1966 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 FHC

Specifications
Stock: J66-352
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: 4.2 Liter 6 Cylinder 265 hp engine with 3 SU Carburetors
Transmission: 4 speed manual, fully synchronized
Suspension: Independent Front / Rear
Color exterior: Golden Sand
Color interior: Cinnamon
Features: Eclipse AM/FM/CD radio
Mileage: 87,028
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: Michelin Red Line 185/15
Brakes: Independent Front / Rear
Vin #: 1E32352
Engine #: 7E7200-9
Gearbox #: EJ6409
Description

It is not often that you find an original, unmolested, matching numbers XKE with an original interior. This fabulous color combination of golden sand and cinnamon, with long term ownership, has only traveled 87,028 miles since new. This is a car that we intend to continue on with the preservation restoration. We will do all the mechanical services to make it a good driver, and then it will be scheduled for paint, and a few remaining details attended to. Once completed, it will be a good contender for the preservation category in Jaguar Concours. It is a very difficult to find such a rare beauty in this condition. The purchase of this gem includes its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, and a jack.

History

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, with all-synchro 4-speed gearbox introduced by Jaguar in 1965, 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.