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    1966 Jaguar E Type

    Consignment #: 5596 Sign In to View Price

    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 27th – 31st, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    This superb late-production ‘Series I’ specimen of the iconic E-Type is finished in a very attractive period color combination of red over black. This matching numbers E-Type was completely gone through during 2015 and sorted with new genuine components sourced from the UK. Sold new to the famous painter Charles Kassler II of San Diego, California, where it lived all its life as evidenced by its California “Black Plates.” This E- Type has led an easy life, never having been abused, raced, or dented. It is straight as an arrow and will be a delightful car to show, take on long drives, participate in car events or collect.

    During October 2015, the car was completely stripped to bare metal after hood, hatch, and glass removal, and repainted with Glasurit solvent-based color and clear coat. All rubber components were replaced including windshield gaskets. All chrome has been refinished to the highest standard the industry can produce, and some mouldings were entirely replaced with new items. The car has undergone a complete mechanical renovation, including rebuilding of the 3 SU carbs, ignition, cooling, brakes, and suspension, plus installation of new shocks front and rear. A factory exhaust system was also fitted with new chrome pipes. The interior is completely renovated with leather seats, console, and arm rest, 100% Wilton wool carpeting, and matching vinyl as original.

    Riding on 5 new Dayton wire wheels and new Michelin tires, the E-Type features new lights front and rear, along with new badges, chrome trim parts, and outside rear view mirror. The Jaguar retains its factory tool pouch, jack, and all owners’ manuals, including the manufacturer’s warranty card signed and dated by Charles Kassler II, the famous painter who took delivery from new at British Motor Sales Co. of San Diego, California in 1966. The car remained in his family for 50 years until acquired by its present owner. The restoration was completed during the second 2015 and the vehicle is accompanied by receipts and a recently issued heritage certificate.



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