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1966 Jaguar XK-E Serial Number 1E31236

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Specifications

Make   Jaguar Model   XK-E Fixed Head Coupe
Year   1966 Serial #   1E31236
Engine #   7E4602-9 VIN   
Engine Type   4.2 Litre I-6 Chassis Type   
Build Sequence #    Number Built   4,249 (4.2, LHD, FHC)
Body Type   Fixed Head Coupe Body Builder   Jaguar
First Owner   Straeter Current Owner   Ferraris-online LLC
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1966 Jaguar XK-E Fixed Head coupe s/n 1E31236, a two-owner, time-warp “preservation” car. XK-E s/n 1E31236 is a rust-free and damage-free California and Arizona car since new and comes with what we believe is every piece of paperwork since new, starting with the original window sticker and the original bill of sale. The voluminous paperwork going back to pre-delivery, forty-nine years of detailed sales and service invoices and other paperwork from new, make for an extremely well documented four inch thick service and ownership history. XK-E s/n 1E31236 also comes with the amazingly well preserved owner’s handbook, plastic carrying case, sales brochure, warranty book, periodic maintenance vouchers with all the selling dealer stampings, the chrome plate pamphlet, the steering lock pamphlet, the overseas dealers listing book and the fold-out Jaguar 4.2 ‘E’ Type maintenance chart. Also comes with the original California “Black Plates” and the current Arizona plates. XK-E s/n 1E31236 also comes with the original jack, brass hammer, lube gun and leather carrying case plus the original leather tool roll and tools. Comes with a new exhaust system and exhaust header pipes (not installed). Has the spare wheel and tire. All matching numbers, of course. An estate sale car, not driven for the last five years, XK-E s/n 1E31236 has just been serviced by Historic Race Engineering, Costa Mesa, and has had all three SU Carbs rebuilt and is fitted with a new brake power booster, a new brake master cylinder, new brake soft lines and rebuilt front brake calipers. The complete fuel tank and fuel pump were both replaced and a new clutch master cylinder was fitted. This is a wonderfully driving XK-E, the syncros work smoothly, the clutch is light to use, grips quickly and performance is excellent throughout the RPM range. The underside is straight, solid and remarkably dry. All invoices are on file.

XK-E s/n 1E31236 has an older repaint in its original color to a standard that was consistent with the car’s value at the time. There are some surface blemishes, a few chips and scratches and some overspray. The luster is good, however, and the body panel fit on the hood, doors and rear hatch are very good. There is no corrosion or old body damage. The chrome varies in condition from very good in some areas to signs of aging in others. The window trims are quite nice, while the bumpers have light pitting. The wheels show signs of aging, while the glass and lamps are in good shape. The interior is original, unrestored and very well-preserved. The leather on the seats is in excellent condition. The dashboard is in very good condition and the instruments are excellent, as is the headliner. The carpets are in very good shape, and the control switches are in excellent condition. The rear compartment is in good condition. The engine compartment has been given a quick cleanup but has never been restored, and would respond well to an ambitious detailing. All under-hood components are correct and unmolested, and it even has the original window washer bottle. The car drives and works well, though a precautionary service of the cooling system is advised. New-old-stock cooling hoses, a tune-up kit with a distributor cap, ignition rotor, ignition points and wiper blades are with the car.

History

1965, 14 Sept., purchased new by Michael A. Straeter, Los Angeles CA, from Whittlesey Motors Inc., 2955 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, California, with chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, tinted glass, guards front and rear and seat belts, for a total of $6,008.00. Car came standard with disc brakes, heater, leather upholstery, dual exhaust, windshield washer, turn indicators, adjustable steering wheel, back up light, tachometer and clock.

1965, 17 Sept., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 29 miles. Check tire pressure, fit seat belts, clean inside of car, and fit mirrors. Total invoice: $21.19.

1965, 04 Oct., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 1,005 miles. 1,000 mile service, change oil and filter, remove and fix right speaker grill. Total invoice: $5.93.

1965, 03 Dec., serviced by Whittlesey Motors, Inc., Torrance, California. 4,162 miles. 3,000 mile service, clean head lamps inside, stick rubber on left door post, defroster knob broken, replace. Total invoice: $26.87.

1966, 16 Feb., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 7,350 miles. 6,000 mile service, clutch free play, tighten left side w/washer, rubber front bumper, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $58.16.

1966, 04 May., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 10,325 miles. 9,000 mile service, windshield washer not working, rotate wheels. Total invoice: $28.24.

1966, 26 July, serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 13,271 miles. 12,000 mile service, plugs ok, fan motor noisy, squeak at rear door, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $59.93.

1966, 28 Nov., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 16,384 miles. 15,000 mile service, rotate all 5 wheels, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $27.62.

