A 4.2-liter powerplant was introduced for the dramatic Jaguar E-Type in 1965. Even though the 4.2-liter engine offered the same amount of horsepower as the 3.8, torque was increased, allowing for better tractability in everyday driving. Other minor changes were also introduced at the same time, including furnishing the gearbox with full synchros, installing a new brake booster, and fitting adjustable seatbacks.
This 1966 E-Type 4.2-Litre Roadster has resided in the southwestern United States for most of its life, and received a complete restoration to concours standards by a noted Jaguar specialist less than three years ago. Every component on the car is either brand new or fully rebuilt, and exceptional time and effort were spent in ensuring that this car is just as beautiful inside as it is out, in black over tan Connolly hides.
During the restoration, a handful of minor modifications to the car were made with drivability in mind. The original 3.54 gear ratio was changed to 3.23, making the car more tractable in each gear and comfortable for cruising. Also, four piston calipers were installed on the front brakes, and the car was fitted with a stainless steel exhaust. Additionally, the car is fitted with a correct factory hardtop, making this already magnificent E-Type even more desirable.
To many, an E-Type Roadster is a must-have automobile in any collection, and this example would surely please the most discerning of collectors. As this E-Type features a factory hardtop and upgraded front brakes, gear ratios, and a stainless steel exhaust, it would be just as wonderful to drive as it is to look at. It is surely one of the finest of its kind on the market today.
- Fully restored to concours condition by marque specialists
- Correct hardtop; beautiful finishes with subtle drivability upgrades
- Accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate
Description courtesy of RM Sotheby's