1965 Jaguar XKE Coupe

Truly exquisite 999.80 point JCNA show car. Numbers-matching, meticulously restored and stunningly presented in its original livery of black on black.

Whether you find the fixed head coupe or the open two-seater the more attractive E-Type is a matter of personal taste, however, it is difficult to deny the purity of form that the fixed head coupe exhibits, particularly in the stunning black on black combination of our featured example. This 1965 Jaguar E-Type is a highly desirable 4.2 liter fixed head coupe that was restored to a high standard by marque experts in 2007. It is a verified numbers-matching example with a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate confirming its original black on black color combination. The restoration and subsequent show successes are well documented, with the most notable results being a 999.80 score at a JCNA event, and an AACA National First Prize in 2014. Since the restoration was completed, it has seen careful use but remains in beautiful condition with an inviting, attractive nature.

The black paintwork presents in beautiful condition, with exquisitely straight panels and excellent, consistent gaps. The E-type body was famously un-cluttered with heavy trim or detailing, with thin boomerang-like bumpers that complement the curves. The bumpers on this car have been restored to a high standard and at great expense, showing in excellent condition. Chrome wire wheels are shod with fresh blackwall Vredestein radials, an excellent tire which combines modern handling and construction with period-correct tread patterns. Quality presentation continues on the interior, with black leather and carpeting as original presenting in very good condition. The seats do show just few very slight creases from use, which only serve to make this beautiful car more inviting to drive. Interior panels, dash, sill coverings and headlining are correct and in excellent order. Likewise, the original Smiths instruments have been restored to original specification. In the boot, Hardura panels cover the spare tire well which houses an original-type tool roll, jack and bag as well as a dead-blow hammer and non-marring knock-off tool………………

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