The E-Type became an instant icon when it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961. This stunning rare car is a desirable first-year, flat-floor E-type Roadster and is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
The first owner, named Ted Buky, had the car delivered in Los Angeles, California, after dispatch in November 1961. He kept the car until 1975 when it was sold to another California resident who retained it until 2007. During that time the engine was rebuilt, the car was repainted in red, and the interior was done in black leather. It was then sold to a New Jersey owner. In 2009, the E-type was sold to Jan Mannerhag and exported to Sweden. In the UK the car underwent a light restoration and after that it has barely been used since. It still features the original-specification Moss gearbox and ‘bellows’ brakes, just as it left the Brown’s Lane factory, and is accompanied by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate (JDHT Certificate). It also retains its original engine and still has its period tool kit and tyre jack among its features.
We recently completely dismantled the car and repainted it back in the original factory colour Opalescent Bronze. We also did a complete rebuild of all mechanical parts (brake suspension, etc.) and renewed the electric wiring loom. The entire interior has been renewed too, in the original factory colour beige and the hood soft top in colour fawn. Now this car is back to all its original specifications and perfect condition. This beauty is absolutely stunning and ready to be driven by its next owner.
Check out the pictures of the complete restoration here: www.classic-car-service.be/jaguar-e-type-series-1-3-8-litre-roadster-flat-floor-1961/