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1961 Jaguar E-Type

SI 3.8L Roadster
$149.3M worth of cars at RM Sotheby's Monterey
Thursday, 12 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
$257,600
Sale Price
$275,000 - $325,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
13 August 2021
Sold Date
217
Lot Number
#2
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 875272; Engine no. R13019. Carmen Red over black leather. 3781/265hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, woodrim steering wheel, flat floors, welded louvers, outside bonnet latches, tool roll.

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.

by Andrew Newton
27 August 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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