SOLD 1964 Jaguar E-type Series 1 OTS 4.2 litre Roadster

Immaculate, clear title


115 miles




Five Speed Manual


4,200cc six-cylinder, petrol


Front-engined, rear-wheel drive


Opalescent blue


Dark blue leather




Vehicle Overview


Designed by Malcolm Sayer and engineered by Bill Heynes, the Jaguar E type Series One coupe was launched to a highly expectant global audience, at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 16th 1961.


Introduced initially for export only, the domestic market had to wait a further four months for the delivery of the first coupe's, with a price tag of £2,097.00….equipped with the same, triple SU carburetted engine, as Jaguar's outgoing XK150S.


Refined and developed from motorsport success….Jaguar's first win with the E type, was at the Easter Monday Oulton Park meeting; a mere four weeks after its launch, where Graham Hill celebrated success with the Equipe Endeavour team's RHD roadster, "ECD400".


Produced in three series (Series One - 1961 to 1968, Series Two - 1969 to 1971 and Series Three - 1971 to 1974); over thirteen years, more than seventy thousand E types left the "Browns Lane" factory, in Coventry UK.


Jaguar Heritage Chassis Numbers


The car we offer, chassis #1E 1017 (the seventeenth RHD, Series 1 Roadster delivered ) was completed on November 2nd 1964, and delivered new via Jaguar main distributor, Henly's Limited, London on December 3rd 1964, specified in right hand drive, with a dark blue exterior, matching leather interior, blue hood and wire wheels.


Matching engine number: 7E 1747/9

Body Number: 4E 1357

Gearbox Number: EJ 797

Build Date: November 2nd 1964/9

First Registered: Decebmber 15th 1964

Registration Number at Time of Delivery:


All above information is validated by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate #6154, issued on June 14th 1994.


We are currently researching the ownership history of this chassis between 1964 and 1979, via the DVLA.


Purchased by the current owner on November 29th 1979 in Elland, West Yorkshire


Restoration by noted marque specialists 2/7/14 – 19/8/17:

GB Coachtrimming – complete re-trim, including hood

Body Beautiful – bodywork restoration

Deconstructed, project-managed, restored and completed by AJ Autokraft



Genuine O.N.S. bonnet, boot-lid & doors used

Extra stiffener added inside sills

New engine, picture & bonnet frames

Upgraded hi-torque starter motor

Harmonic crankshaft damper fitted

Stainless steel branch manifold and exhaust

Five-speed gearbox (original included in sale)

Polybush mounts/Koni dampers

Uprated radiator and electric fan

Uprated brakes, vented at front

15Jx6 wire wheels, 205/70/15VR tyres

Upgraded seating and door-card leather trim

1960’s-style refurbished “Radiomobile”, with modern MP3—player

Door mirrors fitted


Also included:

Vehicle restoration DVD – approx. 230 images

A “clear” HPI report, dated 28/8/17, prepared by collector’s car appraiser “Lemon Road”

A comprehensive report prepared by the above, following a detailed inspection of the car on 26/8/17

Complete tool roll

Hood bag

Spare Parts Catalogue, 4.2 litre E-type

“Jaguar E-type”, the definitive history by Philip Porter

Jaguar 4.2 litre – Operating, Maintenance & Service Handbook (reprint)

Radiomobile MP3 operators guide

4.2 E-type – Periodic Maintenance Vouchers (reprint)

4.2 E-type Maintenance chart (reprint)

Tailored, embroidered indoor car cover by Classic Additions

A copy of “Jaguar World”, dated 8/12

An original Jaguar E-type Roadster Autocar road-test report, 12/10/67

Original sales brochures for the 4.2 Litre and Jaguar E-type




- “last nut&bolt” restoration completed by marque specialists between 2014 & 2017 at a cost exceeding £150k, with only 115 miles since.

- In single ownership for the last thirty-nine years

- Retains original registration and all key componentry.

- Exceptional value - could not be replicated for the sale price, mindful of chassis, parts supply-chain, restorer of choice and their availability.

- Road fund licence and UK MOT certificate exempt



“The Jaguar has had a very expensive and detailed restoration, bringing this car back to almost concours condition and certainly better than new. The additional upgrades have improved the 1964 specification, but not altered the presentation. Taking into account the overall condition of the Jaguar, the quality of the restoration, the upgrades and original number plate. I would place a value at the time of this report at £240,000.” Darren Gilling 28/7/17



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