- Irvine, CA
- 2 months
Please click the view all images link under the main picture to see all 44 pictures. Radwan classic cars is pleased to offer this stunning 1965 jaguar xke series 1 roadster. The 1961 geneva motor show marked a landmark moment in automotive history, as jaguar proved that it still had some of the best designers in the industry and could indeed improve upon the breathtaking xk120 and its successors with a completely new car. The e-type instantly stole the hearts of everyone at the show, and it was no surprise to jaguar’s dealers that they could hardly keep them in stock. Coupled with a new independent rear suspension, a top speed of 150 mph, and other improvements from lessons learned from the d-type in racing, the e-type was just as wonderful to drive as it was to look at. A 4. 2-liter powerplant, originally offered with jaguar’s venerable 3. 8-liter straight six, which was carried through from the xk150 s, was introduced in 1965. Even though the 4. 2-liter engine offered the same amount of horsepower as the 3. 8, torque was increased, allowing for better tractability in everyday driving. Other minor changes were also introduced at the same time, including furnishing the gearbox with full synchros, installing a new brake booster, and fitting adjustable seatbacks. The exterior remained unchanged, however. It is a numbers matching example featuring its original engine. The car has been fully restored both mechanically and cosmetically and includes its jaguar heritage certificate. Don't be shy, make an offer !
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