Price: US $129,500.00 Item location: Evansville, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 69,640
  • VIN: 10171
  • Color: Carmen red
  • Engine size: 4.2L 6-cyl.
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Jaguar E-Type

We are proud to offer this very rare and extremely nice example of a 1965 Jaguar Series-1 E-type Convertible. This XKE is in exceptionally nice condition inside and out, has always been very well cared for and drives like a new car - except with more attitude!! The car comes with the Jaguar Heritage Certificate and great documentation. A full description of the vehicle is below. Please check out all the photos posted here and also be sure to request the full set that we have available. The body is in exceptional condition and the glass, carpet, leather, headliner, seats, etc. all are extremely nice. Prices are all over the place - you can find a parts car for $25,000 and completely restored cars are advertised for $250,000. This car is much nicer than a driver and is priced very reasonably for what it is. It is finished in Carmen red with a Black top over a Black leather interior. It is powered by a 4.2L 6-cyl. engine and it has an upgraded JT5-BW 5-spd. manual transmission and the odometer shows 69,640 miles.

Additional Details:

(VIN: 10171), Carmen Red with a Black convertible top, Black leather and carpet, JT5-BW 5-spd. transmission, 69,640

indicated miles. This Jaguar was purchased by a local physician 12/02/2002 from the 2nd owner in Huntersville, NC.

It was in need of new floorpans and structural repair, which it received in 3-phases from March 2003 to May 2005 (in 2-

phases), plus routine maintenance and service since. We have the Jaguar Heritage Certificate and report, which shows

that this Jaguar is correctly presented today as it was assembled in 1965, with the exception of the updated transmission.

Heritage Report Information:

Make & Model: Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2L convertible
Body Style: Open two-seater, left hand drive
Date of Manufacture: 15 October 1964
Chassis #: 1E 10171
Engine #: 7E 1371-9
Body #: 4E 1195
Gearbox #: EJ 404
Transmission: Manual
Ext. Paint Color: Carmen Red
Interior Trim Color: Black
Hood (soft top) Color: Black
Original Distributor: Jaguar Cars, New York, USA
Original Dealer: Personal Export Delivery
Date of Dispatch: 11 November 1964
First Owner: W.D. Roose
Registration Mark: DRW 240 B (Coventry)

Phase I (June 2003) this Jaguar was completely disassembled and received new full floorpans, front lower bulkhead

and frame rails with all new insulation material and sill foam. Every part of this car was taken apart & cleaned, repaired

or replaced. It has received: complete brake system service incl. rebuilt front and rear calipers and new pads / rotors,

wheel bearings, brake lines, etc. All hoses, seals, gaskets and bushings were inspected and replaced as required;

engine and trans mounts were replaced, the steering column was overhauled with a new u-joint assembly & bushings;

new wiring harnesses and ignition kit with new spark plugs. Suspension service incl. all new shocks and springs, new

bushings and sleeves. The car was completely repainted in the correct factory color. All wiring behind the dash was

gone through and cleaned up and a new ignition switch and alternator were installed. At this time a new stereo system

was installed incl. Blaupunkt head unit and speakers, MTX amps and a full custom install. A Moto-Lita wood steering

wheel was also installed at this time.

Phase II (May 2005) included a new convertible top and the installation of a JT5-BW 5-spd. transmission, an alloy

flywheel with new clutch and a gear reduction starter motor. The engine compartment was dressed up with polished

bright work valve covers, carb tops, ft breather cover, intake manifold and thermostat housing. The car also received

a full service at this time incl. plugs, cap and rotor, ignition wires and loom, valve adjustment and all fluids and filters.

An updated alloy radiator was installed and oil pan gaskets were replaced along with re-jetting the carbs. All of the

aforementioned work was performed by Jaguars Unlimited of Highland Park, IL.

Phase III (June 2005 - present) was performed locally by independent repair facility Foreign Performance and included

routine maintenance and general repairs as needed, incl. new ball joints, fuel pump, etc. The body is now completely

rust free and the car is a joy to drive. Receipts for the aforementioned work total over $66,590.00.

Sports Car Market currently shows Series 1 values ranging from $167,200.00 to $324,500.00 and rising.

