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Antong Anton Gerber
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa   ZAF
I have an opportunity to buy a 1966 Serie 1 in pristine condition, but it has a replacement engine 4.2 from same era (not a newer model engine) in.

The car is painted in a colour different to that on the heritage certificate. The new colour is a standard e-type colour for the 1966 models.

How critical is the matching numbers? How much does the price drop for a non-matching numbers engine?



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1R7583 Bart Watkins
Portland, OR, USA   USA
1969 Jaguar E-Type "JJ"
Purists and owners who want to take it to shows to be judged will,surely shy away..but I believe the majority won’t mind a non-matching engine if the car will be a driver. I am guessing about a 10-15% loss on value...an amateur guess.
(Sweet looking cat!)

Antong Anton Gerber
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa   ZAF
Thanks for taking time to reply.
I can get it for about $72 000. In South Africa they fetch about $100 000 in this condition plus matching numbers.



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1R7583 Bart Watkins
Portland, OR, USA   USA
1969 Jaguar E-Type "JJ"
Mine is a 69 Model with matching numbers...which was a big deal for me when I bought it in 2008, but in retrospect, the important thing to me is that the engine type is correct ( like the one you are looking at). It appears to be a 2+2 Model...would probably be worth $50k-$65k in the states if in super condition.

Antong Anton Gerber
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa   ZAF
This is a 2+2, yes.
It was stripped and restored, with all chrome and lights and wheels replaced.
I will check about the price. The Serie 1’s draw high prices though.
Herewith a few pics of the engine.


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1R7583 Bart Watkins
Portland, OR, USA   USA
1969 Jaguar E-Type "JJ"
Wow! Looks like a factory pic.

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scoupe89 Jim Dunne
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1968 Jaguar E-Type Convertible "Silver Bullet Roadster"
1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 ~ For Sale ! ~
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC "Hanger Queen"
1992 Jaguar XJ-S ~ For Sale ! ~
Fantastic looking vehicle. I think 2+2 s are a good investment and will eventually catch up with other models. This specific car is very clean and period correct, except for winning shows I would be proud to drive and own.



1968 E Type Roadster
1969 E type 2+2
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Champagne/Beige interior - 48k orig miles
1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Red/Beige - Dayton wire wheels
1992 Jaguar XJS V12 White/Beige - Alpine CD/MP3

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Antong Anton Gerber
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa   ZAF
Thanks.

I am rather confused - there is a choice between this pristine Serie 1 (non-matching numbers, but period correct) and a good Serie 2 (2+2 with matching numbers) as well as a pristine Serie 3 (2+2 with matching numbers), all three in excellent condition, and all 3 at about the same price.

I know the Serie 1 is the most sought after, but the non-matching number is a problem. The Serie 3 is a collector's car - was only started periodically to charge the battery and circulate the oil.

The Serie 1 is by far the neatest of the 3...


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scoupe89 Jim Dunne
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1968 Jaguar E-Type Convertible "Silver Bullet Roadster"
1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 ~ For Sale ! ~
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC "Hanger Queen"
1992 Jaguar XJ-S ~ For Sale ! ~
Some people collect & some people drive them.
I would love the SI even though it has the non- numbers match. A S1 coupe or OTS goes for $100-300k around here. I think a 2+2 should be in that range also. The Regency Red(burgundy) is also a fav color. I’m restoring a stock numbers matching ‘69 2+2 with AC and all options. It is much more involved than I imagined.



1968 E Type Roadster
1969 E type 2+2
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Champagne/Beige interior - 48k orig miles
1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Red/Beige - Dayton wire wheels
1992 Jaguar XJS V12 White/Beige - Alpine CD/MP3



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scoupe89 Jim Dunne
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1968 Jaguar E-Type Convertible "Silver Bullet Roadster"
1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 ~ For Sale ! ~
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC "Hanger Queen"
1992 Jaguar XJ-S ~ For Sale ! ~
In reply to # 14638 by 1R7583 Wow! Looks like a factory pic.

That what I was thinking. Looks better than 90% of pro - shop restorations!



1968 E Type Roadster
1969 E type 2+2
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Champagne/Beige interior - 48k orig miles
1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Red/Beige - Dayton wire wheels
1992 Jaguar XJS V12 White/Beige - Alpine CD/MP3

Antong Anton Gerber
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa   ZAF
Thanks. I better make up my mind before it is sold!

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