Lot 256: 1966 Jaguar E Type S1 4.2 Litre Roadster
On its Geneva Show debut in March 1961 the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by a 150mph top speed and 0-60 and 0-l00 mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively; fast indeed, and combined with superb roadholding and remarkable docility. In October 1964 it was superseded by the 4.2 litre model; apart from the capacity increase from 3,781cc to 4,235cc and improved torque but the same power, it boasted a new all synchromesh gearbox, improved brake servo and seats, an alternator and the dashboard was now leather faced rather than the aluminium dashboard.This elegant example of the world's most beautiful car left the factory dressed in Valentine beige with a suede green interior and French grey top where upon it arrived at Jaguar Cars, New York on December 9th 1966. The accompanying Jaguar Cars information sheet records the first proud owner as Sherman Miller of Las Vegas. Latterly the vehicle was purchased, already restored but with no recorded date, by the current owner at a UK auction in 1988 and was previously registered "AGS 859D". An accompanying specialist inspection report from 1996 details its condition at that time as in generally good order both mechanically and cosmetically, displaying no visible signs of corrosion. Due to the owners deteriating health and advancing years, he has reluctantly decided to offer the car up for sale. He describes it being in good condition throughout.Presented here with metallic blue paintwork and contrasting blue interior, 1E14052 is offered here with current road fund licence , V5 registration and expired MoT certificates dating back to 1988.
Spirit of Motoring|
Coys, Westminster, London SW1
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£23760|
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