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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC

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£68,900

  • Mileage~10,263 on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationLeamington Spa

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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

The Jaguar E-Type is an instantly recognisable shape even to a non-petrolhead - this particular example is something a bit special.

With the long bonnet and a 4.2L inline-six hiding underneath, it is thing of beauty. It isn't just pretty to look at, it also has an ability to get up and go. With 0-60mph dispatched in ~7.0 seconds and on to a top speed exceeding 150mph - quite a thing in the '60s.

This specific car lived in Texas until 2017 when it was brought back to the UK by Jaguar Classic to go into their preparation and resale program. However, it ended up in storage as the project was cancelled and that's when Paul stepped in to buy it. It's had recent extensive servicing work which included a brake overhaul, new exhaust, and ignition system refresh. On top of that, the cabin is largely new too, making this a beautiful example of the "Series 1" FHC.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Paul the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Paul told us the car is in its original colour scheme of Opalescent Sliver Blue with a Dark Blue interior - a stunning combination we think.

Paul has owned the E-Type since 2021, he has carried out necessary work on the car including a new battery, header tank, cooling hoses, stainless steel exhaust, master brake cylinder and servo, front brake calipers and low pressure vacuum hoses.

The E-Type has been upgraded with a modern alternator and electronic ignition, as well as being fitted with wider wheels and new Pirelli P4000 tyres, giving a nicer appearance and better handling too. It also features a UK spec rear axle ratio (3.07) with the speedometer being calibrated to this.

Paul told us he has covered around 200 miles since the work has been done to shakedown the car - it has performed faultlessly.

Oh and for those of you that don't know Paul, well he worked for Jaguar Cars / Jaguar Landrover Ltd as an Engineering Manager for over thirty years. His career took him through core Engineering Design to Special Vehicles and latterly Jaguar Heritage / Jaguar Classic where one of his achievements was the technical strategy and planning for the ‘E Type Reborn’ Programme. Paul also worked on various projects that included the re-manufacture of body panels for the E-Type and replacement tyre development for XJ220. Paul really is an E-Type specialist and fastidious in his nature on any mechanical or engineering job he works on.

If you’re seriously considering buying an E-Type then Paul is the person to buy it from.

Paul
Trade Seller

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Exterior

Beautiful lines, stunning colour, an iconic car from all angles - this example is simply beautiful.

Wheels and Tyres

The chrome wire wheels looked in great condition, with no kerb markings. Being ultra picky, we did notice some slight marks on the centre lock of the wheels but nothing major.

This car has wider 6J wheels with as new Pirelli P4000 205 /70 ZR 15 tyres for appearance and handling improvements.

Please have a look at the photos and video below to asses the condition of the wheels and tyres for yourself.

Bodywork

Bodywork is in excellent condition - and all panels look to line up very well too.

If were being picky we did notice a couple of scrapes on the underside of the body with a little bit of corrosion coming through, but this is only a very slight issue we think. There's a very small ding on the NS bonnet - you'll have to look hard for it.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

The beautiful Opalescent Silver Blue paintwork looked great in the summer sun. We didn't notice any swirl marks on the car, we did notice what appeared to be a slight scratch just in front of the driver's door. We also noticed a few blisters on the lower side of the driver's door, this is thought to likely be a paint reaction because it's showing on a few places on the body that are not consistent with rust, and that fits with the cars' location history.

There are also a number of paint chips and marks here and there consistent with an older repaint. The paint isn't perfect but the overall effect is very impressive as the images show with a nice level of gloss and shine supported by very nice panel gaps and profiles throughout.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks to be in good condition - we didn't notice any chips or cracks in any of the glass.

The chrome trim looked to be in good condition too with very little pitting.

The front passenger side bumper looks a little worn and Paul told us he had another one that looked in better condition which he would swap onto the car.

Please view the photos and video below to review the condition of the glass and trim for yourself.

Interior

A shoes off policy for this beautifully trimmed blue leather interior - sounds excessive but you'll understand when you see the images.

Seats and Carpets

The car is presented with largely new cabin trim to include leather seat covers, carpets, ambla and hardura trims and dash under cards.

Paul tells us the footwell carpets and their insulation are new - we just noticed that the carpet on the rear looked a bit tired.

Please take a look at the photos and video below to decide on the condition of the seats and carpets for yourself.

