Jaguar E-Type 3.8 FHC Series 1 – 1965

Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 FHC Coupe.

*Getrag 5 speed gearbox
*Top chrome work
*Bumper rosettes front and rear
*spoke wheels
*matching numbers

The Jaguar E-type saw the light of day in 1961 as the successor to the famous XK 120, 140 and 150 series. The E-type was presented at the Geneva Salon on March 15 that year and was a hit because of its sublime design and technical concept.
Did you know that at the introduction in Geneva, the E-type “showcar” was ready just in time to be presented.
In order to arrive in Geneva in time, the prototype had to make a nighttime madness drive from Coventry to Geneva under its own power with Jaguar PR man Bob Berry behind the wheel. Bob Berry departed at 7:00 PM on March 14, 1961. The weather was very bad and after the ferry many country roads, mountain roads and passes had to be overcome. At speeds well over 200 kilometers per hour, Bob raced toward his target, all alone with the E-type prototype. At 11:40 am Bob arrived with the E-type undamaged in Geneva at the local Jaguar dealer where the car was being prepared for the press presentation one hour and twenty minutes later at the Salon; it succeeded, and the Jaguar E-type became the crowd puller of the 1961 motor show.
The design of the Series I E-type as presented in 1961 is an extraordinary beauty. Look at the many beautiful details such as the hood, the headlights, the taillights, the cutout of the wheel arches and the rear flanks and realize that you are looking at absolute, timeless, beauty in automotive design.
Technically, the E-type is also a jewel; the body is a steel monocoque with a front bulkhead mounted subframe housing the engine and suspension. At the rear, under the monocoque, we find a second subframe to which the differential and rear suspension are attached. The E-type is equipped with independent suspension and disc brakes all round. The rear disc brakes are placed against the differential to save unsprung weight.
The Jaguar E-type, series I was delivered as a roadster and as an FHC (Fixed Head Coupé) and was initially delivered with the well-known XK 3.8 liter power source with 265 hp power and a Moss gearbox.

The restored E-type offered by us has been technically very well taken care of, for example cooled brake discs with 4 cylinders per caliper have been mounted. As a result, this Jaguar comes to a good stop. In addition, due to the adjustable Spaex shock absorbers, the driving behavior can be adjusted according to the environment. This car also has extra wide Jaguar wire wheels and an electric automatic cooling fan that can also be switched on manually. A lot of care has been taken in the engine as well, in addition to a fast camshaft, an alternating current alternator and a stainless steel manifold have been installed.

The color combination is also very tasteful, the body is painted in red. A very nice contrast with the black leather interior.

The paintwork and bodywork are in great condition. The fits of the sills, fenders, doors, hood and trunk lid are very nice. A nice detail is the folding license plate holder.

This E-type was originally delivered new in Florida USA. And registered on German registration since 2011.

If you are a Jaguar enthusiast looking for a beautiful, rare and great driving 3.8 L E-type Series 1 Coupé then this is your chance.

We can also arrange the export documents and transport for you. An insurance for 2 weeks is also possible!

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Vehicle None
Price 129.500
Kilometers 10,541 km
Color Red
Transmission Manual
Drive Type Rear
Engine 6 cylinder in-line 4.2L


Year 1965
Make Jaguar
Model E-Type
Vehicle None
Seats 4
Doors 2
Drive Type Rear
Transmission Type Manual
Fuel Type Gasoline
Engine Displacement (cc) 3781
Engine Displacement (ci) 231
Engine Location Front
Engine Type in-line
Engine (l) 4.2
Engine Cylinders 6
Country United Kingdom