1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE
IS THE SERIES 1 FIXED HEAD COUPE THE PRETTIEST E TYPE EVER MADE?
Jaguar-- 1964 XKE FHC series 1, 3.8 liter in line six cylinder, 265 horsepower, triple SU carburetors, and 4 speed manual transmission. The car was beautifully rotisserie restored in 2007 and 2008 by Jaguar Central of California from a rust free example with 70,000 original miles, all matching numbers and is red with black leather interior. The restoration met exacting JCNA standards with correct hardware, correct Daytona wires and all new exhaust.
I bought this car in 2009 and was determined to get it right for dependable daily driving and touring. It now has nearly 80,000 miles on it and is no longer perfect (though it still looks damn good :) ) but is an extremely dependable driver and strong performer. This car continues to delight and amaze me in that it was 20 years ahead of its time in so many ways. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles and mediocre performance, this amazing machine was engineered with disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and monocoque construction--- all wrapped in a stunningly beautiful design . Yup, I like the fixed head coupe far more than the convertible and the series 1's were just plain raw sports cars. What do you think?