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The 4.2 litre Jaguar E-type was the natural evolution of the 3.8 Series 1 Jaguar E-type, with a larger engine and more luxurious interior to make it more suitable for the American market, the 4.2 litre E-type was regarded at its time as the more refined model due to the introduction of synchro gearbox, servo brakes and a more luxurious interior including larger seats.
This Series 1 4.2 Roadster was manufactured for delivery in USA in September 1966 and supported by a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, finished in Carmen red with an immaculate black interior with a black mohair hood and hood cover (all original colours).
The car underwent an extensive restoration in the USA in 2004 and comes with a large photographic record of restoration and comprehensive history file. Restoration covered every aspect to extraordinary detail across bodywork and mechanics including:
• Full engine, gearbox, carburettors and independent rear suspension rebuild;
• Upgraded cooling system with more efficient water pump; heavy duty radiator and Kenlow fan with 40 amp fuse;
• Upgraded high performance leads, electronic ignition and modern starter motor;
• Beautifully detailed engine bay and rear boot floor and sump;
• Discreet I-phone wire to sound system;
Since being shipped to the UK in September 2014, the car has benefited from a bare metal re-spray along with engine bay detailing, professional RHD conversion and some upgrading mechanical work:
• Modern fan
• Stainless steel exhaust
• Electronic ignition
This is a beautiful car with excellent shut lines and has an exceptionally detailed engine bay, rear boot compartment and independent rear suspension. With its well-kept original black interior, this car has been tuned to perfection with exhilarating responsiveness on both the throttle and brake that provides the most exciting and stable drive. With a perfectly tight quick synchro gearbox and no squeaks or rattles, this Series 1 E-type is a joy to drive.
MOT till May 2018 and all UK documentations, as well as the original handbook and heritage certificate are present with the car. If you would like anymore information or would like to arrange a viewing, then please email us or call on 01732 852762