1967, 23 Mar., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 19,392 miles. 18,000 mile service, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $43.54.

1967, 25 July, serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 22,893 miles. 21,000 mile service, repair door stop, left window stuck, waiting for parts, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $81.95.

1967, 06 Sept., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 23,800 miles. Fit hose and thermostat. Total invoice: $14.20.

1967, 25 Sept., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 24,232 miles. Fit window channel. Total invoice: $12.34.

1967, 12 Dec., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 26,576 miles. 24,000 mile service, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $89.37.

1968, 02 May, serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 30,246 miles. Replace clutch assembly, overhaul clutch and shave cylinder, 30,000 mile service, refit chrome on windshield, tighten driver’s side door frame, clean wire wheels. Total invoice: $404.21.

1968, 29 Oct., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 33,173 miles. 33,000 mile service, replace rubber left wing mirror, adjust top steering ball joints and steering rack plus tighten, check all hoses and replace as needed, check front end, align and balance, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $84.59.

1969, 04 Mar., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 35,269 miles. 36,000 mile service, balance all wheels, change oil and filter, fit new distributor cap, repair windshield washer motor. Total invoice: $101.70.

1969, 19 Mar., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 35,444 miles. Found it necessary to replace air cleaner. Total invoice $6.14.

1970, 23 Apr., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 42,341 miles. Change oil and filter. Total invoice: $10.59.

1970, 11 Aug., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 47,874 miles. Minor tune, check brakes and found pads okay, right door handle rectify, adjust front wheel bearings, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $41.45.

1970, 15 Oct., serviced at A & J Allen Imported Car Service. 48,198 miles. Install angle driver. Total invoice: $20.19.

1971, 14 July, serviced by Lovell’s Auto Service, 1918 West Lomita Blvd., Lomita, California. 60,000 miles. Change oil and filter, tune engine. Total invoice: $33.59.

1971, 31 July, serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, 3732 E. Cerritos, Los Alamitos, California 90720. Complete valve job. Total invoice $320.71.

1971, 08 Nov., serviced by Lovell’s Auto Service, Lomita, California. 65,863 miles. Tune engine, rotate, align, and balance wheels, replace hoses and fan belt, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $184.07.

1972, 07 Apr., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. 74,500 miles. Repair horn, replace air cleaner replace spark plugs. Total invoice $80.62.

1972, 08 Apr., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. 74,500 miles. Replace radiator tank and cooling fans. Total invoice: $90.98.

1972, 30 June, serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. 79,700 miles. Minor tune up, oil change, check water pump, replace brake fluid hose. Total invoice: $46.50.

1972, 30 June, serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. Replace radiator core. Total invoice: $125.35.

1972, 18 Nov., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. Tune engine, replace point’s plugs. Change oil and filter. Total invoice: $58.18.

1972, 29 Dec., serviced at Brentwood Motors, 1601 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California. 89,942 miles. Lube rear hubs and check for noisy bags, replace brake pads, align radiator fan blades. Total invoice: $48.45.

1973, 08 Jan., serviced by Whittlesey Motors Inc., Torrance, California. 90,380 miles. Repair noise in rear end, check engine oil for leaks, install new oil pressure transmitter. Total invoice: $360.20.

1973, 10 Aug., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. 102,755 miles. Replace two front suspension mounts. Total invoice: $42.87.

1973, 29 Aug., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. Overhaul master clutch cylinder. Total invoice: $24.89.

1973, 20 Sept., serviced at Brentwood Motors, Santa Monica, California. 104,914 miles. Minor engine tune. Total invoice: $100.23.

1973, 14 Dec., serviced at Brentwood Motors, Santa Monica, California. 110,894 miles. Minor engine tune. Total invoice: $48.47.

1974, 12 Aug., serviced at Brentwood Motors, Santa Monica, California. 115,096 miles. Replace rear top heater hose, adjust speedo needle, R&R tach, minor engine tune. Total invoice: $101.22.

1977, 04 Apr., serviced at Brentwood Motors, Santa Monica, California. 117,936 miles. Check engine, tune, check all hoses and belts, check fuel filter and replace, change oil and filter. Total invoice: $44.97.

1978, 24 Mar., serviced at Brentwood Motors, Santa Monica, California. 119,100 miles. Replace ignition switch, replace hoses, replace fuel filter. Total invoice: $187.68.

1979, 18 Aug., serviced at Henry’s Auto Sound, 720 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, California. Replace transistor. Total invoice: $22.79.

1979, 13 Oct., serviced at Henry’s Auto Sound, Anaheim, California. Wire the stereo. Total invoice: $20.00.

1980, 05 Feb., registration renewed to Michael A. Straeter.

