1961 S1 3.8 Jaguar E-type Roadster
CKL are pleased to offer this 1961 Jaguar E-type Roadster which has undergone a full CKL restoration to reach show-standards.
Upon first inspection, from what would seem like a light restoration, would quickly transform into a full strip-down and full restoration job. The car would be stripped of all components to reach the bare body shell, which in-turn would be shot blasted to remove all corrosion. The body would then be inspected to determine which parts of the metalwork would need to be cut out or repaired, this would cover every single panel, member, and sill on the body. The panel gaps are then set and the bare metal car is dry built with frames, glass, seals, bumpers, and chrome-work to ensure a perfect fit. It is important to note that minimal filler was used on the body. A hi-build polyester coat is rubbed back to give the finished shape, then etch primer, primer and finally the top coat. The body cavities are finally treated with wax for future protection.
The chassis would see new frames fitted which are an identical copy of the originals, but built with upgraded steel. The suspension was shot-blasted, inspected, crack tested and re-plated. The steering was overhauled and saw standard chrome wire wheels fitted with Pirelli Cinturato tyres. The brakes have been set up with the S1 Kelsey-Hayes system with Dunlop calipers and uprated brake pads.
The engine would see a standard rebuild, including acid dipping, re-grind, re-bore, balance, cylinder head overhaul and hi-flow oil system. New parts fitted include pistons, rings, bearings shells, timing chains and gears, valves, valve guides, valve seats & oil pump. The carburettors were also fully overhauled and restored to the highest standard. The car was fitted with a brand-new wiring harness, instruments were overhauled and electrical components and ancillaries were restored or renewed where required.
The interior was subject to a full retrim to the highest standard while maintaining the original look and feeling.
This E-type has been enjoyed sparingly and has been stored in the highest quality storage facility to preserve its stunning condition.
Should you require any further technical information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- Sold £ POA