Evaluation: Matching numbers. Restored in 2014, about when values for early E-Types started to take off, and in its original colors. Very good paint and chrome. The headlight bezels don’t quite fit flush. Detailed underneath. Very good, lightly worn interior. Plenty of life left in this well-restored early XKE.
Bottom Line: Flat floor E-Types are less comfortable to drive than later cars and both outside bonnet latches and welded louvers are purely cosmetic distinctions, but they set the earliest E-Types apart from later ones and they are desirable features among collectors. That said, this car sold modestly. It brought $363,000 in Scottsdale back in 2015, and there’s no real reason why it should have shed $100,000 in value over the past six years.