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Lenkwerk – Bielefeld Am Stadtholz 24-26 33609 Bielefeld Germany

1965 The one to have! - Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe 4.2 For Sale

£119,000 As stated

Price £119,000As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Jaguar
Model E-Type
Year 1965
Mileage 104,246 Miles
Country Germany
Region International
Status Trade
Ref C1467122
History File – Our matching numbers Jaguar E -Type Series 1 Coupe 4. 2 was manufactured on the 20th October 1965 with a dispatch date of 28th October that same year. Shipped to Jaguar Cars, New York in the United States, interestingly, it would wait almost a year before finding its first owner with a recorded initial date of registration as 15th September 1966. Jaguar Heritage Trust, has confirmed that all of our displaying numbers do indeed match as they left the factory: Chassis- 1E 32027 Engine Number- 7E 6256-9 Body Number- 4E 23065 Gearbox number- EJ 5308. As with many US examples, there is a gap until our story begins again in Europe when the car is imported to the Netherlands in December 1998. Still in its original factory colour of Opalescent green and Suede Green interior, it appears again, still in the Netherlands, in 2003 and is offered for sale at the well known The Gallery - Aaldering Classic & Sports Cars Brummen. From here the car would then find its soul mate and is subsequently purchased by its single German owner. A mere €33. 500 was paid for the car with an original 84, 495 miles in an un-restored running condition. Impressively, the proud new owner would drive it regularly based on the cars evaluation in 2004 as a Condition 3 vehicle. Following a “get to know you” period of almost 7 years, a suitable restoration company was found with work commencing in January 2011. Seventy Seven Classic Cars and Bikes Restoration in north Germany were selected to complete the work which would culminate in a Condition 2+ result in April 2012, with the car now valued at €60, 000. The finished result was superb and subsequently documented at 93, 911 miles. But a clear instruction was given to complete a sympathetic restoration with quality in mind but, also an intention to continue driving the car. Jump forward to 2022 and almost 10, 000 miles later and now totaling 104, 216 miles, the car is still in excellent condition with a valuation report from July 2019 of €160. 700 and a Condition Note 2+. It’s an impressive 20 years documented history with credit to the last owner who has covered nearly 20, 000 miles in almost 20 years and has had the car regularly maintained by its restorers.

Exterior – Following a frame off restoration in 2011, the car is still in impressive condition today but, it must be emphasised that it’s an older restoration of a decade ago and, importantly, the car has travelled some 10, 000 since, therefore, it does have some small time related marks that should be seen to be appreciated and understood. The below restoration pictures (dozens more available) offer a mere flavour of the work undertaken, particularly prior to the actual painting itself. Huge deliberation and in-depth discussions took place before finally deciding on a colour that was a modern metallic, but with a hint of traditional too. BMW Oxford Green metallic (code 430) was finally chosen which is possibly not to everyone’s taste, but it does have something about it, and is often mistaken for a genuine Jaguar colour. All chrome and bright-work were either replaced or re-chromed during the restoration with all elements still in great condition today, with now ever so slight deterioration. Sadly the original bonnet could not be saved and was replaced and supplied by CarPoint GmbH.

Interior – At the last German owner’s request, a complete new dark red leather interior replaced the original factory suede green and is now showing nice signs of patina. Potentially, the cars best feature, it is still in wonderful condition considering it’s been 10 years and 10, 000 miles since its completion. A couple of tiny age related areas are now evident but nothing that will offend and would be difficult to spot. Contrasting light grey headlining and sun visors are in pristine condition, balanced with a couple of new features: a period (new) radio and speakers function perfectly, and a new Mota-Lita wooden/ chrome steering wheel has replaced the factory wheel. A discrete but visible red light at the driver’s dash side indicates a remote controlled engine immobiliser.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes – New chrome wires and tyres were fitted in 2018 which has really freshened the car up again. Surprisingly, the original wheels were used during the restoration, so it was time to brighten up the corners with some new chrome and rubber. The chosen Vredestein Sprint Classic 205/ 70 VR15 96W tyres still show plenty of good tread. During the restoration braided stainless steel brake lines were used with the car pulling up nice and straight.

Engine & Gearbox – We emphasis again that this is a matching numbers car. With restoration work commencing in early 2011, the mileage at the time, was just over 93, 000 miles with the engine block (Nr: 7E 6256-9) in remarkable condition when opened and no signs of wear to the pistons, at all. Clearly good oil maintainace had taken place during its American stay, therefore, it was decided that if it’s not broken, then leave it alone. Of course, all valves were replaced and reset with numerous other parts replaced, all detailed in the cars comprehensive file. Gearbox, rear axle and differential were also completely overhauled. Gear changing itself is precise and it must be stressed that bearing in mind this is an older restoration, and now some 10, 000 miles and 10 years since its completion, it’s an unmistakable cracking driver.
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