1963 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster
Offered for sale is a “one of a kind” Series 1 Jaguar XKE Roadster. “They're only original once” and this XKE presents a rare opportunity to be one of the few to own an unrestored and fabulous driving example of this iconic sports car.
The owner has done a magnificent job of making the E an even better performance car by adding a 5-speed transmission, larger electric radiator fan, larger disc brakes, and numerous other upgrades. However, and best of all, he has kept every single component that was removed in order to preserve the original provenance of the XKE should you wish to put it back to “dead stock.” The car has gone through a complete mechanical refreshing and runs and drives like it did in 1963.
The seats have been recovered and shifter boot replaced. The rest of the interior remains original as delivered. The car also retains its original cloth soft top and boot cover. The original and complete tool kit is present as are the original books. The car is matching numbers as documented by the Heritage Trust Certificate which illustrates the XKE's original build order and serial numbers for body, transmission and engine.
The Opalescent Silver Gray paint is original to car showing an aging patina but has been untouched since the Jag's build date in 1963. The original miles are just over 66K and has been routinely serviced throughout its life by one of finest E-type restoration shops in the country. This Series 1 E-type truly represents the meaning of a survivor and runs and drives the way it did when driven off the showroom floor.