1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 FHC **SOLD**

We’re delighted to, once again, offer for sale this beautiful and desirable Series One 4.2 Fixed Head E-Type in stunning Carmen Red with shut-lines and panel-fit to rival any….

We supplied this car a handful of years ago to a local gentleman, and we’re very proud to once again offer this car for sale.

Rarely do you see restored E-Types which can boast such accurate and sympathetic comparison to the factory-built cars, but not only that, ours also has proven reliability and mechanical performance to match its cosmetic appearance. The full package!

Manufactured on 10th February 1965, dispatched on 12th March 1965 by Henlys Ltd of London and then subsequently sold by Pass and Joyce Ltd to one Mr. R. Meyer in the Summer of 1965 the car wore its original registration ‘DYW 807C’ which it still wears today.

Ours is a fully correct and numbers matching original righthand drive fixed head coupe with chassis, engine and gearbox numbers corresponding to those in the Heritage Certificate which accompanies the car.  The subject of a thorough and meticulous restoration in the late 1980’s, the exceptional craftsmanship displayed then by two very talented father & son motor-engineers has stood the test of time exceedingly gracefully.  Our E-Type exhibits exceptional bodywork, very good paintwork (courtesy of Martin Green of Greenspeed in Essex in early 2012) and the aforementioned panel fit and shut lines to rival the very best in the business.  Further, the engine bay and interior appear have mellowed since restoration to a wholesome ‘worn-in’ look, but absolutely not tired or wanting….

The Carmen Red exterior and beautiful biscuit trim really look the part.  Its interior lightness gives a feeling of space to the cabin which is important on longer journeys such as the continental road trips enjoyed in this car in past years. The very capable 4.2 Litre straight-six married to a Jaguar manual 4-speed transmission represents to our minds the best E-Type combination and we’re certain many ‘E’ owners would agree that this precise model is a real sweet-spot in the E-Type range.

As well as the early buff log book, our car is offered with a wealth of previous history and a lovely 5-page JEC magazine feature detailing an extensive European road-trip, accompanied by Ed Abbott, renowned Senior Test Engineer at Jaguar’s Browns Lane Factory.  This 1,600 mile epic tour through four countries was proof of this car’s build quality and rugged reliability, being a real pleasure and privilege to drive, according to the then owner.

We’re rightly proud to offer this car for sale and welcome any and all inspections at our premises near York.

Vehicle Description



Registration: DYW 807C
Chassis Number: 1E20279
Engine Number: 7E2768-9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 4200
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Mileage: 81050