1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed-Head Coupe

CA "Blue Plate" Car, 30 Year Owner, Concours Restoration, Matching Numbers


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This 1964 Jaguar XKE Coupe is so much fun to drive due to the numerous performance upgrades made during its full restoration! The beautiful red livery complemented by its near-new looking black interior make this E-Type as nice to look at as it is to drive. This Coupe would be an amazing addition to any Jaguar enthusiast’s collection.


This stunning numbers matching 1964 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Fixed-Head Coupe is a California car that benefitted from a full concours quality restoration costing in excess of $200,000. This XKE shows near-new throughout from its gorgeous red livery, through the beautiful black interior, to the jewel-box-like engine compartment. The numerous mechanical upgrades added during the restoration have certainly enhanced the appearance and drivability of this Jaguar. This XKE needs nothing to be enjoyed and would be a showstopper at any show or on tour.

This Jaguar was built on March 5th, 1964 and was dispatched to the New York distributor on the 18th of March, 1964. According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate (a copy is included on our website), this Coupe is a numbers matching example and had been a long time California car, most likely since new.  The last owner was Lydia Beebe, Esq, from San Fransisco, CA, who presently serves on several public company boards of directors, including for the largest natural gas producer in the US (EQT Corporation) and the Kansas City Southern Railway Company.  Lydia acquired the Jaguar from a long time California owner on October 28, 1992, and she enjoyed it for the next 30 years.

On March 30, 2021, the Jaguar was acquired by our good friend and client who has a collection of about 45 E-Types.  It was still adorned by its California “Blue Plate” license plate.  He commenced a comprehensive restoration through his restoration team at Doctor Jag Technologies in Albuquerque, NM.  Investing $50,000 in parts alone as well as about 2,100 hours of labor, the present owner invested well over $200,000 in its restoration.  And it shows. Doctor Jag Technologies is well respected for its parts fabrication and restorations, which incorporate about 14 engineering advances, improving performance, reliability and safety. Approximately 350 miles have been added since its restoration.

The beautiful livery of this Jaguar is Carmen Red (Paint Code 3097) is in show quality condition due to its recent restoration. The paint is nearly perfect with only a very few minor imperfections, and you would be hard pressed to find them. The chrome wire wheels show very well and are wrapped with Pirelli Ginturato radial tires. The chrome and stainless trim are all newly polished and show very well throughout and is nearly perfect. The exterior of this E-Type is stunning overall and is ready to show.

The interior of this Jaguar is as gorgeous as the exterior. The black leather upholstery appears near-new overall with very few noticeable imperfections. The black carpets show little to no wear as does the beautiful gray headliner. The gauges have internal upgrades along with upgraded sending units. All gauges perform as designed and are in beautiful condition. The chrome London Radio works well and sounds great. The wood and chrome Moto-Lita steering wheel looks beautiful and feels great in your hands. The interior chrome and trim are in very nice condition and show very well. The interior of this recently restored XKE shows incredibly well overall and is very complementary to the beautiful red exterior.

The Jaguar is wonderful to drive with excellent power.  The numbers matching engine, cylinder head and transmission look as-new or perhaps better with ample polishing to make it stunning to behold.  During our test drives this Coupe was a blast to drive.  Shifting through the four-speed transmission was smooth and easy and the Wilwood brakes performed brilliantly.

The engine compartment is as nice to look at as the rest of this gorgeous Jaguar. The 3.8 Litre in-line 6 cylinder motor performs amazingly well, smoothly and quietly. The 4-speed manual transmission shift smoothly and operates quietly. There were numerous performance and mechanical upgrades made during the restoration. The upgrades include: a Ron Davis alloy radiator, Electronic Ignition, Findanza Performance light weight flywheels, Spax adjustable shocks, gear reduction starter, Wilwood Brakes, 15×6 chrome wire wheels with tubeless Pirelli tires, stainless steel exhaust, Cosmetic upgrade engine gaskets, upgraded relays, alloy heater core, grade 8 hardware for subframes, sound and vibration dampening material, remote brakes bleeders, hardware and suspension plating and powder coating, an ignition relay and a number of other items and parts.

This XKE comes complete with its spare, jack and tools as well as a comprehensive list of restoration expenses and components and the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. We have this Jaguar XKE priced to sell as the Hagerty No. 1 value is $340,000 and the No. 2 value is $242,000.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at This Jaguar XKE is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed-Head Coupe



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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed-Head Coupe
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VIN 890262
BODY STYLE Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 55,016
GEARBOX 4-Speed Manual
EXT COLOR Carmen Red
YEAR 1964

XKE / E-Type Coupe XKE Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe

The Series 1 cars essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8-litre engines and (on all but the very last cars) partial synchromesh transmissions; and those made between 1965 and 1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10% to 4.2 litres, and also provided new reclining seats,…
The Series 1 cars essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8-litre engines and (on all but the very last cars) partial synchromesh transmissions; and those made between 1965 and 1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10% to 4.2 litres, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the dynamo, an electrical system switched to negative earth, a more reliable brake servo,[13] and other modern amenities. Styling was unchanged. E-Type Jag 4.2-litre engine As a result, the 4.2-litre Type 1 generally became the most valuable form of the car. However, as of the end of 2014, the most expensive regular production Jaguar E-Types sold at auction included a 4.2-litre Series 1 roadster, with matching numbers, original paint and interior, under 80,000 original miles, and a history of being in the original buyer's family for 45 years, for $467,000 in 2013 and a 3.8-litre 1961 "flat floor"[clarification needed] Series 1, for $528,000 in 2014. Special run racing lightweights go for far more still. For example, a 1963 E-type Lightweight Competition advertised as very original and with much patina (wearing the "factory installed interior and bodywork showing the patina of decades of use," although it was re-painted and has a non-matching numbers - albeit factory provided - engine), one of just twelve that were built, sold for $7,370,000 at the 2017 Scottsdale, Arizona auctions.



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