Not much changed from the 1964 to 1965 model year for the Jaguar E Type. The E-Type remained one of the most sought-after European sports cars throughout the 1960s and was driven by only the most elite and discerning clientele of the day. A proven 4.2L straight six-cylinder engine, which was originally used in the XK150, powered the E Type and gave owners access to speeds of more than 150mph. Some of the small changes that were incorporated into the 1965 Jaguar E Type included the generator being replaced by an alternator and the Lucas electrical system switching to a negative ground. Inside the cabin, the dashboard changed from aluminum to a black finish and more comfortable seats (a complaint associated with the earlier cars) were added. Other than these few items, the E Type remained virtually unchanged and continued to turn heads across the globe.
Perhaps the main Buyer’s Tip that The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership, can offer to potential 1965 Jaguar E Type buyers is to purchase the best example you can afford. A relatively “cheap” Jaguar E Type can quickly become a nightmare with problems such as rust, electrical systems and other mechanical issues easily burning a hole in your pocket. Furthermore, it is best to leave the coupes that were converted to roadsters alone. The value of these cars is greatly diminished by “cutting down” the car. Secondly, while it can cost you some extra money in the short term, hiring a third-part Jaguar expert to inspect and look over any potential purchase can save you thousands in the long run. Any enthusiast or classic car collector will tell you, buying an already restored supercar that will turn heads is a lot cheaper than buying a rough example and restoring it. Of course, all this depends on your goal for the car. Perhaps you’re looking for an everyday driver where less attention can be paid to rust and more attention should be to mechanics. Or, maybe you’re taking on a restoration project, and more attention should be paid to a solid body and less to mechanics. For these and other reasons, The Beverly Hills Car Club experts would be delighted to speak with you and to help you find the Jaguar E Type that best suits your needs.
Specializing in the sale of European and American classics of all makes, models and conditions, it would be their pleasure to introduce you to the many opportunities available to you. From 1965 Jaguar E Type models to the finest Porsche, Mercedes and Austin-Martin, connect with their team today. In the meantime, please feel free to also browse their online inventory. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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