1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 coupe (unique project) For Sale
1965 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 (the very first LHD 2+2) ! For Sale: A unique car in the history of the Jaguar E-Type. The very first Left Hand Drive 2+2, Chassis number 1E75001. Built 19 October 1965 in Coventry by the pre-development department of Jaguar . Meant to serve the request from customers for more space for longer persons, more luggage space and the fitment possibility of the Borg Warner automatic gearbox. This car was first delivered to celebrity Gary Fairmont Filosa , author of the famous Surfer’s Amanac in the USA. The car came from Florida to a classic car importer in Holland in 1989. The car still has its matching numbers and was granted with a Heritage Certificate by the very excited Heritage Trust team. After 25 years of storage in the Netherlands the car was retrieved when the owner of a real estate passed away. The discovery of this car is recently covered by Philip Porter in the E-Type Jag magazine and by Paul Skilleter in the October edition of Jaguar Enthousiast and by the Dutch Auto Motor Klassiek Magazine. The leading picture in this advertisement shows Sir William Lyons at the introduction of the car to the US-Press in Januari 1966. The car is still complete, but now partly dismantled for total restoration. Some new panels are already welded in and some are ready to be mounted. Engine, gearbox and IRS are kept as assemblies. The owner since 1989 is a Jaguar mechanic in Luxembourg with a busy workshop. Regrettably he experienced that he could not find the time to finish the restoration by himself because he has too much clients to serve. We are looking for a proud new owner who will finish the restoration and be the custodian for this car in the future. A more interesting provenance is hardly possible. We cannot wait to see this car appear on concourses all over Europe. If you are seriously interested please ask for the total History story of this car and we will be happy to show it to you. It is currently located near Eindhoven in the South of the Netherlands. Thanks for watching !
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