As one of the most legendary production cars in the world of motoring, Jaguar’s iconic E-Type hardly needs an introduction. Automobile enthusiasts and collectors worldwide consider the E-Type to be one of the most beautiful cars ever produced and one of the best Grand Touring sports cars of the era. With its robust and sonorous twin-cam inline-six, sophisticated independent suspension, and achingly beautiful design, it’s easy to see why it is a cornerstone of our hobby and why everyone from grassroots enthusiasts to world-class collectors want an E-Type in their stable.
We are pleased to present this gorgeous example of Jaguar’s most iconic sports car, offered here in its most desirable Series 1 4.2-litre Open Two-Seater specification. The Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate on file shows a build date of November 16, 1966, and a dispatch date of December 5, 1966 to Dr. John Moe of Hopkins, MN. It rolled from the factory gates finished in Opalescent Silver Blue over a Dark Blue interior, the same livery it wears today.
This Jaguar was treated to a full restoration beginning in 2008 and completed in 2011, and although done some years ago, the car still presents as a fresh restoration. The paint and bodywork are excellent, displaying consistent panel fit and a smooth glossy finish. Sparkling chrome wire wheels set off the beautiful Opalescent Silver Blue color. The interior is trimmed in beautiful dark blue leather, matching carpets, polished wood-rim steering wheel, and proper factory-style vinyl on the sills and door cards.
Powered comes from a 4.2-litre XK inline-six, with both the engine block and cylinder head stampings matching factory production records. Lifting the clamshell bonnet reveals a beautifully detailed engine bay with plenty of polished alloy and authentic details and finishes. The undercarriage is authentically detailed, and while it shows signs of regular use, it is tidy and clean, with updates including an aluminum radiator and stainless-steel exhaust. Records on file include restoration summaries and receipts, as well as the JDHT Heritage Certificate.
The popularity of the E-Type is nearly universal, with great examples found in world-class collections and occupying space in the average enthusiast’s dream garage. This beautifully finished example is the ideal pick for the collector seeking a fastidiously, expertly restored E-Type to show with pride and enjoy to the fullest on rallies, tours, and weekend motoring adventures.
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Stock number 7589
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