1965 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS

Stock: J65-658
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: 6 Cylinders, 4.2 DOHC, 3 SU Carburetors
Transmission: 4 speed synchronized
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Color exterior: Opalescent Silver Blue
Color interior: Dark Blue
Mileage: 19,332 original miles
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: 6-50-15 Bias Ply
Brakes: Disc
Vin #: 1E10658
Engine #: 7E2871-9
Other 1: Body #: 4E1803

(SOLD) This is an extremely rare original, highly collectible, matching-numbers 1965 Jaguar 4.2L E-Type Series I Roadster. A car this age, with 20,000 original miles, is hardly ever seen, especially one that has the original paint and interior chrome etc.., and is in this kind of condition. It was so original even down to the original hoses when we purchased it. This XKE has not been molested or abused, was very well kept and serviced by its previous owner, and has a remarkable patina of originality throughout. It has normal wear for a car of 20,000 miles. The car was in long term storage in Hollywood, CA when it was located. Classic Showcase purchased the car and performed a major service to all systems, and prepared the car for the road. It features a nicely preserved Davis Radio Corp. "Le Chaperon" AM push-button radio, ready for those long summer drives! Equipped with an original tool kit, jack, knock off hammer, keys, and rare ladies foot rest on the passenger side. It is in a spectacular color combination of opalescent silver blue with a dark blue interior and top. You can improve the car cosmetically if you wish, but remember that it's only original once! This car is truly for the discerning collector who demands originality. This would be a great candidate for a Jaguar collector that wants to show the car in the preservation class of your favorite Concours.


The Series 1 4.2 is a very user friendly, sporty driver, and one of the most collectable of the E-Types. These are wonderful cars with a 4.2 liter engine with 3SU carburetors and a fully synchronized transmission. Some of the features of this model are covered headlights, toggle switches, full instrumentation with styling and a design that was way ahead of its time with center console, and arm rests. Other features of this Series 1 are its steep windshield and tail lights, which are placed above the bumper line in the rear deck. Similarly, the parking lights are above the front bumper line in the front fenders. In 1964 when the 4.2 was tested, fuel consumption was rated road reported at 22 MPG and a top speed of 140 MPH.