Jaguar XKE 4.2L Engine For Sale

Most Jaguar enthusiasts are pleased that the increase in E-type valuation over the past several years has resulted in a renewed interest in rebuilding and restoring examples that may have otherwise been scrapped 20 years ago, but there is one minor downside to this:  spare parts for these wonderful cars are becoming more difficult to come by because fewer of these vehicles are being scrapped for parts.  While many high quality new parts are available for purchase online these days, some items that are difficult or impossible to manufacture (such as replacement engines) are more difficult to source out due to the scarcity of parts cars.  Having said that--

We at Coventry West are pleased to be able to offer a fully rebuilt Series 1 E-Type 4.2L engine for sale

As with every engine that we rebuild, this unit underwent our Extensive Rebuild Process and comes with a 12 month, unlimited mileage warranty.  We are currently in the final stages of assembly and testing, so it won't be long before the engine is ready for shipment.  See below for additional specifications and information about this particular engine.

  • The engine block is a 4.2L Series 1 block numbered 7E-54917-9​

  • The cylinder head is an unnumbered unit from 1968

  • Rebuilt and balanced with a 9:1 Compression Ratio

  • Can be set up for a tachometer drive or we can affix a blank off plate at the back of the head

  • The head has been updated with bronze valve guides and inlet valve seals

  • The head also received a 3-angle valve job for improved flow and performance

  • Tappet guides are all locked into place

  • Comes with your choice of polished or ribbed style cam covers

  • We can paint the head either gold or silver to match the original look of your particular vehicle

  • Includes new spark plugs

  • Sold as a stripped long block; includes cam covers and oil pan, but not additional items such as a water pump, flywheel, oil filter base, etc

We are also happy provide any logistical assistance you might need with regards to freight and delivery.  

Cost:  $14,995 plus freight costs.  No core is required.

If you have any other questions for us, please feel free to email us anytime at or call us ​during normal business hours at 800-331-2193.