<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)

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Lot 132
1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER

US$ 175,000 - 225,000
£ 140,000 - 180,000
1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER

Chassis no. 1E 11887
Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,400rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Original US delivered car
*Restored by a marque expert
*Upgraded with numerous modern driving improvements
*Offered with Jaguar Heritage Certificate



THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, Jaguar's E-Type stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type. Indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor.

Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-liter, triple-carbureted, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type's performance furthered the standards set by the preceding XK models: firstly, because it weighed around 500lbs less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.

Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward subframe. At the rear the E-Type's suspension broke new ground for a large-capacity sports car, being independent at a time when most of its major rivals relied on the traditional live rear axle. Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels; those at the rear being mounted inboard alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight.

Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Chassis 1E11887 is verified by its Jaguar Heritage Certificate as being an original U.S. delivered car, which arrived on these shores on the East Coast through Jaguar Cars of New York. A '66 specification model, its first owner is recorded as Edward Douglas Rose, who took delivery of the car in November 1965. For many of the subsequent years, there is little known of its history.

In more recent times, the E-type has benefited from a comprehensive restoration by marque specialists XK's Unlimited in Southern California. The restoration process included a bare metal repaint in a beautiful, ever popular color of Signal red complimented with a supple black leather BASS interior, and a new soft top fitted with the bows restored. The restoration was completed with a wet sand and buff to bring out the lustrous shine that you see today.

During the restoration process, this car was fitted with another matching 4.2 block and head that was restored, with the date code of 1/12/1966, which was within the same series engine as the original. To further enhance the drivability, the gearbox was replaced with a 5 speed fully synchronized transmission to take some of the stress out of longer high speed drives. At the same time, Gaz adjustable shocks, Wildwood brakes with braided stainless steel flex lines, a high torque starter motor, a stainless steel exhaust system, and an alloy radiator with an auxiliary fan were all fitted during its rebuild, as well as poly bushings throughout. Effectively, all of the weaknesses of the original technical design being enhanced for the benefit of current road usability.

There are receipts from XK's Unlimited that total $135,500 being spent on the restoration, which includes parts and labor. There is also and photo documentation of the restoration process. Please note that this does not include the initial cost of the automobile. These will accompany the car upon purchase.

Further detailing and sorting has been carried out by its current owner, bringing the car to the level of a very attractively presented example that has been driven sparingly since this comprehensive restoration. With all of the looks of the first series, and some modern enhancements added it is ready to be driven and enjoyed.
Contacts
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
<B>1966 JAGUAR  E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2-LITER ROADSTER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 1E 11887<BR />Engine no. 7E 52924-9 (see text)
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