1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9

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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé
Registration no. LVJ 7 Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9

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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé
Registration no. LVJ 7
Chassis no. 1E21081
Engine no. 7E6533-9

Footnotes

  • Conceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in coupé form. The car caused a sensation - spontaneous applause breaking out at the unveiling - with its instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The design owed much to that of the racing D-Type, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine, which was the 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit optional on the preceding XK150. Aerodynamically, the coupé was superior to the roadster and the better Grand Tourer, enjoying as it did a marginally higher top speed and the considerable convenience of a generously sized luggage platform accessed via the side-hinged rear door.
    Its engine aside, only in terms of its transmission did the E-Type represent no significant advance over the XK150, whose durable four-speed Moss gearbox it retained. The latter was replaced when the 4.2-litre engine was introduced on the Series 1 in October 1964, a more user-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox and superior Lockheed brake servo forming part of the improved specification together with the bigger, torquier engine. Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements, chiefly to the electrical and cooling systems, and to the seating arrangements. Top speed remained unchanged at around 150mph, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved flexibility.
    Acquired by the current owner in 1990, this E-Type coupé has since undergone a programme of refurbishment and improvements, commencing in 1991 when the engine was rebuilt incorporating a re-ground, lightened and balanced crankshaft together with high-performance camshafts and up-rated valve gear. The body was treated to a 'bare metal' restoration that same year and then in 1993 the interior was re-trimmed. Further work has included the installation of a big-bore exhaust system (in 2001) while in 2004 the suspension was upgraded, the rear hubs and driveshaft universal joints replaced, and wider wheels, vented front brake discs, 4-pot callipers, Koni shock absorbers, a stainless steel exhaust manifold and electronic ignition fitted. Further restoration of the bodywork was carried out in 2005-2006 including a new bonnet and rear wing. A well restored car, 'on the button' and ready for fast road use, 'LVJ 7' is offered with sundry restoration invoices, MoT/tax to June 2012 and Swansea V5.
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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 1E21081 Engine no. 7E6533-9
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