1966 Jaguar E Type Roadster Series 1
This 1966 Jaguar is a completely original survivor with fewer than 20,000 miles. The first owner ordered it through a Jaguar dealership in Detroit but the car was damaged on the boat during shipment from the factory. When it arrived in Detroit, the new owner had the option to either send the car back to England for a new bonnet (hood) or have it repaired at the dealership. He was so eager to drive the Jaguar that he chose to have the body damage repaired, which is why there is now a slight discoloration to the paint on the front corner of the hood. The vehicle stayed in the same family until Hagerty purchased it in 2008. It still wears its original interior, original paint and has never undergone any major mechanical work. In 2009, it received the ZZenith award, denoting preservation to the highest standard of factory originality, at the inaugural SURVIVOR Collector Car Show.