1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 RHD
- Fast Road Specification
- 5-speed gearbox
- Performance Cooling
- Sports Stainless Steel Exhaust
- ITG air filter
- Competition Wire Wheels
- Oil Cooling System
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A performance built Fixed-Head Coupe joins our showroom, boasting countless mechanical upgrades, this E-type offers a highly useable, reliable, and enjoyable driving experience, all packaged within a classic British sports car body.
Produced in July 1965 and original finished as a left-hand drive in Dark Blue with Light Blue trim and shipped directly to Jaguar of Eastern Canada, Montreal. Believed to have reminded in Canada for just short of half a decade, supported by documentation identifying owners, Mr Harker ‘80-‘84 and Mr Robinson ‘84-’89. In October 2013 the E-type was sold by a Mr Oran to the E-type’s current owner, who had the Coupe shipped back to the UK.
Believed to have been stored for over 20 years, the E-type landed in the UK finished in Red over Cream trim and proposed a prime candidate for restoration. Working with an experienced restoration as well as a close family friend, the current owner began a full nut and bolt restoration to finish the car to a high standard, that offered a reliable and high-performance driving experience.
Understanding the importance of quality in the project, the restorer ensured all major refurbishment was completed by specialists. With the bodywork restoration underway, estimated to complete in early 2015, the restorer actioned the rebuild of the remaining crucial components, which notably saw the believed to be original 4.2L engine rebuilt by Richard Parker Race Engines Ltd. Completed to a fast road specification, the XK straight-six was fitted with the following:
- Kent fast road four-bolt cams
- Gas flowed Cylinder head
- Large race-spec valves
- High compression pistons 9.7 to 1
- Stronger con rods balanced with extra oil holes
- Tuftrided crank
- Crank modified for proper lip seal
- New steel flywheel
- AP Racing clutch kit
- Fully balanced
- ARP Big end bolts
- ARP flywheel bolts
- Pro race crank damper
- Hydraulic chain tensioner
- IWIS race timing chains
- Harmonic damper
With Guy Broad supplying both a 5-speed gearbox and uprated rear axle, the E-type was treated with countless other performance upgrades to create a highly desirable and useable 1960’s classic. The Coupe boasts such upgrades as:
- ECU controlled engine management system
- Hayward and Scott Big Bore stainless steel exhaust system
- Aluminium radiator with modern electric fan
- Fosseway Remote easy bleed kit
- Stainless steel curved header tank
- Uprated sports ignition coil
- High torque starter motor
- Mangoletsi ITG kit
- Uprated Alternator conversion
- Oil cooling system
- Engine management system
- Uprated engine frames
- Torsion bars
- Anti-roll bar
- Reaction plate
- EZ power steering
Converted to right-hand drive, finished in Opalescent Dark Blue and treated to a plethora of desirable performance upgrades, the E-type was finished with Cream trim, LED map, dash and footwell lights, creating a comfortable and modern cabin environment. Finally, the rebuild was finished by fitting 15” competition stainless steel wheels with larger 205 Blockley tyres, tying together the elegant look of this 1965 Coupe.
To ensure the E-type was optimised for max performance, the Coupe was sent to be tuned and mapped taking advantage of the new engine management system in January 2020, resulting in a smooth and hugely satisfying driving example, with ample amounts of power, recorded to be delivering 260 BHP.
Since completing its restoration the E-type has been meticulously maintained and dry stored, preserving its condition. With paintwork and exterior brightwork in fantastic condition, paired with larger triple laced wheels, the E-type stands out from the crowd. With a beautifully contrasting Cream interior and boasting some subtle modern comforts, this performance built classic is one not to miss.
The E-type is available for immediate viewing, should you wish to arrange a viewing please contact us on +44 (0) 1732 852 762 or email email@example.com.