1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 1E10156
Lot 123
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster
Chassis no. 1E10156
Sold for €138,000 (US$ 162,922) inc. premium

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1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 1E10156 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 1E10156 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 1E10156 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 1E10156
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 'Series 1' Roadster
Chassis no. 1E10156
Of all the many E-Type variants, it is the 'Series 1' 4.2-litre Roadster that many enthusiasts consider the most desirable, combining as it does the purity of the original concept with the superior performance of the larger engine. The 4.2-litre version of Jaguar's sensational E-Type was launched in October 1964, a more user-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox and superior Lockheed brake servo forming part of the improved specification together with the bigger, torquier engine.

Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements. These mainly concerned the cooling and electrical systems, the latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matt black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration and flexibility.

Like its 3.8-litre forbear, the 4.2-litre E-Type was built in roadster and coupé forms, and in 1966 gained an additional 2+2 coupé variant on a 9" longer wheelbase. Intended to extend the E-Type's appeal beyond the traditional sports car-buying market, the new 'family orientated' 2+2 came with improved visibility thanks to an increased glass area, more headroom, improved heating and ventilation, additional luggage space and optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission.

Manufactured in late 1964 and delivered to the USA in 1965, this early left-hand drive '4.2' was subsequently exported to Vicenza, Italy in the 1990s where it remained with the same owner until 2014. The Italian owner carried out a full restoration. Finished in dark midnight blue with matching leather interior, blue hardtop and blue convertible hood, the car is described by the vendor as in excellent condition, apparently having only been used occasionally since the rebuild's completion. Offered with German registration papers.

Construite fin 1964 et livrée aux états-Unis en 1965, cette « 4.2 » à conduite à gauche du début de série fut ensuite exportée au début des années 1990 à Vicence en Italie où elle connut le même propriétaire jusqu'en 2014. Celui-ci entreprit alors une restauration totale. Peinte en bleu nuit avec intérieur en cuir assorti, hard top et capote bleu, la voiture est décrite par le vendeur comme étant en excellent état, n'ayant apparemment été utilisée qu'occasionnellement depuis cette restauration. Documents d'immatriculation allemands.
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