1966 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 FHC

Specifications
Stock: J66-792
Current condition: UNDER RESTORATION
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: Opalescent Silver Blue
Color interior: Dark Blue
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: 185/15
Vin #: 1E32792
Engine #: 7E8682-9
Gearbox #: 4E24143
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 is a matching-numbers (2) owner since new Colorado car. The E-Type's body is straight and solid, and is currently in a bare metal state, as trimmers in our Upholstery Department create the XKE's interior. The Coupe will feature it's original color and highly attractive color combination Opalescent Silver Blue, with a Dark Blue interior. Once completed and test driven, the Coupe will be ready for your driving pleasure or as a candidate on the classic Jaguar show circuit. Stay tuned for future updates on this Fixed Head Coupe.

During the course of the restoration, the roadster will receive the following: the vehicle has already been 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. 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

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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