1965 Jaguar XKE Roadster

1965 Jaguar XKE Roadster

Desirable 4.2-liter roadster with matching numbers engine. Subject to an extensive, nut-and-bolt, rotisserie restoration by marque specialists. An outstanding example of the archetypal British GT car. ​

This 1965 E-Type is a desirable Series 1 4.2 liter OTS roadster, recently treated to a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt, rotisserie restoration and refinished in a handsome combination of cream over red leather. According to the Heritage Certificate, this E-Type was completed on April 13, 1965, and dispatched to Jaguar of Eastern Canada ten days later. The first owner is not recorded, but it is known that second owner purchased this car in 1968, and lovingly cared for the car for the next 42 years. He sold the car to the most recent owner in 2010, who commissioned a high-quality restoration with Abacus Racing of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Photos reveal the car was very sound, complete and original and an excellent basis for restoration. Following disassembly and media blasting down to bare metal, the body was prepped and resprayed in a lovely shade of cream, which was a factory offered color in 1965. Finish quality is excellent, and the paintwork is well maintained. Body fit is very good, with precise fitment of the doors and boot lid. Chrome bumpers and body fittings are excellent, and the car rides on attractive chrome wire wheels and new Vredestein black wall radial tires for a fresh and crisp appearance.

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