1964 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 3.8 FHC

Specifications
Stock: J64-555
Current condition: UNDER RESTORATION
Performance: 3.8 Inline 6 Cylinder, Weber Carbs, 10:1 pistons
Transmission: 5 speed
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Color exterior: Metallic Light Green
Color interior: Suede Green
Features: AM-FM Digital Stereo with Bluetooth
Optional equipment: Lap/Shoulder Belts
Wheels: 6 inch Dunlop Racing Wheels
Vin #: 889555
Description

This XKE s a very special build for a special car that has been in the process of restoration around our client projects off and on in our shop for the last few years. This early E-Type Fixed Head Coupe has had it's wheel wells flared, the front and rear bumpers removed with welded-in lines, the gas door has been replaced by a high volume pop-up chrome gas fill assembly, and we are using a new aluminum bonnet that will house recessed driving lights for a fantastic look.

Under the hood, the Coupe will be powered by a 3.8 Liter engine with 10:1 pistons. In addition, it will receive an Alloy Radiator (with aux. fan), a spin-on oil filter, a Mallory electronic ignition and coil, Weber carbs, custom headers, a 2-inch free-flow exhaust system (with silencers), and sound deadening inside the car. Also included on the build are mild cams, machine crank, a lightened flywheel, gear reduction starter, an upgraded 5-speed transmission, electronic ignition, and a high output battery. The Coupe will also receive a set of D-type wheels to add to the overall presentation of this wonderful E-type. Stay tuned to follow the progress of this very special XKE!

History

The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. It can be recognized by glass covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the license plate in the rear. The Series I E-type is the most desirable of all the series with a 4 speed transmission, covered headlights, toggle switches on the dash, updated with late Series I comfortable bucket seats, center console, and arm rest. This makes the best driver and the most collectable for an investment. It is a timeless example of class and elegance joined with the strong racing history that Jaguar has become so well known for.