack-and-pinion unit provided responsive steering and helped to make the E-type one of the best handling cars of the era. Power was initially provided by the 3.8 Litre straight-six from the XK150S. Producing 266 horsepower, the E-type was capable of more than 150 mph. Combined, these features made the E-type one of the most celebrated sports cars ever produced with incredible power, handling, braking and style that rivaled anything else Europe produced. With such timeless appeal and praised appearance, it is no wonder why the Series 1 E-type is one of only a handful of motorcars on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Coveted in its day by the most sporting of drivers, the E-type still remains one of the most sought-after cars in history, especially in Series I form.

*Please note that this 1961 Jaguar E-Type was first registered in 1962 and is titled as a 1962 model although it was built in 1961.*

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