1966 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS
|Performance:||265 hp, 4.2 overhead cam, 3 SU carburetors|
|Transmission:||4 speed fully synchronized|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Mileage:||55 miles since restoration|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Other 1:||Body #: 4E3351|
(SOLD) If you're a collector demanding excellence, and you want a classic E-Type that has been proven to be the very best, then this is the XKE for you. This remarkable E-Type has been the subject of a no expense spared restoration by Classic Showcase, and stands as one of the greatest examples currently available in the world today. As a JCNA national champion, this 1966 XKE has received 100 point scores in (3) separate JCNA-sanctioned Concours events in 1 calendar year. As well, it has also received victories at Dana Point and Palm Spring Concours events, where it earned first place awards in its class. Extreme attention to detail was taken during the restoration process, with no expense being spared. It is a matching numbers vehicle that comes with a Heritage Certificate, many NOS parts, and has a great history. The restoration of this vehicle to a Show level included the following: the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. It has received a new triplex windshield and door glass. All mechanical systems and components have been gone through, restored or replaced as needed. The engine and transmission have been rebuilt back to factory specifications, as well as the rear end and suspension. When the engine was re-built, we machined and calibrated with new pistons, oil pump, timing chain, bearings, valves, guides, seals, the head was completely rebuilt, rebuilt the carburetors, clutch system, all new hydraulic system, drive shaft balanced, replaced shocks, the chassis and many other parts refinished in its correct finish, new suspension bushings, NOS fuel pump, all electrical components, instruments, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt, rescreened or replaced, seat frames restored, restored stone guards, new drip panels, rear end completely rebuilt as well as the transmission. All other systems, such as the electrical, hydraulic, cooling and fuel system have been restored or replaced; the car received all new rubber, and a complete new wire loom. The car has also received a new battery, the gas tank has been epoxy sealed, and the radiator has been restored. All britework was re-plated. This car received a complete new custom tailored, and fit, interior in the correct materials by master trimmers. The new proper interior included padding, carpet, panels, dash, and leather seats custom fitted and installed. The top bows were restored with the proper finish, and a new custom tailored convertible top with shot bag was fitted and installed on the roadster. A comprehensive DVD of the restoration process and Jaguar Heritage Certificate of Authenticity accompany the vehicle. This E-Type is without disappointments, and ready for the discerning Jaguar collector who demands the very best!
The most collectible years for the Series 1 E-Type are the 1965-1967 4.2 liter models. These models feature improved drivability, handling, and comfort, and high collectability. These XKEs feature sought-after items such as covered headlights, Triple SU carbs, 4 speed synchronized transmission, improved braking system, comfortable bucket seats, center console with arm rests, toggle switches on the dash, and much more. This XKE example numbered 1E11911, was purchased in Los Angeles and was a very original example; It is one family owned since new, and an original California car with California Black plates. It is a remarkably original surviving E-type with only 71,000 original miles, and had all original paint, interior, and chrome before it's restoration by Classic Showcase, who made it the National Champion it is today.