Jaguar1963E-Type S1 OTS
- Matching numbers & colours
- Highly original series 1 3.8
- Extended History
Following the success of the famous XK models, the Jaguar E-type saw the light of day in 1961. The official presentation took place in Geneva on March 15, 1961. PR manager Bob Berry was given the mission of driving himself to the Geneva show with a prototype that had never been road-tested before. He had to cross several countries, and bad weather and a delayed ferry did not make his task any easier. On straights, he reached speeds of up to 220 mph, knowing he had no time to waste. But despite all the challenges, Berry managed to get the E-type to Geneva on time. It arrived just in time for its presentation at the Motor Show, and the car was still in perfect condition. To this day, the Jaguar E-type is a household name for many people. Its beautiful aerodynamic lines came straight from Malcolm Sayer's drawing board and were based on the D-type he designed and beautifully streamlined, a classic that has not been surpassed in many ways. Enzo Ferrari once said, "The most beautiful car ever made."
Our Jaguar E-Type S1 OTS is one of only 7828 produced and is still fully matching numbers and colors. She was delivered in 1963 to her first owner Alys V. Hills in Hollywood by whom she was tastefully assembled in Opalescent Silver Blue. Several years later, the car was resold to Beverly Hankins, a private banker who, when the car was delivered, worked with Mrs. Hills. She always had a soft spot in her heart for the beautiful Opalescent Silver Blue E-type and decided to buy it over from her former client just before she moved to Charlottesville. The car became a part of her life and remained in her possession for a period of 41 years. You can tell from the carefully maintained invoices that no expense was spared to keep this example in perfect condition so that it never needed restoration. Today, this highly original E-type is still in the possession of its 3rd owner and looks like it just rolled off the Coventry factory. The beautiful Opalescent Silver Blue paint color was reapplied according to the rules of art and the black leather interior shows a beautiful patinated condition. When you take a seat in the leather bucket seats you immediately see the beautiful finish with original details such as the Smiths counters, rocker switches, wooden steering wheel and original radio. To make sure she continued to drive as well as she looked, the engine was overhauled in 2018. As a result, the car drives like new, the 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine starts at the push of a button, and the Moss 4-speed manual transmission is a pleasure to pull around the track with. So this car is the ultimate combination of quality, history,originality and driveability. The perfect E-type?!
This E-type has everything one is looking for. She was never fully restored and is in top condition, is in possession of a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate and is besides a treat for the eye also the perfect driver's car. Come discover them now at Rock 'n Roll Classics.