Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa
18 - 19 August 2017
Lot 232

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

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$253,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California

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Chassis No.
1E 14412
Engine No.
7E 11665-9
Gearbox No.
EJ 12297
Body No.
4E 6159
  • Immaculate fresh restoration in beautiful colors
  • Known ownership history since new
  • Numbers-matching drivetrain
  • Includes desirable matching removable hardtop
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Please note that this lot is titled as a 1967.

According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this E-Type was built on 22 December 1966, finished in Opalescent Maroon over black with a matching soft top. It was sold to its first owner, Peta Hosta Jr., in January 1967 through Jaguar Cars in New York. Mr. Hosta maintained the car until 1970, when it was sold to Katherine Johnson. Ms. Johnson used the E-Type for a few years until she married and moved to a new home, leaving the Jaguar parked in a barn at her family farm. There it remained until her passing, when it was sold as part of her estate. Subsequently it was owned by noted Jaguar expert and collector, Terry Larson, before its acquisition by the current owner.

The owner, a highly knowledgeable E-Type restorer, disassembled the car and completed a beautiful restoration, with a beautiful original body refinished in an elegant shade of Opalescent Dark Grey, contrasting with the Cinnamon interior. The engine was rebuilt by Scottsdale Auto Machine and includes new pistons, a reground crank, resized rods, a rebuilt cylinder head, and dynamic balancing, to ensure smooth running. The gearbox was also rebuilt and now enjoys new bearings, syncho rings, and seals, while the differential received new gears, bearings, and seals, and now has a 3.33:1 final drive ratio. The wheels are one inch wider than the factory items, allowing a 205-70-15 Michelin to fit, improving the overall ride quality and handling.

The owner notes that all numbered components are still present and correct as they left the factory. Further, the car is offered with a correct hardtop, a desirable option that improves the lines of the car while offering more headroom than an erected soft top.

This beautifully restored automotive icon simply ticks all the boxes.