1966 saw the introduction of the 2+2 coupé to the E-type line up making the car more usable for everyday driving or for those wanting to tour longer distances.
In 1965 Jaguar made three prototypes that were used by members of staff and their test drivers to finesse the model ready to go to market in ’66. Once testing was completed these cars were designated as ‘press cars’ and given to the media for testing and marketing purposes.
This is one such car and is said to be the only remaining 2+2 press car in existence. Unfortunately, no longer complete with its original press engine, but in nearly all other respects original and correct, this E-type is a one-of example and a must-have for a Jaguar historian or collector. Such was the importance of this model’s success to the Jaguar Directors, this car was assigned for testing by the great William Heynes himself alongside his team within the Jaguar engineering department prior to being used as a Jaguar works press car.
Since that time, this E-type has had only two private owners.
An impressive history file holds many MOTs dating back to 1969 together with reems of service history and Jaguar Archive information sheets to support its valuable provenance.