1966 Jaguar E-Type XKE - Stunning Restoration w/ rare factory hardtop...
Price: US $145,000.00 Item location: Gonzales, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: E-Type
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 63,650
- VIN: 1E12288
- Color: Opalescent Silver Grey
- Engine size: 4.2 Liter 6 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual 4-speed
- Drive type: rear wheel drive
- Interior color: Dark Blue
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Jaguar E-TypeStunning frame-off restored Concours level Silver Grey 1966 Series 1 E-Type OTS, ncluding a rare Factory Hardtop, nd with only 63,650 miles.
This particular car exemplifies the beauty and performance of the legendary E-Type as it was originally intended. This is a frame-off restored car with matching numbers (certified by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust/ Trace Certificate #1898)
It was appraised for insurance by AAG a year ago (July 2014) at $150,000 and stated value insured for that amount. Contact me for a copy of that appraisal and additional photos.
Build date was December 22, 965 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars, ew York on January 17, 966. The car was then shipped to John Tune Motors, ashville, N. sometime in March of 1966. The car had remained in Nashville, ntil I'd acquired it in October of 2011.
The original owner was Murrey Mizell "Buddy" Harman Jr., aving taken delivery on April 22, 966 in Nashville. Mr. Harman was a legendary Nashville session drummer and celebrated for being the most recorded drummer in music history, aving played on over 18,000 recording sessions/records during his 40 year career. Mr. Harman, long with a select few other artists, s credited by the Hall of Fame for creating the "Nashville Sound", hich helped establish Nashville as a world renown music mecca.
Mr. Harman is also recognized by the music community as contributing to the sounds and revolutionary Rock-n-Roll era as well. His collaboration and session work is a who's who list of artists from Elvis to Reba to Simon and Garfunkel. The list of artists and chart busting songs with his work is very long and impressive.
Mr. Harmon sold the car sometime in 1967 and it was held briefly by two different owners until purchased by the owner before me on November 11, 971. The car had remained in Nashville since that date and had been in the sole possession of that previous owner for the past 40 years.
All documents pertaining to the history of the car are available and will transfer with the car.
A full frame-off restoration was completed in 2001 at approximately 47,000 miles. A complete and comprehensive documentation of the restoration is available detailing the list of services performed and will transfer with the car. Since this list is much too extensive to detail here, elow is just an overview of the restorative services completed.
Engine completely rebuilt (Specifications documented)
Crankshaft polished and installed with standard bearings
New oil pump
New upper and lower timing chains, uides, ampers and tensioner
New big valve head installed with high performance camshafts
Connecting rod bolts changed to later XJ6 style
New porcelain on exhaust manifolds
New Bell stainless steel exhaust system
Brake calipers, aster cylinder and servo rebuilt and new ss lines installed
Dunlop clutch master cylinder was sleeved and rebuilt with new lines and hoses
New slave cylinder
New transmission synchronizers and bearings
New Borg & Beck clutch installed
All suspension rubbers replaced
New ball joints and tie rod ends
Radiator and heater core cleaned and restored
Radiator fan motor and wiper motor rebuilt
New Kevlar cooling hose kit installed
New hub bearings and shock absorbers
Alternator and starter rebuilt
New fuel tank, ump and hoses
Steering rack rebuilt
New steering column bushings
New complete wiring harness
All electrical items replaced as necessary
All body rubbers replaced
Virtually all chrome pieces and bumpers rechromed
Virtually all cadmium plated pieces replated
Virtually all items requiring powder coating were redone
New correct size Michelin Red Line 185R15's installed
New Dayton wire wheels and knock-offs
Top Frame repaired and restored
New Interior installed
New Black Stayfast top
Complete frame-off body and frame restoration and re-paint
Since the restoration, he car had been driven approximately 225 miles, rimarily for weekly maintenance and an occasional Sunday short pleasure drive. When I acquired the car the mileage was 47,225. Current mileage is 63,650 miles.
During the restoration completed in 2001, ompliance with the existing JCNA Concours Judging Guide (Series I) for originality and authenticity was an important factor. The car had been tweaked to comply as close as reasonably possible to the current JCNA Concours Judging Guide (45th Annual 2003 AGM Meeting).
To provide some frame of reference for the outstanding beauty, riginality and authenticity of this magnificent example, t does comply with the current JCNA Concours Judging Guide requirements for originality and authenticity, ith the following known exceptions.
1. Lucas coil is +/- ......not CB & SW
2. Stainless steel Phillips head screws in headlight rim chrome.....not posi-driv
3. Current steering wheel affixed is not original. Original steering wheel, owever, ill transfer with the car
4. Missing plastic hold down carpet studs
5. No front license plate bracket or tilting assembly which was to be installed by dealer at delivery
6. Upgraded radiator and fan, ir cleaners and fuel pump to achieve appreciatively higher performance, ut all the original equipment transfers to next owner to put back to Concours Judging grade, f desired.
OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING CURRENT CONDITION:
1. There are a few minor scuff marks on the center console and near the radio
2. There are a few minor scuff marks on the driver and passenger side seat top from sometimes forgetting to push seats forward before lowering top
3. An approximately 3 millimeter paint imperfection on the driver's side bonnet left of the chrome dividing strip and another on the boot
4. Small front main seal bearing leak when oil topped off, one when left less than full
5. Seat belt fabric in spots and latches would need further cleaning for Concours competition.
6. Boot cover attachment snaps need to be re-worked
ADDITIONAL ITEMS INCLUDED:
1. Includes all documentation available and transfers with the car
2. Includes original rare manual "pouch" with original manuals and other hard to find original handbooks and pamphlets
3. Includes original and restored jack and pouch
4. Includes original and complete tool kit
5. Includes original and rare, xterior restored Black Factory hardtop
6. Includes additional full set of original wire wheels and second set of tires
7. Includes original steering wheel
8. Includes the original Black boot cover
9. Includes the original Black full cockpit Tonneau cover, ut the snaps reqd are not installed.
10. Includes the original radiator and fan, ir cleaners and fuel pump, tc., hat had been replaced with performance enhancing upgrades.
11. Includes the original.....signed and dated.....Manufacturer's Warranty document
This is an awesome example of a Concours level restored 1966 Series I E-Type OTS. The car is not "over restored" and is not perfect. It is not necessarily a "trailer queen". However, t's condition is Concours level (if original equipment is re-installed by next owner and issues above addressed) and complies very closely with the Concours judging guidelines for Series I's. The car is mechanically sound and cosmetically outstanding. It is ready for driving, how or both, oday.
Contact seller with any questions and for a copy of the AAG appraisal that will also have the interior and engine photos.
Glad to have qualified buyers or their agents personally inspect the car, e are an hour south of Austin, ust need to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Shipping responsibilityof buyer. $500 deposit via PayPal. Balance in full via bank wire within 3 business days of closing.