1966 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS

Specifications
Stock: J66-634
Current condition: DRIVER
Performance: 4.2 Liter 6 Cylinder 265 hp engine with 3 SU Carburetors
Transmission: 4 speed manual, fully synchronized
Suspension: Independent Front / Rear
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: Vredestein Spirit Classic 185/15
Vin #: 1E12634
Engine #: 7E8184-9
Gearbox #: EJ7044
Other 1: Body: 4E4172
Description

*Please note that this 1966 E-Type is for sale only as a Classic Showcase restoration project. Please see our restoration page for further information.

This XKE has held long term ownership in one family since 1972, and is showing 93k – which is believed to be original. The E-Type has mostly original interior, and a replacement soft top, and comes complete with service receipts totaling over $7,000 in work. The best part here is – it is a matching numbers example that is a solid car with just minor metalwork needing to be completed. The XKE is running and driving condition now, and is an excellent candidate for a comprehensive restoration to show or show/driver level.

During the course of the restoration, the roadster will receive the following: the vehicle will be 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. The car has not yet been painted, so the color is open to the desire of the purchaser. All systems will be gone through and the engine will be rebuilt back to factory specifications. The transmission, clutch system, hydraulic system will be restored and the car will receive all new rubber. All chrome will be re-plated. The car will receive a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. An MP4 video of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion of the restoration this Jaguar will be a great example to drive, enjoy and compete in shows. History

History

The Jaguar E-Type, unofficially known as the “XKE”, was considered “the most beautiful car ever made” by Enzo Ferrari, who wept when he first saw the car. Revealed for the first time at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1961, the world was shocked by its stunning looks, exhilarating performance and affordability. After more than 50 years, the E-Type continues to stand out as one of the most beautiful and recognizable automobiles in the world and is considered the epitome of Jaguar’s exquisite feel for body design. Designed by Malcolm Sayer, a former aircraft engineer, the car is literally a work of art having been placed as the only automobile in the permanent exhibit of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Sayer used scientific calculations to create the beautiful elliptical E-Type form. Of enduring quality, the E-Type was and is one of the most appealing, intelligent, elegant and intoxicating sports cars ever made like nothing before it, or would ever come after it. More than a half-century later, the E-type remains the gold standard for automotive design. The September 2015 edition of Road and Track had this to say about the E-Type Coupe. “Five-plus decades on, it remains the aspirational British supercar. E-types appear in every top collection, including the Museum of Modern Art’s, and their values still defy the laws of supply and demand. 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.

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