1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 Liter OTS Roadster

Beautiful Older Restoration, Carmen Red, Gorgeous!

$198,800

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This beautiful 1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster OTS is a stunning example in Carmen Red over Black Leather interior. She performs as well as she shows, which makes her a joy to drive!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a wonderful example of a 1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 OTS Roadster that benefitted from three long term owners and is in gorgeous condition today.  This Jaguar has been well cared for and loved its entire life.  While never receiving a complete restoration, this has been restored as needed over the decades.  With its matching numbers 3.8-liter inline engine, 4-speed transmission and vibrant color combination, this E-Type is perfect for regional shows and tours.

This Jaguar was built by the factory on July 13, 1962, and dispatched to the New York distributor on the 8th of August 1962. According to her owner, this Jaguar remained with its first owner for 23 years. She was acquired by her second owner, Dell Lichtenburg in Boseman, MT, by about 1985. Mr. Lichtenburg enjoyed her for six years. During that time, he replaced her black Haartz cloth convertible top. Our client, Marvin Brown from Billings, MT purchased her from Mr. Lichtenburg in 1992. Mr. Brown added about 50 miles over the first 10 years of ownership and then decided to store her on blocks to better preserve its condition.  He was advised that placing her on blocks would be ideal to preserve the suspension, so he had her carefully professionally decommissioned for storage. For the next 20 years, this Jaguar remained on blocks in his air conditioned garage.  In 2022, Mr. Brown had her fully professionally recommissioned and detailed, and today she runs and drives very well and looks fantastic.   She is accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, which confirms her to be an original Carmen Red and numbers matching example.

The exterior of this Jaguar is stunning.  The Carmen Red livery has excellent shine and luster and is in beautiful condition today. The Carmen Red paint is its original and correct factory color. The chrome and stainless-steel trim are also in beautiful condition. Her black Haartz cloth convertible top is in excellent condition. The Black canvas convertible top boot accompanies her. The chrome plated knock-off wire wheels are wrapped in Riken Radial tires of appropriate size and look. The wheels and tires are in beautiful condition.  Overall, the exterior is in excellent show condition.

The interior is complete in Black Leather and is complimented by Black wool carpeting. The leather is soft and supple and the interior shows very well overall. There is only slight wear showing on the driver’s side bolster and piping.  The black dashboard also shows well. The telescopic steering features its teak steering wheel that is in beautiful condition.  Overall, the interior is very nice and perfect for touring or regional shows.

This Jaguar comes with its original numbers matching 3.8 liter inline 6-cylinder engine with a trio of Weber carburetors. The 255hp is transmitted through its 4-speed manual transmission with independent rear suspension, creating top speeds of nearly 150 mph. The engine compartment is detailed and shows fairly well. The chassis and engine compartment have never been restored per se, but have been painted and cleaned over the years.  This Jaguar performs very well and its engine is very quiet and powerful.  Everything feels tight and correct.

She’s accompanied with a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, jack and spare. We have this XKE priced right as the Hagerty No. 2 plus value is in excess of $300,000.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Chip Henson at +1.602.509.4776 or sales@classicpromenade.com. This Jaguar is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 Liter OTS Roadster

$198,800

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1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 Liter OTS Roadster
1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 Liter OTS Roadster

$198,800

VIN 877752
BODY STYLE Convertible Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 48,484
GEARBOX 4-Speed Manual
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Black Leather
EXT COLOR Carmen Red
YEAR 1962
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS300

Jaguar XKE / E-Type

Interesting Fact: This Jaguar model was only called the XKE in the North American market during the time of production. In Britain, where the car was manufactured, it was known as the Jaguar E-Type.   Production on the Jaguar XKE occurred between 1961 and 1975 and a convertible, as well as hard top version were…

Interesting Fact: This Jaguar model was only called the XKE in the North American market during the time of production. In Britain, where the car was manufactured, it was known as the Jaguar E-Type.

 

Production on the Jaguar XKE occurred between 1961 and 1975 and a convertible, as well as hard top version were both offered. This sporty car boasts a top speed of 150 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 time that is under seven seconds. The body of the Jaguar XKE is based upon the Jaguar D-Type racing car which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years starting in 1955.

 

When the Jaguar XKE was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made” and, in 2008, The Daily Telegraph listed the Jaguar XKE in its list of the 100 most beautiful cars of all time. Regardless of age, the Jaguar XKE holds up as one of the most stunning and high-performing vehicles in history!

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