Lot 110
1965 Jaguar 'Series I' E-Type Roadster



• Meticulous and comprehensive restoration
• Competition build, matching numbers car
• Accompanied by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate
• Stunning color combination

4.2-litre DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with triple SU carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with transverse wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shocks and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links and twin coil springs, four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 96”

There have been many sports cars, but none have been more iconic that the Jaguar E-Type. Indeed, with its long and sleek lines, it’s a car that literally defines what a sports car should look like. Whether it was on the racetrack or the open road, the E-Type has made its mark on the automotive world. Jaguar built the E-Type in three series from 1961 to 1975 and, in that time, there were refinements made at each level, but the original Series I cars remain to this day the most desirable of all with their glass light covers and toggle rocker switches on the dash. It’s a car of timeless elegance whose styling looks just as good today as when it was new.

Offered here is a 1965 Jaguar Roadster that’s finished in Golden Sand. This roadster has received a full restoration that has not only made it an excellent car but has also turned it into an ultra-performance track car as literally nothing has been overlooked in making this one of the best performing E-Types on the road. Everything from components to weight has been carefully calculated in its build and its beauty is exceeded only by its performance. Starting with the engine, its twin-cam six has been fully rebuilt using Weber carburetors, an external oil cooler, and a custom free flow exhaust system. A high flow CNC made oil pump ensures adequate pressure at all times. Weight was also not overlooked in this engine’s build with a lightweight starter motor and an aluminum radiator. The attention to craftsmanship and detail is found in the custom-made overflow tank that makes the engine bay look like a work of art. Power reaches the rear wheels through a custom-built five-speed gearbox that is all internally modified to give the appearance of a stock Jaguar gearbox. An upgraded heavy-duty driveshaft and upgraded U-joints transfer all that power to a rear differential with a set of 307 gears for high-speed driving. Enhanced stopping power is provided by lightweight aluminum brakes up front and stainless-steel brakes at the rear, all of which are oversized. Enhancing all this power is a body that features doors, deck lid, and bonnet made from lightweight aluminum. So intense was the concern for weight in this Jaguar that it even uses lightweight competition Perspex headlamp covers, which are lighter than glass and are far more durable. This E-Type also has its convertible top and a removable aluminum hard top that’s finished in the matching body paint color. The entire body structure was also reinforced with multiple gussets at all critical stress points in order to ensure stability while cornering at any speed. The interior is finished in tan and features a custom removable steering wheel and correct toggle switches on the dash.

The Jaguar E-Type was always well-known for its Grand Touring comfort, but this build takes the entire GT concept to another level. Handling in this build is also greatly improved with electronic power steering and long-range touring is enhanced with a 25-gallon aluminum fuel tank. It’s also fitted with air-conditioning for driving comfort. Most impressive is that this Jaguar rides on Aluminum D-Type racing rims with triple knuckle spinner hubs that give it an aggressive stance. This is also an all-matching numbers car that also carries its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.

Few exceptional sports cars in automotive history have made their mark on the racetrack and the open road but the E-Type can lay claim to both. The performance enhancements on this Series I E-Type allow it to live in both worlds as an excellent touring car that’s also capable of blistering performance. Not only is it a car that features impressive performance, but it’s also a car that has the stopping power needed to handle competitive driving. Prospective buyers of an E-Type like no other should look this one over carefully in order to fully appreciate the time and effort it took to create such a masterpiece.

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