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1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 FHC
Lot No.: 133
Registration: TJH 481D
Chassis Number: IE 21408
Engine Number: 7E 9230-9
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 34,000
Sold for (£): 33,925
Introduced in May 1961 the Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC was a sensation with classic good looks and performance unrivalled at the price. Often heralded as the most beautiful car of all time Jaguar, not surprisingly, made no significant changes till the introduction of the 4.2 engine in October 1964. Additionally they incorporated an all syncromesh gearbox, increased legroom and better torque from the new capacity engine. This resulted in the best driving E-type and now Grand Tourer to match the best being produced by its rivals. The E-type still continued to hammer the opposition on pricing.
On offer is a genuine RHD matching numbers Jaguar E-type 4.2 FHC as a perfect base for restoration in a potentially stunning combination. Originally supplied new by Henlys London in Opalescent Dark Green with Beige interior to a Mr. R.W. Russell. The history file shows one owner since 1974 and garage stored since 1979. The mileage of 79,000 miles is supported by various MOT's and believed correct. The original interior has great patina and still retains its after market period steering wheel. Supplied with Jaguar Heritage Certification.
Recently Jaguar E-type values have taken another 'hike' as the euphoria of the 50th Anniversary settles making the restoration of this correct E-type a very worthwhile proposition.