1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupe

Gorgeous Award-Winning Restoration, Modern Air Conditioning


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This is one of the sexiest automotive designs ever conceived by mortals. This is a concours quality example in classic black livery with chrome wire wheels. What could be better?


PRICED TO SELL!!  This is a gorgeous concours quality 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupe that has enjoyed three known prior owners and would be equally fantastic on tours as it is on the show field.  This is an all-numbers matching, black and black example from new with gorgeous chrome wire wheels.  With an investment in mechanical restoration over the past three years of $47,000 and multiple awards from the JCNA and AACA, this Coupe is in showroom condition and ready to enjoy.  The Coupe’s present owner professionally and thoughtfully installed a Clayton Classics air conditioning system in the original radio housing, and it works great!

This Coupe was built on May 7th, 1965 and was acquired by its original owner, Charles B Pendelton of Augusta, GA on June 25th, 1965.  Mr. Pendelton was a professional photographer and understood beauty and colors.  He custom ordered this Coupe as you see it today, in brilliant and gorgeous black livery with black leather interior.  By October 3rd, 1997 the Coupe was acquired by Mark Lovello of Taylors, SC with 59,846 original miles.  Mr. Lovello commenced a restoration and showed the Coupe successfully at many concours events.  By March 2nd, 2007, after further restoration by marque specialists the Coupe was sold to Richard Sacks of Deerfield, IL.  Mr. Sacks continued to improve it and successfully campaigned it in several JCNA and AACA concours events from 2011 through 2015, earning as high as 999.80 points (out of 1,000) and an AACA National First Place win in 2014.

We have a huge binder of invoices for restoration and maintenance, including photographs of work performed.  This Jaguar has continued to be upgraded and serviced.  The receipts include respected restoration shops including Classic Showcase in Oceanside, CA and The Last Detail in North Chicago, IL from 2007 through 2015.  Additional work has been performed by one of the top Scottsdale, AZ companies from 2019 through 2022.  In our photo gallery we have many photos of work performed by Classic Showcase.

The black livery today is simply stunning.  It is polished brilliantly and contrasted with perfect chrome and stainless-steel trim.  The panel gaps are all perfect and the panels are straight and true.  The chrome wire wheels with proper knock offs are as-new in all respects.   We love the classic look of the covered headlight covers.

The black leather interior is also as-new and the leather is soft and supple as one would expect.  Everything within the interior looks as-new and in fantastic condition.  All of the instrumentation works as they should.  We noticed light scratching on the driver’s door tinting from normal use.  As mentioned, the air conditioning is beautifully installed where the stereo was normally housed.  (The parts removed to fit the air conditioning are included with the car if it was desired to return it to original.) The air flow is excellent, working brilliantly here in Phoenix.

The engine compartment and engine detailing are in show condition today.  The venerable Jaguar 4.2 liter straight six cylinder engine produces 265 hp and has been comprehensively rebuilt with only break-in miles added since (several photos of the engine restoration are included in the photo gallery).   This investment also included anything that needed tending to, such as the clutch, brakes, etc.  Receipts totaling $47,000 over the last three years covering the air conditioning, engine rebuild and related improvements are included.

This Coupe is documented with its Jaguar Heritage Certificate and a comprehensive file with 15 years worth of receipts and 25 years worth of historical documentation. Also included is its tool roll, jack, manuals and original radio and other parts.

The NADA Value for this Coupe is $230,500.

For more details and information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or  This Jaguar is available for viewing 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.

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupe


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1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupe
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VIN 1E31072
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 76,215
INT COLOR Black Leather
YEAR 1965
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Jaguar XKE / E-Type

Interesting Fact: This Jaguar model was only called the XKE in the North American market during the time of production. In Britain, where the car was manufactured, it was known as the Jaguar E-Type.   Production on the Jaguar XKE occurred between 1961 and 1975 and a convertible, as well as hard top version were…

Interesting Fact: This Jaguar model was only called the XKE in the North American market during the time of production. In Britain, where the car was manufactured, it was known as the Jaguar E-Type.


Production on the Jaguar XKE occurred between 1961 and 1975 and a convertible, as well as hard top version were both offered. This sporty car boasts a top speed of 150 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 time that is under seven seconds. The body of the Jaguar XKE is based upon the Jaguar D-Type racing car which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years starting in 1955.


When the Jaguar XKE was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made” and, in 2008, The Daily Telegraph listed the Jaguar XKE in its list of the 100 most beautiful cars of all time. Regardless of age, the Jaguar XKE holds up as one of the most stunning and high-performing vehicles in history!



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