Jaguar E-Type

Coupe


€175,750
Make
Jaguar
Model
E-Type
Car Type
Coupe
Year
1966
Mileage
1Km
Exterior Colour
Silver
Interior Colour
Red
Engine Size
4.2L
Fuel Type
Petrol
Transmission
Manual
Drive Side
LHD

Pristine Classics

Location
Kerry
Seller Type
Dealer
0669768863
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Description

The Jaguar E Type was introduced to the public at the Geneva Motor show in 1961 and had an instant impact – Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”.

The E Type was in production until 1975 but underwent some changes along the way. The Series 1 was produced until 1968 (whereby all cars built in 1968 are unofficially called series 1 ½).

The series 2 was built from 1968 until 1971 incorporating changes demanded by the American authorities which were mainly the uncovered headlights bigger tail lights and higher rear bumpers. For the series 3, the XK engine was replaced by the V12 5.3 litre engine and the car gained a few inches and weight.

This number matching car was completely stripped and all rust effected sections were removed and replaced with new sections or parts thereof. All joints and repairs are lead loaded (a method used by period car manufacturers instead of fillers) and finished with a layer of modern body finishing.

All brightwork was re-chromed and where necessary replaced.

The vehicle received a full re-spray in Opalescent Silver Grey.

The engine was rebuilt including:

  • New inlet and exhaust valves
  • Main shell bearings
  • Big end shell bearings
  • Pistons
  • Piston rings
  • Timing chain
  • Oil pump
  • Rear oil seal conversion
  • Hardened valve seats for the use of unleaded petrol
  • A new water pump with reduced diameter pulley wheel
  • Stainless steel exhaust with original cast/enamelled manifolds
  • A new alternator
  • An additional electric cooling fan with inline thermostat switch

The original differential (Ratio 3.54:1) with limited slip was also refurbished

The steering and suspension were dismantled, cleaned, stripped and re-painted. Every nut, bolt, bushing and bearing was either reconditioned or replaced with new parts. Polyurethane bushes were used throughout.

A power steering upgrade was fitted at the same time.

Four new back springs and shock absorbers and front shock absorbers were fitted. A Harvey Baileys anti-roll bar system (handling kit) was also added for better road holding. The original steering column was used which will allow the steering wheel to be adjusted in deeps but not in height.

Non original upgrades

  • 5 speed gearbox
  • Aluminum radiator
  • Four pot calipers in front
  • Vented front brake discs and 4 pot calipers
  • Polyurethane bushings fitted all around
  • Stainless steel braided brake hoses and all new brake lines
  • Moto-Lita steering wheel
  • High torque starter
  • Electronic ignition
  • Power steering system
  • Upgraded heating system