Pair Of Spectacular, Ultra-Low-Mileage Jaguar E-Types Go On Sale At Hexagon


August 3, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 3, 2016

5. Jaguar E-Type Roadster rear-side

  • Hexagon is delighted to offer for sale not one, but two perfectly preserved Series 1 Jaguar E-Types
  • Quite possibly the two lowest-mileage 4.2-litre examples in the world, Hexagon has a 1965 Roadster with 8,676 miles and a 1965 Fixed Head Coupe with just 10,513 miles
  • Offered in incredible original condition and with matching numbers, both are priced at £249,995
  • The Series 1 E-Type is a true icon, one of Britain’s greatest automotive triumphs and one of the most desirable classic cars in the world
  • For more information please visit hexagonclassics.com

Hexagon Classics is proud to offer for sale two of the lowest-mileage Jaguar E-Types in the world, both of which have been perfectly preserved since their creation in 1965.

Both cars, a Roadster and a Fixed Head Coupe, are Series 1 4.2-litre engined models in right-hand-drive and represent two of the most desirable examples of the legendary, iconic E-type in the world.

The stunning Carmen Red Roadster could well be the lowest-mileage Series 1 Roadster in existence, with just 8,676 miles on the clock, while the Opalescent Silver Blue FHC could also be the lowest mileage Series 1 Coupe in existence with 10,513 miles.

Their respective owners have driven these cars sparingly over the 50 years they’ve been on the road and they’ve been meticulously looked after.

The Roadster was first sold by Birmingham dealer P.J Evans to a Mr M Hart on February 22nd 1965. It comes with the original operating, maintenance and servicing handbook, factory brochure, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and historical tax discs, registration documents and MOTs.

The Fixed Head Coupe spent its life on the other side of the world in New Zealand. Sold new by official Jaguar Cars distributor Archibald’s Garage of Christchurch to a Mr D G Owen on February 11th 1966, it is understood the car remained in New Zealand until it was acquired by Hexagon.

Carrying the most beautiful patina, this incredibly car comes complete with the original certificate of registration, handbook wallet, maintenance voucher book, complete factory-supplied tool roll and factory-supplied jack.

Jaguar wowed the world when it unleashed the E-Type in 1961, with buyers instantly hooked on the car’s top-notch performance and dazzling looks. The British weren’t the only ones in awe, though, as Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari famously called it “the most beautiful car ever made”.

Originally launched with a 3.8-litre engine in 1961, Jaguar raised capacity to 4.2-litres in 1964. It produced the same 265bhp as the 3.8 and had an identical 150mph top speed, but a 59Nm hike in torque – up to 384Nm – gave the car some extra low-down punch.

First-generation Series 1s are recognisable by glass-covered headlights and a small, stylish opening on the nose. Signal and tail-lights feature above the rear bumper, while twin exhausts sit under the number plate.

Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “Seeing an E-Type with mileage this low is very unusual but offering two for sale at the same time is almost unheard of. These are incredible examples of one of the best cars in British automotive history. And they’re both later 4.2s as well – that extra torque plus the synchromesh ‘box makes them even better to drive than the earlier 3.8s. If you want the best E-type in the world, look no further. The only thing to choose is whether you want the Roadster or the Coupe.”