The Jaguar E coupe 4.2 liters series 1 is a racing car, descending types D, and prototypes E 1A. This car with the fabulous design, due to Sir William Lyon, was also superb in its original two-seater livery fixed head coupe or roadster. Symbol of the prestigious sports car of the 1960s and 1970s, it was endowed with a strong temperament thanks to its famous XK engine with high torque. Today it is still a rolling myth. Considered the purest, the Jaguar E Series 1 is the most sought after. This version of the vintage car inaugurates the modern era of modern sports cars. Originally introduced with the Jaguar XK150 S's six-cylinder, 3.8-liters, dual overhead cam and three SU carburettors, the E type series 1 was designed with a 3.8-liters engine until 1964, and with a 4.2 liters, in 2-seater models (abandoned from Series 3 with V12 engine) or convertible, and finally in coupe 2+2 from 1966.
The series 1 is identifiable by its headlights, semi-bumpers and charming aircraft type dashboard switches. The first 3.8-liter cars from 1961 to 1963 had bucket seats and a beautiful dashboard and centre console in a corked aluminum. Their Moss gearbox with non-synchronized first was that of its predecessor, the Jaguar XK120. This gearbox was failing to be relatively slow and noisy but it was highly reliable. From 1964, with the arrival of the 4.2 liters, this box will be replaced by a totally Jaguar and synchronized mechanics, much more efficient and enjoyable. The seats are modified and now recline and more comfortable. In order to avoid the reverberation of the sun, the dashboard - center console is now covered with black vinyl. The low cooling of the 3.8 liters is eliminated with this 4.2-liter version that is offered for sale, thanks to a radically improved cooling system and radiator fan. The model we present to you for sale is less unrefine, more civilized, soft and comfortable than the 3.8-liter flat floor version with restricted habitability.
The Jaguar E coupe 4.2 liters series 1 that we sell has been totally restored from the chassis, to the engine and cockpit and is in perfect working order. If you are interested in this great vintage automobile, we will provide you its complete restoration folder, as well as its complete historical description.