1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe


1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

In 1964, the E-Type received several important upgrades including a 4.2-litre version of the famous XK engine. Other upgrades included a fully synchromesh transmission, new Laycock-Hausserman clutch, revised engine cooling and a new alternator which replaced the generator.

The 4.2 became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to their increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the early cars.

Although listed as the same bhp as the 3.8, the newer model produced 255 bhp at 5400 rpm compared to 5500. Autocar also noted that torque was increased across the power band by about 10 percent. The new block was longer and completely redesigned to make room for 5mm larger bores. This gave Jaguar the opportunity to redesign the crankshaft to use newer bearings. The cooling system was redesigned to maintain the overall size of the engine. Outwardly the 4.2 is distinguished by its one-piece cast exhaust manifolds. Other upgrades include a new alternator/generator and an electric cooling fan for the radiator.

Priced at only 66 more than the outgoing 3.8 model, the new E-Type was well worth the upgrade. The interior also had redesigned seats and ditched the aluminum panels in the center console.

Options on the roadster included a fiberglas top, radio, alternative gear ratios, chrome wire wheels, tinted glass and whitewall tires.

Total production of 4.2 coupes was 7,770 cars with just 1,957 made in right hand drive.2.

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typeSeries Production Car
built atCoventry, England
production7770
price £/td>£1,568
engineInline-6
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
ignitionLucas Distributor & Coil
block materialCast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC
fuel feedTripple SU Carburetors , HD8 2
displacement4235 cc / 258.44 in³
bore92.07 mm / 3.625 in
stroke106.0 mm / 4.173 in
compression9.0:1
power197.6 kw / 265 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output62.57 bhp per litre
bhp/weight237.24 bhp per tonne
torque383.7 nm / 283 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheelsRWD
wheel type72-Spoke Knock-Off Wire Wheels
front tires6.40×15 Dunlop RS5
rear tires6.40×15 Dunlop RS5
front brakesDunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
rear brakesDunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
r suspensionHalf Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
curb weight1117 kg / 2463 lbs
wheelbase2438.4 mm / 96 in
front track1270.0 mm / 50 in
rear track1270.0 mm / 50 in
length4451.3 mm / 175.25 in
width1657.3 mm / 65.25 in
height1219.2 mm / 48 in
transmissionModel 8 Bord Warner 4-Speed Manual
tran clutchLaycock-Hausserman
final drive3.07:1
fuel capacity63.6 litres or 16.79 gal.

Auction Sales History

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe 1E32420 – sold for $198,000 Finished December 22, 1965 in Opalescent Silver Grey metallic color and trimmed in black Connolly leather. Largely original and low-mile car began a comprehensive restoration in 2011 by Atlanta-based painter Machelle Holloway and Phil O’Brien of OFI Restorations Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams 

1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe 1E33454 – sold for $60,000 Series 1 XKE Fixed Head Coupe. Original 4.2L inline six cylinder. Engine No. 7E10182-9. Triple carburetors. 4-speed transmission. Opalescent Maroon paint with great patina. Black interior. 160 MPH speedometer. Jaguar wire wheels. Smiths gauges. Believed to be 12,563 original miles. Unique Series 1 Jag with covered headlamps, front and rear marker lights above the bumpers and center exiting exhaust. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Fixed Head Coupe 1E30680 – sold for $159,500 Offered from the collection of Elton Stephens Jr. Featuring a recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening by marque specialist. Accompanied by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions

1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Roadster 1E12009 – sold for $324,500 This 1966 E-Type 4.2-Litre Roadster has resided in the southwestern United States for its whole life, and it just concluded a complete restoration to concours standards by a noted Jaguar specialist. Every component on the car is either brand new or fully rebuilt, and exceptional time and effort were spent in ensuring that this car is just as beautiful inside as it is out. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions

1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 2+2 1E76624 – sold for $104,500 Offered from the collection of Elton Stephens Jr. Featuring a recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening by marque specialist. Accompanied by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupe 1E33015 – sold for $73,700 All-Synchromesh Gearbox and 4.2-Litre Engine. Documented Matching-Numbers Example Throughout. Complete with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Two Owners from New ; Single Ownership Since 1978. Never Completely Restored and Very Well Preserved. Engine and Drivetrain Rebuilt 4,000 Miles Ago. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Fixed Head Coupe 1E30527 – sold for $187,000 Recently completed concours-quality restoration. Outfitted for comfortable, effortless touring. Arizona history from new.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupe 1E32503 – sold for $61,600 Matching-Numbers Example. Offered with Original Documentation. Strong Foundation for Restoration. Remarkably Untouched Example. Powerful 4.2-Liter Motor.
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupe – sold for $143,000 Beautiful Restoration. Multiple Award Winner. Matching-Numbers Example. Certified by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. Offered with Books and Tools. Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company

1966 Pinchon-Parat 4.2-Liter Series 1 XKE Coupe – sold for $128,000 The startling E-Type coupe on offer is one of only two Jaguars restyled and customized by world-renowned industrial and automotive designer Raymond Loewy (it is the only one of them remaining; the other was created from a 1955 XK-140, and was demolished in a fire in 1957). Pinchon-Parat of Sens, France, accomplished the substantial redesign coachwork on this E-Type and the car was owned and driven by Mr. Loewy while he lived in France and Mona… read more Auction Source: 2011 Quail Lodge Sale by Bonhams

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Fixed Head Coupe – sold for $123,750 The remarkable 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupe presented here was recently restored to show/driver level by marque specialists Classic Showcase of Southern California. During restoration, the body was stripped to bare metal, metal finished, primed and sealed, and all body parts were painted individually off of the car and clear coated. They were then wet-sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. Of course, all-new correct glass was … read more Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupe – sold for $93,500 Extremely Well-Preserved E-Type. Original and Unrestored Throughout. One Owner for the Past 45 Years. Ideal for Preservation Class Showings. Offered with Original Books, Tools and Heritage Certificate. Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Fixed Head Coupé 1E33576 – sold for €70,347 According to its accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this original left-hand drive Series I Fixed Head Coupé was built on 6 October 1966, finished in black with a red interior – the same colour scheme in which it is presented today. It was shipped to the United States on 1 November 1966, and its first owner was Mr. Luis Marden of Arlington, Vermont. The number of its 4.2-litre six-cylinder engine was 7E 10455-9, the very sa… read moreAuction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe 1E33739 – sold for $57,200 Devilishly handsome in its black paint over original red leather interior, this largely unrestored and beautifully preserved E-Type is a resoundingly authentic example that is well-prepared for exhibition at discerning car shows and concours d’elegance. Its optimal care by a mere four owners has resulted in a particularly breathtaking example of England’s most revered sports car, one that will surely offer its next caretaker immeasurable satis… read more Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé 1E20506 – sold for €37,260 his is only one of 895 right-hand drive Series 1 4.2-litre Coupés sold in the UK in 1965 out of some 1,600 manufactured in total between 1964 and 1968. Chassis number ‘1E20506’ was completed on 30th March 1965 and first registered on 1st April ’65 by Henleys in London. The first owner kept the E-Type until 1971, while the second owned the car for 35 years until the current (third) owner purchased it in 2006. We are advised that the car was in … read moreAuction Source: 2010 Collectors’ Motor Cars at Goodwood Revival by Bonhams