Nut and bolt restored Series I E-Type Roadster! Wonderfully tuned
and ready to enjoy with a fully rebuilt, number's matching 3.8L
drivetrain! All new brakes, rebuilt carburetors, new chrome wheels/
Vredstein tires, and more! Beautiful early Jaguar! During the 1961
Geneva auto show, a new XK Jaguar was introduced to the market and
forever remains an icon of style to the motoring world, the E-Type.
Its stunning lines were an instant success both to the eye, and
aerodynamics, making this car very capable of a top speed of over
150mph! Performance not easily matched for the money during the
early 1960's! The St. Louis Car Museum is very proud to offer this
wonderfully restored 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Series I Roadster. The
entire body and forward chassis were repainted to Carmen Red. The
Biscuit Tan leather interior is new with a matching Tan canvas soft
top and boot cover. All the exterior chrome was refinished and all
weather stripping and window rubber replaced with new. Features
include telescoping steering column, Smiths instrumentation,
heat/defrost, chrome Talbot mirror, and added seatbelts for safety.
The interior was restored to new at the same time as the exterior
about 15 years ago. The dash and sport seats were stripped and
professionally reupholstered in respective vinyl and leather, the
switches cleaned and polished, all six gauges were tested or
rebuilt for proper function, fresh interior carpets, center console
with radio deleted, original wood steering wheel, and all new
wiring harnesses throughout (main, bonnet, dash, and rear)! The
entire braking system was refurbished with stainless steel sleeved
Dunlop brake calipers, new rotors, brake pads, and wheel bearings.
The suspension received new upper & lower ball joints, front Boge
shocks, and heavy-duty rear springs with Woodhead shocks (4). The
72-spoke chrome wire wheels wrapped in Vredestein 185SR15 Sprint ST
Radial tires. All body and suspension bushing were replaced and the
steering rack and column were rebuilt. And finished with the superb
sound of a correct quad chamber exhaust system with chrome tips!
More recently in May 2017, a comprehensive rebuild to the engine
was completed by H.D Rogers & Sons in Bossier City, Louisiana. The
started by reconditioning the original, number's matching block,
head, and crank. The block and head were dipped, honed and bored.
New main bearings & rod bearings (both .020), new standard pistons,
grind & balanced crank, wrist pin bushings, upper & lower timing
chains all installed, fresh head & pan gaskets. The original triple
SU carburetors were rebuilt and polished with new Grose needles and
fuel lines, polished the intake manifold, re-cored the radiator,
new water pump, cleaned fuel tank, and rebuilt Lucas generator with
new brushes. NGK spark plugs, Champion wires, points, condenser,
and Lucas Gold coil complete the ignition. The exhaust manifolds
were porcelain coated. The original 4-speed gearbox has remained
quite tight, so it received a new clutch and fresh hydraulic fluid.
It is truly a very sharp example, even with a now approximately
15-year-old cosmetic restoration! The current odometer reading is
only 65,836 miles! This early E-type needs nothing to be enjoyed
right away! Make no mistake; restoring a car to this degree is
growing increasingly expensive to complete these days. This is a
chance to own a car restored with brilliant, show quality results
at a fraction of those costs.