Home > Previously Sold > 1966 Jaguar 4.2 Litre E Type Open Two-Seater
Chassis No: 1E. 1471 Engine No: 7E. 8026/9
The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. It combined sensational looks, high performance and competitive pricing that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. On the cars public release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”.
The Jaguar 3.8 Litre ‘E’ Type was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carbureted 3.8 Litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK engine from the XK150S. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8 Litre engine was increased to 4.2 Litres in October 1964.
All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958. The first series motorcars can be recognized by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small “mouth” opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear.
Our Jaguar ‘E’ Type was first registered on the 3rd of March 1966 to the supplying Jaguar Authorized Dealer, Kays of Derby. On the 18th of March 1966, they transferred ownership to Mr. Osmund Stuart Scott & he kept the motorcar for over 19 years & covered a grand total of 93,256 miles!
Mr. Scott sold the Jaguar to his then neighbour, Michael Otton, an Official Land Rover Dealer in Shaftesbury on the 22nd of April 1985 & Mr. Otton kept the car for a further 21 years, covering an additional 17,000 miles!
During his tenure, Mr. Otton scrupulously maintained the Jaguar to Jaguar factory standards, logging all work completed in the correct Jaguar Periodic Maintenance Voucher Booklets.
Keith Slade became the ‘E’ Type’s Third private owner in 2006/7 & continued to love & cherish the motorcar. He carried out improvements & upgrades that enhanced the cars already superlative qualities, they included:
• Five Speed Broad Sport Gearbox (100 MPH @ 3000 RPM)
• Lightened & Balanced Engine
• 6 Adjustable Koni Shock Absorbers
• Rob Beere Adjustable Anti-roll Bar
• Electric Cooling Fan with Full Flow High Capacity Radiator
• Fully Electronic Ignition
• Lucas H4 Halogen Headlamps
• High Ratio Steering Rack
• Six Branch Stainless Steel Exhaust System
• 6 ½ “ Stainless Steel Centre-lace Wire Wheels
Mr. Slade sold the motorcar on the 26th of June 2011 since when the ‘E’ Type has covered less than 2,000 miles.
In April 2013, marque specialists carried out a comprehensive road test, inspection & report & carried out all necessary works, the cost of which was £9,038.33.
A comprehensive service file is naturally included in the sale & it includes:
• Original “Green” Registration Document
• Two Original Jaguar Periodic Maintenance Voucher Booklets
• Supplying Dealer Original Sales Folder
• Original Jaguar Operating, Maintenance & Service Handbook
• Original Jaguar Oil & Lubrication Charts
• Sundry Other Original Jaguar Documents
The current total mileage of our outstanding Jaguar 4.2 Litre ‘E’ Type Open Two-Seater stands at 122,610, fully documented from when new in 1966! Surely a unique opportunity to purchase & own one of the most iconic motorcars of the 20th century.