1966 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 FHC
|265 hp, 4.2, 3 SU carburetors
|Independent rear and front
|Opalescent Golden Sand
|Chrome Wire Wheels
|Front and Rear Disc brakes
|Body Number: 4E23344
February 2024 Update: Our team has completed paint and bodywork to this 1966 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, and the assembly of the E-Type is progressing quite nicely; be sure to check the photo gallery for recent progress pictures! This E-Type appeared to be an original California car due to the “J66” added to its VIN (something exclusive to E-Types sold in California back then) and benefited from nearly 40 years of single ownership by an elderly Jaguar enthusiast in Colorado who took good care of the car.
Included in the restoration process the vehicle has been stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, and all body parts were fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems were gone through and are being replaced or rebuilt where necessary, and the engine has been rebuilt back to factory specifications. The fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems have also in been restored. All chrome has been re-plated where needed, and it is in the process of receiving a completely new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our master trimmer in upholstery department. Stay tuned to this page, and we get closer and closer to completing the restoration of this Series 1 XKE!
A flash drive containing images and video of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion of the restoration, this Jaguar will be a great example to drive and enjoy, compete in your favorite Concours events, or simply to collect as a Blue-Chip investment.
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.