Dashboard

Classic dials, the two main ones, speedometer and rev counter sit large behind the steering wheel. All the switches you need sit across the wide dashboard - all looked to be in working order,

Paul told us the trip didn't work on the speedometer but the speed indicator works well.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The lovely classic wooden rimmed steering wheel sits proud in front of the driver, looking it good condition around the rim.

The wooden topped gear stick looked to be in good condition too with little signs of wear, even the gator around the bottom looked in good condition.

Please take a look at the photos and video below to check the condition of the steering wheel and gear stick for yourself.

Mechanics

The 4.2L inline-six peeks out from the vents in the bonnet - a lovely sight.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine started first time with no issues, it sounded great and looked in good condition too, with no oil leaks noticed during our visit. This is to be expected given the ignition refresh the car has had; new plugs, leads, caps and conduits, electronic ignition along with a new battery. The car has also seen a new header tank and cooling hoses and a new stainless steel exhaust as part of the work.

The gearbox performed well also, with smooth shifts and no unusual noises witnessed from either the engine of gearbox. Importantly it has a Euro spec rear axle ratio (3.07), exactly per a UK car, for relaxed cruising and the speedometer is calibrated to suit. Please take a look at the cold start in the "On The Road" video to see for yourself the performance of the engine and gearbox.

Suspension and Brakes

On our drive with Paul the suspension seemed to perform well, we didn't witness any strange noises coming from the suspension. The brakes have had a recent overhaul with new master cylinder, associated low pressure and vacuum hoses, along with new front calipers, and performed well.

Please take a look at the on the road video below to see how the suspension and brakes performed.

The Drive

As mentioned above the E-Type was running well, the gear changes were smooth and the car managed the bumps well, with no knocking noises witnessed - a pleasure to have a ride in.

To see the E-Type in motion please take a look at the on the road video below.

Electrics and Other

Electrics including the radio were working as expected, and Paul told us all the electric were in working order apart from the aforementioned speedometer trip that is stuck at 10,263, and the clock.

History and Paperwork

Originally from the US and now back in the land of its manufacture - a simply stunning S1 E-Type that's ready to be used and enjoyed, after recent extensive servicing and a ~200 mile shakedown.

The car comes with a small amount of paperwork as it has only been in the UK since 2017, however, it does come with title certificate from its time in California, as well as an import certificate and recent MOT. A heritage certificate has been applied for and will be added later this week.

Paul will be more than happy to answer any questions in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house. This is an auction on behalf of a trade seller and normal auction rules apply, i.e. there is no warranty, no return policy and bids are binding with more info in our terms and conditions.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
29.04.2022 MOT 10,262
27.04.2022 Registered in UK
13.03.2018 Imported to UK
29.11.2017 US Title
Key Details
  • ModelE-Type Series 1 FHC
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Year U.S1966
  • Reg. Date UK01.05.2022 - PUB 587D
  • CC4,200
  • Mileage~10,263 on clock (stuck)
  • ColourOpalescent Silver Blue
  • Interior ColourDark Blue
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #1E31517
  • Engine #7E5258-9
  • Matching #sYes - See Heritage Cert.
  • Heritage Certificate?No - Application in Progress
  • Last Service29.04.2022
  • MOTYes Valid Until 28.04.2023
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers0 in UK
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre Age2017
  • LHD or RHDLHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypeTrade (No Warranty)
  • Owned~5 Years
  • Key FeatureBeautiful / Original S1
  • Auction ID505630







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rodders
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rodders

Has the underside any corrosion? Has it been properlyy restored underneath or is it originaland in good order? Many thanks, Regards
Rod

JNP
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JNP

Hi Paul, are there any fluid leaks (oil etc)?

grampsc8
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grampsc8

what would be a ballpark number to send the car to ontario canada?

PeterPan
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PeterPan

Hi Paul, This morning I forgot to ask you about demonstrating reverse gear. Does it engage easily and does the clutch bite without juddering?

Andrew

Adam - Trade Classics
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*** Heritage Certificate *** Paul has now received the Heritage Certificate proving the car’s originality / matching number status. Please see paperwork to see the image or click here:

https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/jaguar/1966-jaguar-e-type/#gallery5-1

PeterPan
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PeterPan

Paul, not much is said about the solidness of the bodywork. It looks like new footwells are fitted. Is there any other metalwork that has been done, such as the boot pan, doorskins or sills?

I am hoping to visit tomorrow at 10 am but waiting to hear confirmation

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