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Lot # ST0097

1965 Jaguar


2020 February
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99K Actual Miles / 2 Owner Car

Vehicle Highlights
  • 99K Actual Miles
  • Two Owner
  • Open Two-Seater (OTS) in Original Color Scheme, Carmen Red with Black Interior
  • Left Hand Drive
  • Built on July 8, 1965
  • 3 Year Restoration Began January 2017
  • Records & Photos from the Restoration
  • 1 Repaint
  • 4.2L Inline 6 Cylinder Engine
  • 4-Speed Manual Transmission
  • SNG 4 Piston Front Brakes
  • SNG Electric Cooling Fan & Shroud
  • Stainless Steel Heater Pipes
  • Adjustable Torsion Bar Bracket
  • Electronic Ignition
  • High-Torque Starter
  • Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
  • Original Tool Roll and Jack
  • New Standard Pistons and Cylinder Sleeves with Top Hat
  • Standard Main and Rod Bearings
  • Cleaned and Polished Crankshaft and a New Oil Pump
  • Cylinder Head Refreshed with New Valves, Guides, Seals, Springs and Camshaft Bearings
  • New Borg & Beck Clutch
  • Throw-Out Bearing and Slave Cylinder were Installed
  • New Dayton 15" Chrome Tubeless Wire Wheels Featuring 2-Eared Knock-Off Hubs
  • New Coker 185R 15 Red Line Tires
  • Bell Stainless Steel Exhaust System
  • Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds
  • Reupholstered Interior
  • Dynamat Sound Deadener
  • New 15" 3-Spoke Wood Rimmed Steering Wheel
  • Dash Illumination Updated with LED Bulbs
  • Smiths Instrumentation Includes 160 mph Speedometer and 6k rpm Tach

1965 E-Type Series 1, 4.2L OTS

This Beautiful two owner 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I open two-seater (OTS) in original color scheme Carmen red exterior, black interior/top that was built on July 08, 1965 and dispatched on July 20, 1965 to Jaguar Cars, New York, before being shipped to its original dealer Al Pernett Imported cars on University avenue, Riverside California. The Jaguar was sold to its first owner George Blatchford of Riverside California August 15, 1965. George used his Jaguar as a daily driver for 43 years. During this time, he replaced the engine and cylinder head sourced from another 1965 XKE. George became ill in 2008 and sold his beloved Jaguar to the current owner a United States Marine stationed aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA. Following the seller's acquisition in November 2008 it was driven and taken to shows. In January 2017 the car underwent a three-year restoration process that included a full disassembly. Monocoque body was brought down to bare metal and the engine was painstakingly rebuilt to factory specification. A few tasteful upgrades have been incorporated that look similar to OEM but improve reliability and performance. Rebuilding the original 4.2L inline-six and 4-speed manual transmission, a repaint in the factory Carmen Red, and an interior refresh. Modifications made during the restoration include SNG 4 piston front brakes, SNG electric cooling fan and shroud, stainless steel heater pipes, an adjustable torsion bar bracket, electronic ignition, a high-torque starter. This left-hand-drive XKE is now offered with records and photos from the restoration, a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, original tool roll, jack, and a clean California title in the seller's name.

The 4.2 liter inline-six was rebuilt by Sam Coe performance machine in Santee, California. New standard pistons and cylinder sleeves with top hat were sourced from Terry's Jaguar. Standard main and rod bearings, Cleaned and polished crankshaft and a new oil pump. The cylinder head was refreshed with new valves, guides, seals, springs, and camshaft bearings. A new Borg & Beck clutch, throw-out bearing, and slave cylinder were installed. The triple SU carburetors were rebuilt with kits sourced from Joe Curto, Queens, New York.

Front and rear suspension were rebuilt and restored to factory original specs. During the restoration the monocoque tub was placed on a rotisserie, stripped to bare metal, and repainted in Carmen Red, which is listed on the Heritage Certificate as the original color. All documents and invoices that are included. New Dayton 15” chrome tubeless wire wheels feature 2-eared knock-off hubs and wear new Coker 185R 15 red line tires that were mounted during the restoration.

A Bell stainless-steel exhaust system was added during the restoration along with ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds. The underside of the body and the wheel wells were coated with Gravel Guard prior to painting. Additional photos and invoices are included with the sale totaling over $150k.

The interior was reupholstered during the restoration in black leather, matching the original trim color. Dynamat sound deadener was installed throughout the cabin, and black wool carpets were fitted over the floors. A new 15” 3-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel was also added. Dash illumination has been updated with LED bulbs, and Smiths instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer and a 6k-rpm tachometer were both rebuilt during the restoration. The 5-digit odometer shows 99,800 actual miles, 2000 of which have been added by the seller since the restoration to break in the engine.