Lot #1392 - A comprehensive, no-expense-spared, nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration was just completed on this XKE by a true marque expert located in Oceanside, CA. This first-year production run example exhibits all the early sought-after Series 1 features these cars are known for, including flat floors, welded louvers, and outside bonnet latches. The restorer’s team of multiple JCNA, and other event award-winning master craftsmen and technicians, have finished the process of getting this iconic example of Jaguar history back to factory specifications, and have elevated this already special E-type to some of the highest standards. Built on June 22, 1961, it was dispatched from Jaguar Cars in New York, and was the 132nd car built. In the restoration process, the vehicle was dissembled, the interior was removed and documented, the body was stripped to bare metal and placed on a rotisserie and body worked, metal-finished, fitted and leaded as needed; all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car in bare metal. It was primed, sealed, had a base coat and clear coat applied, and then was color sanded and buffed to a superb finish. All body parts were painted off the car separately. All systems were gone through, and were restored or replaced as necessary. The 3.8-liter engine, 4-speed manual transmission, clutch and hydraulic systems were fully restored or replaced, and the car has received all-new rubber, grommets and seals. In addition, the brightwork was fitted and replated to show-level quality. The car received all-new upholstery, which was fit and installed in the correct materials by master upholsterers. The roadster's parts and components have been restored in the proper colors and finishes, and NOS parts were used wherever possible. A DVD/MP4 of the restoration process, along with a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity, accompany this very special Jag. Dressed in Opalescent Dark Blue, and complemented with a stunning red leather interior, this magnificent color combination enhances the natural lines and beauty of this E-type.