<b>1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E12457<br />Engine no. 7E7693-9

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Lot 112
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster

Sold for US$ 194,880 inc. premium
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster
Chassis no. 1E12457
Engine no. 7E7693-9

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

*Meticulous nut & bolt restoration
*Desirable matching-numbers, covered headlight example
*Just 2 owners from new
*Accompanied by desirable Hard Top and extensive documentation


THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

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.

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

The story of this wonderful Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster begins in 1966 on the east coast of the United States, particularly New Jersey, where a Mr. Joseph Frantin received the shiny new sports car in celebration of graduating from law school. He already had a "city" car but this Jaguar became his grand tourer for regular trips to Florida. He did a considerable amount of traveling as a lawyer and employed the Jaguar's silky smooth and powerful inline six to make his trips down south to Florida both rapid and comfortable. An unfortunate injury during the early 80's resulted in an inability to operate the car's manual transmission comfortably, and so the car was mothballed within his mother's garage. In 1985, the vehicle was listed for sale on Hemmings Motor News with roughly 40,00 miles on the clock, and the consigner promptly purchased the car. The Jaguar, accompanied by its original hard top, effortlessly made the journey to its new home in Michigan where the consignor had the voids in its sophisticated monocoque body promptly inoculated from any further oxidation with a marine-grade penetrant.

The consignor enjoyed the E-Type for another 20,000 miles as a bookend in his growing collection. When he added a FHC he started the restoration of this Roadster sparing no expenses and knowledge about what will make this example a "keeper." The original paint was removed the old fashion way without the dirt and moisture trapping residue of media blasting. A thorough inspection with a bore scope validated the efficacy of the inoculation with Corrosion Block (™) which he reapplied sparingly, even this time discretely inside the neatly matched powder coated tubes of the sub frames. One small area of rust on a wheel arch was repaired, then it was painted by professionals using Sikkens single stage enamel for that authentic look. Original spot welds under the trunk, a divot under the tail lights, and seams under the trailing edge of the doors were left factory original. The spare tire well area, cockpit floor and underside were left factory original as well. The original chrome and bright work was restored rather than make reproductions fit. The original engine and rear axle were rebuilt by Stuart Plant of Devon, England, and a new 3.3 to 1 ratio axle gear was installed. Slightly thicker torsion bars, stainless steel exhaust pipes and an all new electric harness were also fitted. The Jaguar was trimmed by Muncie Imports, manufacturer of exact Jaguar upholstery and restoration services for over 40 years.

This fine Jaguar is offered with an extensive history file, restoration photos, its original restored hard top, original tools, jack, pouches, spare tire and wheel, and US sales and delivery papers. A copy of the dealer installed outside mirror is supplied, but up to the next owner to install or not.
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<b>1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E12457<br />Engine no. 7E7693-9
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