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1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec

Sale price: £85,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 07.03.2016

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
Year: 1965
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec for sale

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  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec

For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 to
create a combination of good looks. high performance and
competitive pricing. Established as an icon of 1960's motoring and
a great success for Jaguar. more than 70. 00 E-Types were sold
during its lifespan. The Series I was introduced. initially for
export only. in March 1961. with the domestic market launch coming
four months later. in July of that year. The cars at this time used
the triple SU carburetted. 3. 8-litre six cylinder XK engine from
the XK150's. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external
bonnet latches and are considered to be rare and more valuable.
After that. the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the
bonnet latches moved inside the car whilst underneath the bonnet. br/>the engine size increased to 4. 2-Litres in October 1964.

This 1965 fixedhead coupé was purchased by the vendor in 2000
who planned a complete
restoration. It was carried out between 2000 and 2006 to a
staggering level of detail and dedication. resulting in one of the
best looking E-Types offered on the market today. Finished in
British Racing Green. this 4. 2 litre fixedhead coupé has been built
to semi-lightweight specification but with one important
difference. The vendor wanted a car to not only look as good as it
goes (and boy does it go) but to make it a pleasant place to be. br/>somewhere you could comfortably sit for long periods and not exit
covered in sweat with perforated eardrums. To achieve this the
interior remains largely standard with the usual sound deadening. br/>roof lining and carpets in place; he stopped short of adding a
radio but. given the engine note from the Lynx engineered 320bhp
fast-road engine on triple 45 DCOE Webber carburettors. who needs a
radio?

The comprehensive restoration included new floor pans. br/>transmission tunnel. complete boot floor in aluminium. aluminium
blown rear arches making the car two inches wider than standard and
an aluminium tailgate. new doors and bonnet. The Lynx Engineering
engine is twinned with a Jaguar 4 speed gearbox and the car sits on
magnesium 8" rear and 7" front wheels with discs all round.
Standard rear callipers with SIII front callipers aids stopping
power. while Leda 24 setting dampers all round allows the driver to
set up for a racy fast drive around Goodwood or a lazy drive in the
countryside. 1" hollow torsion bars. new wiring loom. aluminium
radiator and header tank. long range fuel tank (in aluminium) and
twin Facet fuel pumps were also part of the restoration. all
resulting in the stunning car we have today.

To replicate this E-Type today would easily cost a new owner in
excess of £200. 00 and the quality of this restoration and unique
build is unsurpassed; not only is she as tempting to drive as she
looks. you can do so in comfort. Possibly a car that ticks every
box.

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