Lot 130 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 litre)

Lot 130 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 litre)

Lot 130 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 litre)

Lot Number 130
Registration 395 KUE
Chassis Number 361524
Engine Number 5824-9
Odometer reading 10,372 miles
Estimate £78,000 - £88,000

In 1958, Jaguar technical director, William Heynes, and designer, Malcolm Sayer, convinced their boss, Sir William Lyons, that a new production sports model was needed. Thus, the E-Type was born; one of Jaguar's longest-running and most revered models. Much of the E-Types success was owed to the racing D-Type and, indeed, it 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 and chassis structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. Offered initially in 3.8 litre form, the E-Type was uprated to a 4.2 litre variant for the later cars. One of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.

This matching numbers example, presented in its original colour combination of Opalescent Blue with a grey leather interior rolled off the production line in 1964 and was sold new by Newsome Jaguar Dealer, Midlands, to its first owner Mr. Law of Coventry. In 2010, the E-Type was treated to much restoration work. A bare metal respray was completed and upgrades included a 3.8 litre lightened flywheel, balanced crank, rods, a fully gas flowed head, new shock absorbers, a stainless-steel exhaust and XJS brakes. Presented in good order throughout the paintwork shows little sign of age and the engine bay is tidy. The interior also presents well and shows a light patina from occasional summer use. Offered with a UK V5C registration document, various sundry invoices and photographs detailing the bare metal respray. This example, in arguably the most desirable colour combination, is ready to be used by a new custodian.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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