Lot 304

Monterey 2023

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster


$285,500 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Chassis No.
Engine No.
RA 7144-9
Cylinder Head No.
RA 7144-9
US Title
  • Powered by its numbers-matching engine and cylinder head
  • Restored in 2016 by marque experts Images Auto Body in Campbell, California
  • Documented by Jaguar Heritage Trust Trace Certificate and a collection of invoices
  • Wonderful example for touring, rallies, or showing at concours events

After Jaguar’s utter dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans throughout the 1950s, the engineers at Coventry were tasked with developing a production version of their champion racecars. The resulting new model would borrow heavily from the venerated D-Type, winner of Le Mans a stunning three consecutive times from 1955–1957.

The engineers would also keep the D-Type’s monocoque construction. Revolutionary in its day, the aeronautically inspired design consisted of a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension, and steering assembly bolted directly to the body tub. This new design not only significantly lightened the car, but also lowered its center of gravity for excellent cornering. Rear suspension was now fully independent, using jointed axles as upper links and tubular lower links, with twin coil springs and shocks on each side.

Completed in the final year of 3.8-liter production, this 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster left the factory bound for the United States in June of the same year. The exterior originally featured Opalescent Maroon paint with a matching Maroon interior according to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate on file.

Within the past decade, the E-Type became the subject of a comprehensive restoration by marque experts, Images Auto Body in Campbell, California. Invoices on file document the extent of the work carried out throughout the project, and today the roadster shows in wonderful condition with a new black-over-black color scheme. More recently, in February 2021, work was performed on the cooling system, as invoices on file indicate. Significantly, the engine and cylinder head both display matching numbers to those shown on the JDHT certificate, contributing to a highly desirable package.

The E-Type is considered by many to be one of those rare gifts to the automotive world, offering the enthusiast thrilling performance and jaw-dropping good looks. This attractive and expertly restored roadster is poised for a new adventure, be it club events or enjoyable touring among other distinguished automobiles.