1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9

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1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé
Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9

Sold for € 149,500 (US$ 167,664) inc. premium
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé
Chassis no. 1E31772
Engine no. 7E5642-9
*Original LHD delivery
*Restored to original specification
*Only 250 kilometres since completion
*EU registered

Conceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in Coupé form. The car caused a sensation - spontaneous applause breaking out at the unveiling - with its instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The design owed much to that of the racing D-Type, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150.
Its engine aside, only in terms of its transmission did the E-Type represent no significant advance over the XK150, whose durable four-speed Moss gearbox it retained. The latter was replaced when the 4.2-litre engine was introduced on the Series 1 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, chiefly to the electrical and cooling systems, and to the seating arrangements. Top speed remained unchanged at around 150mph, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved flexibility.

This E-Type Coupé comes with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate stating that it was delivered new in the USA via Jaguar Cars, new York and first owned by one J Harold Erikson jr. Its original colour scheme was Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue interior.
Between 2014 and 2015 the car was fully and professionally restored to original factory specification, the body being stripped back to bare metal and repaired using the traditional lead loading method. In addition, the engine was rebuilt, blueprinted and converted to accept lead-free petrol; the transmission fully overhauled; a new wiring loom installed; chrome trim restored; new brakes and brake lines fitted; the fuel tank and pump replaced; the carburettors overhauled; the interior renewed; the suspension powder coated; and new wire wheels fitted, the latter shod with Continental 205/70 R15 tyres. Presented in beautiful condition, fresh from restoration, the car is offered with instruction manual; restoration invoices; old US Certificate of Title; Netherlands registration papers and technical inspection; and the aforementioned Jaguar Heritage Certificate.
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1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
1965 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E31772 Engine no. 7E5642-9
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