Lot 279 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (4.2 litre)

Lot 279 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (4.2 litre)

Lot 279 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (4.2 litre)

Lot Number 279
Chassis Number 1E21012
Engine Number E62129
Odometer reading 79,747 miles
Estimate £66,000 - £73,000
  • Genuine UK righthand drive example
  • Matching numbers
  • Restored and in delightful condition

The E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975, with Jaguar creating a legend by combining good looks and high performance all at a competitive price. Established as an icon of 1960's motoring and a great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan, around 60,000 of these were lefthand drive mainly destined for the U.S. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, with the domestic market launch coming four months later, in July of that year. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburettor, 3.8-litre, six cylinder XK engine and non synchromesh gearbox from the XK150S plus some very pretty but upright and uncompromising seats. The 4.2 litre cars were introduced in October 1964 with the same power and top speed of 150mph, but with more torque from the larger engine, a brand new all synchromesh gearbox, some very comfortable seats and brakes more in keeping with that advertised top speed. The 4.2 litre was a far better product and much easier to live with on a daily basis.

This genuine UK righthand drive matching numbers Jaguar E-Type Series I underwent a significant restoration project from 2008 until 2013. During that time the bodywork was painstakingly restored and painted in Signal Red. The black interior has also been revitalised and the chromework replaced where necessary, including four new chrome wire wheels. Mechanically, she also underwent extensive repairs including a full engine rebuild and new clutch. To cope with the strains of modern traffic, a number of improvements were made including upgrading the callipers to four-pot and the fitment of ventilated discs. A Kenlow fan and upgraded radiator were also fitted along with an alternator and uprated starter motor. The exhaust system is stainless steel and fuel delivery is via triple Weber carburettors. The result of this significant time and investment is a Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Fixedhead Coupé that looks superb and is very useable.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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