This incredible “outside bonnet latch” E-Type Convertible was manufactured in 1961 as one of the original dealer demonstrator vehicles and was dispatched to Jaguar agents W. Sparrow in Yeovil, Somerset UK. Within the first seventy right-hand drive E-type roadsters the car was manufactured within the first few weeks of E-type production. The E-Type is finished in the correct and original colours of opalescent silver blue with blue hood and blue leather interior. The car is matching numbers with the front frame stamped head stamped an engine block stamped. The uniquely located body number is in place on the front bulkhead unlike other E-types where this is in the boot. The car does maintain the majority of the unique in-period features only seen on the early production vehicles: the interior has the correct high-back, high-arched seats, the dashboard is correct and has the unusual round ashtray without the horn spears present on later cars. The chrome work on the door tops and around the windscreen is correct. The car is fitted with the rare fuel gauge that doesn’t show the 3/4 fill mark and the hood clasps are correct for period. The E-Type does come with a significant history file comprising restoration photographs, vehicle information sheet, Heritage Certificate, a multitude of maintenance invoices and historic MOT certificates. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a very early example of the legendary E-type, directly from Jaguar Classic. The car will be fully serviced for its new owner to enjoy.