Lot 12

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster

SOLD $253,000


$200,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Highly Desirable 4.2-Litre Series I Roadster
Beautifully Restored and Maintained by Jaguar Specialists
Elegantly Presented in Dark Blue with Biscuit Leather Interior
Ideally Suited for Touring or the Show Field
Offered from a Prominent Southern California Collection

Technical Specs

4,233 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Synchromesh Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes
Independent Wishbone Front Suspension with Torsion Bars and
Telescopic Dampers
Independent Rear Suspension with Coil Springs and Telescopic Dampers
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The E-Type was the brainchild of Sir William Lyons, Jaguar’s founder. When it was introduced in 1961, the automotive press was astonished. Even Enzo Ferrari reportedly called the new Jaguar “the most beautiful car ever made.” With stunning bodywork, elegantly appointed interior, torquey inline six-cylinder engine, excellent independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes, the E-Type quickly established itself as a world-class sports car. The second-generation Series I E-Type was improved through the use of a more powerful 4.2-litre engine and enhanced synchromesh four-speed gearbox.

This 4.2-Litre Jaguar Series I E-Type was the subject of a comprehensive, professional restoration in the early 2000s. After purchasing the freshly restored roadster in August 2003, the consignor sent his new treasure to noted Jaguar restorer John Pollock in Los Angeles to ensure it was in the best possible mechanical and cosmetic condition. The car has since been maintained by the consignor’s full-time mechanic, a Jaguar specialist.

Exquisitely finished in Dark Blue with Biscuit leather interior, gleaming brightwork, chrome wire wheels, and a beige convertible top, this E-Type was painstakingly restored using correct hardware, hoses, clamps, and Lucas electrical components.

Brilliantly restored and expertly maintained, this striking 4.2-Litre Jaguar Series I E-Type is ideally suited for the show circuit or open-air touring in stylish comfort.