1965 Jaguar E-TypeSOLD

An original UK, right hand drive, well sorted example of an E-Type.

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Introduced in 3.8 litre form in May 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a major sensation when it first appeared, with classic smooth lines, great looks and an amazing, at the time,top speed of 150 MPH.
With 265 bhp and a huge weight saving of over 500lbs on its immediate predecessor (the XK 150), William Lyons had created one of the all-time most beautiful cars ever to be produced by Jaguar. The first evolution was the introduction of the 4.2 litre engine, fully synchronised gearbox and greater legroom to accommodate six foot plus drivers. This is often regarded as the ultimate driving E-type, and even now a well sorted example is a sensational driving experience with a sense of occasion that's hard to replicate at any price in a classic car.

Offered here is a 1965 manufactured Jaguar 4.2 FHC, that was despatched from the factory at Browns Lane to their nearest dealer, S.H. Newsome of Coventry. Originally finished in Primrose Yellow, the first owner was C.J. Bee & Co. and the history file shows that it has had only three owners prior to our vendor. It seems that the cylinder block was replaced early in its life but with the correct 7E engine number sequence. The car also sports a later Series II bonnet which we consider to have been a replacement, as the earlier production date precludes it being a Series 1.5. The history file also contains evidence of work carried out by renowned experts Eagle E-types whose ability to set these cars up correctly is legendary and which may well account for the fact that this car appears professionally engineered and drives so well. Sitting squarely on a set of new Dunlop Sport tyres, this super E-Type will have a full MoT prior to the sale.

In a somewhat confused market, this E-type ticks the important boxes as an original UK, right hand drive, well sorted example and we believe is guided sensibly.

Reference Number 372865

as of 9/6/2015

Car 1965 Jaguar E-Type
Registration SWC 455D 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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