1966 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS
|Performance:||4.2 Liter 6 Cylinder 265hp engine with Weber carburetors|
|Transmission:||5 Speed transmission|
|Color exterior:||Jaguar Dark Blue|
|Features:||Aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan, Headers, Kenwood CD Player|
|Wheels:||Deep Dish Wire Wheels|
|Tires:||Pirelli P4 P205/70/R15|
|Brakes:||Four-wheel disc brakes|
|Other 1:||Body Number: 4E6019|
(SOLD) This unique 1966 E-Type has held limited ownership, and has been very well cared for. Featuring an exquisite color combination of Jaguar Dark Blue over a fiery Red leather interior, the roadster has received a rotisserie restoration performed by Jaguar professionals. The XKE was taken down to bare metal, metal finished, and painted in the spectacular finish you see today. On this inside, the E-Type's interior was fully re-trimmed and included the addition of a well fit top to compliment the entire look and feel of the car. In addition, an in-dash Kenwood CD/AM-FM radio and a sporty Nardi steering wheel was added to enhance the roadster’s steering and add to its spectacular look. To enhance the roadster’s driving experience, its transmission was upgraded to a 5-speed, along with a gear reduction starter, lightened flywheel, spin-on oil filter, improved cooling hoses, and a new set of high performance Weber Carbs with special linkage. For improved dependability, an electronic ignition system, aluminum radiator (with auxiliary fan), and an alloy header tank were installed. The XKE sits atop a new set of 6-inch wide Pirelli tires, complimented by deep-dish chrome wire wheels; even with all of its upgrades and enhancements, this XKE still maintains a stock appearance that is sure to please the Jaguar collector in search of a fine example of an iconic design.
Launched in 1961 at the international motor show in Geneva, the XKE echoed the sensation of the XK-120, perhaps even more. An astonishing performance package, with amazing speed and handling, the XKE’s’ brand-new 4-wheel independent suspension system was so well conceived, it was used by Jaguar for over thirty years. The Series 1 4.2 is a very user friendly, sporty driver and is one of the most collectable of the E-Types. Some of the features of this model are covered headlights, toggle switches, full instrumentation with styling and a design that was way ahead of its time with center console, and arm rests. Other features of this Series 1 are its steep windshield and tail lights, which are placed above the bumper line in the rear deck. Similarly, the parking lights are above the front bumper line in the front fenders. In 1964 when the 4.2 was tested, fuel consumption was rated road reported at 22 MPG, and a top speed of 140 MPH.