1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - Restoration Process
Classic Showcase is excited to offer this amazing Jaguar XKE for sale. This Jaguar E-Type is a first-generation outside bonnet latch Jaguar XKE, which is correct and proper, has recently completed its restoration to the highest standards of show-level correctness! It's not every day that a first generation Jaguar E-Type is available to purchase, that has the early sought-after features like flat floors, welded louvers, and an outside bonnet latch. Our team was very excited about restoring such a rare, unique piece of Jaguar history, and especially to locate one with such a stunning original color combination of gunmetal and red. As marquee specialists, we have performed a no expense spared, comprehensive restoration to this rare Jaguar XKE to the highest Show level possible. Included in the restoration process, the vehicle has been completely dissembled, and the interior has been removed and documented, the body has been stripped to bare metal and placed on a rotisserie, the body has been body worked, metal finished, fitted, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome were fitted to the E-type in bare metal; It has been primered, sealed, had a base coat and clear coat applied, and then color sanded and buffed to a beautiful finish. All body parts were painted off the car separately. All systems have been gone through and were restored, or replaced, as necessary. The transmission, clutch, and hydraulic systems were fully restored, or replaced, and the car has received all new rubber, grommets and seals. In addition, the britework has been fitted, and re-plated to Show level quality. The car received all new upholstery, and which has been fitted and installed in the correct materials by master upholsterers in our Upholstery Department. The roadster's parts and components have restored in the proper colors and finishes as well, and NOS parts were used wherever possible. Extreme attention to detail has being given because of the importance of this early, highly original E-type. A DVD of the restoration process, along with a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity accompanies the vehicle. This is a striking original color combination that enhances the natural lines and beauty of this E-type. This first generation Jaguar XKE is truly an amazing nut and bolt restoration, and is sure to cause a collector and enthusiast sensation at future Concours events; truly for the discerning Jaguar collector demanding the best!