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1965 Jaguar E-Type

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1965 Jaguar E-Type
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1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster

Chassis No. 1E11252
Engine No. 7E4865-9
Body No. 4E2611
Gearbox No. EJ3781

A Benchmark Example for Originality and Preservation

Complete Numbers-Matching Throughout

Largely Original Pale Primrose Yellow Paint over Beige Livery with Factory Hardtop

Originally Owned by Charles L Becker owner of the Handy Andy Texas grocery chain.

Just Three Documented Registered Owners from New

Lifelong Texas Car – Previously out of Long-Term Storage

Offered with JDHT Certificate, Tools, Jack, and Owner's Manual, Supplemental Books, and Copy of the original title.

Recent Inspection, Service and Preparation by Marque Specialists Jeff's Resurrections, Includes Walk Around video with concours Judge Jeff Snyder of Jeff's Resurrections.


Charles Lee Becker – San Antonio, TX | August 30, 1965 – November 25, 1970
Harold G. Richardson – San Antonio, TX | 1970 – November 2004
Kool Kat Cadillac | 2004 - 2019

In 1965, Charles Lee Becker, president of Handy Andy, a grocery store chain based in San Antonio, Texas, celebrated his success by ordering a new E-Type Roadster. Completed on July 7, his car was finished in Pale Primrose Yellow with beige upholstery, a Fawn soft top, and a black hardtop.

Mr. Becker collected his E-Type in Coventry and enjoyed it for five years, driving the car almost 30,000 miles. In November 1970, he sold the Jaguar to Harold Richardson, a fellow San Antonian who served as the E-Type's faithful custodian for the next 34 years. Mr. Richardson kept a detailed logbook dating from 1970 through 1984, when the E-Type was parked with just 40,737 miles. The car remained in storage until his passing in 2004, whereupon it was sold to the previous owner, a collector with a passion for unrestored sports cars. In his care, the Jaguar was returned to running order and has benefited from sparing use. Today, the car retains the unmistakable characteristics of a well-kept, unrestored E-Type.

In late 2019, the Roadster was entrusted to Jeff's Resurrections – a Pebble Beach winning and multiple 99 and 100-point JCNA marque specialist to inspect, service and prepare the Jaguar for its next caretaker. The object was to lightly freshen, both cosmetically and mechanically, with attention to authenticity and originality. The largely original paint and body was cleaned, polished and perfected, complemented by new rubber gaskets throughout the exterior of the vehicle. The car's original upholstery was retired in place for correct matching carpeting, seat and arm rest material – while preserving the remainder of the cabin's trim, all electronics were sorted as well as the cooling system and ignition components with concours-correct replacement leads and associated parts. All fluids and filters were replaced with new, followed by Michelin XVS tires. Finally, a complete steam cleaning detail was performed include underside, engine, jambs as well as paint buff/seal and wax. Over $18,000 invested.

1E11252's chassis, engine, and body numbers match the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, and retains most of its factory paint finish displaying paint depth readings of 4-6mls, as well as its original soft top, Triplex glass, Girling shock absorbers, stickers/decals, and chalk marks. Paint repair was performed by Jeff's Resurrections on the front driverside cowl to repair a crease and chip in the paint. The car is also complete with tool kit, jack, and owner's manual, as well as Mr. Richardson's logbook.

Upon the recent completion of the commissioned service, Jeff Snyder logged a report of the vehicle noting his observations and notions of originality.

“Here is my report on 1E11252
Engine 7E4865-9
Body 4E2611
Gearbox EJ3781

I first looked at the car in 2004 in San Antonio when second owner's family was selling the car. I distinctly remember by the location of the aerial.

Paint overall in exceptional shape with good gloss and no thin spots
Few chips from driving in bonnet.
Original glass in good condition
Original cloth top under original factory hardtop
Body tag present on rear lisc panel. still shows upside down paint runs from factory. Bodies were sprayed enamel in Coventry on a rotator.
All indications of original panels are present
Paint measures 4.0-6.0mils other than leaded areas
Original wiper arms and "dot" Trico wiper refills
Amco bar on bonnet
Bumper seals changed due to condition
Bonnet seal changed due to condition
Hard top and soft top seals changed due to condition
Lucas headlamps present
No rust on chassis
Underside in factory applied underseal
All lights and horns work and could pass vehicle safety inspection

Numbers matching head and engine block with remnants of white marking paint on block over number
Drivetrain appears to have never been removed
Some Hoses , belts replaced due to milage
Front brake hoses changed
Original "red" top brake bottle caps present
Exhaust changed with factory style
Original hose clamps present
Distributor has Pertronix installed for reliability
Not typical radiator cap. Reproduction replacement
Original coil
Original Girling shocks

Mostly original interior
Steering wheel in good condition
gauges/dash covering
door cards
sill covers
dash cover
seats and carpets changed
tools and jack in original bags
Boot in original trim

Jeff Snyder
Jeff's Resurrections LLC

We proudly offer this exceptional Series I E-Type for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.
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