To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 1E11887
Estimate: $180,000 - $220,000 US
Often described as one of the world’s most breathtaking sports cars and always considered a “classic of the future,” the basic design of the E-Type was owed to the long heritage of racing success earned by Jaguar and the experiences gained through worldwide racing success with the heralded D-Type.
Launched in 1961 at the International Motor Show in Geneva, the XKE echoed the sensation of the XK 120, perhaps even more. An astonishing performance package, with amazing speed and handling, the XKE’s brand-new four-wheel independent suspension system was so well-conceived, it ended up being used by Jaguar for over thirty years. The Series I 4.2-liter is a very user friendly, sporty driver and is one of the most collectable of the E-Types. Some of the features of this model are covered headlights, toggle switches, full instrumentation with styling and a design that was way ahead of its time, along with center console, and armrests. Other features of this Series I are its raked windshield and taillights, which are placed above the bumper line in the rear deck. Similarly, the parking lights are above the front bumper line in the front fenders. In 1964 when the 4.2 was tested, fuel consumption was road reported at 22-mpg, and a top speed of 140-mph.
This exciting red example has a black soft-top and very tidy black interior. Wire wheels with knock-offs and blackwall tires add to the already blaring and beautiful period style. A wood-rimmed steering wheel, stainless steel exhaust, Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, Gaz adjustable shock, high torque starter and exceptional detailing throughout are all attributes that should garner close attention. 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster