Salon Privé

24 - 23 June 2011
Lot 112

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Fixed Head Coupé

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£61,600 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom | United Kingdom

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Chassis No.
1E33576
Addendum: Please note that this vehicle is eligible for import into the UK at a reduced rate of 5% VAT.

265 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones, torsion bars and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower wishbones, trailing lower radius arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, inboard at the rear. Wheelbase: 96"

- Desirable Series I 4.2-litre, LHD, covered-headlamp FHC

- Matching-numbers engine

- Offered from a preeminent Swiss collection

- Restored and correctly refinished in its original black/red colour scheme

- Complete with JDHT certificate and Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook

Unveiled at Geneva in 1961, Jaguar’s E-Type was and continues to be one of the most capable and beautifully styled sports cars ever built. Later Series I examples with 4.2-litre engines are widely considered the most collectable, drivable and user-friendly. From its covered headlamps and the triple SU-carburetted, 265 hp DOHC XK “six” and fully synchronised gearbox, it has all the elements of style and performance drivers look for.

With its monocoque passenger compartment/tail section, tube-framed engine bay and competition-style tilting bonnet, the E-Type was clearly descended from the Le Mans-conquering D-Type, but its well-appointed interior and remarkably compliant suspension made it an ideal two-seat touring car and more than a worthy successor to the XK150.

According to its accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this original left-hand drive Series I Fixed Head Coupé was built on 6 October 1966, finished in black with a red interior – the same colour scheme in which it is presented today. It was shipped to the United States on 1 November 1966, and its first owner was Mr. Luis Marden of Arlington, Vermont. The number of its 4.2-litre six-cylinder engine was 7E 10455-9, the very same motor it has today. Offered from one of Switzerland’s preeminent car collections, this car comes with a Swiss Permis de Circulation. The vendor has informed us that the car is in excellent all-around operating condition.

The aforementioned JDHT certificate confirms the car’s original colours and matching numbers. In addition, the car comes with an Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook. A desirable, late-Series I Fixed Head Coupé, it is sure to enhance any fine collection of significant British motor cars.