Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. From the Arie Luyendyk Auto Collection, this 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I is titled under his name. Recently completed this high-quality workmanship restoration (2012-2015) of this spectacular series one fixed head coupe, with all matching numbers and factory heritage certificate. Goal for this 3-year restoration process was to make it a showcase series, in which can be driven occasionally like for the Copperstate rally. Frame off, engine and drive line removed, the original black exterior body paint was stripped to bare metal with no rust whatsoever and a durable 2 stage paint silver grey metallic (Opalescent gunmetal grey, original used by factory) applied. The car retains its original floors. Complete new dark red leather interior installed, the instrumentation is correct as are the rocker switches, apart from the clock all gauges are fully functional. New wire wheels, bumpers, and all chrome moldings re-chromed. A 3 carbs system was added as well as a 5-speed transmission for smooth ride, also Wilwood front brakes were installed for increased safety and retrofitted airco for convenience driving in Arizona. All body parts fitting as expected, durable Michelin tires installed. Cylinder head was rebuilt, no smoke after starting up, great power with strong oil pressure. Countless hours and lots of TLC went into this gorgeous classy collector car. The famous Enzo Ferrari once stated this model was the best-looking car he had ever seen. Full body frame off restoration, as well as cylinder head and transmission, complete interior renewal. New wire wheels, bumpers and moldings re-chromed. Backup invoices totaling over $95,000 excluding 2 stage paint job!