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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC
This 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC is a matching numbers example, complete with low mileage and a well-maintained mechanical history. Power is derived from a naturally-aspirated 3.8-litre inline-six-cylinder engine which outputs 198kW (265hp) to the rear wheels. The transmission fitted to this car is a four-speed manual gearbox. The odometer currently displays 40,327km.
Often regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the Jaguar E-Type is impossible for any enthusiast to simply walk by without taking note. Even Enzo Ferrari called it as such. And with a price tag half that of Ferrari’s own models, it provided a proper scare when it entered the market in the 1960s. It ticked all the boxes for a compelling sports car option: competitively priced, drop-dead gorgeous styling, and ample performance to shame more expensive rivals. Key to its success were relative new introductions to the industry such as unitary construction, independent front and rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, as well as disc brakes. There are three main E-Type Series, this car being an early Series 1 example. They were produced in fixed head coupe or roadster body styles.
Painted in the quintessential E-Type red, this vehicle sports a black-upholstered cabin for a desirable colour combination overall. The exterior is finished with chrome detailing, while woodgrain trim can be seen inside. This vehicle shows no aftermarket modifications, though it has been resprayed from its original gunmetal grey delivery colour and has been reupholstered from its original red interior. The car rides on a set of 15-inch Jaguar wire wheels wrapped in mismatch tyres.
This right-hand-drive E-Type was built in Coventry, England in June 1964 and was delivered new to Johannesburg, South Africa. According to the current owner, who has held the vehicle for five years, it is a matching-numbers example (including engine head). The current owner knows of four owners previous to him. Recent servicing has taken place with Jagamania and Mike Roddy Motors in Melbourne. Specific works have included a rebuilt engine head (gasket, valves, cam bearings), rebuilt brake system (brake pads, brake lines, brake calipers, master cylinder replacement), a front suspension overhaul, and a rear-end recondition. It is said to be in excellent mechanical condition.
The exterior bodywork of this Jaguar E-Type shows in excellent condition for its age. Bright red paintwork shows next to no surface imperfections, while the seller assures no rust is seen anywhere underneath. The car’s brightwork shows some patina marks consistent with age, while light lenses and windscreens show no scratches or chips. The wire wheels appear in good condition without noticeable tarnishing.
Inside the cabin this E-Type shows in remarkably-kept condition. It has received thorough care in years previous, to ensure it retains an as-new look. There are no marks or scuffs in the seats, while carpeting also appears without damage. The dash instrumentation and gauges all operate as normal, and no marks are seen to this car’s woodgrain steering wheel.
This E-Type will come with a suite of supporting documentation including maintenance records, original manuals, and accompanying service receipts.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen.
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