First unveiled in 1961, the Jaguar E Type was initially designed and presented to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand touring car in a two-seat Coupe configuration known as the Fixed Head Coupe and as a two-seat Convertible known as the Open Two Seater. In 1966, however, Jaguar enthusiasts would be presented with another option a four-seat version of the Coupe with a longer wheelbase known as the 1966 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe. Thanks to the longer wheelbase and added space, an automatic transmission would also become available. Marketing brochures at the time considered the Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe the family sports car and was ultimately not as successful as the other variants. That being said, the 2+2 Coupe is still desirable in the classic car market today, as it is considerably rarer than the FHC and OTS models. Whether you’ve been thinking about buying a 1966 Jaguar E Type for decades or have recently fallen in love with the Jaguar brand and models from this era, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to help you find the classic Jaguar you desire.
One of the main concerns that you should have when examining potential 1966 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe models for purchase is rust. Most European classic cars from this era did not receive any rust protection and were certainly not galvanized. It would not be until the early 1970s that this would become commonplace in the automobile market. The smooth and iconic curvature of the E Type is not an easy fix when consumed with rust; you should always look to find the best condition model you can within your budget. Secondly, the Lucas electrical systems used in the Jaguar E Type are known to be finicky; it will need maintenance and repair throughout its life. You should look for a model that has a history of good maintenance. These are just a few of the many Buyer’s Tips for the 1966 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club has learned over the years.
Always happy to share their knowledge and experience with others, they encourage you to contact them today to discuss your specific desires for a Jaguar E Type. In the meantime, be sure to browse their online inventory to see if they have the model that suits your needs. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Connect with them today to begin your search. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the 1966 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe, OTS or FHC you desire. Connect today!
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