<B>1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster</B><br /> Chassis no. 1E13757<br />Engine no. 7E10599-9
Lot 66
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster
Sold for US$ 242,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster
Chassis no. 1E13757
Engine no. 7E10599-9

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

*Originally owned by Bobby Darin, singer and screen star
*Meticulously restored by renowned marque specialists
*Matching-numbers example in spectacular triple-black livery
*Accompanied by documentation and JHTC


THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.

There have been few better summaries of the E-Type's manifest virtues than the forgoing, penned by the inimitable John Bolster for Autosport shortly after the car's debut. Conceived and developed as an open sportscar, 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 a 140mph-plus 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. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburetor, 'S' unit first offered as an option 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-liter 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.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This stunning E-Type benefits not only from an extensive, recent restoration, but also from celebrity ownership, as the personal car of Bobby Darin, world famous singer, songwriter, television and silver screen star. His ownership is documented on a Colorado title from 1975, which accompanies the car.

Truly magnificent in its triple black livery, this E-Type is a particularly desirable model as it is one of the very last 4.2 liter examples to sport the coveted covered headlights. It was completed on October 22, 1966, and shipped on November 16 as a factory left-hand drive model to a Jaguar Cars distributor in New York. The car was then sold through a dealer in Pasadena, California, to Bobby Darin. Following Darin's death, the car was sold through his estate to Barry Serlis of Longmont, Colorado, in 1975, and then four years ago it was acquired by the current owner in California.

Always meticulously maintained and serviced, without modification or body work, the car was superbly preserved, and the current owner commissioned an open-wallet, nut-and-bolt restoration by marque specialist David Ferguson, of Images Auto Body, Campbell, California. The restoration was completed in February 2016, to concours standards, and is fully chronicled with photographs, receipts and invoices. As is evident from the accompanying documentation, the car was stripped back to the bare metal tub and reassembled according to factory specifications. Only correct, dated components were used in the rebuild, each individually restored and installed with extreme attention to fit and finish. As might be expected of an automobile of this caliber, the engine, chassis, body and gearbox numbers all match, and the car presents today in its original triple black combination, in accordance with the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate included in the paperwork.

Beautifully finished, mechanically correct and aching to get back on the road, this fabulous E-Type brings its new caretaker the prestige and power of an iconic marque – plus the kudos of Hollywood celebrity ownership.

Footnotes

  • Please note this car is titled under model year 1967
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