|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||Cotswold Blue|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|7E7693-9||12 March 1966|
|17 January 1966||United States|
|Rest: Nice||Dark Blue|
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2006-03-01 18:17:37 | Peter Pleitner writes:
Was surprised to find it listed here and reported last seen in 2000. I saw it a couple of hours ago (March 1, 06).
I'm its second owner since 1983. I adopted this dark blue OTS with matching factory HT from a gentleman in New York City. It had 26K miles, mostly I-95 to Florida, on it then. I put another 36K wonderful and uneventful miles on it, then disassembled it. I am now reassembling it with a longer axle ratio. And last year I found it a mate, an opalecent blue '65
2006-08-14 16:07:15 | Peter Pleitner writes:
I am its second owner since 1984 and enjoyed putting about 40k miles on it. Its fully documented with dealer delivery papers and includes matching hard top. I'm restoring it due to severely checked paint, leaking head gasket, tired leather, top, and unsatifactory axle ratio, and obtained a FHC as a replacement driver.
2019-02-28 13:42:48 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 3/18
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster
Sold for US$ 194,880 inc. premium
The Amelia Island Auction
8 Mar 2018, 13:00 EST
Chassis no. 1E12457
Engine no. 7E7693-9
*Meticulous nut & bolt restoration
*Desirable matching-numbers, covered headlight example
*Just 2 owners from new
*Accompanied by desirable Hard Top and extensive documentation
The story of this wonderful Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster begins in 1966 on the east coast of the United States, particularly New Jersey, where a Mr. Joseph Frantin received the shiny new sports car in celebration of graduating from law school. He already had a "city" car but this Jaguar became his grand tourer for regular trips to Florida. He did a considerable amount of traveling as a lawyer and employed the Jaguar's silky smooth and powerful inline six to make his trips down south to Florida both rapid and comfortable. An unfortunate injury during the early 80's resulted in an inability to operate the car's manual transmission comfortably, and so the car was mothballed within his mother's garage. In 1985, the vehicle was listed for sale on Hemmings Motor News with roughly 40,00 miles on the clock, and the consigner promptly purchased the car. The Jaguar, accompanied by its original hard top, effortlessly made the journey to its new home in Michigan where the consignor had the voids in its sophisticated monocoque body promptly inoculated from any further oxidation with a marine-grade penetrant.
The consignor enjoyed the E-Type for another 20,000 miles as a bookend in his growing collection. When he added a FHC he started the restoration of this Roadster sparing no expenses and knowledge about what will make this example a "keeper." The original paint was removed the old fashion way without the dirt and moisture trapping residue of media blasting. A thorough inspection with a bore scope validated the efficacy of the inoculation with Corrosion Block (™) which he reapplied sparingly, even this time discretely inside the neatly matched powder coated tubes of the sub frames. One small area of rust on a wheel arch was repaired, then it was painted by professionals using Sikkens single stage enamel for that authentic look. Original spot welds under the trunk, a divot under the tail lights, and seams under the trailing edge of the doors were left factory original. The spare tire well area, cockpit floor and underside were left factory original as well. The original chrome and bright work was restored rather than make reproductions fit. The original engine and rear axle were rebuilt by Stuart Plant of Devon, England, and a new 3.3 to 1 ratio axle gear was installed. Slightly thicker torsion bars, stainless steel exhaust pipes and an all new electric harness were also fitted. The Jaguar was trimmed by Muncie Imports, manufacturer of exact Jaguar upholstery and restoration services for over 40 years.
This fine Jaguar is offered with an extensive history file, restoration photos, its original restored hard top, original tools, jack, pouches, spare tire and wheel, and US sales and delivery papers. A copy of the dealer installed outside mirror is supplied, but up to the next owner to install or not.
2021-01-10 13:41:08 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
Motorcar Gallery Inc in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, previously Ann Arbor, MI
Meticulous nut & bolt restoration Desirable matching-numbers, covered headlight example Just 2 owners from new Accompanied by desirable Hard Top and extensive documentation Factory original spot welds under the trunk, divot under the tail lights, and seams under the trailing edge of the doors highlight the extraordinary restoration of this E-type. The spare tire well area, cockpit floor and underside are factory original as well. The original chrome and bright work was restored rather than replaced with reproductions. The original engine was rebuilt by Stuart Plant of Devon, England. Stainless steel exhaust pipes and an all new electric harness were also fitted. The Jaguar was trimmed by Muncie Imports, manufacturer of exact Jaguar upholstery. The car is in the same exceptional condition that it was at the completion of its restoration. It is offered with an extensive history file, restoration photos, its original restored hard top, original tools, jack, pouches, spare tire and wheel, and US sales and delivery papers. This is one of the finest E-types available. It is also one of the most attractive. If youre looking for the ultimate E-type, youve found your car.