In 1964, the E-Type received several important upgrades including a 4.2-litre version of the famous XK engine. Other upgrades included a fully synchromesh transmission, new Laycock-Hausserman clutch, revised engine cooling and a new alternator which replaced the generator.
The 4.2 became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to their increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the early cars.
Although listed as the same bhp as the 3.8, the newer model produced 255 bhp at 5400 rpm compared to 5500. Autocar also noted that torque was increased across the power band by about 10 percent. The new block was longer and completely redesigned to make room for 5mm larger bores. This gave Jaguar the opportunity to redesign the crankshaft to use newer bearings. The cooling system was redesigned to maintain the overall size of the engine. Outwardly the 4.2 is distinguished by its one-piece cast exhaust manifolds. Other upgrades include a new alternator/generator and an electric cooling fan for the radiator.
Priced at only 66 more than the outgoing 3.8 model, the new E-Type was well worth the upgrade. The interior also had redesigned seats and ditched the aluminum panels in the center console.
Options on the roadster included a fiberglas top, radio, alternative gear ratios, chrome wire wheels, tinted glass and whitewall tires.
Total production of 4.2 coupes was 7,770 cars with just 1,957 made in right hand drive.2.
Half Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
1117 kg / 2463 lbs
2438.4 mm / 96 in
1270.0 mm / 50 in
1270.0 mm / 50 in
4451.3 mm / 175.25 in
1657.3 mm / 65.25 in
1219.2 mm / 48 in
Model 8 Bord Warner 4-Speed Manual
63.6 litres or 16.79 gal.
Auction Sales History
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe 1E32420 – sold for $198,000 Finished December 22, 1965 in Opalescent Silver Grey metallic color and trimmed in black Connolly leather. Largely original and low-mile car began a comprehensive restoration in 2011 by Atlanta-based painter Machelle Holloway and Phil O’Brien of OFI Restorations Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe 1E33454 – sold for $60,000 Series 1 XKE Fixed Head Coupe. Original 4.2L inline six cylinder. Engine No. 7E10182-9. Triple carburetors. 4-speed transmission. Opalescent Maroon paint with great patina. Black interior. 160 MPH speedometer. Jaguar wire wheels. Smiths gauges. Believed to be 12,563 original miles. Unique Series 1 Jag with covered headlamps, front and rear marker lights above the bumpers and center exiting exhaust. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Roadster 1E12009 – sold for $324,500 This 1966 E-Type 4.2-Litre Roadster has resided in the southwestern United States for its whole life, and it just concluded a complete restoration to concours standards by a noted Jaguar specialist. Every component on the car is either brand new or fully rebuilt, and exceptional time and effort were spent in ensuring that this car is just as beautiful inside as it is out. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1966 Pinchon-Parat 4.2-Liter Series 1 XKE Coupe – sold for $128,000 The startling E-Type coupe on offer is one of only two Jaguars restyled and customized by world-renowned industrial and automotive designer Raymond Loewy (it is the only one of them remaining; the other was created from a 1955 XK-140, and was demolished in a fire in 1957). Pinchon-Parat of Sens, France, accomplished the substantial redesign coachwork on this E-Type and the car was owned and driven by Mr. Loewy while he lived in France and Mona… read moreAuction Source: 2011 Quail Lodge Sale by Bonhams
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Fixed Head Coupe – sold for $123,750 The remarkable 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupe presented here was recently restored to show/driver level by marque specialists Classic Showcase of Southern California. During restoration, the body was stripped to bare metal, metal finished, primed and sealed, and all body parts were painted individually off of the car and clear coated. They were then wet-sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. Of course, all-new correct glass was … read moreAuction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Fixed Head Coupé 1E33576 – sold for €70,347 According to its accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this original left-hand drive Series I Fixed Head Coupé was built on 6 October 1966, finished in black with a red interior – the same colour scheme in which it is presented today. It was shipped to the United States on 1 November 1966, and its first owner was Mr. Luis Marden of Arlington, Vermont. The number of its 4.2-litre six-cylinder engine was 7E 10455-9, the very sa… read more. Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe 1E33739 – sold for $57,200 Devilishly handsome in its black paint over original red leather interior, this largely unrestored and beautifully preserved E-Type is a resoundingly authentic example that is well-prepared for exhibition at discerning car shows and concours d’elegance. Its optimal care by a mere four owners has resulted in a particularly breathtaking example of England’s most revered sports car, one that will surely offer its next caretaker immeasurable satis… read moreAuction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé 1E20506 – sold for €37,260 his is only one of 895 right-hand drive Series 1 4.2-litre Coupés sold in the UK in 1965 out of some 1,600 manufactured in total between 1964 and 1968. Chassis number ‘1E20506’ was completed on 30th March 1965 and first registered on 1st April ’65 by Henleys in London. The first owner kept the E-Type until 1971, while the second owned the car for 35 years until the current (third) owner purchased it in 2006. We are advised that the car was in … read more. Auction Source: 2010 Collectors’ Motor Cars at Goodwood Revival by Bonhams