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#1 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:25 pm
by paulwacca
I have just purchased a 1966 Series 1 E Type 2 plus 2 4.2 Auto UK RHD, 15800 mile demo + 2 owner car. Chassis denotes it is number 20 produced. Is there some way of finding out how many of these are still around? I know its not the most desirable model but for me it was love at first sight! Any other information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Paul

#2 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:54 pm
by Heuer
We know there were 671 RHD 2+2 cars built in 1966 but I have seen no record of how many of those were auto's. Total (1964 to 1968) S1 RHD 2+2's production was 1,379 and of these 370 (~ 26%) UK market cars were auto's.

If we project that percentage for the 1966 cars then yours would be one of about 174 auto's built. If you know the original colour we can get the number down further.

#3 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:01 pm
by paulwacca
Thanks for the reply, the colour is "cream" on the log book but is Old English White. Chassis is 0020 Regards Paul

#4 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:34 pm
by Heuer
No, it is Cream. Old English White was only used on the S3 cars between 1970 and 1974. There were 2,541 cars painted Cream between 1964 and 1968 out of a total production of 22,922 - 11%.

if we apply that percentage to the previous 174 guesstimate then yours is likely to be one of about 20 S1 Cream RHD 2+2 autos that left the Factory in 1966.

You should add your car details to XKEdata.com; the car immediately after yours 1E50021 is on there: http://www.xkedata.com/cars/results/

#5 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:26 am
by yev
I own 66 `uk RHD 2+2 (manual) which is at the moment going through nut/bolt restoration. original colour cream. I need to decide on colour as we going to paint it this year.
not sure I like cream? but then I haven't seen etype this colour in real life. thoughts?

#6 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 am
by malcolm
Down to what you like really. My '69 2+2 is in Cream with black upholstery (original colour). Not a colour I initially wanted, but I've grown to really like it and wouldn't change it now.

#7 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:46 am
by Heuer
Yes, your car - your choice. Think of it as ordering new from the Factory and selecting your preferred colour. This thread has photos of almost all the available colours which should give you a start: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5536

This thread lists the paint codes and dates they were available: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13409

Stay with Jaguar colours for the year of the car. Changing the colour will not affect the value if you stick to that rule.

#8 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 am
by yev
malcolm wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 am
Down to what you like really. My '69 2+2 is in Cream with black upholstery (original colour). Not a colour I initially wanted, but I've grown to really like it and wouldn't change it now.
Mine is cream out / black in originally.
Any chance you can post some pics of this combo?
Where abouts are you? I would love to see in real life

#9 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 am
by malcolm
I'm in Fleet, just off junction 4a of M3. Welcome to visit whenever you want, just PM me.

Meanwhile, here's a few pics:


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#10 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:40 pm
by Tom W
That interior looks lovely. Slightly aged, but not at all tatty or worn out.

#11 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:15 pm
by rswaffie
Patina!

#12 Re: 1966 E Type Series 1 4.2 2 + 2 Auto

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:26 am
by malcolm
Yes, it is the original interior apart from one small panel that had a tear.