1966 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS

Specifications
Stock: J66-333
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
Color exterior: Golden Sand
Color interior: Black
Mileage: 8,825 showing
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Brakes: Independent Front / Rear
Vin #: 1E12333
Engine #: 7E74609
Other 1: Body Number: 4E7179
Description

Here is a great opportunity to have a Series 1 1966 XKE roadster in an attractive color combination at an affordable price. The roadster has been maintained, enjoyed, and garage-kept by its previous owner. It is equipped with a 4-speed, tripe SU carbs, covered headlights, bucket seats, center console, armrest, full instrumentation, and wire wheels. The XKE is available now ‘as-is’, but would make a wonderful restoration candidate to take to a higher level.

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.