Our matching numbers Jaguar E -Type Series 1 Coupe 4.2 was manufactured on the 20th October 1965 with a dispatch date of 28th October that same year. Shipped to Jaguar Cars, New York in the United States, interestingly, it would wait almost a year before finding its first owner with a recorded initial date of registration as 15th September 1966. Jaguar Heritage Trust, has confirmed that all of our displaying numbers do indeed match as they left the factory: Chassis- 1E 32027 Engine Number- 7E 6256-9 Body Number- 4E 23065 Gearbox number- EJ 5308. As with many US examples, there is a gap until our story begins again in Europe when the car is imported to the Netherlands in December 1998. Still in its original factory colour of Opalescent green and Suede Green interior, it appears again, still in the Netherlands, in 2003 and is offered for sale at the well known The Gallery – Aaldering Classic & Sports Cars Brummen. From here the car would then find its soul mate and is subsequently purchased by its single German owner. A mere €33.500 was paid for the car with an original 84,495 miles in an un-restored running condition. Impressively, the proud new owner would drive it regularly based on the cars evaluation in 2004 as a Condition 3 vehicle. Following a “get to know you” period of almost 7 years, a suitable restoration company was found with work commencing in January 2011. Seventy Seven Classic Cars and Bikes Restoration in north Germany were selected to complete the work which would culminate in a Condition 2+ result in April 2012, with the car now valued at €60,000. The finished result was superb and subsequently documented at 93,911 miles. But a clear instruction was given to complete a sympathetic restoration with quality in mind but, also an intention to continue driving the car. Jump forward to 2022 and almost 10,000 miles later and now totaling 104,216 miles, the car is still in excellent condition with a valuation report from July 2019 of €160.700 and a Condition Note 2+. It’s an impressive 20 years documented history with credit to the last owner who has covered nearly 20,000 miles in almost 20 years and has had the car regularly maintained by its restorers.