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The 1966 Jaguar E-Type Roadster is the ultimate version of the original and highly desirable Series I design, featuring a 4.2-litre engine, all-synchromesh gearbox, improved brakes and electrics, and a more comfortable cockpit. The example offered here was originally dispatched to Jaguar Cars in New York on December 6, 1966, and bought new by Sergis Visentin, who is said to have retained the car for several decades.
The consignor acquired the Jaguar when it was partially restored, but complete, and retaining its original engine and gearbox. He entrusted the Roadster to expert Dave Ferguson of Images Auto Body in Campbell, California, who undertook a yearlong comprehensive rotisserie restoration. The Jaguar’s body and bonnet were bead-blasted, expertly repaired, and refinished with Glasurit in its original Cream, and the engine, gearbox, and rear axle were rebuilt, along with all ancillary systems. A red leather interior was expertly installed, as were a black soft top, boot, and correct carpet. All glass was replaced, chrome replated, and a new wiring harness was installed. Once completed in early 2018, the E-Type was extensively driven to identify any components in need of adjustment. About 200 photographs, illustrating various phases of the restoration, accompany the sale, along with receipts and invoices. This outstanding 4.2-Litre Roadster is a particularly fresh example, never having participated in any concours or rally. Those delights await the new, fortunate owner.