Woodham Mortimer

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe


  • Year: 1966
  • Configuration: LHD
  • Engine: 4200 cc
  • Price: SOLD


Just arrived – E-Type 4.2 FHC 1966 LHD

This fascinating E-Type is a very original one-owner car that was delivered new to Geneva before being imported to the UK and subsequently dry-stored for almost 30 years.

Constructed as a LHD Coupe with the new 4.2 Litre engine this E-type was delivered new to a Mr Moustafa Ammar, a diplomat living in Geneva and working for the Swiss Embassy. According to the original Bill of Sale that comes with the car, Mr Ammar took delivery of the Jaguar on June 14th 1966. It came with an optional Becker radio and key operated aerial and was finished in Opalescent Dark Green with Light Tan interior. During his time in Switzerland Mr Ammar used the car comprehensively, driving around Europe and even on occasion taking the long journey back to Egypt, as confirmed by Petrol receipts found in the car. Both Ammar and the E-type remained in Switzerland until 1970 when he was posted to the Egyptian Embassy in London. Naturally he brought the car with him, registering it in August of 1970, which explains the J registration number it carries to this day. Over the next 19 years the car was similarly well-used until a major engine overhaul was required in 1989. This work was undertaken by Martin Pyke at Classic Spares. For reasons unknown, following the successful completion of this work the car saw limited use, covering only 100 or so miles, before being put into dry storage later that same year. Recently awakened from its slumber it has now been acquired by JD Classics and remains in incredible unrestored condition. The car is very solid and although the paintwork shows some signs of its age the interior is wonderfully patinated and with a sympathetic mechanical and cosmetic overhaul the car could be used as is. Alternatively JD Classics could undertake a full restoration to individual customer requirements. Accompanied by a fascinating history file including the aforementioned Bill of Sale, original warranty, MOT certificates, registration documents and numerous receipts and other paperwork, it offers a very rare opportunity to acquire a one-owner Series 1 E-Type with rock-solid provenance with all Numbers Matching the vehicle's factory data sheet.

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