1965 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 4.2 FHC

Stock: J65-723
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 265 hp, 4.2, 3 SU carburetors
Transmission: Upgraded 5 speed close-ratio manual trans
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Color exterior: Jaguar Dark Blue
Color interior: Tan
Features: Air Conditioning, AM/FM/CD with Satellite Radio (with interior sound deadening) 6 inch wide Wire Wheels, Aluminum Radiator, High Output Alternator, High Torque Starter
Mileage: 100 miles since restoration
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Brakes: Disc
Vin #: 1E30723
Engine #: 7E 2860-9

(SOLD) This 1965 XKE Coupe comes in a striking and highly desirable color combination of Jaguar Dark Blue with a Tan interior, and has undergone a recent show/driver level rotisserie restoration by Classic Showcase. Known as one of the most beautiful and iconic post-war automobiles ever produced, this particular XKE has been fully optimized to provide a superb driving experience while ensuring the utmost in driver comforts. Drive with confidence, as you maneuver your favorite road or highway with an upgraded close-ratio 5 speed transmission; Enjoy warm summer drives by taking advantage of this XKE’s added Air Conditioning system as you effortlessly browse Sirius/XM Satellite radio channels, courtesy of the XKE’s customized in-dash AM/FM/CD sound system. The car proudly rests upon an upgraded set of 6 inch wide Wire Wheels, giving the coupe an excellent footprint on the open road. Included in the restoration process, the vehicle was dissembled, the interior removed and all parts were fully documented and inspected for the restoration process; The vehicle body was worked, the metal finished, fitted, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car. All parts were individually painted off the car in the booth. It was primed, sealed, base coat applied, clear coated, and then was color sanded and buffed to a beautiful finish. All mechanical systems were gone through and restored, or replaced as necessary. The engine, clutch, rear end, and hydraulic systems were all fully restored, and the transmission was upgraded to a 5-speed close ratio for better handling and driving experience. To accommodate the transmission upgrade, a high output alternator and high torque starter were also added to the E-Type. The britework was re-plated, and the car received all new rubber, grommets and seals. The XKE has benefited from all new upholstery that was fitted in all the correct materials, along with its parts and components that were restored in their proper colors and finishes, using NOS parts wherever possible. Regarding the XKE's history, Jaguar Heritage confirmed that the coupe was manufactured on February 17, 1965. Its first registered owner documented was listed as Valker Ward Leasing Co. of San Francisco, California. The car remained on the West Coast its entire life and in recent years was discovered after 30 years of proper storage in Colorado. The 'E' appears to have had a relatively easy life, with service documentation showing that its original mileage had only reached 67,000 by 1981 (prior to storage). This lack of use served to protect its identity and detail, such that its engine block number as well as chassis, gearbox and all body numbers tally with its Heritage Certificate. This generation of cars is known to be the most classic and drivable of early E Types, and this coupe in its fantastic color combination of Jaguar Dark Blue over a Tan interior represents a rare opportunity to own an exquisite E-Type example.


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 3 SU 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.