9726 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89511
Vehicle History Report
This beautiful Series I E-Type Coupe was finished at Jaguar's Coventry works during the fall of 1966, benefiting from the upgraded, fully synchronized manual transmission and the larger 4.2-liter XK engine. It was built just like it appears today, a left-hand drive covered headlight Coupe model, most likely painted black over the black interior. Like many E-Types, this car was destined for the United States.
According to the original manufacturer's warranty card issued for this car and signed in period, Jaguar E-Type Coupe chassis no. 1E33597 was sold new by Peter Satori Motors of Pasadena, California, on December 24th, 1966 - quite a lovely Christmas present indeed - to a John S. Turnbridge of Pasadena, California. Further records in the service and maintenance book shows the Jaguar would be serviced by Satori Motors in the late 1960s. The black E-Type is believed to have remained in California for many years, and kept it in largely original cosmetic condition, bar a repaint at some stage. Inside, the black leather interior is beautifully worn-in with great patina and believed to be mostly original. The classic wood-rimmed steering wheel is in situ, as are the first series toggle switches and original smith gauges.
Original books and manuals in pouch are accompanying the Jaguar, including a correct comprehensive tool roll, jack and knock-off tool. Chrome wire wheels with Michelin X thin red-line tires are fitted, giving the E-Type Coupe its classic and clean look. Overall, the car shows a tasteful amount of patina in and out. While maintaining functionality and operating order, it performed very well on a recent test drive. Powered by the large 4.2 liter inline 6 that the car was delivered with new, this E-Type is equipped with the 4-speed manual fully synchronized transmission and upgraded Weber carburetors. Handling is provided by 4-wheel independent suspension that was so successful for Jaguar that they continued to use the same geometry for years of production with continual successful motorsports pedigree. Please feel free to call James Krueger with any questions at 775-629-6167.