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1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, was in production between 1961 and 1975. In 1958, designer Malcolm Sayer and technical director William Heynes, persuaded their boss, Sir William Lyons, that a new production sports model was needed. Its development, however, dated back to the mid-1950s with the racing D-Type, which had been put aside after Lyons canceled the competition program. The D-Type was an aluminum-bodied roadster powered by a 3.4-liter XK engine and independent front and rear suspension. Sayer and Heynes re-engineered it for steel and powered it with a 3.8-liter engine sourced from the Mk IX saloon. Apart from the transmission and engine, the production E-Type was completely new. It had a multi-tube front chassis with a monocoque center section. Anti-roll bars were placed in the front and back. Wishbones and torsion bars were in the front in a similar fashion to the XK 150. The rear had transverse lower links and fixed-length drive-shafts. The wheels were suspended on coil spring-shock absorber units, two on each side. The differential was mounted to a steel cross-member and housed inboard disc brakes.

In comparison to the XK 150, the E-Type was more powerful and weighed 500 pounds less. The 3.8-liter twin cam engine was fitted with three SU side-draft carburetors and offered 265 horsepower.

In March of 1961, the E-Type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and shown in New York a month later. It had race-bred performance and sensuous body lines. It is one of only a few automobiles on permanent display at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Production of the E-Type began with cars for Jaguar's export markets in March of 1961, followed by domestic production commencing in July. The Series I cars, which were produced until 1968, featured aircraft-type switches, aluminum-accented interiors, and unadulterated bodylines with minimalistic bumpers and covered headlamps.

For 1964, the XK-E remained mostly unchanged. Bodystyles included a coupe and roadster with the roadster having a base price of around $5,300.The dual-overhead-cam six-cylinder engine displaced 230.6 cubic-inches and offered 265 horsepower. Later in the year, a later 4.2-liter engine became available with a larger bore than the 3.8-liter version. Horsepower remained the same but torque increased by 23 pounds-feet.

There were 7,828 roadsters and 7,670 fixed-head coupes, of the 3.8-liter XKE, produced from 1961 through 1964.


by Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

Related Reading : Jaguar E-Series History

The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961, the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show. Its design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front-engine,....
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1964 Vehicle Profiles

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

The new Jaguar roadster unveiled at the March 1961 Geneva Auto Show looked more like a racing car than a production model, and it was, indeed, based on a racer - Jaguar's own Type D. Known as the Type E in Europe and called the XK-E in the United Sta....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 8800115

This Jaguar E-Type Roadster has an aluminum bonnet, doors, and hood, and was built to race specification. Jaguar E-Type 880115 was ordered directly from the factory in 1963 by Toronto-based Hugh Sutherland to compete in the 1964 LeMans 24-Hour race. ....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

This E-Type Fixed Head Coupe S1 4.2 was built in November of 1964 and is number 299 of the first left-hand drive models. It is also a direct California import, which is indicated by J65 on the California registration and aluminum plate on the body. T....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 880007
Engine Num: RA 3288-9

This 1964 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $60,000 - $75,000. It is equipped with a 3781cc twin-overhead cam....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

The successor to the XK-150 was the E-Type which began development in 1956 and was enriched by the technical experience acquired in three straight victories at the LeMans 24-hour race - 1955, 1956, and 1957. Those wins were scored by the D-Type, a pu....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 881186
Engine Num: ZB2974
Gearbox Num: EB7780JS

This Jaguar E-Type was produced in October of 1964. It has been given a recent cosmetic and mechanical refreshing, on top of a ground-up restoration that was completed in the late 1990s. It has been recently been repainted in its original exterior co....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 860402
Engine Num: R5016-9

This roadster, the 'Bouillot Helsel E-Type' began as a right-hand drive Series 1 Coupe. The roof was removed, the steering wheel switched sides, and numerous mechanical upgrades were installed. It was originally shown at the London Motor Fair at Earl....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

The Malcolm Sayer-designed Jaguar E-Type was revealed for the first time at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show. Replacing the ageing Jaguar XK150 this stunning new car featured a semi-monocoque body that utilized ingenious bolt-on front subframe to support th....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 890190
Engine Num: NC1278-8

Browns Lane Jaguar completed work on this 3.8-Liter E-Type Coupe on February 24th of 1964. It is a left-hand-drive model that was sent to Jaguar Cars of New York, where it came into the care of its first owner, R. Alson. It had left the factory finis....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 880937
Engine Num: RA5177-9

This Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster was finished at Jaguar's Browns Lane works on January 20th of 1964. It was originally finished in Opalescent Dark Blue, with matching blue soft top, and light blue leather interior (grey) with a darker blue ac....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 880875
Engine Num: RA5042-9

This Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster was finished at Jaguar's Browns Lane works on January 10th of 1964. It was finished in Carmine Red over Black leather with left-hand drive steering and destined for the North American market. The new Jaguar wa....[continue reading]

1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

This Jaguar E-Type is a one-owner car that is still titled in the original family's name.....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 8800115 
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Chassis #: 880007 
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Chassis #: 881186 
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Chassis #: 860402 
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Chassis #: 890190 
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Chassis #: 880937 
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Chassis #: 880875 
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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$100-$5,300
1964 XKE E-Type
$5,500-$17,800
1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type Price Range: $5,300 - $5,500

Other 1964 Jaguar Models
$5,200 - $5,860

E-Type S1

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 230.73 CID., 265.00hp
$5,599 - $5,890
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 231.89 CID., 265.00hp
$5,599 - $5,890
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 230.73 CID., 265.00hp
$5,599 - $5,895
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 230.73 CID., 265.00hp
$5,300 - $5,500
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 258.44 CID., 265.00hp
$5,390 - $5,600
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 258.44 CID., 265.00hp
$5,400 - $6,100
96.00 in.
6 cyl., 256.30 CID., 265.00hp
$5,370 - $5,740

Industry Production

#1#2#3Jaguar
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)5,700
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)5,143
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)5,839
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)4,635
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)3,993
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)4,018
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)4,421
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)4,442
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)3,422
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)4,934
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)5,839

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