Jaguar Type E 1 series fixed head coupé 4.2 liters

Jaguar Type E 1 series fixed head coupé 4.2 liters

120 000 €*


The Jaguar E coupe 4.2 liters series 1 is a racing car, descending types D, and prototypes E 1A. This car with the fabulous design, due to Sir William Lyon, was also superb in its original two-seater livery fixed head coupe or roadster. Symbol of the prestigious sports car of the 1960s and 1970s, it was endowed with a strong temperament thanks to its famous XK engine with high torque. Today it is still a rolling myth. Considered the purest, the Jaguar E Series 1 is the most sought after. This version of the vintage car inaugurates the modern era of modern sports cars. Originally introduced with the Jaguar XK150 S's six-cylinder, 3.8-liters, dual overhead cam and three SU carburettors, the E type series 1 was designed with a 3.8-liters engine until 1964, and with a 4.2 liters, in 2-seater models (abandoned from Series 3 with V12 engine) or convertible, and finally in coupe 2+2 from 1966.

The series 1 is identifiable by its headlights, semi-bumpers and charming aircraft type dashboard switches. The first 3.8-liter cars from 1961 to 1963 had bucket seats and a beautiful dashboard and centre console in a corked aluminum. Their Moss gearbox with non-synchronized first was that of its predecessor, the Jaguar XK120. This gearbox was failing to be relatively slow and noisy but it was highly reliable. From 1964, with the arrival of the 4.2 liters, this box will be replaced by a totally Jaguar and synchronized mechanics, much more efficient and enjoyable. The seats are modified and now recline and more comfortable. In order to avoid the reverberation of the sun, the dashboard - center console is now covered with black vinyl. The low cooling of the 3.8 liters is eliminated with this 4.2-liter version that is offered for sale, thanks to a radically improved cooling system and radiator fan. The model we present to you for sale is less unrefine, more civilized, soft and comfortable than the 3.8-liter flat floor version with restricted habitability.

The Jaguar E coupe 4.2 liters series 1 that we sell has been totally restored from the chassis, to the engine and cockpit and is in perfect working order. If you are interested in this great vintage automobile, we will provide you its complete restoration folder, as well as its complete historical description.


  • Number of cylinders: 6-cylinder in-line with dual overhead camshaft, 12 valves, 3 SU carburators
  • Displacement:4235 cm³
  • Bore x stroke:92 x 106 mm
  • Compression ratio:8: 1
  • Fiscal power:22 HP
  • Maximum horsepower:265 (5 400 rotations/min)
  • Maximum torque:39,2 mkg (4 000 rotations/min)

Other technical elements

  • Transmission:Rear wheels / Single disc clutch / 4-speed synchronized gearbox
  • Direction:Rack and pinion
  • Suspension:Independent wheels / Telescopic shock absorbers with integrated springs
  • Brakes:Hydraulically operated Dunlop discs (diameter 280 mm at the front, 250 mm at the rear)
  • Wheels and tyres:Wire wheels with 185/80/15 tyres
  • Body:2 doors race coach with 2 seats and steel body. Self-supporting monocoque chassis with Reynolds square tube subframe in the front
  • Ref.:2624

Dimensions, production and performance

  • Manufacturer:JAGUAR
  • Length:445 cm
  • Width:165 cm
  • Height:122 cm
  • Wheelbase:243 cm
  • Front track:127 cm
  • Rear track:127 cm
  • Number of copies:5830
  • Years of production:1964-1968
  • Maximum speed:230 km/h
  • 400 meters standing start:15.4 s
  • 1 000 meters standing start:28 s

Color and finishing

  • Interior finishing:Leather

Conservation status

Concours condition
Complete restoration

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*Non contractual pictures. The complete file of this automobile with historical, restoration status, detailed photos, expertise and vehicle visit will be communicated after proof of bank funds. Contact us for more information.