1965 Jaguar E-Type SI

4.2 Roadster Project

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    TBA
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
On its Geneva Show debut in March 1961 the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by a 150mph top speed and 0-60 and 0-100mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively; fast indeed, and combined with superb roadholding and remarkable docility. In October 1964 it was superceded by the 4.2 litre model; apart from the capacity increase from 3,781cc to 4,235cc and improved torque but the same power, it boasted an all new synchromesh gearbox, better brake servo and seats, an alternator and leather-faced rather than aluminium dashboard.
This Roadster is a great project that when completed will be a genuine right hand drive Series 1 4.2 roadster, which makes it one of the most sought after of all E type models.
Most of the major work has been completed with the exterior finished in two pack etch primer and new panels (supplied by Martin Robey) are Waxoiled with the underside and i