Classic Car Overview
During the 1961 Geneva auto show, a new XK Jaguar was introduced to the market and has forever remains an icon of style to the motoring world, the E-Type. Its stunning lines were an instant success both to the eye and in aerodynamics, making this car very capable of a top speed of 150mph, nearly matched by cars like the Ferrari 250 GT delivered by a V12 and over twice the price tag! Details of this 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I E-Type Convertible For Sale: Now available at the St. Louis Car Museum is a nicely restored 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster that was built in May of 1963 and dispatched one month later to a German dealership called Fendler & Luedemann where it would wear a UK registration 5088WK due to the original owner who opted for export delivery before shipping it home the United States. This particular Jaguar was originally finished in Opalescent Dark Blue over Grey but is now displayed beautifully in British Racing Green over Biscuit Tan Leather interior with matching Tan Stayfast canvass top & boot cover. It remains in wonderful condition considering its last ground-up restoration was completed in 1991 that was commissioned at the time by the Bountiful, Utah owner. The entire car was stripped to achieve a proper color change, also allowing for a completely new interior! The dash, along with the seats, were stripped and professionally reupholstered in respective vinyl & leather, fresh interior carpet, a center console with an installed and upgraded Alpine AM/FM/Cassette radio, original wood steering wheel, and all new wiring harnesses throughout (main, bonnet, dash, and rear). The original engine of this convertible Jaguar was replaced with a fully rebuilt Series I 4.2L variant from 1967 (7E1443-9) providing 265 horsepower through original triple SU carburetion and 4-speed manual transmission. Other options include 72-spoke chrome wire wheels, Michelin X 185.15 Redline tires, proper Smiths instrumentation, and telescoping steering column. The previous owner had replaced the starter, fuel pump, filter, and hoses in 2006 and had only driven it sparingly since. Upon arrival to the St. Louis Car Museum in May 2019, our expert team performed a comprehensive inspection and made a number of improvements. These included new battery and voltage stabilizer, new NGK spark plugs, new carburetor floats, engine oil/filter change, new complete Bell stainless steel exhaust system, rebuilt clutch slave, master cylinders, new interior blower motor, replacement of the transmission, along with differential fluids, new brake light switch, fuel level sender, and steering rack boots with fresh outer tie rod ends. The original radiator showed evidence of past leaks, so it was replaced with a brand new aluminum unit from Wizard Cooling for added performance, along with all new coolant. This 1964 Jaguar, available in St. Louis, MO, is truly a breathtaking example, even with a now 25+-year-old restoration! The current odometer reading is only 35,074 miles, although we will be selling mileage exempt. It is an outstanding, early E-type that is ready to drive and comes complete with a JDHT Certificate, an extra set of keys and matching spare. Make no mistake; restoring a car to this degree is growing increasingly expensive to complete these days. This is a chance to own a classic Jaguar that has been restored with excellent attention to detail at a fraction of the costs. The St, Louis Car Museum team proudly offers classic and collector car sales, storage, detailing, and financing services to enthusiasts around the world! We also work closely with a number of trusted transportation and shipping companies for our clients convenience. If you would like to set up a time to view this convertible Jaguar in person, please contact one of our representatives at (800)957-5707 or by messaging us today!