1961 Jaguar-Kougar || For Sale
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1961 Jaguar Kougar Roadster
One of 315 extremely rare and early Kougar original examples
Recent comprehensive rotisserie restoration, no expense spared
Dry southern California car, spent the last 30 years in a indoor large collection
British Racing Green exterior and black leather interior
3.8L inline six-cylinder engine
Four-speed manual with Laycock overdrive
Four-wheel disc brakes
Fully independent front and rear suspension
Never raced, never damaged, never seen inclement weather
Full tonneau cover included
Documentation includes binder of before-and-after photos, comparable other Kougars, history, magazine article and more
If you desire a car that will not likely be duplicated at your local cruise event or in your collection, MotoeXotica Classic Cars is extremely proud to present this 1961 Jaguar Kougar Roadster. This Jaguar is ready to be put through its paces or enjoyed as a fair-weather grand touring auto. It is a rebodied Jaguar XKE/E-Type weighing in at less then 1800 LBS and cranking out 350HP!
Assembled in Sussex, England, this early production Kougar has spent its life in dry southern California and Florida. It has never been raced and has never been involved in an accident. Prior to its complete rotisserie restoration, the car was already in excellent shape, no expense was spared and no detail too small. The photos of this Kougar really tell the detailed story!
Its British Racing Green exterior finish wears the best modern urethane materials on the market today and is excellent overall condition and complete with driver’s side rollbar riding shotgun. The pair of Brooklands windscreens are in excellent overall condition but they will not spare driver and passenger from much. The vehicles lights are in good overall shape, as are the wire wheels, which along with the rest of the car’s chromed bits, have been painted a matte black. Those black wires reside within Pirelli P5 215/70VR15 radials.
The car’s body panels are all straight and soli from the well executed restoration. The engine bay is tidy. During the restoration process, the car received a thorough and complete overhaul of its Jaguar 3.8L straight six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission with Laycock overdrive and rear end. The bottom end has a decked block with polished cylinder bore. There are new forged pistons, new polished brass plugs and new headstuds. The engine has dual SU sidedraft carburetors, polished intake manifold and velocity stacks. All fuel lines were replaced and the brakes and exhaust were upgraded to stainless steel.
The instrument panel and gauges remain as-built from the factory, minus a slight clean-up and restoration by Nisonger, and are in very good overall condition. The black leather bucket seats are in excellent shape, as is the matching carpet/floor mats. There’s a three-spoke steering wheel facing the driver while the center console and shift lever are both in good order. The closely-spaced brake and clutch pedals shine in the light.
Its tube chassis was stripped and powder-coated black. The front suspension has new Spax adjustable shock absorbers, stainless brakes lines, stainless steel brake pistons, Dunlap and Girling brake calipers and rotors. The Girling fluid reservoir bottles and straps even got a makeover. In the rear are half shafts with Spicer joints. The Jaguar XKE rear independent suspension with 4 coilovers was similarly restored, upgraded and painted.
Out back is a fuel cell, which is marked with a large, chrome cover and was treated to the same restorative treatment, as was the steering column, the Lucas 40 series generator, which received a new drive belt, and a new Lucas regulator. There’s a stainless steel clutch line and braided clutch hose. The brake servo and rack have been treated to a refresh, too. Handling the cooling is a Jaguar Kougar multi-core aluminum radiator.
In the mid-1970s, Englishman Rick Stevens decided to build his own sports car using the powertrain and chassis parts salvaged from his 1960s Jaguar. Stevens created a tube frame chassis and fitted many of the components from the S-Type. The result of his work was called the Kougar. A pontoon fendered open cockpit which is likened too a 4 wheel motorcycle which is exhilarating to drive!
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 73 miles, as odometer was set at 0 after restoration. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!