|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||Dark Blue|
|Open Two Seater||Red|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|Jaguar Cars, New York|
|28 January 1965|
|12 January 1965||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 3 October 2012.
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
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2012-10-03 07:16:57 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 10/3/12
Current bid $45,599 reserve not met, 8 bids 6 days left in auction.
Unrestored and original 1965 Jaguar E-type Series I Roadster. This great Jaguar was built on January 12, of 1965 and dispatched on January 28th of 1965 by Jaguar Cars in New York. The original owner was Mr. Clarence Bettner of Rochester, NY. The E-type presented here still retains most of its original Dark Blue paint with all original Red interior showing original patina. As can be seen in the pictures, this is one of the truly stunning color combinations offered for Jaguar E-types. This great car still has the original body number chalk marks on the firewall and convertible top boot. I first saw this car 7 years ago and tried to buy it from the previous owner, but he was always reluctant to sell as he loved this car. I called him a short while ago to see if he wanted to sell so he finally agreed to sell it, as the time was right for him to move on. I assured him, I would find a good home for the car and hopefully another long term owner. He owned the car for almost 35 years and it was in Update NY State. The car has the original hard top, which was taken off when purchased in 1978 and stored off the car for the past almost 35 years. The previous owner to us bought in 1978 from a gentleman who lived in Western NY. The oil change sticker is still on the door from 1973, when it had 47,507 miles on it. The car currently has 60,761 miles on it. The original owner was Mr. Bettner of Rochester, NY and I believe he sold it to the gentleman in Orchard Park in the early 1970s who then sold it to the gentleman I purchased the car from. I have the Heritage Certificate to confirm all numbers and original color.
This nicely preserved Jaguar has been well take care of. The car runs and drives beautifully and has a great original feel to the drive. The compression across all 6 cylinders is 160psi to 170psi. The gearbox shifts effortlessly with no noises in any of the gears and the clutch feels good. In addition, the car stops well and the brake pads have plenty of life on them and look newer. This is not a tired old car, but a car that is ready to enjoyed. While this car may not be for someone looking for a trailer queen or a restored car, it would be great for someone who appreciates a good original and original patina as there are not too many series I cars like this anymore. She does have some scars and some signs of her age, but as my fellow car guys remind me, any 47 year old would and this is a very nice looking 47 year old! Again, this is not a tired old car by any means and a usable car for driving anywhere.
To elaborate on the condition of this car:
Paint/body: The paint on the car is mostly original. What I mean by this is that some areas of the car have been painted/blended over the years, but mostly it has original paint. The body is straight. There are some scratches and touch ups, as to be expected. Also, some door dings as well from over the years. The paint has a mirror like shine as we buffed the lacquer paint and it has a lot of depth.
Chrome: The chrome is all original on the car. The only chrome we know of that was replaced are the chrome wire wheels. The chrome is in really good original condition. There is some pitting on the rear tail light chrome. The rest of the chrome has some cloudiness, but still in really nice original condition. Remember 47 years old.
Interior/Soft top: The interior is original and quite nice for as old as it is. The seats show their original patina with some fading and cracking. The carpets show some original wear, but are not too faded and still nice. The dash has some separation of the vinyl near the defroster vents. The soft top was replaced a while ago and does show signs of its age, but is still functional with no holes or tears or major rear window discoloration.
Hardtop: The original hard top is also in excellent original condition. It does have the original seals and weather stripping, but it is complete and fits on the car easily. The gentleman we purchased the car from never used the hard top. The day after he bought the car in 1978 he took the hardtop off and stored it in his garage having never placed the hard top on again until we purchased the car. These Series I roadster look very elegant with the original hard top and it is one of the few classic sports cars where the hardtop does NOT look like an afterthought or that fits with the actual car.
Wheels/Tires: The chrome wire wheels and knock offs look brand new. The tires are newer and have plenty of life left on them.
Underside/floors: The underside/ floors are solid, degreased and detailed. We did not go over the top detailing this as we still wanted to show some of the originality of the car, but I did want to seal the original floors for driving. The exhaust is older, but still solid. Overall it is nice and solid. Remember, she is a 47 year old girl.
Engine Compartment: The engine compartment is original with the exception of an extra fan added to radiator for cooling, with wiring that goes with it and in addition we painted the exhaust manifolds. The gold on the head has worn off over time and the cold paint that is left is flaking off. The original body number chalk mark of "1560" is still on the firewall and also on the convertible top boot. It looks like some during the years decided to paint the underside of bonnet flat black. The frame rails are the original color of Dark Blue with some of the paint that has come off over the years. Again, we did not choose to overdetail the engine bay as it was more original and once again a good looking 47 year old gal.
Spare tire compartment: The spare tire compartment is clean and also original. We trained the fuel tank and cleaned out the sump where there was no dirt in the fuel or tank. The spare tire matches the tires on the car and the chrome spare wheel was bought new with the others that are currently on the car. The original tools seemed to have disappeared through the years.
Overall: This is an excellent original car. It is truly stunning and everywhere it goes people compliment the car. As said earlier this is not for someone looking for a show car or restored car. Furthermore, this is not a car in need of restoration, but is in need of the next owner to drive and enjoy the car. We would hope this would go to the next owner who appreciates the car for what it is and keeps the car for another 35 years! They are only original once. This is truly a rare find and a very desirable Jaguar Series I Roadster.
The numbers (all matching) on this 1965 Jaguar E-type Series I 4.2 Roadster are as follows :
Chassis Number: 1E10476
Engine Number: 7E2113-9
Body number: 4E 1560
Gearbox number: EJ1231
2012-10-12 07:28:34 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 10/12/12
Car has a buy it now price of $79,000 for 9 days.
Previous auction ended at $65,100 reserve not met after 20 bids.
2012-10-23 07:18:50 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 10/23/12
Current bid $23,100 reserve not met, 11 bids 6 days left in auction.
Previous listing ended at $76,000.