1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster

Lot: 530

Sold for (£): 82,140
Offered for sale is a 3.8L 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster manual that has been with the current owner for the last 32 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A beautifully restored, UK-supplied, right-hand drive, Series 1 Roadster... 


  • Henlys of London supplied, 32 years current ownership and three owners in total
  • Ground up, nut and bolt restoration by XK Engineering completed in 1992 (photo album)
  • Built around a Martin Robey System Three monocoque, bonnet, boot lid and doors
  • Upgrades include a 4.2 gearbox, servo-assisted 4.2 brakes and electronic ignition
  • Stainless wires, Stainless steel exhaust, Kenlowe fan and a semi-sealed cooling system
  • MOT valid until September 2020. Really lovely Series 1, as nice as you'll find                                                                                                                                                                   

Lot Details

Registration: 5679 HJ RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1962 Engine size: 3.8L
Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 10805
Model: E-Type Series 1 Roadster MOT expiry: 2020-09-21
Warranted: No Chassis number: 850561

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Carmen Red. Mohair hood. Stainless wire wheels.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Black interior. 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The speedometer failed in 2006 and was recalibrated and currently reads 10,805 miles. Stainless steel exhaust. Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, and a semi-sealed cooling system. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Upgraded to 4.2 gearbox.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Upgraded to servo-assisted 4.2 brakes. Recent maintenance (August 2019) has included a replacement ball-joint gaiter, two engine mountings, a shock-absorber sleeve, two new rear brake discs and brake pads all round. There is an invoice in the file for £1,854 relating to this attention.


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Vehicle History


The car's Heritage Certificate confirms that this lovely, right-hand drive, E-Type Roadster left the production line on 29/06/1962, finished in Carmen Red with Black trim and a black soft top, and bound for Henlys of London. In addition, the green log book tells us that it was first registered on the 29th August of that year. There is a bespoke dust cover and the car is also accompanied by the old 'green' log book, current V5c, the Heritage Certificate, previous MOTs, lots of photos, a number of invoices totalling many thousands of pounds, various spares, a hide 'knock-off' hammer, and a MOT valid until September 2020.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history