1966 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS
|Current condition:||UNDER RESTORATION|
|Performance:||6 cylinder, 265 HP, 4.2, overhead cam, 3 SU carburetors|
|Suspension:||Independent Front and Rear|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Green|
|Color interior:||Biscuit, with Tan top|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Other 1:||Body Number: 4E3335|
This 1966 Jaguar E-Type is a numbers-matching example that is in the process of being restored to that of our Show-Driver level. Included in the XKE’s restoration process: the Roadster is currently being stripped to bare metal in our body shop, then it will be placed on a rotisserie where the metal will be finished, leaded, with all body parts fitted to the car and chrome; it will then be prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, and color sanded & buffed to a beautiful Opalescent Green finish.
All mechanical systems are in the process of being gone through, and the XKE's stock 4.2 liter engine is being rebuilt back to Jaguar factory specifications. The transmission, clutch, and hydraulic systems are also being restored, and the roadster will receive all new rubber along with newly re-plated chrome. On the inside, the Jaguar will receive a complete, new custom tailored and fit interior made in the correct materials by our master trimmer in our upholstery department.
Upon completion, this XKE will not only be a great example to drive and enjoy, but one that would be a formidable competitor on the show field as well! Stay tuned to this profile for updates on the progress of this restoration!
*Please note the picture of the XKE above is one of our previous Show/Driver level restorations that featured a Opalescent Green exterior, and just a sample of what this restored E-Type will look like when completed...it is not the actual vehicle on offer.
The series I 4.2 is the most user friendly, best driver, and most collectable of the E-Types. These wonderful cars had a 4.2 liter engine with 3SU Carburetors and a fully synchronized transmission. Some of the features of this model are covered headlights, toggle switches, full instrumentation with styling and design that was way ahead of its time, center console, arm rests, and fully synchronized transmission.