June 1961 Outside Bonnet Lock (OBL) Roadster
⁃ Original Outside Bonnet Lock Car
⁃ Original chassis plate and body tag
⁃ Concours level restoration
⁃ Full matching numbers
⁃ Flat floors, welded bonnet louvres
⁃ Original cream body colour
⁃ Marque expert rebuild to factory spec
⁃ The most desirable of all e-types
⁃ Flawless paint
⁃ Completed in Summer 2019
⁃ Heritage Certificate
A Jaguar E-type roadster in its pure, original form is something very special – an automotive icon. This one, supplied new to Jaguar Cars in New York, is only the 87th roadster with left-hand drive.
Our car is number 87 of less than 500 OBL cars ever made during the first five months of production in 1961 The most desirable of the production e-types 087 has benefitted from a full top level 100-point nut and bolt no expense spared concours restoration by the leading e-type marque expert resulting in a world class, show stopping result. Every single nut, bolt and washer has been painstakingly refinished and replated to ensure 087 is the best of the best.
Early 1961 E-type OBL cars have over 50 unique features not seen on later 61 cars, a pain staking professional restoration has retained all of these unique features and the car is presented with a thorough history of these works with in excess of 400 images detailing these.
087 retains all the important attributes of a very early E-type including: flat footwell floors, bonnet locks secured with a T-key, welded-in bonnet louvres made from separate metal pieces, a double-hinged boot lid and wing baffles spot-welded inside the bonnet, a manual adjust handbrake, larger half shafts, and a unique rear bulkhead to the monocoque and boot floor along with a single drain hole to the boot aperture. These and another 30+ features are unique to early OBL cars and all feature on 087 as does the original chassis plate and body tag. In addition 087 will be supplied with the original factory stamped engine frames – Further adding to the cars desirability and provenance.
The original cream paint is finished to flawless perfection and complemented with Connolly red leather interior. A navy blue hood completes the Red, White and Blue scheme.
Having completed some 200 or so shake down miles the car is simply perfect and on the button. 087 is deserving of a place on the lawns at any top tier concours d’elegance and amongst the finest car collections anywhere in the world.
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