1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster
- Immaculate fresh restoration in beautiful colors
- Known ownership history since new
- Numbers-matching drivetrain
- Includes desirable matching removable hardtop
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.