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1964 Jaguar E-Type XKE Roadster, 3.8 6 cylinder 4-speed Manual, beautiful

For sale: 1964 Jaguar E-Type

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
2 Doors
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Park Place Ltd is pleased to present this beautiful piece of automotive artwork, a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster finished in Opalescent Blue Metallic over Dark Blue Leather Interior. 6-cylinder engine. 4-speed manual trans. Odometer shows 28,322. Wood Rim 3-Spoke Sport Steering Wheel, Period Motorola AM Radio, Blue Carpeting, Smiths Gauges, Sliding Heigh adjustable Rearview Mirror. Dark Blue Boot Cover, Widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful cars ever designed, this classic is in fantastic condition inside & out. Coveted by collectors, this Series 1 E-Type is the most desirable with the covered headlamps and 3 wipers setup. Any early Jaguar roadster is a rare sight - Worldwide, including both left and right-hand drive examples, a total of only 7,828 3.8 litre Series 1 roadsters were built. Finding a gorgeous example like this one may never come again. Don't miss this tremendous investment opportunity, as any examples of this rare and highly desirable classic Jaguar are difficult to find. Fully serviced and ready to go. This car is a rare opportunity to acquire an automotive icon that can be appreciated for years to come!
A gorgeous Series 1 E-Type in fabulous colors, this Jaguar presents very well and is sure to please even the most discerning eye. Expertly finished body and paint, with chrome knockoff wire wheels, Beautifully fitted leather interior, wool carpeting and canvas soft top. The paint work is extremely high quality, and the level of craftsmanship evident in the bodywork is impressive. The panels are extremely straight and operate exactly as they should, including the bonnet, a difficult and unusual feat for an E-Type. The chrome is excellent as well, and the wire wheels are stunning. The glass and lamps are in superb shape as well. The engine compartment has been stunningly detailed, and is extremely clean. It is in show condition throughout, and very correct in terms of finishes and appearance. This Jag roadster is ready for spirited use, or a casual Sunday drive.
All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four-wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958. The Series 1 can be recognised by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear.
Legend has it that when it went on display for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, none other than Enzo Ferrari remarked that the E-type (known as the "XKE" in the U.S.) was the most beautiful car he'd ever seen. Mr. Ferrari knew a pretty car when he saw one and he might have been one of the first to express the sentiment, but an incalculable number of others have said virtually the same thing and they're still saying it fifty years later. Designed by a noted aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, the E-type was meant to cheat the wind, but its glass covered headlights, long hood, short rear deck and compound curves also coincidentally looked great. With a 0-60 time of around seven seconds and a 150 mph top speed, the Series I E-type was near the top of the early 1960s food chain. A 2+2 coupe was added to the coupe and convertible body styles in 1966. The 2+2 was the first E-type to be available with an automatic transmission. This sensational Jaguar has undergone an intensive pre-sale inspection by renowned expert 'Jag John' at the Park Place Service Center.

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