1982, 14 Sept., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. 121,860 miles. Lube and oil service, including fuel filter, replace motor mounts. Total invoice: $363.74.

1982, 29 Dec., serviced by Los Alamitos Motors Foreign car garage, Los Alamitos, California 90720. Replace leaking hose. Total invoice: $40.55.

1983, 23 Apr., serviced at Goodyear Tire Center, 7000 W Katella Ave, Stanton, CA. Total invoice: $15.68.

1984, 23 Nov., battery replaced at Trak Auto Battery. Total invoice: $14.53.

1986, 14 Feb., registered to Michael Straeter.

1986, 06 Sept., sold by Dennis Mitosinka’s Classic Cars 619 E 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701, to John Castor.

1987, 29 June, parts purchase from Welsh Jaguar Enterprises, Inc., Steubenville, OH. Service book, parts book, rear hood grille, shift knob, Thor hammer. Total invoice: $425.06.

1988, 15 Feb., serviced at Import Car Specialists, 1640 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Replace drive line and U-joints, brake fluid, replace exhaust flange gasket with system off. Total invoice: $431.73.

1989, 10 Feb., serviced at Cooling Service Center. Total invoice: $213.40.

1989, 08 Mar., parts purchased at Terry’s Jaguar Parts Inc. 117 E. Smith St, Benton, IL. Total invoice: $31.64.

1989, 09 Mar., parts purchased at AutoBritania, 1405 E Camelback, Phoenix, AZ. Total invoice: $59.46.

1989, 05 July, serviced at J.M.C. Import Auto Repair, 11311 E Curry Road, Tempe, AZ. Change oil and filter. R&R right side valve cover, replace air filter, replace both steering boots. Total invoice: $312.37.

1990, 06 Sept., parts purchased at XK’s Unlimited Jaguar Specialists, 850 Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA. Exhaust kit. Total invoice: $322.63.

1990, 19 Sept., parts ordered from XK’s Unlimited Jaguar Specialists, San Luis Obispo, CA. 2 chrome mufflers. Total invoice: $17.49.

1990, 21 Sept., parts purchased from Midas, 6021 W Bell Road, Glendale, AZ. Order hangers and clamps for exhaust system. Total invoice: $55.56.

1990, 24 Sept., serviced at XK’s Unlimited Jaguar Specialists, San Luis Obispo, CA. Install exhaust system. Total invoice: $162.62.

1990, 11 Oct., serviced at British Miles. Total invoice: $50.88.

1990, 12 Nov., parts purchased at Dan’s Auto Electric, 708 West Missouri, Phoenix, AZ. Total invoice: $90.00.

1992, 11 Mar., parts purchased at Terry’s Jaguar Parts Inc. 117 E Smith St, Benton, IL. Surge tank, Jaguar catalog. Total invoice: $134.00.

1992, 25 Mar., serviced at Olde Car Shop, 5230 E Washington, Phoenix, AZ. Replace battery, cables, pad, modified hold down. Total invoice: $292.04.

1992, 26 Oct., serviced at British Wire Wheel, 1650 Mansfeild St, Santa Cruz, CA. R&R chrome wire wheels, dismount, mount, balance. Total invoice: $377.48.

1993, 25 Jan., parts purchase from Welsh Jaguar Enterprises, Inc., Steubenville, OH. Strap & bkt. Total invoice: $38.50.

1993, 04 May, parts purchase from Welsh Jaguar Enterprises, Inc., Steubenville, OH. Bleeder screw kit, tune-up kit with ignition & plugs, distributor cap, ignition rotor, ignition points, ignition spark plug, conduit plug wire. Total invoice: $86.85.

1995, 01 Mar., registered to Jack Castor.

1996, 04 Nov., parts purchased at British Auto USA, 92 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH. Knock off wrench, Jaguar wash sponge, and grommet. Total invoice: $62.20.

1999, 12 Mar., registered to Jack Castor.

2000, 04 July, parts sent to White Post Restorations, One old car drive, White Post VA for rebuild. Calipers sleeved and rebuilt, housing refinished and assembled, stainless steel bridge pipes and fittings. Total invoice: $432.00.

2000, 21 July, parts purchased at XK’s Unlimited Jaguar Specialists, San Luis Obispo, CA. wiper blades, battery with Lucas decal, grommet, brake cable, and fuse box. Total invoice: $224.58.

2015, 20 Feb., serviced by Historic Race Engineering, 1759 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, and had had all three SU Carbs rebuilt, a new brake power booster, a new brake master cylinder, new brake soft lines and rebuilt front brake calipers. The complete fuel tank and the fuel pump units were both replaced and a new clutch master cylinder was fitted. Total invoice: $4,863.32.

2015, April, for sale by Ferraris-online LLC.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.