1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé
| München, Germany
- Just three owners and 45,451 miles from new at the time of cataloguing
- Presented in the original, classic colour combination of Silver Grey over Red
- Accompanied by its original invoice, service booklet and buff UK logbook
- One of the final Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupés produced
While most accolades come and go, those showered upon the Jaguar E-Type continue.
This Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé is an outstanding example of the car that electrified the automotive world upon its introduction in 1961. Presented in what can only be described as exceptionally untouched condition, with believed to be all-original paint and matching-numbers engine block and head, this 3.8-Litre coupé has covered just 45,451 documented miles at the time of cataloguing thanks to careful preservation by its first owner.
That first owner was a Mr Frank Bright, who worked in the aviation industry and had set up his own design company, Taylor Bright. Based in Southampton, Bright owned a variety of Jaguars, including at least a pair of XKs, a Mk I and a 3.8-litre Mk II. On 6 July 1964, he purchased a Silver Grey over Red E-Type Fixed Head Coupé as his new pride and joy, which happened to be the 16th-to-last 3.8-Litre E-Type built, trading in his Mk II for the privilege.
Regularly (and carefully) driving and servicing the car over the course of 15-some years and 38,000 miles, Mr Bright decided to take the car off the road and rather than simply park it in his garage, he pulled it into his home office next to his kitchen and put it up on blocks, looking to tinker with the car and attend to any flaws developed over time. There it sat for another 15 years, wonderfully preserved as a near time-warp example of one of Jaguar’s most spectacular cars. It even retains its original chalk body number still visible on the bulkhead.
Mr Bright parted ways with the car in the early 2000s, and the E-Type went on to its second owner before being sold again in 2018. At that time, the Jaguar had recorded just 45,427; it was exported into a private collection in Germany where it was once again carefully maintained in the manner to which it had become accustomed.
Benefiting from fastidious ownership by just three enthusiast individuals, including a first ownership of over 3 decades, this 3.8-Litre coupé boasts an incredible history. Previously featured in a Jaguar Driver magazine article in March 1996 (a copy of which accompanies the car), the E-Type is sold with an array of original documentation, including its original UK logbook, original sales invoice, and original service manual.