Lot 144

2019   |   Pebble Beach 2019

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster

SOLD $224,000


$220,000 - $260,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Minimally Driven Example Displaying Approximately 23,000 Miles
Comprehensive Restoration by a Noted Marque Specialist Completed in 2019
Retains the Original Engine as Documented with JDHT Certificate
Accompanied by Tool Kit, Jack, Service Manual, and Restoration Photos
A Beautifully Restored Example of Coventry’s Seminal Roadster

Technical Specs

4,235 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes, Inboard Rear
Front Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
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Benefiting from years of controlled storage as well as a recent ground-up restoration, this striking Jaguar E-Type Roadster is one of the finest examples offered in recent memory. According to a JDHT Certificate, chassis 1E11190 completed assembly in late June 1965 and was dispatched for personal export delivery two weeks later. The Jaguar reportedly passed through two different initial owners, the latter of whom garaged the car at his Knoxville, Tennessee, home for several decades. Discovered in a well-preserved state in 2018, the Roadster was soon purchased by the consignor, an E-Type specialist known for his fastidious and thorough restorations.

The engine was completely rebuilt and balanced, the gearbox was refurbished, the rear differential received new bearings and ring and pinion, and every mechanical system was rebuilt or replaced, including the brakes and wiring harness. A few tasteful upgrades were undertaken for performance and aesthetics, including the installation of an alloy radiator, 6" wide Dayton wheels shod with Michelin tires, and a change of the final drive ratio to a taller 3.07:1. A deep coat of stunning opalescent light green paint complemented by a new interior in beige leather completed this Roadster’s masterful refurbishment.

Displaying approximately 23,000 miles, this E-Type is accompanied by a tool kit, manual, and restoration documentation. It would make an outstanding addition to any collection, and will resonate with marque enthusiasts everywhere.