Lot 211


1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster


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Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



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  • Desirable early “flat floor”, outside bonnet lock example made in the first year of E-Type production
  • Restored by marque specialist Classic Motor Cars between 2018 and 2020 at a total cost of more than £180,000, with new engine block and cylinder head fitted
  • Accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate
  • Finished in its factory-correct Cream over Black colour scheme
Addendum: Please note this lot has entered the EU on a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the EU on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the EU.

Please also note after being repatriated to the UK in May 2017 the car was restored by specialist Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth, with 17 invoices issued between February 2018 and February 2020 documenting a total expenditure of £182,719.76. During the restoration of the E-Type it was noted that the engine had been replaced at some stage in the past, and had been re-stamped, with the correct number for the vehicle.

Veuillez noter que ce lot est entré dans l'UE sous couvert d'une autorisation d'importation temporaire, qui doit être annulée soit en exportant le lot en dehors de l'UE avec une lettre de débarquement approuvé accompagné des documents douaniers nécessaires, soit en payant la TVA et les droits d'importation applicables pour que le lot reste dans l'UE.

Après avoir été rapatriée au Royaume-Uni en mai 2017, la voiture a été restaurée par le spécialiste Classic Motor Cars de Bridgnorth, avec 17 factures émises entre février 2018 et février 2020 documentant une dépense totale de 182 719,76 £. Lors de la restauration de la Type E, il a été constaté que le moteur avait été remplacé à un moment donné dans le passé, et qu'il avait été refrappé, avec le numéro correspondant au véhicule.

Launched to critical acclaim at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the earliest Jaguar E-Types would remain the most desirable and sought-after expression of Malcolm Sayer’s futuristic vision. Chassis 875256 is one of these incredibly collectible early examples, featuring a “flat floor” body with welded—rather than pressed—bonnet louvres, and outside bonnet locks.

The car was completed on 19 July 1961 and left Browns Lane eight days later, destined for mainland Europe and resplendent in Cream over a Black interior with matching Black soft-top. According to an accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) certificate, the E-Type was supplied via the Belgian Motor Company in Brussels to first owner, Societe de Genie Civil et Immeubles en Afrique. By 1975 the car was registered to a Professor Jonny Santi in the French commune of Mont Saint Martin, nestled on the French border between Belgium and Luxembourg. Santi eventually sold the car to Anton Revins in 2015, who in turn sold it to Bruno Kessas that same year.

In May 2017 the car was acquired by marque specialist Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth. After being repatriated to the UK the Jaguar was subject to a no-expense-spared restoration by CMC, with 17 invoices issued between February 2018 and February 2020 documenting a total expenditure of £182,719.76. During the restoration, the E-Type received a new engine block and cylinder head, which were restamped to match the factory-correct numbers for this car.

This stunning restored E-Type—accompanied by its JDHT production record trace certificate and restoration invoices—would be a fitting addition to any stable.