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Introduced in May 1961, the Jaguar E-type 3.8 Fixedhead Coupe was a sensation with classic good looks and performance unrivalled at the price. Often heralded as the most beautiful car of all time Jaguar, not surprisingly, made no significant changes until the introduction of the 4.2 engine in October 1964. The example offered today is an original UK right-hand drive 3.8 Fixedhead Coupe presented in the elegant colour combination of Opalescent grey with grey leather. First registered on 15th March 1963, this E-Type shows a mere 5 previous owners on the log book. It was purchased by the current owner in 2008 and has been cherished in a Carcoon dehumidified environment ever since. Invoices in the history file suggest the car was restored between 2000 and 2004 and now the restoration has mellowed nicely. The engine head and block are matching numbers and the car retains the original 4-speed Moss gearbox. Finished in lovely order throughout, this most desirable of E-Types is now ready to be enjoyed by its next owner with a fresh MoT test certificate. The Series 1 3.8 Fixedhead Coupe is seen by many as the most desirable E-Type for its pure lines and sumptuous curves. Upon its launch in 1961, the car was described by Enzo Ferrari as: "The most beautiful car ever made."