1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1 2+2 - £42,500 Offers ...
This series 1 Jaguar E-Type from 1966 in the rare colour of Opalescent Golden Sand is coming to sale. Our estimate is £40,000-£45,000, get in touch with us to secure a deal before it goes to auction.
Visit the link below to see over 300 images and videos of this special car and also watch an interview with the owner.
Jo is a Jaguar fan through and through and this was clear to see from the moment of arriving at her home not only was this lovely E-Type parked in the summer sun, but it was also accompanied by a newer version the latest F-Type.
Jo bought this E-Type nearly eleven years ago back in 2008 and has used and enjoyed it since especially in the first few years as it was her daily driver big respect to Jo!
The car has been well looked after during Jos ownership. Please see the invoices and receipts to see what has been done over the years. For example, Jo spent over £8,000 in the first year on items like paintwork and complicated fixes including torsion bars. Jo also spent around £7,000 a couple of years later on items such as waxoil, Kenlowe fan, Thatcham alarm, bushes and roll bars, and even over £2,200 on power steering. Yes this car has power steering arguably should have been a factory option.
Jo has not skimped on maintenance and shes now ready to let the car go to a new owner to love and enjoy. Why? Well just because she doesnt use it that much these days and she wants someone else to love and enjoy it.
This is one rare colour and arguably one of the best Opalescent Golden Sand as confirmed in the Certificate of Authenticity, and you can see the original spray behind the gauges in the centre of the dashboard. Please take a look at our write-up and the detail across the videos and photos.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is sitting on wire wheels that are in good condition but would benefit from a good clean please take a look at the photos and video to see in more detail.
Jo had the car resprayed back in 2009 with the windows removed considering this was over ten years ago it has survived very well. There are now a few signs of bubbling that need attending to, particularly on the drivers side please see the videos and images to review the bodywork. The panel gaps and shut-lines do look quite good as these cars are prone to uneven gaps. The passenger door needs its striker plate adjusting, as its not closing flush, however, you can push the door in to review the fit which is good.
The Golden Sand paint is in good condition as mentioned, the car had a complete panel respray in 2009 and the finish is even. Due to the age of the vehicle we recommend you take a look at the extensive video review for all the detail.
Glass and Trim
All the glass on the car looked in good condition. The chrome is good and would benefit from some time spent polishing. We have taken extensive pictures of all the glass and trim for you to assess the full condition.
The original interior was Light Tan and this has been refurbished in recent years with black leather and matching door cards. Although not the original colour, the black leather does look rather lovely against the Golden Sand exterior.
Seats and Carpets
In black leather; both the drivers and passengers seats look in great condition. There is not much wear visible in the normal spots. The carpets look in good condition too.
The dash is in original condition and shows wear in line with the age of the vehicle. Please take a look at the pictures.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
The car still has its original steering wheel and is in good condition please see the photographs and videos for a closer look.
Jo has spent a lot of money over the years maintaining the vehicle for example the torsion bars were replaced and important items like bushes.
Engine and Gearbox
Youll notice by the fluted cam covers that the engine may not be original to the car. This is true, its a 4.2 litre engine but not the one originally fitted to the car, as it doesnt match the CoA or chassis plate. Please take a look at the videos to see the engine start from cold and on the run it did perform very well and returned good oil pressure both when hot and cold.
Suspension and Brakes
As a passenger it felt like the suspension performed correctly as we drove around the Cambridgeshire countryside to a maximum speed of about 50 mph. When coming up to junctions and stopping, the car performed as it should as you can see in the videos.
A short drive on some country lanes, and some traffic through the little villages, the car pulled us along in comfort and felt very smooth. The power steering really making a difference when in traffic and parking.
Electrics and Other
There arent many electrical items on a car of this age, however, Jo has reported that everything is working as it should with the car.
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