Published: 04/26/2018 16:04:21 PM
About: Dark Blue, Burgundy Interior, 4 Speed Manual, 4.2L In-Line 6cyl.
RCC Motors is pleased to offer this stunning 1965 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster. The 1961 Geneva Motor Show marked a landmark moment in automotive history, as Jaguar proved that it still had some of the best designers in the industry and could indeed improve upon the breathtaking XK120 and its successors with a completely new car. The E-Type instantly stole the hearts of everyone at the show, and it was no surprise to Jaguar’s dealers that they could hardly keep them in stock. Coupled with a new independent rear suspension, a top speed of 150 mph, and other improvements from lessons learned from the D-Type in racing, the E-Type was just as wonderful to drive as it was to look at. A 4.2-liter powerplant, originally offered with Jaguar’s venerable 3.8-liter straight six, which was carried through from the XK150 S, was introduced in 1965. Even though the 4.2-liter engine offered the same amount of horsepower as the 3.8, torque was increased, allowing for better tractability in everyday driving. Other minor changes were also introduced at the same time, including furnishing the gearbox with full synchros, installing a new brake booster, and fitting adjustable seatbacks. The exterior remained unchanged, however. The updated E-Type was indeed the car Enzo Ferrari had called “the most beautiful car ever made.” This example is finished in the gorgeous color combination of Dark Blue with a Burgundy leather interior and black convertible top. It is a numbers matching example featuring its original engine. The car has been fully restored both mechanically and cosmetically and includes its Jaguar Heritage Certificate. It is a proven award winning example that is ready to be shown and driven. Please contact us for additional information