1964 Jaguar E-Type FHC Series 1 3.8
LHD, Series 1 3.8, Fixed Head Coupe, Manual, Fully Restored
A beautiful example of the iconic series one Jaguar E-Type, recently restored to a very high standard. A desirable matching numbers car, presented in the original stunning colour combination of Cream over Red leather interior. Partially restored in the US over a period of four years, where the engine and gearbox had received a complete rebuild. The car was imported to the UK in 2018, where the restoration was completed. The body was stripped to bare metal and the car received new inner and outer sills both sides before being repainted to a high standard in its original colour. Invoice on file for this work for £16,000. The running gear, suspension and brakes have also all been gone through and are now either new or refurbished as is the rear axle and diff. Over 230 hours have been spent on the car completing this work. The interior is brand new throughout and cost the last owner $12,500 to complete it. The original low-backed seats are trimmed in soft, high quality red leather and are unmarked, as are the new carpets and door cards. The original wire wheels are shod with matching Vredestein tyres however the wheels, although perfectly presentable are now showing some signs of age when inspected closely, but they are 56 years old! The rest of the chrome around the car is superb as is the underside of the car as you would expect. The car starts and drives as it should, feeling smooth and well balanced on the road due to the refreshed suspension. The brakes pull the car up straight and the new exhaust still offers that distinctive E Type tone. A heritage certificate from Jaguar is present, confirming the matching numbers and colours and there are some recent invoices on file however there is little in terms of past history available which is often common place with cars from the USA. UK V5 on file and MOT until Jan 2021. Overall a exceptional example, ready to be enjoyed.