1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

The Jaguar nameplate of Coventry, England began with the Swallow Sidecar Company, founded by William Lyon in the late 1920's as a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars. By 1931, they turned to producing special bodies for sporting cars. In 1935, the SS....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E12880
Engine Num: 7E8698-9

This 1966 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $115,000 - $130,000. The car is powered by a 4200cc overhead valve twin cam six-cylinder eng....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1E31669

This 1966 Jaguar E-Type Coupe Racer was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to fetch between $75,000 - $100,000. It is powered by a 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E 12880
Engine Num: 7E 8698-9

This 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is finished in Old English White with red leather interior. The engine is a six-cylinder uni....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1E31482

This 1966 Jaguar Series I E-Type Fixed Head Coupe was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $60,000 - $70,000. It was offered without reserve. As the gavel fell, the l....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing resulted in a great success for Jaguar, with more than 70,000 XKE's being sold over its lifespan. The car, technically referred to as the E-Type Jaguar, has become an icon of 1....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1E33576

The E-Type was unveiled to the public at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show. It was later selected by the New York City Museum of Modern Art as the 'world's most beautiful automobile.'....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

The Jaguar's E-Type was penned by Malcolm Sayer, whose aircraft design background paid aerodynamic dividends for the E-Type, as well as the C and D racing types that preceded it. Along with the dazzling design, there was advanced engineering. The E-T....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E 12126
Engine Num: 7E7014-9
Gearbox Num: 4E 3565

The Jaguar E-Type created a sensation when introduced in 1961 at the Geneva Auto Show as a convertible and fastback coupe. At the time, the E-Type was the world's fastest production car with a top speed of 150 MPH and sold at a much lower price than ....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E 12009
Engine Num: 7E 6769-9
Gearbox Num: EJ 5868

This 1966 E-Type 4.2-Litre Roadster has resided in the southwestern United States for its whole life. It has recently been given a complete restoration to concours standards. It is finished in black over tan Connolly hides, and there is triple-plated....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E12807

This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster is an original left-hand-drive example that was completed on March 16th of 1966. It was sent to distributor Jaguar Cars, New York on April 5th, and sold new to an owner in Queens. Eventually, the car was re-locate....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E 13442
Engine Num: 7E 10049-9

The Jaguar E-Type that was introduced in 1965 was powered by a 3.8-liter straight-six and 4.2-liter powerplant, which was carried through from the XK150 S. The 4.2-liter engine delivered the same amount of horsepower as the 3.8 version, yet its torqu....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Engine Num: 7E 5071-9
Gearbox Num: EJ4167

This Jaguar is a completely original survivor with less than 20,000 miles. The first owner ordered it through a Jaguar dealership in Detroit but the car was damaged on the boat during shipment from the factory. When it arrived in Detroit, the new own....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe 2+2

Chassis Num: 1E 76624
Engine Num: 7E 52084-9
Gearbox Num: EJS 10291

This Jaguar was a California black place car before it was given a recent comprehensive restoration and completed in early 2014. The interior is finished in correct red leather and there is a pushbutton AM radio. The E-Type comes with wire wheels and....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

The Jaguar E-Type, also known as the Jaguar XKE in the North American market, was made from 1961 to 1975. Its combination of the beauty, high performance and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. At a time when m....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E 14412
Engine Num: 7E 11665-9

The Jaguar E-Type was launched in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show. It offered supercar performance, superb styling, and a low price tag. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model's combination of all-round independent ....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E12457
Engine Num: 7E7693-9

The Jaguar E-Type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Salon in March of 1961 in Coupe form. Its design was heavily influenced by the racing D-Type, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the ....[continue reading]

1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1E 12474
Engine Num: 7E 7757-9

This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster was built on January 18th of 1966 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York for Thomas J. Watson. The current owner acquired it several years after, after which a restoration was performed. All major mechan....[continue reading]

Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E12880 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1E31669 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E 12880 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1E31482 
Roadster
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1E33576 
Coupe
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E 12126 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E 12009 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E12807 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E 13442 
Roadster
 
Coupe 2+2
Chassis #: 1E 76624 
Coupe
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E 14412 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E12457 
Roadster
Chassis #: 1E 12474 

History

The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961 the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show.
It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle featured a moncoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.

The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.

A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.

Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006

1966 Jaguar Models

Concepts by Jaguar

Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

March 2019
3,679
January 2019
3,078
October 2018
2,648
September 2018
2,040
August 2018
2,469
July 2018
1,880
June 2018
2,353
May 2018
2,366
February 2018
2,185
January 2018
2,604
Additional Sales Volume Data


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