1966 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 4.2 FHC
|Performance:||6 cyl., 265 HP, OHC|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Silver Grey|
|Wheels:||Five 6 inch wire wheels|
|Tires:||Michelin 195 65 R15|
|Other 1:||Body Number: 4E24138|
(SOLD) It’s not every day that you find a CA black plate original car with mostly original features and components. This matching numbers car has limited ownership and is a true survivor with lots of patina. It has always been cared for, garaged kept and serviced regularly. This wonderful e-type has its original seats, door panels, dash material, and dash top which are all in excellent condition. Since it has only been driven 105,732 miles, this car is as tight as it was in 1966. Then you add a fantastic original color combination of opalescent silver grey with a red interior, and you have one very striking car. One of the original features it retains is the original period correct push button radio that still works today. A few items have been added for the driving pleasure of the driver such as: headers, a stainless exhaust, an aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan, and bullet mirrors on both fenders of the bonnet. All the glass is original except for the windshield, but it is all in excellent condition. All the chrome is original and in good condition. This car comes with its tools and jack, and has great history. It has had a complete service performed by Classic Showcase just recently and is ready for the road. This is a very solid car that would be a great daily driver for the collector looking to take his prized Jaguar out for pleasure trips along the coast or through the windy mountain roads.
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.