1962 Jaguar E-type SI 3.8

2dr Coupe 6-cyl. 3781cc/265hp 3x1bbl
$69,000 Avg. Value*

Model Overview

History of the 1961-1967 Jaguar E-type (XKE)

Legend has it that when it went on display for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, none other than Enzo Ferrari remarked that the E-type (known as the “XKE” in the U.S.) was the most beautiful car he’d ever seen. Mr. Ferrari knew a pretty car when he saw one and he might have been one of the first to express the sentiment, but an incalculable number of others have said virtually the same thing and they’re still saying it fifty years later. Designed by a noted aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, the E-type was meant to cheat the wind, but its glass covered headlights, long hood, short rear deck and compound curves also coincidentally looked great. With a 0-60 time of around seven seconds and a 150 mph top speed, the Series I E-type was near the top of the early 1960s food chain. A 2+2 coupe was added to the coupe and convertible body styles in 1966. The 2+2 was the first E-type to be available with an automatic transmission. Parts are easy to find and not terribly expensive for any version of the E-type.

Click here to read Hemmings Motor News' Buyers Guide for the 1961-1967 Jaguar E-type.

1962 Jaguar E-type SI 3.8 Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Coupe
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Flat Floor Roadster
  • 2dr Flat Floor Coupe
  • Engine Types
  • 6-cyl. 3781cc/265hp 3x1bbl
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 2770 lbs.
  • Length: 175.3 in.
  • Wheel Base: 96 in.
  • Number Produced
  • 7,670

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