1966 Jaguar E-Type OTS Restoration

A Classic Showcase restoration.

About the Jaguar

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. The project started in late 2021, and we are excited to report that the majority of the restorative work has been completed, and is now in our assembly area where our team is installing parts as well as the XKE's newly created interior by our master trimmer in our upholstery department. We chose a deisreable color combination of Opalescent Green with a Tan interior and finely matched Tan top...


This Roadster began its rotisserie restoration transformation in our body shop, where the capable hands of our skilled team of craftsmen stripped the body down to bare metal before carefully positioning the monocoque on a rotisserie, which enabled them to finesse the metalwork and apply leadwork where needed. The XKE was then prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded before being buffed to the wonderful Opalescent Green finish seen on the car today. 

The E-Type was then move to our dedicated assembly area, where the car's parts are being seamlessly integrated, while britework was paid the extra attention it deserved and fitted to the car. The Jaguar now draws nearer to its completion, bringing it closer to the final stages of test driving and fine-tuning it to ensure it performs at the most optimal of levels!

Body, Paint, and Mechanical  Galleries

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1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 history

The Series 1 4.2, a distinguished member of the E-Type family, embodies a harmonious blend of user-friendliness and sporting prowess, rendering it one of the most coveted among collectors. Notably, it boasts a robust 4.2-liter engine outfitted with three SU carburetors and a fully synchronized transmission, ensuring a seamless driving experience.This model exhibits several remarkable features, including a dashboard adorned with toggle switches and comprehensive instrumentation, showcasing a design that was unequivocally ahead of its time. The inclusion of a central console and well-placed armrests further underscore its thoughtful design.Distinctive design elements set the Series 1 apart, with its gracefully sloped windshield and rear deck hosting tail lights positioned above the bumper line. Similarly, the parking lights are thoughtfully situated above the front bumper line in the front fenders, accentuating the car's aesthetic appeal.In 1964, during rigorous testing, the 4.2 model exhibited impressive performance metrics, with a reported fuel consumption rate of 22 miles per gallon on the road and a remarkable top speed of 140 miles per hour. Such attributes contribute to the enduring allure and desirability of this iconic vehicle.ere

Upholstery & Assembly Galleries

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