• Numbers matching chassis, body, engine, and cylinder head
• Original data verified by Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
• Previous long term ownership; beautifully restored and serviced
• Complete with jack, spare assembly and emergency equipment
• Used in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street
3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburetors, 265 BHP, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with torsion bars, double wishbones and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 96"
The hit of the Geneva Salon in March 1961, Jaguar’s sexy new E-Type, went on to steal the show the next month at New York. From the beginning, the E-Type, alternatively known in America as the XKE, attracted universal praise for its design excellence, race-bred performance, and sensuous bodylines that continue to captivate all who experience it. The XKE is also renowned as one of only a few automobiles on permanent display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Based on a rigid competition-style steel monocoque body shell with the front suspension mounted on a subframe, the XKE was directly descended from the glorious D-Type sports racers that dominated Le Mans from 1955 through 1957. The XKE’s advanced independent rear suspension was elegantly designed by Jaguar engineer Bob Knight and proven on the E1A development “mule,” also known as ‘XKE-101’ and the E2A racer campaigned at Le Mans in 1960 by Cunningham.
A highly functional and attractively sporting interior treatment and the well-developed 3.8-litre DOHC ‘XK’ engine, inherited directly from the outgoing XK150S, made the XKE an ideal two-place Grand Touring car. Delivering breathtaking performance to match its appearance, the XKE gained immediate and lasting fame as the world’s first series-production sports car to finally break the magical 150-mph speed barrier – or very nearly do so, depending upon the source quoted. In fact, the XKE was one of very few automobiles capable of mounting a credible challenge in GT-class racing to Ferrari’s vaunted 250 GT SWB and 250 GTO. However, as famed British auto journalist John Bolster wrote of the XKE, its “Figures are all very well, but these almost incredible times are recorded in a silky silence that has hitherto been utterly foreign to the sports car.”
E-Type production began with cars for Jaguar’s export markets in March 1961, followed by domestic production commencing in July. While the XKE kept pace with the changing times and regulatory environments throughout its run, the early Series I cars are particularly valuable today for their heady performance, aircraft-type switches, aluminum-accented interiors, and unadulterated bodylines with minimalistic bumpers and sleekly covered headlamps.
Accompanied by its corresponding Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this 1964 Jaguar XKE was completed at the Browns Lane Jaguar works on August 19, 1963. Numbered 879997, this original left-hand drive, U.S. delivery model was delivered to Jaguar Cars in New York and purchased new by Milano Andersen of Midland, Texas. The car later made its way back east to New York State, where it most recently enjoyed single-owner care for 20 years. It was painstakingly restored several years ago, followed by proper care and maintenance ever since, with the Jaguar continuing to present exceptionally well, as it is offered today. A recent major tune-up was performed on the numbers-matching DOHC ‘XK’ engine, which also retains its original cylinder head, ensuring 879997 will continue to provide exceptional drivability for its new keeper.
Recently, 879997 found a bit of fame with the XKE capturing some important screen time in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 hit movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, as the first big purchase of title character Jordan Belfort, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. Parked in front of a diner, the yellow Jaguar prompted Donnie Azoff, played by Jonah Hill, to approach Belfort and open a conversation that would begin their partnership that would play out over the course of the film. A Certificate of Authenticity from New York’s Picture Cars East confirms the role of 879997 in the movie, and states it was subsequently used in various commercials and photo shoots after the movie filming wrapped.
Reported by the expert consignor to be a fantastic driving example of the iconic Series I XKE, 879997 is exceptionally pure and clearly benefits from an outstanding restoration, proper care, and recent servicing. Desirable items included with the sale of 879997 include the all-important Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, a jack inside its storage pouch, a matching spare tire/wheel assembly, and roadside emergency equipment. Gorgeously presented and well performing, this Jaguar sports many early and desirable features, and is a documented “movie star” that stands ready for elegant and sporting open motoring at its best.
1964 Jaguar XKE Series I OTS