|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1967||Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 November 2017.
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2017-11-23 09:08:07 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 11/23/17
Current bid US $10,099 reserve not met 7 bids 6 days left in auction, seller sniffylou, 65k miles.
This 1966 Jaguar e-type fixed head coupe (2 person coupe, not a 2+2) has always been garaged all of its life and therefore is in excellent rust free condition. This is a great car for someone looking for an honest e-type he can use as is and make better over time.
It has its original matching numbers 4.2 liter engine with the fully synchronized four speed gearbox. White with red interior is the car's original color combination.
This car was "restored" in the early 1980's when these cars were not worth much. Some of the work was not done to the standards we see in current Jaguar restorations. Luckily most things were left original and untouched and overall this would make a great car if a few things are addressed.
Body: I removed the seats to check on the rear floors and found them to be very good. The same thing is true of the trunk floor, doors, rockers and bonnet. Body gaps are very good, especially in the door and rear lid which are trouble areas on many e-type.
Paint: This is by far the weakest part of the car. The body preparation was not great and they could have done a much better job at block sanding the car prior to paint. The car was painted with Imron which has great durability but tends to have a lot of orange peel and not enough depth. Also, white is a great color for an e-type but it looks better when it is has a creamer shade. With a proper paint job this car would experience a major transformation. Do not get me wrong, it is not like the paint is falling off the car, I just think with everything else so good on this car a decent paint job is a worthwhile investment.
Chrome: Most of the chrome is in very good condition. The only ones I might consider chroming are the two rear bumpers and this would be when the car is be repainted. The right left rear bumper overrider is dinged and it would be easier to replace it at the same time. The most important chrome are all the trim parts around the windshield, back glass and on the body itself. Those trim pieces are in excellent condition. Wire wheels are in very good condition.
Mechanicals: It is the original matching numbers engine and it runs great. Engine starts right up and has great oil pressure even after the engine has reached operating temperature. Clutch has very few miles on it and works good. Gearbox shifts very well. Rear brakes (which are a pain to do) and shocks were recently done. The exhaust system is new. Tires are new. The prior owner was mechanically inclined and kept the car mechanically in good condition.
Interior: The interior shows some wear, but has a very nice patina. The most wear is on the driver's seat bottom. The dash top is very nice without cracks. Door panels are very nice. I would leave the interior as is.
Documentation: This car comes with extensive ownership and service documentation from new. The prior owner was the third and he owned the car since 1983.