1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9
Lot 27
Delivered new to California
1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE
Sold for US$ 198,000 inc. premium

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1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE  Chassis no. 1E32420 Engine no. 7E7367-9
1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 COUPE

Chassis no. 1E32420
Engine no. 7E7367-9

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Exceptionally well presented Series 1 E-Type
*Recent restoration by marque experts
*Low-mile, California black plate car
*Presented in the original livery
*Offered with extensive history file



THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, Jaguar's E-Type stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type. Indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor.

Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-liter, triple-carbureted, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type's performance furthered the standards set by the preceding XK models: firstly, because it weighed around 500lbs less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.

Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward subframe. At the rear the E-Type's suspension broke new ground for a large-capacity sports car, being independent at a time when most of its major rivals relied on the traditional live rear axle. Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels; those at the rear being mounted inboard alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight.

Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This exceptional E-Type Coupe was finished at Jaguar's Coventry works on December 22, 1965, benefiting from the upgraded, fully synchronized transmission and the larger 4.2-liter XK engine. It was built just like it appears today, a left hand drive model painted in the striking Opalescent Silver Grey metallic color and trimmed in black Connolly leather.

Like many E-Types, this car was destined for the United States, where J. P. Herzog, Inc of Lafayette, California became the first owner in January of 1966. The grey E-Type is believed to have remained in California, where purchased by San Francisco resident Dennis Birkhimer in 1968. Mr. Birkhimer would use the Jaguar sparingly, and kept it in largely original condition, with the exception of a repaint in the early 1980s.

Mr. Birkhimer sold the E-Type to the consignor in 2011, a well-known Jaguar enthusiast and trained technician at the San Francisco based Jaguar agency. After using the largely original and low-mile car for a few years, he began a comprehensive restoration, yet retaining as much of the cars originality as possible. The work performed included a repaint in the car's original color by noted Atlanta-based painter Machelle Holloway, and a refurbishment of the cars mechanical systems by Phil O'Brien of OFI Restorations. Photos of the restoration are available in the car's extensive history file, as is a copy of the Heritage Trust Certificate, many old registration cards, photos and letters of documentation.

A wonderful example of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, the Fixed Head Coupe represents the purest form of the model. This matching numbers car, having enjoyed the loving care of just a few long-term Southern California owners from new, must be one of the best examples available anywhere.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number J661E32420 and as a 1966.
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