Many consider the 1965-1967 late Series I E-Types to be the most refined and desirable automobile of the entire E-Type production run and are therefore the best of the series to own and collect. With its covered headlights and larger 4.2-liter engine, it offers peerless elegance and spirited open-air motoring.
While the early history of this beautifully presented E-Type Series I is currently unknown, it is thought that the Jaguar received a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration in the mid-to-late 1990s when in the possession of a California collector. The car was sold at Monterey in 2002 to another respected aficionado who displayed the Jaguar at numerous concours events as well as local shows during his stewardship. Following this owners passing in the mid-2000s; prominent collector and founder of Carriage House Motor Cars, Michael Schudroff acquired this stunning machine in 2008. It was to then arrive with a Chicago collector who maintained the car in a proper setting with minimal mileage accumulated.
The bright red finish and black leather interior are a near-perfect combination to best illustrate the stylish design and sporting nature of the roadster. Powered by a 4.2-liter, 265-hp DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with triple sidedraft SU carburetors. This unit is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox; four-wheel disc brakes are also a most welcomed mechanical feature. The cockpit exhibits numerous authentic details; from the wood-rimmed steering wheel to aircraft-type toggle switches, radio and complete Smiths instrumentation.
The engine compartment is equally well-detailed with a fastidious and proper presentation that is reported to perform strong and admirably. Chrome wire wheels with knock-off hubs are another desirable feature from this model year. This exhilarating E-Type is accompanied by certification from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.