Auctions and Brokerage
J.R. Fawcett, Cleveland, Ohio (acquired new)Mr. Anderson, San Diego, California (acquired February 1978)David Schwartz, Los Gatos, California (acquired from the above in 1981)Charles Monroe, Los Gatos, California (acquired from the above in 1986)Current Owner (acquired in 2013)
The Quail, Carmel alley, California, August 2015McCall’s Motorworks Revival, Monterey, California, August 2015
Arguably one of the most beautiful sports cars ever put into production, and far more than just a piece of rolling sculpture, the E-Type packed plenty of muscle and agility under its curvaceous skin.
Road tests of the day had the Jaguar accelerating to 60 mph in about seven seconds and hitting a top speed of around 150 mph – impressive performance for the time. In addition to those capabilities, the E-Type’s double overhead cam straight six was, and is still, beloved for its smoothness and sonorous exhaust note. With a curb weight of less than 3,000 pounds, a fully independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes, this successor to the XK 150 also boasted standard-setting handling and superior luxury for a sports car. Being a 1965 model, chassis 1E10934 sits right in the sweet spot for the Series 1 enthusiast. Specifically, as a later Series 1 car, it combines the uncluttered form and elegant covered headlights of the earliest E-Types along with the more powerful 4.2-litre engine, fully synchromesh gearbox, more comfortable seats and improved electrical system of the later Series 1 cars.
According to the car’s JDHT certificate, which accompanies the sale, chassis 1E10934 was completed on April 26, 1965, and was originally sold in Ohio before coming to California in the 1970s. In the ownership of just a few caretakers over the next three decades, the Roadster was purchased by the consignor in 2013. After conducting a thorough search for the best E-Type restoration firm, the consignor selected Dave Ferguson’s respected Images Auto Body in Campbell, California, which has produced many national show champion E-Types over the past 30 years. During the ground-up endeavor, details were fastidiously attended to, including using the correct plating finishes on mechanical and structural components, triple-plating the chrome, and installing a mohair canvas convertible top complete with matching top boot.
This E-Type was originally finished in Opalescent Golden Sand with a black top and black interior; however, the consignor had the body refinished in black with a black interior and beige top; chrome wire wheels and whitewall tires accent the color scheme perfectly. Since its completion in 2015, the E-Type has been driven about 100 miles to confirm that it left the restorer in proper working order.
Offering the savvy enthusiast an unbeatable blend of a highly enjoyable drive on the open road and a stunning presence on the show field, this beautiful E-Type presents a special opportunity not to be missed.