Jaguar Classic Debuts Bespoke 1965 Series 1 E-type Roadster at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Jaguar Classic debuted a one-off 1965 Series 1 Jaguar E-type Roadster at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, showcased alongside 15 other iconic Jaguars.

The bespoke E-type is presented in metallic blue paintwork inspired by the Union Jack, exclusively mixed with numerous consultations to create the perfect hue. It comes with a comprehensive list of improvements to the restored Series 1 model, showcasing meticulous personalization. The customer wanted a Roadster from his birth year, finished to a bespoke specification and the Jaguar Classic team tracked down the Series 1 E-type built only two days after their date of birth.  

The car went through 12 months of rebuilding and was hand-finished using traditional in-house Jaguar Classic Works trim shop methods. Following the bodywork, the team refitted mechanical elements, replacing the original 4.2-liter straight-six with a larger 4.7-liter engine and a five-speed gearbox that is optimized for road driving. It received an uprated suspension, uprated brakes, wider wheels and tires, and a sports exhaust to ensure the E-type’s soundtrack fits the dynamic vibe. 

The classic car is integrated with modern technologies in the form of the Classic Infotainment system with touchscreen controls, satellite navigation, and Bluetooth. This one-off includes a unique plate and dash plaque, as well as some elements from the limited E-type 60 Collection.

Certain elements from the bespoke build are available for all E-type owners, including the  Jaguar Classic’s specially developed five-speed gearbox and the Classic Infotainment System. 

See more of this Jaguar Classic creation through the gallery.


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