1966 Jaguar XKE-Series I Coupe 5-Speed
Final bid: $139,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Reserve Ended
9 bids, 11 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1966
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK-E Coupe
  • VIN: 1E2883
  • Mileage: 84,843mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Opalescent Silver Grey
  • Seller Type: Dealer (Consignment)
  • Location: Muncie, IN 47303
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0034565

Representing the original version of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type sports car, this 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I Coupe was originally sold through Sommer in Copenhagen, Denmark, before being imported to the United States where it reportedly spent over 40 years under the care of the same family in California. The car features an upgraded Cosworth 5-speed manual transmission paired with its 4.2-liter inline-six engine as well as an upgraded adjustable suspension, cooling system, alternator, and air conditioning system. Benefitting from recent maintenance and refurbishment by the specialist at Muncie Imports and Classics, this XKE is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Indiana.

The XKE Series I is sought after for its glass-covered headlights, small front grille, and split chrome rear bumper. This fixed-head coupe came factory-finished in Opalescent Silver Grey and had been previously modified with a Series II-style front end which was reverted by Pumphrey & Co. of Campbell, California under prior ownership. It then underwent a full rotisserie repaint in its original color by Images Autobody of California in 2016. It has been equipped with a Walpres driver-side mirror and rides on a set of chrome 15” wire knockoff wheels. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

The cabin is trimmed in black leather upholstery with matching carpets and a three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel. Accessories include lap belts, analog Smiths instrument dials, toggle switches, rubber floor mats, a padded armrest, pop-out rear vent windows, and an upgraded air conditioning system from Clayton Classics. The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

Power comes from a 4.2-liter XK inline-six engine featuring triple SU carburetors, an upgraded high-output alternator, an updated electric starter, and a CoolCat aluminum radiator with an electric fan. The rear wheels are driven by an upgraded Cosworth 5-speed manual transmission. The chassis includes four-wheel disc brakes and an upgraded suspension with adjustable front shock absorbers as well as upgraded torsion bars and sway bars. The seller indicates that the vehicle has been meticulously maintained and recent mechanical refurbishment was completed by the Jaguar specialists at Muncie Imports and Classics.

This sale will include some documentation, a spare tire, and a clean title.

The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting the auction. This E-Type is made to be driven. Recent services completed. Please feel free to ask any questions.”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $139,000
  • Auction End: 2023-09-28 18:50:50+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 9
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  • kascars08 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $139,000

  • MuncieImportsandClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @AutoLongevity Apologize they are being uploaded now. There was a malfunction.

  • PCARMARKET 2 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • DivideR 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • MuncieImportsandClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @AutoLongevity heritage trust certificate is in the photos. The engine is a replacement engine. Not a numbers matching engine. The head is a replacement cast head. No numbers visible where they would normally be. I will upload a photograph.

  • AutoLongevity (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Can you share the engine block and cylinder head numbers? Do you have a Heritage Trust Certificate?

  • Bobsvice 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $101,000

  • MuncieImportsandClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @JJensen yes. Additionally, this gearbox has a very positive feel with a shorter throw than an original E-Type gearbox, which makes for a more enjoyable driving experience in my opinion.

  • JJensen (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Hello, is First Gear synchromesh ?

  • FORMULAONE 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • MuncieImportsandClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Cozad1955 it is often times not present, but available for purchase from suppliers such as Moss Motors etc.

  • Cozad1955 (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Thankyou. I don’t recall ever seeing that switch before.

  • MuncieImportsandClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Cozad1955 Hi @Cozad1955

    1.) No, the original transmission is not available.

    2.) Based on the photographs I have seen of the restoration, there did not appear to be any significant rust repair needed. Currently, no rust repair is needed. No visible rust issues are visible on the car. The exterior is in excellent condition.

    3.) I believe you are referring to the OEM hazard switch. Some E-Types have these and others do not.

    4.) The AC compressor is mounted under the bonnet. The vents/duct work are visible in the photographs as well as the compressor mounted on the exhaust side of the engine.

    5.) The fan system is automated.

    Feel free to reach out with any additional questions.

    Thank you!

  • Cozad1955 (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Several questions:

    1.) is the original transmission available and coming with the car?

    2.) with the re-finish several years ago, was any rust repair needing? any at this time?

    3.) what is the switch mounted on the dash to the left of the steering wheel ?

    4.) is the Clayton Classic AC mounted under the bonnet, radio tower, or the foot well?

    5.) is the Cool Cat radiator/fan system fully automated or is there a separate switch to make the fans run? Thanks. SCC

  • Luis 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Unbridled2020 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • shakes 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • shakes 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • DLC 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • MuncieImportsandClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in the car! Please feel free to ask any questions. Good luck and happy bidding!

1966 Jaguar XKE-Series I Coupe 5-Speed
Final bid: $139,000 Ended
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