<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9

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Lot 45
1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe

US$ 225,000 - 275,000
£ 170,000 - 200,000
1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe
Chassis no. 1E30738
Engine no. 7E2280-9
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

*Superb, factory-correct nut-and-bolt restoration recently performed by Jaguar specialists
*A previous 'Barn-find' discovery in storage for nearly half a century
*Low-mile, matching-numbers example finished in the factory original livery
*Offered with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and restoration records, tools and jack



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 4.2-Liter Coupe benefits from 48 years in single-family ownership, a superb nut- and-bolt restoration recently performed and retaining its original factory matching-numbers engine. The E-Type was finished at Jaguar's Coventry works on February 19, 1965, benefiting from the upgraded,
fully synchronized transmission and larger 4.2-liter XK engine, while still retaining the original E-Type's design featuring the covered headlamps, smaller taillights and toggle switches.

The new Jaguar was shipped on March 4, 1965 to Jaguar Cars New York and onward to British Motors Car Distributors of Portland, Oregon. Its first owner is recorded as a Mr. William B. Martin of Portland. However, it is believed that this black cat was soon returned to BMCD - as Mrs. Martin found the race bread Coupe something of a handful. The car was subsequently resold that November to Mr. and Mrs. William Gilham of Portland. The Gilhams would last register their Jaguar in 1976, and the car was then parked under a cover at the Gilham's property where it would sleep for nearly four decades.

In 2013 the Jaguar was destined for a restoration, at which point, the car had recorded just over 48,000 miles; a figure believed to be the correct total. At that time the car was taken to Tom Black's Garage in Portland, where it was carefully inspected and confirmed to be numbers-matching. There was evidence that the car had sustained a hit to the left front corner many years ago. Damage extended to the left side of the front tubular sub-frame, which had not been correctly repaired. The complex steel front bonnet was replaced with a fiberglass replica, but much of the exterior paint remained original as did the interior.

Purchased at Bonhams 2016 Scottsdale Auction by the consignor, an Atlanta-based Jaguar enthusiast, the E-Type was soon after slotted for a comprehensive restoration, which would bring it back to its stunning, factory-correct Concours condition as seen today. The exceptional body and paintwork was completed by David Ferguson of Images Auto Body in Campbell, California, a leading West Coast Jaguar specialist shop. The body was brought down to bare metal, while the chassis was media blasted. The damaged left hand engine frame was renewed, and a used original steel bonnet was sourced and completely restored. The remainder of the restoration was completed by Richard Jenkins, a noted Atlanta-area Jaguar specialist and longtime Jaguar master technician. The original engine, gearbox, and rear axle were overhauled, while the braking and wiring systems were completely refurbished. Period tires from Longstone Tyres in the UK was fitted and a new interior from BAS Heritage of Palm Springs, California was installed. The original color scheme was retained and appears today as it did when it left Jaguar in February 1965. Photos of the restoration are available in the car's extensive history file, as is a copy of the Heritage Trust Certificate, and a tool roll and jack is situated in the boot. The stunning E-Type Coupe was completed in 2019 and has since been kept in the consignor's climate-controlled collection.

A wonderful example of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, many agree that the Fixed Head Coupe represents the purest form of the model. This matching numbers car, having been stored away for nearly half a century and then treated to a nut-and-bolt restoration, must be one of the best examples available anywhere.

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<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
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<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
<b>1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 1E30738  <br />Engine no. 7E2280-9
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