1965 Jaguar 4.2 E-Type OTSAs confirmed by the Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Certificate, this car was manufactured on February 25, 1965, and still retains all original drivetrain and powertrain components. Supplied new to Jaguar Cars New York, the car was purchased by an Edwin E. Riley On April 4, 1965; Mr. Riley remained the owner of this car until his passing in 1985. The original sales invoice and title accompany the vehicle today, and confirm the original engine and gearbox number, as well as the original options of a hardtop, radio, bumper guards, and racing mirror.
Numbers Matching, 44,000 Original Miles, Two Owners from New
The most recent owner purchased this car directly from the estate of the original owner, making this a true two-owner vehicle. After acquiring the car, the new custodian of 1E10698 undertook a complete restoration of the car, performing a bare metal repaint in his preferred triple-black color scheme. The car has been dutifully maintained ever since, and still looks and performs like a freshly sorted car today.
The car is in exemplary mechanical condition, with mirror-like single stage black paint that still looks fresh today. The cars he indicated 44,000 miles are documented to be original. The original hardtop accompanies the car, along with a workshop manual, and original owners manual with pouch. The 1965 model year was the first year to offer many of the most desirable E-Type design refinements. This included larger more comfortable two-piece seats, a fully synchronized gearbox, and of course the larger and more powerful 4.2 liter motor. Those looking for the ultimate E-Type driving experience would be well served to consider this car at the top of their list.