1965 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS

Specifications
Stock: J65-675
Current condition: DRIVER
Performance: 4.2 Liter 6 Cylinder 265hp engine with 3 SU Carburetors
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Color exterior: Red
Color interior: Black
Features: British Leyland AM-FM Stereo
Mileage: 4,523 showing
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: Coker Classic Redlines 185/15
Vin #: 1E10675
Engine #: 7E2377-9
Gearbox #: EJ726
Other 1: Body Number: 4E1830
Description

This restored numbers-matching 1965 Jaguar E-Type Roadster is a great high-end Driver level car, with a smart and sharp look that is ready to drive and enjoy for the upcoming 2017 Spring and Summer seasons!

Presenting nicely in an attractive Red and Black color combination, the Roadster comes from a collector who took great care in storing, operating, and maintaining the car. More recently, Jaguar professionals at Classic Showcase performed a complete servicing to the XKE’s fuel and hydraulic systems, and have also gone through the car’s mechanical systems to ensure a smooth and strong ride for its next owner.

With so many Series 1 exclusive features such as covered headlights, triple SU carbs, toggle switches, and comfortable seats, this fiery Red over Black XKE is a fantastic choice for not only the classic Jaguar enthusiast, but for the new collector in search of a wonderful Series 1 example that is ready to drive and enjoy as-is today.

History

Launched in 1961 at the international motor show in Geneva, the XKE echoed the sensation of the XK-120, perhaps even more. An astonishing performance package, with amazing speed and handling, the XKE’s’ brand-new 4-wheel independent suspension system was so well conceived, it was used by Jaguar for over thirty years. The Series 1 4.2 is a very user friendly, sporty driver, and one of the most collectible of the E-Types. These are wonderful cars with a 4.2 liter engine with three SU carburetors and a fully synchronized transmission. Some of the features of this model are 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.