Jaguar XKE Convertible 1963
3.8l DOCH Inline 6
5 Speed Manual
Brighton Motorsports is pleased to present this gorgeous 1963 Jaguar Series 1 3.8L E-Type Roadster (also known as an “OTS” or “Open Two Seater”). This style of Jaguar has been voted one of the most beautiful cars of all time and first on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960’s. In fact, upon its initial release, Enzo Ferrari called it “The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made”. This particular 3.8 litre five speed is in excellent shape, 100% sorted, and certainly worthy of such prestigious acclaim.
This car has just under 37,000 original miles and has benefited from an exceptionally thorough and detailed restoration. The Silver exterior and Red interior color combination matches the original selection. The paint, chrome, glass and interior are all in excellent condition. This car is a total gem.
This Jaguar features the standard E Type independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front end, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all power-assisted. The recently restored to the nut and bolt 3.8 litre engine with triple SU Carburetors is clean and runs and sounds outstanding. To improve drivability, it has also been fitted with a 5 speed manual transmission, high capacity radiator and electric cooling fan. The 1963 year was the third for the appealing covered headlights, and the last for the 3.8 litre engine.
Overall this car is in stellar condition with very comfortable seats, and quick pick up due to its light weight of 2,770 lbs (over a thousand pounds less than a modern XK8), plus great maneuvering. The 1963 Jaguar 3.8 litre E Type defines not only a fast car with excellent performance and handling, but, an all-time favorite of so many, including the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) which added a blue roadster to its permanent design collection, one of just six automobiles to be awarded this exclusive distinction. <-->