An undisputed icon of motoring, the Jaguar E-Type combined race-proven engineering with gorgeous styling that has earned it a rightful place in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. The most desirable E-Types are the covered-headlamp Series I models, which were significantly upgraded in 1965 with engine displacement increased to 4.2 liters, a full-synchromesh gearbox, improved braking, and more comfortable seats.
This stunning 4.2-Litre Roadster was built in August 1966 and originally sold to Motor Power Products of San Francisco, California. A Bay Area car from new, its second owner was noted Jaguar collector Mark Miller, who retained the very original E-Type in his personal collection for nearly 20 years. The third owner, Hector Castro of HRC Jaguars in North Carolina, acquired the Roadster from Mr. Miller and embarked on a photo-documented, concours-quality restoration of the 53,000-mile survivor, refinishing the car in its beautiful original Opalescent Silver Blue color.
Since this work was completed in spring 2020, the Jaguar has been fastidiously maintained and still presents beautifully in all respects, a credit to the quality of the restoration and the care it has continued to receive. The current owner, a discerning Southern California collector, has driven the E-Type sparingly, exhibited it at the 2012 Concours on the Avenue in Carmel, and recently commissioned Martin Loge’s JML Restorations to perform a comprehensive service at a cost of over $14,000.
Consistent with its outstanding presentation, this Jaguar is offered with important accessories – books, tools, workshop manual, and an original sales brochure – as well as an album of restoration photos, an unrestored hardtop, and JDHT Certificate confirming its original build details and component numbers. For the collector looking for a truly outstanding Series I E-Type Roadster, the search ends here.