1964 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 Coupe 5-Speed

1964 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 Coupe 5-Speed

This 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I coupe was completed on May 29, 1964, and remained with the family of its original owner until its acquisition by the selling dealer in February 2018. Finished in Carmine Red over beige upholstery, the car is powered by a 3.8L liter inline-six equipped with a modified cylinder head, triple SU carburetors, Carrillo connecting rods, a tubular exhaust header, an aluminum radiator, and an electronic distributor. A five-speed manual transmission has also been added, along with Wilwood front brake calipers and drilled and slotted rotors, Koni shocks, a lightweight flywheel, and a Blaupunkt push-button radio. This Series I XKE coupe is now offered with removed and spare parts, manufacturer’s literature, a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, a historical photo, service records, and a clean California title.

The car was repainted under prior ownership and features a louvered clamshell hood, covered headlights, pop-out rear windows, split chrome bumpers with overriders, dual center-exit exhaust outlets, and a side-hinged rear hatch.

Chrome 15″ wire wheels are secured by two-eared knock-off spinners and are mounted with 185-series Michelin XVS tires showing 2016 date codes. The car is equipped with fully independent suspension with Koni dampers.

The cabin was refreshed in 2014, at which time the seats were rebuilt and reupholstered in beige leather and a replacement headliner and carpets were installed. A Blaupunkt push-button radio is fitted in the dash.

A wood-rimmed steering wheel fronts Smiths instrumentation with an odometer showing 34,000 miles, less than 100 of which have been added by the selling dealer. True mileage is unknown.

The 3.8-liter inline-six features dual-overhead camshafts and triple SU carburetors with intake trumpets. The engine was rebuilt by XK’s Unlimited of San Luis Obispo, California in 2014, at which time the clutch was replaced, and the cylinder head was modified with larger valves. Carrillo connecting rods were also added, and additional modifications include a 123ignition electronic distributor, a CoolCat aluminum radiator, a tubular exhaust header, a gear-reduction starter, and a lightweight billet aluminum flywheel. The removed four-speed manual transmission will accompany the car.

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate shows the original colors and drivetrain numbers as well as the build and dispatch dates.

The chassis stamping 890650 is shown above, and the sequence is listed as the VIN on the title prepended with “J64.”

1964 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 Coupe 5-Speed