1966 Jaguar E-type XKE Roadster 4.2
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: E-Type
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 71000
- VIN: 1E12XXX
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 4.2
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Jaguar E-Type
This listing is for a fully restored by XK's Unlimited(everything has been gone through, completely disassembled) leaving nothing untouched, 1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster in itâ€™s factory original exterior color opalescent dark green with tan leather interior and a black convertible top. Fully documented. All number matching. Engine, transmission and chassis all havecorrect factory stamped numbers matching the original data plate. I alsohave the Jaguar Heritage Certificate.Paint is chip and scratch free.
Sold back in 1966 out of Beverly Hills, CA new and now located in the Las Vegas area. I am the 2nd owner of the car. Have the original owners information. I have owned the car for almost 20 years.
During the restoration the E-type had some upgrades done for drivability and performance, but I still do retain all of the changed out original parts which were also rebuilt at the same time and will go to the new owner.
Car is all numbers matching with all original body panels. Never had any rust and has never been in an accident.
If you have done your research you know this is the highly desirable 4.2 liter Series 1 sports car which was only available for a short time before U.S. regulations caused noticeable changes in the appearance and specifications in the summer of 1967.This new engine design brought engine displacement up from the 3.8 liter engine improving drivability and giving better low end torque. Also a full-synchromesh transmission was introduced.This is considered one of the best years for drivability of all E-types. Not often you can enjoy using something this much that is also a blue chip investment.
I had a full restoration done at XKâ€™s Unlimited in San Luis Obispo, CA after only bringing in the car for a rear main seal. The car at that time had never been restored. It was a survivor with all of its original parts...not ever even having a repaint. It was a hard decision but decided to do a full restoration. Almost two years later and in the six figures the E-type was finished. When I first saw the car I was amazed at how beautiful the car looked, which of course was expected...but when I climbed in and fired her up I knew I had something special. Taking her through the rolling hills of California wine country was amazing. Hearing her unique exhaust note echo in the canyons while going through the gears, there is no description to give it justice. Only a select few can relate to what Iâ€™m talking about.
The Jaguar E-type was leaps ahead of any car from that era.
Has been regularly maintained now only having 1,500 additional miles since the restoration was completed. Total of only 72,000 original miles since rolling off the dealer floor back in 1966. Complete full documentation with all cost of the six figure restoration will be included with the sale.
Some upgrades done were performance F.I.A Performance stainless steel exhaust system and Stainless steel headers, aluminum cooling system with electric fan, front and back Wilwood disc brakes, and brand new 5 speed transmission built specifically for 6 cyl. E-types. This car drives and handles amazing. Much improved on an already impressive car.
Has its tools, jack, and spare tire as it should. Also included is a custom car cover made specifically for a 1966 e-type. Everything works on the car. Having the added 5 speed transmission makes this car one of the most pleasurable cars to drive at any speed. Just canâ€™t explain how much joy you get from driving this car without actually being in the drivers seat yourself.
The sound of the exhaust as you go through the gears is something that can only be experienced in an E-type.
VIN Number was whited out in picture to prevent any possible fraud.
All shipping cost and inspections are the responsibility of the buyer.
Sold as is where is with no warranty implied. Please come inspect or have the car professionally inspected to see just how nice this E-type is. You will not be disappointed.