1966 Jaguar E-Type SI

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    7E 9740-9
  • Engine number 
    1E 1331-3
  • Lot number 
    847
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Red Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £110000 - £130000. <ul><li>Supplied new to New York in 1966. Returned to the UK in 2017. 40,000 miles indicated</li><li>Striking and unusual colour combination of Gloss Black with a Red interior and soft-top</li><li>Matching numbers (chassis, engine, gearbox and body) as per the Jaguar Heritage Certificate</li><li>Total nut and bolt professional restoration with no expense spared during the last 12 months</li><li>Converted to right-hand drive during the restoration </li></ul><p> </p><p>The E-Type that Enzo Ferrari said was the "most beautiful car in the world" when it was first introduced in 1961 was not black with red leather. If it had been - he may well have passed out on the spot! This absolutely gorgeous E-Type is a 4.2 series I Roadster from 1966 and was originally finished in Gloss Black with red leather - a very rare original colour combination. Truly stunning!</p><p>It was supplied new to Jaguar Cars of New York where it was to remain until imported last year to the UK by our valued regular client vendor who is an expert and professional Jaguar restorer. The car is totally matching numbers (chassis, engine, gearbox and body number) as confirmed by the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate in the car's history file.</p><p>During the last 12 months, the car has had a total nut and bolt professional restoration with no expense spared.  The body has been taken back to bare metal and professionally resprayed to a very high standard with all panel gaps neat and level. A new factory soft top has also been fitted. The engine has been stripped, checked, parts replaced where necessary, and re-assembled as have both the gearbox and rear differential. New brakes (callipers and discs) have been fitted, the suspension has been stripped and rebuilt and new shock absorbers, a new stainless exhaust, and new wire wheels with new correct tyres have all been fitted.</p><p>Whilst restoring the car to the amazing standard that you see today, it was swopped from left to right-hand drive, a process that is considerably easier when all the trim and dashboard are out of the car pending its respray. Showing 40,000 miles on the clock this is a very special E-Type offered at an absolute fraction of what it would cost you to buy and restore to this standard today.</p><p> </p><p> </p>