Jaguar E-type Flatfloor 1961 for sale
Perhaps one of the most collectable Jaguar E-types is a Series 1 flatfloor car with welded louvres like this one. Unless you stumble on a lightweight Jaguar E-type, then you really have hit the jackpot.
Exterior: The first owner really wanted to have a red Jaguar E-type but it was not available, and it would take a long time to get one. So, he bought this car that was in gunmetal grey from the factory and had it repainted to red on the outside only. When you lift the hood, it is still wearing the factory colour here and the same goes for the trunk area. Before it was painted, it was rust protected properly, and the car has stayed pretty much in this shape until today. The wheels were replaced somewhere along the way, but the chrome is original and in very good shape. As you can see in the pictures, it comes with the very rare factory hardtop. A series 1 Jaguar E-type Coupe is the most beautiful of all E-types (to me) unless you have a convertible with a hardtop.
Interior: At the same time as the car was painted, it was given a new red interior. This is still in the car today and looks amazing. Wonderful patina on the leather and everything else inside the car is in very good condition. It is still the original soft top and it keeps the rain out of the car. All instruments are beautiful and fully working.
Engine: Starts very easily and has a very good sound. The 3,8l cars just sound a little bit better than the later 4,2. This car comes with documentation showing that it has covered no more than just over 100,000km during its lifetime. So, nothing more than normal maintenance has been done over the years, and it runs perfectly today.
History: This car was manufactured in October 1961 and delivered, also in October, to Fredlunds Automobil AB, the Swedish distributor, as the second E-type ever sold to Sweden. This is confirmed by Philip Porter in his book, Jaguar E-type: The Definitive History.
The first owner was the proprietor of Automobil AB, Bengt Dahlén, in Lilla Edet in western Sweden, who bought the car from Fredlunds Automobil AB and registered it in February 1962. He owned and used it until 1989, logging 90,000 km. Second owner, Timo Ekholm in Eskilstuna, took care of it until 1995, when the present owner was able to buy it. To date it has logged 115,000 km.
Documentation: Jaguar Heritage Certificate, confirming all matching numbers, original colour scheme, delivery date to Sweden etc. Original vinyl booklet with original owner’s manual, including notes by the first owner. Original lubrication scheme, in absolute mint condition. Signed letter from first owner confirming that the car has never been damaged. First registration documents. Many MOT documents (including 2016 with no remarks). Issue of MotorSport magazine from April 1961, featuring the launch of the E-type. Issue of Swedish Classic Motor magazine from 1992, featuring this car
Sorry, but this car is already SOLD. Contact inforamation is disabled for sold cars.
Classix by Schiebler is a company offering classic automobiles and sports cars for sale in Sweden. We are conveniently located just 30 km north of Malmö along the E6 highway. However, we have noticed that our customers come from all over the world, and we are only 40 minutes away from Copenhagen airport. We have sold cars manufactured by Mercedes, Porsche, VW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Volvo, SAAB, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and many more. Personally, we like GT or "Grand Touring" cars best, but we also offer convertible cars, limousines and coupes. We have spent a considerable amount of time on this website to ensure that you as a customer know what you are about to buy, and we hope you will enjoy it, and find something to your liking. I think everyone in the classic car market has experienced the frustration of spending a lot of time and money to go and see cars advertised, and they were nowhere close to what the sellers have told you. A lot of time and money wasted for both parties! For this reason, we always display a minimum of 20 high resolution images, detailed description and a video of the classic cars and sportscars we are selling.
The small town Löddeköpinge, is well known in Sweden. Here, we have the biggest gathering of vintage automobiles and motorcycles in Sweden every Tuesday evening. There could be more than 500 classic cars if the weather permits. American muscle cars are popular in Sweden but we also have many well-maintained and restored European classics coming to this event. In Löddeköpinge, there are also many workshops if you are in need of any repair.
Michael Schiebler has been working many years with classic cars and now a new classic car dealer is evolving here in Sweden under the same roof. Melvin is focusing more on the youngtimer cars such as sports cars from the eighties and nineties. On the picture we are working together as members of the jury during Classic Days Schloss Dyck in Germany. Judging the Concours d´Elegance seeing so many beautiful automobiles in this castle environment was a great experience. We also do appraisal work for the Swedish Chamber of commerce with classic cars as specialty.