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Buying a 1964 Jaguar E Type

1964 Jaguar E TypeMaking its sensational debut at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E Type has been hailed as the most beautiful car ever made and continues to rank as one of the most sought-after collectors cars of all time. The 1964 Jaguar E Type is renowned for being the model-year in which the new XK engine was upgraded from 3.8L to 4.2L. These early Jaguar E Types, commonly referred to as the Series 1 models, are perhaps some of the most desirable and offer closed in headlamps, a smaller mouth air intake, and of course the upgraded engine. Interestingly, the E Type was designed with the famous Jaguar D-Type racecar in mind. Having won some of the world’s most prestigious sports car races, some of the most elite and affluent buyers of the day clamored to get their hands on the 1964 E Type. As gorgeous and refined as the E Type is today, during the 1960s this was a “must have” car reserved for only the most discerning buyers. If you’re ready to add one of these beauties to your collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club will be happy to assist.

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1964 Jaguar E Type Buyer’s Guide

The 1964 Jaguar E Type addressed some of the problems associated with the earlier E Types such as inadequate rear brakes, overheating and uncomfortable seats, among other items. The 1964 E Type now offered a 4.2L engine, an all-synchromesh gearbox and updated brakes, while still offering all the sleek and sensuous styling that was expected of the Jaguar; the car was an instant hit. One area that was not considered during this time was rust. Like all British cars of the 60s and 70s, this is one of the main things to look for and can be a huge deal-killer depending on the extent of corrosion. Vulnerable areas are the tub, chassis sections, rear suspension radius arm mounts, doorsills, floor pans, the bulkhead panel, and the wheel arches. On a positive note, most all of these panels can be replaced, however they can be expensive. Additionally, rust repair takes an expert or Jaguar specialist to ensure that the clean lines and curvature of the 1964 E Type is replicated precisely. These are just a few Buyer’s Tips to take into consideration when looking at various models.

For more information on the 1964 Jaguar E Type or to discuss your particular desires in a Jaguar E Type, please do not hesitate to contact the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the perfect 1964 E Type for your garage. Connect now!

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