|Year||1965||Engine capacity||4235 cc|
|Exterior colour||Gloss black||Engine configuration||Inline 6-cylinder with 3 SU carburetors|
|Interior colour||Black||Engine number||7E2581-9|
|Upholstery||Leather||Rims||15-inch wire wheels|
|0 - 100 km/u||7 sec||Wheels||Michelin|
|Top speed||246 km/u||Production numbers||5830|
|VIN number||1E30619||Other||Original colour|
Elegant, Extraordinary, Excellent, Exceptional... what qualification could the creative spirit responsible for the Jaguar E-type have aimed for. Or was it just a logical sequence after the D-type? Surely all four E's apply. It is not without reason that the E-type became an icon of the British car industry. A design that even Enzo Ferrari described as the most beautiful car in the world, a silky smooth 265 bhp six-cylinder engine that the German car industry at the time could not match, and a purchase price that amounted to a third of a Mercedes SL. That explains the success of the E -type. As often seen with famous models that had a long-life cycle, due to design changes, the first series are widely regarded as the most beautiful. See here the E-type as most enthusiasts prefer to see her. A Series I Fixed Head Coupe with the utmost reliable 4.2ltr engine and a light shifting fully synchronized manual gearbox. As well as covered headlights and taillights beautifully mounted above the rear bumpers. The example offered here was originally delivered in gloss black lacquer with black leather. At the time no obvious colour choice, now very sought after and rare. On behalf of sleek gloss black paint with contrasting brightwork a beautifully stylish appearance.
The chassis and panelling of this E-type are completely original and rust-free. Not restored and repainted solely for cosmetic reasons. Professionally executed paintwork with not a single speck of dust, and of course sprayed on the bare metal body. The car has always been damage-free, all the glazing is original. All window rubbers are new. All the brightwork is beautifully scuff and corrosion-free and deeply lustrous.
The interior deserves a special mention. The leather on the seats has been renewed once before but does not have the appearance of a newly upholstered 'over-restored' classic car. Take a seat in this E-type and travel back to 1965. All the switchgear, the original steering wheel, the gauges and the period leather on the seats create a classic English atmosphere, say how the pub stands out from the bar…
This E-type is so-callled fully 'matching', thence equipped with the original engine and gearbox. The engine has recently been revised and tuned, invoices of the carried out work are present. The luggage compartment is still upholstered with the original and undamaged interior upholstery. The beautiful 15-inch wire wheels are undamaged and deeply lustrous. The correct Michelin XVS tires ensure superb period correct handling.
In 1990 this Jaguar was acquired from the second owner in California by a then youthful, now successful, Dutch entrepreneur. With borrowed money he brought the car home to the Netherlands. At the time a pristine example would have set you back a few thousand Dollars. One of his mates from university could not forget about the E-type after having seen it, and decided right then and there that now was the time to bring his young boy's dream to life. Also with borrowed money obviously. Since the early 90's the car remained in his possession, just to glance at. Until a few years ago, after a hard day's night or two, when he decided that the time had come to actually start driving and enjoying the car. The car self-understandably needed to be brought back into fighting fit condition, be it with delicacy, dedication and some deep pockets. Substantial maintenance investments were made. The engine, carburation, brakingsystem, suspension, exhaust and other parts affected by extended hibernation were renewed or rebuilt. All the work, the cosmetics included, was carried out by someone with a large sentiment and feeling for what a classic car should be, a very well driving and originality radiating timemachine. Get in and experience what it what like in 1965 or a few years later.