This Jaguar XKE has been lovingly cared for by it's most recent physician owner and it received a complete driver

quality restoration over the course of 2 years. It has always been garaged under his ownership and was driven on

a regular basis. From the paperwork and photos the car does not appear to have ever been in any type of accident.

The body and engine and options are all original and correct to this XKE. The transmission was upgraded so that

the car was more enjoyable to drive. This Jaguar was repainted during the restoration in the original exterior color,

and shows the expected amount of normal wear from street usage. The paint is excellent and has a beautiful deep

shine. The glass is original and very nice with only light wiper marks on what appear to be the original windshield.

The interior is exceptionally nice and the carpeting and interior trim is all excellent, the convertible top & headliner

are as-new. The chrome is original and was not refinished with the bodywork and paint. This XKE starts easily,

even cold, and drives well. While it is not in show condition, it would make a perfect driver or local show and shine

entry, or a great basis for a complete and total restoration. Photos will give you a better idea of the condition of this

vehicle, so please request them! New MSRP of approx. $5,700.00.

Included with this vehicle:
Good service / maintenance and ownership history

Photo documentation of body repair and restoration

Black boot cover

Jaguar Heritage documents


Series 1 production from 1961 - 1967: 31,699

3.8L Production from 1961-1964: 15,498 (7,828 roadsters and 7,670 fixed-head coupes)

4.2L Production from 1965-1967: 16,201 (6,751 roadsters, 5,832 fixed-head coupes, and 3,618 2+2 coupes)

Total Jaguar Production for 1965: 3,993


Jaguar E-Type DOHC 4.2 Litre Open Two-Seater (8:1 opt. compression ratio)

Spark ignition 4-stroke with 3 SDHD8 carburetors

Bore : 3.6 in | 92 mm. x Stroke : 4.2 in | 106 mm.

2-door convertible body type

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox

Petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 4,235 cm3 / 257.5 cui, advertised power: 190.5 kW / 255 hp @ 5,400 rpm. / 259 PS ( gross ), Torque net: 373 Nm / 275 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm.


Length: 4,455 mm / 175.375 in.

Wheelbase: 2,438 mm / 96 in

Reference weights: base curb weight: 1,250 kg / 2,756 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1,380 kg / 3,042 lbs

Fuel consumption average: 15.7 mpg

Fuel capacity: 64 liter / 16.9 U.S. gallons


Weight and front / rear distribution: 49.5% front, 50.5% rear.

Wheelbase: 8 ft, front track 4 ft 2 in, rear track 4 ft 2 in, length 14 ft 7 in, width 5 ft 6 in, height 4.25 ft.

Front suspension – fully independent – wishbone, torsion bar, anti-roll bar.

Rear suspension – fully independent – lower wishbone, upper driveshaft link, radius arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar.

Brakes – Dunlop discs, vacuum servo.

Front brakes: disc (279 mm / 11 in.)

Rear brakes: disc (254 mm / 10 in.)

Tires and wheels – Dunlop 6.40 x I6 RS5.

We do have a complete collection of photographs that document every aspect of this vehicle, so please request them! And be sure to mail us if you have any questions! Please also keep in mind that this vehicle is being advertised via other retail venues, so we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time and without notice.
Bid with confidence - we have been a member of eBay since November 1998 and we have a 100% feedback rating!! We do have a complete collection of photographs that document every aspect of this vehicle, so please request them! And be sure to mail us if you have any questions! Please also keep in mind that this vehicle is being advertised via other retail venues, so we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time and without notice.
God bless and good luck in bidding!

*This vehicle is located in Southern Indiana - more information or photographs are available upon on request. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the description of this vehicle, mistakes regarding hp ratings, options, etc. can be made. I have also done my best to be very honest and very critical about the cosmetic and mechanical condition of this vehicle. Of course, it is not always possible to pick-up on every minor detail or flaw. Please keep expectations realistic as this is a pre-owned vehicle, and I have personally found blemishes on brand new un-driven vehicles. If you are an exceptionally detailed oriented person, please contact me to verify any information directly, and I will do my best to specifically photograph anything you request and to answer any of your questions to the best of my ability.