1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2L Roadster
Chassis No. 1E 15540
Engine No. 7E 13345-9
Body No. 4E 7385
Seldom Seen Open-Headlight Series 1.25 OTS
Complete Numbers-Matching Example per Jaguar Heritage Trust
Desirably Equipped and Presented in Elegant Colors
Well-Maintained Older Restoration, from 20-Years of Previous
Records & Invoices on File Spanning 35 Years
Includes All Weather Equipment, Books, Tools, Emergency Equipment &
Introduced in 1961, the E-Type roadster proved to be an immediate
success. Designed under the guidance of Sir William Lyons, the car
was a longer and lower version of Jaguar's D-Type. Manufactured
between 1961 and 1975, its combination of good looks, high
performance, and competitive pricing established the marquee as an
icon of 1960s motoring.
1E 15540 was completed at the Browns Lane Jaguar works on May 8,
1967 as a US market example, distributed through Jaguar Cars
handling in New York, wearing Cream paint over Black leather
upholstery and matching top. - as verified by Jaguar Heritage Trust
displayed in an embossed leather binder. This particular XKE is
known as an open-headlight Series 1 (aka S1�) - not to be mistaken
as a Series 1.5. The Series 1.25s were identical to the standard
Series 1s except for one item - the bonnet.
This bonnet featured open headlights for the first time on an
E-type. All other component areas, including the interior and
engine compartment, were identical to the late Series 1s, such as
the 4.2 XK engine with three SU carburetors, polished aluminum cam
covers, and single radiator fan, triple wipers, dashboard toggle
switches and interior door handles. Contrary to popular belief,
Jaguar did not use up inventory on hand to produce the Series 1.5s;
all component changes on the Series 1.5s came about simultaneously
beginning with the chassis numbers cited during the month of August
An accompanying dossier of records dating to 1985 indicate the
Jaguar received quite a bit of attention and upkeep to its 1991
restoration, performed by noted marque specialist Bassett's Jaguar
of Wyoming, Rhode Island. Detailed invoices document the work
completed, as well as maintenance and care performed to the late
2000's and most recently. Today, the nicely mellowed restoration
presents well, while offering the ideal driver experience and
presentation. The cabin is equipped with supple leather seating,
Blaupunkt radio, and period style supplemental Amco rubber mats.
The canvas top shows well and tight with clear window and a
matching boot cover for open motoring. Exterior highlights include
bright glossy paint and chrome, along with period style Amco bumper
guards and luggage rack, complemented by newer (2018) 185VR15
Michelin XVS tires and tubes.
In 2006/7, the Roadster would receive uprated shocks all-around,
aluminum radiator, electric fan, rack and pinion, Wilwood 4-piston
calipers, and stainless-steel exhaust. The driving feel is as one
would imagine - sporty, tight and very responsive. A recent January
2020 inspection, tune-up and scheduled maintenance addressed
freshening several suspension and other rubber components, as well
as the fuel system for continued excellent road manners.
In addition to 35 years of records, this XKE is offered with an
Owner's Operating Handbook and Maintenance Chart, concours-ready
and complete tool kit with grease gun and Thor hammer, jack in
pouch, a plethora of original parts, Parts Catalogs and Service
Manuals. We offer this Open-Headlight Series I Fixed Head Coupe for
worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas
Offered for $97,500.00
Offers/Trades Always Welcomed.
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department at (281) 497-1000 or [email protected]
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