1964 Jaguar E-Type SI

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Mileage 
    21 539 mi / 34 664 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    889221
  • Engine number 
    RA3600-9
  • Lot number 
    55014
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Received wisdom says that to become truly valuable, cars have to be both desirable and rare, in which case Jaguar's immortal E-Type is the exception that proves the rule. Nobody is denying its desirability - remember that no lesser an automotive authority than Enzo Ferrari dubbed it the 'most beautiful car ever made' - but with a production run topping 77,000, rare it most certainly is not. Yet, unquestionably stoked by the car's still relatively recent 50th anniversary, the market for Malcolm Sayer's masterpiece has been decidedly buoyant for all versions. Enthusiast drivers will tell you that the best on-road experience is provided by the Series II Coupe, while purists understandably decry that model's federal lights and bumpers, and will hear only of the early Series I cars, as powered by the original 3.8-litre engine. In their eyes, first is best.

Current values support this thinking, which brings us to the example on offer - a lefthand drive September 1963 3.8-engined Coupe finished in Primrose Yellow and trimmed in Black. It was shipped new to Jaguar Cars New York and on to California where 'PTU 342B' has spent the bulk of its life. It is understood to have been used sparingly, meaning the indicated mileage of just 21,339 is credible, though not warranted. The Jaguar returned to these shores in late 2015, since when it has been tended to by Moss Jaguar Ltd, who have: stripped and Waxoyled the doors; installed a new Classic Jaguar alloy radiator, Coolcat fan, silicone radiator hoses, Polybush steering rack mounts, upgraded engine mounts, and exhaust heat shields; fitted Dynamat to the floor pans and H4 headlight upgrades; and powder or nickel plated various under-bonnet parts. The vendor presently grades the interior trim as 'very good' and the bodywork, paintwork, engine and transmission as 'good', and is offering the car with a new MOT.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)