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Sold: 1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 2+2

-Desirable 4.2 Series 1 E-Type with 4-Speed Manual
-Well maintained with receipts for suspension, engine brakes and electrical work.
-Exhibits 82,950 miles.
-Preservation Class E-Type
-Never fully restored or disassembled.
-Offered from 30 years of continuous ownership and dry storage.
-Matching numbers engine and picture frame
-Factory original red interior with new leather seat inserts.
-Fully licensed and and driveable in Victoria, BC CANADA.
-Outer panels Repainted in Silver
-Major work since 2003: Fitted aluminum Radiator and electric fan, complete overhaul by David Saville Peck, new Fuel Pump.

E-Type Reborn

At Techno Classica this weekend Jaguar-Land Rover revealed their new E-Type Reborn program.

Lucky for us Autogefühl was on hand to interview and show us Jaguar’s intention.

Furthermore Jaguar Classic are now offering a range of bodypanels for the e-type.

Press Release:

(Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK – 31 March 2017) Jaguar Classic will debut its first ‘Reborn’ Jaguar E-type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in April. An initial batch of 10 expertly sourced and comprehensively restored examples of the iconic E-type are now offered for sale direct from the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in the UK.

E-type Reborn is a complete service from Jaguar Classic, which offers prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible E-type direct from the vehicle’s original manufacturer. The launch of E-type Reborn is a first for Jaguar and extends the successful initiative previously introduced for Land Rover’s Series I and Range Rover Classic models, which will also be on show at Essen.

Every E-type Reborn, which starts with a base vehicle sourced by Jaguar’s E-type experts, is completely restored according to the company’s original 1960s factory specification. Unique access to build records and original drawings held by the Jaguar Heritage Trust, and the team’s decades of experience in restoration up to concours-winning standard, ensure absolute authenticity. Jaguar Classic Parts are used throughout, to maximise the vehicle’s quality, longevity and collectability.

The first vehicle to go through the complete E-type Reborn process is an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe. Originally exported to California in May 1965, the car recorded 78,000 miles before being stored in 1983. It retains its original matching numbers bodyshell, engine and gearbox, all of which have been completely rebuilt by Jaguar Classic technicians.

As much of the original vehicle as possible is retained or refurbished to correct specifications, while any safety-critical parts are replaced with new items from Jaguar Classic Parts. Body panels from Jaguar Classic’s reverse-engineered panel programme are fitted where necessary, to remove corrosion and restore the E-type’s iconic looks with the best fit possible. The E-type Reborn team’s meticulous attention to detail even extends to recreating the correct type of spot-welding when refitting those panels.

A number of sympathetic upgrades from later E-types can be incorporated into the restoration process at extra cost, subject to the customer’s wishes, including improved cooling (using Lightweight E-type-derived parts), all-synchromesh gearbox (if not fitted to the vehicle originally), or Series 2 front brake calipers.

Prices for E-type Reborn restorations from Jaguar Classic are dependent on specification, starting from £285,000.

1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

Hagerty’s Own E-Type

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While researching the gauntlet panel/shift dome/shift tower for our E-Type I decided to lookup McKeel Hagerty’s own 1966 E-Type.

That’s because his car is a 20,000-mile, original-paint and original-interior survivor.

The car is almost completely untouched from original delivery minus a few items like hoses, clamps, ignition loom and header tank.

Here it is pictured from the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Chassis 1E11307 for reference.

E-Type 1E32915: Donor Engine

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This 1966 Jaguar Mark X 4.2 will soon be scrap metal for future appliances.

That’s right. We are parting it out for a new heart in our engineless E-Type FHC. Peder Mansson is also getting the steering box for his cars in Switzerland.

But don’t fret too much because this big Jag (the biggest model they ever made) has sufferred from rot, including a leaky window seal that soaked the harness, gauges, switches and wooden dashboard for years.

The engine swap isn’t completely straight forward. The engine and cylinder head are identical units to the E-Type, but the engine mounts, water pump, exhaust headers, oil pan, oil filter housing, intake manifold and carburettor linkage are different.

With a minor rebuilt and repaint we are one step closer to getting the FHC on the road.