Little question, the unique Sequence I Jaguar E-Kind produced from 1961 to 1968 is a kind of uncommon unicorn barn finds. Not solely is it essentially the most stunning automotive ever made, in line with most consultants, however the Sequence I E-Kind’s 3.8-liter inline-six motor is taken into account one of many biggest engines ever fitted to a manufacturing automotive.
No marvel our jaws dropped upon seeing this immaculate 1962 Series I E-Type coupe. It took 18 months and three,200 working hours for Kent-based restorer E-Kind UK to convey again to its former glory, and it’s all value it. The automotive was bought by its present proprietor, Stephen Jones, in 2014, and it solely switched palms 3 times after rolling off the meeting lot in 1962.
Just lately, Jones commissioned E-Kind UK to revive the coupe. The directions had been clear: Retain as lots of the unique manufacturing facility specs as potential, utilizing solely period-correct substitute elements and the unique silver gray paint job and maroon inside.
This Jag E-Kind is an unique right-hand drive mannequin with a straight rear bulkhead, the latter solely present in 580 fashions of the Sequence I E-Kind, making it a highly-desirable trait amongst connoisseurs. And regardless of remaining true to the unique automotive, E-Kind UK gave the classic engine a sprinkling of modernity to enhance efficiency whereas decreasing emissions.
The brand new 3.8-liter inline-six has bigger throttle our bodies, a brand new cooling system, and digital gas injection. It additionally has a brand new 5-speed handbook stick, though E-Kind UK was sort sufficient to revive the manufacturing facility’s unique 4-speed handbook gearbox. This magnificent E-Kind is sitting on up to date springs and dampers, whereas 16-inch Turino wheels are normal to commensurate the retro vibe.
The perfect information? This traditional Jag E-Kind is on the market. Given E-Kind Jags are fetching astrological sums at auctions, we doubt it’ll value greater than an $800,000 Eagle E-Type Lightweight Spyder GT. If in case you have six figures to spare on a classic E-Kind Jag, E-Type UK shall be very happy to disclose the asking worth to events.