Bearing chassis no. 890630, this sleek, two-place 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupe is understood to have been one of Neil Peart’s favorite “Silver Surfers” car. Provenance includes four decades with the third owner, who purchased it in 1969 from the second owner’s estate. Service invoices date to the early 1980s and, in 1997–1998, the E-Type received a comprehensive mechanical restoration at Vicarage, the Florida-based Jaguar specialists, including a rebuild of the 3.8-litre engine. In 2010, the car was acquired by a new owner, through whom it passed in June 2013 to Mr. Peart, who was seeking a fine and enjoyable E-Type. Under his ownership, the Jaguar was professionally maintained, and it received an exterior refinish in the originally specified Opalescent Silver, over rich red leather upholstery fitted under previous ownership.
Reliability and performance are enhanced by numerous choice and welcome
upgrades made over the past several decades, with details and receipts on
file, including an updated CJ5 Tremec five-speed manual gearbox, plus a
lightweight flywheel, Wilwood disc brakes, low-restriction exhaust header,
and uprated suspension components. A wealth of correspondence and
documents accompany the Coupe, including service receipts, invoices,
technical information and correspondence, plus an original steering
wheel, four-speed gearbox, roadside jack, spare, and car cover. As
offered, this E-Type is ready to enjoy as intended and stands as a highly
desirable example of one of the world’s most beautiful and potent Sports/
GT cars ever built.