1966 Jaguar E-Type

SI 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe
Sale Price
$160,000 - $210,000
Est. Range
21 January 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Recent restoration
Auction House
Chassis no. 1E32420; Engine no. 7E7367-9. Opalescent Silver Grey over black leather. 4235/265hp, triple SU carburetors, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Dunlop tires.

Evaluation: Represented as matching-numbers. Original colors. Show polished engine compartment. Lightly stretched driver’s seat cushion, otherwise exceptional upholstery and interior trim. Excellent paint and chrome. Restored to high standards in 2015 and still pristine.

Bottom Line: Bonhams sold this XKE at Quail Lodge in 2015 for $198,000 and it is an indicator of how good the restoration is, and how well it is holding up, that it brought pretty much the same price today that it did six years ago. The E-Type FHC is the design that wowed the world when it was introduced and the Series I 4.2 is much more user-friendly than the earlier SIs. It’s encouraging that the bidders recognized this outstanding example with an outstanding price.

by Rick Carey
6 February 2021
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