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Lot 124

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupe

Sold for $55,000

265 bhp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed (later 4.2-spec) manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

- Comprehensively restored and factory-correct in appearance
- Upgraded with a later 4.2-spec gearbox for enhanced drivability

Today, many sports car enthusiasts rightly consider the landmark E-Type as one of the most attractive motor cars of the era. The Series I cars in particular are the most highly prized for their exceptional purity of line, performance and unique features.

The current owner acquired this 1964 Series I E-Type Coupe approximately 1½ years ago in Oregon as a solid rolling chassis in need of an engine and transmission. A correct 3.8-liter engine was located and installed; in fact, it must have covered very few miles, since it retained the original cylinder bore size and the crankshaft revealed no evidence of having been machined. The engine was overhauled with new bearings and piston rings and mated to a completely new clutch assembly and the improved four-speed manual gearbox from a later 4.2-liter Jaguar. Other mechanical work includes new dash and engine bay wiring harnesses, new front suspension bushes and ball joints, rebuilt brake calipers with new seals, new brake master cylinders, a new clutch master cylinder and a new slave cylinder. A stainless-steel exhaust system has also been fitted.

The E-Type is presented in its factory-original appearance, with the exterior refinished in the original cream, complemented by a new and correct red leather and vinyl interior. The windscreen and side window glass is new, all of the chrome brightwork has been restored, and a new set of six-inch chrome wire wheels, complete with Michelin tires, was installed. At the time of writing, the E-Type has covered just 30 test miles since its restoration was completed. What better way to celebrate the E-Type’s 50th anniversary in 2011 than with the purchase of this lovely example!

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

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Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

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California, United States

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A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

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Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

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United Kingdom

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Ontario, Canada

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California, United States

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more