This early Jaguar E-Type Series 1, on display at the recent Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, was restored in 2012 after sitting dormant for nearly 20 years. It belongs to George Hervert of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Since its restoration, it has received excellence in class and received various other awards at the Boca Raton Winter Park Concours.
It was also featured by Jaguar of North America in the debut of their new F-Type.
The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. Earlier built cars utilised external bonnet latches which required a tool to open and had a flat floor design. These cars are rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin bonnet latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8-litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964.
The beautiful Jaguar was on display at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on May 2nd in Pinehurst, North Carolina. As with the photos of the MG Magnette last week, these pictures were taken by Leigh Gill of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.