Thursday, April 28, 2016

Auction Watch: 1966 Jaguar E-Type V8 Swap Project

Take a look at this 1966 Jaguar E-Type V8 Swap Project here on eBay bidding for $2,175 reserve-not-met with $21,500 buy-it-now with auction ending Saturday at 4:37PM Pacific.
 

 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used

Seller Notes:
car has various flaws and will need the bonnet repairing.

Year:
1966 Mileage: 27,116
Make: Jaguar Engine: ford V8
Model: E-Type Drive Type: RWD
Trim: 2+2 Vehicle Title: Clear


Jaguar Etype 2+2 with a small block ford V8. The conversion was done by a professional and its shows. The car runs drives and stops without any issues. It is FAST! with the lightweight of the type and the V8 power it will put you back in your seat and it handles and corners like and Etype. I purchased the car with the damage you see and had plans to fix or replace the bonnet but i just don't have the time or space. The previous owner was elderly and drove the front of the car into a piece of machinery at a low speed. The bonnet and bonnet carrier were damaged.
I will mount the bonnet on the car for transport but i have been using it without. This is a project car and is being sold AS-IS it needs finishing off but is a great start to an entry level Etype.

7 comments:

  1. I absolutely love XKEs but I just can't get over the 2+2 hump.

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  2. I guess we should be thankful for small mercies: at least he started with a 2+2.

    As a former owner of a Mark 2 sedan, I don't understand all these V8 Jag swaps. The XK straight-six is one of the most attractive features of any old Jags. It is a sweet engine, fairly long-lived, and rarely is the source of trouble.

    But I suppose if you have managed to neglect an XK to the point of no return, then a cheap American V8 is going to look like an easy way to get the car back on the road.

    But I would NEVER get past that shifter.

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    1. Thank you! And other than being gorgeous and having an exhaust note that makes my pants fit a little tighter its not like they are particularly hard engines to work on. Pretty typical british stuff, replace the wiring harness every 3000 miles, set the carbs once, and if its not running right check the points then the rest of the ignition. I havent worked on too many e-types but i dont recall them being significantly worse than an mg or triumph for the basics.

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    2. Thank you! And other than being gorgeous and having an exhaust note that makes my pants fit a little tighter its not like they are particularly hard engines to work on. Pretty typical british stuff, replace the wiring harness every 3000 miles, set the carbs once, and if its not running right check the points then the rest of the ignition. I havent worked on too many e-types but i dont recall them being significantly worse than an mg or triumph for the basics.

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  3. I... always think the 2+2s look better in the flesh than they do in pictures.

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  4. Gosh, the ugly XKE with an unoriginal American V8 in lieu of the gorgeous XK in-line 6, featuring a nasty looking shifter and a seriously bent bonnet....

    Gee...$25K would buy one a lot of crack, wouldn't it ? ?

    cheers...JeffH

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