Selling a 1961 Jaguar E Type


1961 Jaguar E Type
1961 Jaguar E Type

First unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E Type stunned the world with its sensual curvature and classic styling and quickly catapulted to iconic status. Its unparalleled design and uncompromising performance helped sell more than 77,000 cars from 1961 to 1975. The fact that it was faster and half the price of a Ferrari didn’t hurt, either. To this day, the Jaguar E Type – or the XKE as it was called in the United States – is praised as one of the most beautiful cars ever designed. In fact, the E Type Roadster is one of only three cars to be admitted into the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent design collection. As you probably already know, the 1961 Jaguar E Type is one of the most sought-after cars in the British sports car collector’s scene. Whether you have a mint-condition E Type, an unfinished restoration project or simply the rolling chassis of an E Type, you’ll find that buyers are looking for models of all conditions for various purposes.


1961 Jaguar E Type Seller’s Guide

The result of more than five years of development and based off the technology and design of the Jaguar racing cars of the era, the 1961 Jaguar E Type is still not without its quirks and issues. Educated buyers will generally have a few questions for you, and you should be prepared with the answers. For example, the body of the Jaguar E Type is partially unitized; therefore the body tub provides much of the structural support. This makes rust a main concern for buyers. Parts can be difficult and expensive to find, especially on these early models, and many buyers factor this into their budget. One of the most important Seller’s Tips is to price your Jaguar with any rust damage or repairs in mind. Obviously, an example with little to no rust is going to sell for a higher value than a poor condition model with extensive rust. Some of the areas to check include along the doorsills, under the rear fenders, under the spare tire and on the floorboard. This is just one of the many Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team recommends to 1961 Jaguar E Type sellers. Having assisted countless sellers with their classics, their team understands the unique nature of selling a classic in today’s market and is happy to assist.



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    The Alex Manos team, a renowned California classic car dealership, is always on the lookout for new classics and Jaguar models to add to their collection. They encourage you to contact them today and welcome the opportunity to make you an offer on your 1961 Jaguar E Type, should it fit in their collection. They always offer top-dollar, in cash and can arrange for pickup from any location in the United States. Connect today to learn more!


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