1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC













1966 Jaguar E Type Series 1 4.2-liter FHC.

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The Jaguar E Type (or “XKE” as it is known in America) is one of the most iconic sportscars ever built. Capitalizing on his best selling series of XK series (120, 140 and 150), William Lyons, the head of Jaguar, capped them all in 1961 with the introduction of the E Type.

Closely modeled upon the Le Mans winning D Type Jaguar, the E Type was of all-monocoque construction, but still using the well proven 3.8, later 4.2 straight six engine, derived from the engine used in the XK, Mark 1 and 2 and Mark VII, VIII, 1X and X Jaguars. In triple carburetor form, this 3.8-liter unit was rated at 265 horsepower.

The car we feature today was built up by the renowned E Type restoration company, “Predator Performance”, specifically to compete in the 2011 Carrera PanAmericana. It has seen little use since then. Using every “tweak” then known to Larry Ligas, the head of Predator, this E Type featured it’s original 4.2-liter engine with a “big valve” head, plus a 5 speed gearbox and the suspension subtly tweaked to give race like performance but with a smooth ride. The list of modifications is below. The original head and gearbox come with the car.

It is titled for the street and sounds just wonderful. It looks and goes even better! For more information, call John Starkey at: (727) 743 6186 or email at: john@johnstarkeycars.com. US$99,999.00.

Chassis number: 1E 33167
Engine number: 7E 9527-9
Gearbox number: EJ 9293
Body number: 4E 24597

Six-point roll cage.
Big valve head (original head comes with car) 310 horsepower.
5-speed gearbox (original 4-speed gearbox comes with car).
Competition torsion bars.
Urethane suspension bushings.
Adjustable reaction plate.
Brembo front brake calipers.
Ventilated front disc brakes.
Competition front anti-rollbar.
Adjustable front Koni shocks, Carrera shocks at rear.
Aluminum radiator with built in fan.
Aluminum header tank.
Floor mounted pedals.
Tremec T5 5-speed gearbox.
Terry WA8 Camshafts.
Triple Weber 45DCOE carburetors.
Stainless steel exhaust with merge collectors.
Rear suspension has full race rear cradle with Heim jointed trailing arms.
3.54:1 ratio rear axle.
Minilite wheels.
Original floorpans.
Holley fuel pump.
Detachable steering wheel.
20-gallon fuel cell.

About John Starkey
I started racing in an Elva-BMW in British Hillclimbs a long time ago; After spending all my parents’ and my friends’ money on this lark (which I thoroughly enjoyed), I settled down to marriage and two kids until age 30. An XK120 Jaguar just begged to be bought and so I promptly equipped this with a roll-over bar and damn read more...
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