1961 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type 'OBL' (1961)




The 256th 'OBL' E-Type
In May 2017 after an initial inspection in France we bought Chassis 256. Rather in a sorry state the car subsequently underwent a full nut and bolt restoration here at CMC. No stranger to cars arriving for restoration in this order. As ever, we payed particular attention to returning the car back to its original specification. In this case, Cream exterior paint with a Black leather interior.
Chassis No. 875256 was delivered new to the Belgium Motor Company dealership in Brussels in July 1961 and was subsequently sold to ‘Société de Genie Civil Immeubles en Afrique.’ It resurfaced in France in 2015 and we believe it was imported from Luxembourg in 1975. The car was very complete when it arrived with us, although in parts, and was bought by the previous owner to be restored. He gave it to French restorers who started work on the car, but shortly after took it away and kept it safe in his garage in Grigny in the southern suburbs of Paris, France.
No doubt, this is the purest iteration of the Jaguar E-Type. Having restored some of the earliest and most famous cars to date, we can now offer this exceptional car for sale.
Chassis No: 875256
Engine No: R 1364-8
Body No: R 1381
Gearbox No: EB 464 JS
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  • Mileage: 20
  • Year: 1961
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Cream


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine configuration: 3 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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