Classics, passion for the past !

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC

NZ$ 285000

Carrosserie Coupe
Brandstof Petrol
Motorinhoud 4.2
Transmissie Manual
Kleur Red
Kleur interieur Black
Bekleding Leather
Stuur Rhd
When someone asks if you'd like to drive their Jaguar E-Type, you say yes.

This car is like a celebrity. It burns itself into our collective consciousness on looks alone, but mechanically, it's equally wondrous. You feel like you know it, even if you don't. But just like you can't truly know someone only by reading their autobiography, you can’t know a car without driving it.

Semi-monocoque construction, stylish aerodynamics, innovative independent rear suspension, and disc brakes, all powered by one of the finest straight-six engines ever devised. The people who created the E-Type had developed machines that helped the Allies win World War II, not to mention earning Jaguar six Le Mans victories by 1957. This was the best British engineering of the time, wrapped up in an exceptionally gorgeous package.

The E-Type is derived from the D-Type, with influence from the XK-SS and the prototype entered by Briggs Cunningham at Le Mans in 1960.

Some alterations are technical improvements, while others have been introduced as an adaptation to series production.

In styling, no concessions have been given to current fashion, and the body is not the result of thorough wind-tunnel tests. Jaguar's chief aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer created the body shape on a purely mathematical basis and actual experience has proved the car to have a very low drag.


Matching Numbers Car.
It was first registered in New Zealand from California USA in November 1995 with 43833 Miles.
First owner in New Zealand owned for 13 years who done 3379 miles in it. Second owner for 1 year who done circa 500 miles on it. Third owner for 10 years who done only 426 miles in it. Fourth owner was a customer of ours and done very little miles in it.
This car is beautiful to look at from any angle, and the pictures here fail to do the car justice.
The racing-type steering wheel, the large round instruments, the wire wheels, the bucket seats and the general low build of the car all contribute to give it a most businesslike air.
The responsiveness of the engine is eye-opening. The tach needle will rocket up to the red line and beyond with the engine showing no signs of stress in any speed range.
Engine noise is astounding - a very purposeful, comforting sound of well-­fitted parts doing their job right.
Overall Condition is Mint - body is straight and pretty much flawless. The paint is absolutely Stunning. The interior is spot on. The engine bay is clean and beautiful..
Comes with the right Dunlop tires on chrome wires.
To say this E-Type attracts interest wherever we go with it is a gross understatement. Men and women of all age and income groups come up and ask questions: How fast will it go? How much does it cost? It is a great crowd drawer and a terrific ego booster, and if you want to get away from it all and go for that nice drive somewhere or weekend away, we can't think of a nicer car to do that in.
To the British motor industry, the name of Jaguar spells success: success on the most famous racing circuits in the world, and commercial success on every market where the make has been offered. What is the secret of this success? That question is probably best answered by the words of a well-known British ex-racing driver: "Jaguar may not be the best car of its class in the world, but it is incontestably the least expensive of the MOST ICONIC CARS OF ALL TIME."

When the E Type came out, it was expected to evolve and become one of the world's truly great cars from any standpoint and what a prophetic expectation that was.

A decent E-type is a joy on the open road, the long bonnet encouraging you to point and floor it. A 0-60 time of only 6.9 seconds is fast even by today's standards, let alone those of the 1960s. Proves every bit as good as it looks.

A STUNNING example, that will only appreciate in value.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.


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