For Sale: 1967 Jaguar XKE in Costa Mesa, California

$189,500  

Vehicle Description

1967 Jaguar XKE Series I - 4.2 Liter Roadster

• VIN 1E 14355
• Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
• 4.2-liter engine - matching
• 4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Truly an amazing Jaguar in excellent overall condition. Matching numbers with a very straight, dry, and rust-free body! Excellent body with nice gaps and very good hood alignment. The paint is simply stunning; finished in British Racing Green along with near-perfect brightwork. The interior is like new with Green leather front seats, Wilton wool carpets, vinyl door panels, and a perfect dash. The soft top is finished in Black canvas and is complemented with a Black canvas boot cover. All the gauges and lights are working properly.

European Collectibles sold this XKE to a repeat client in 2016. The owner has enjoyed the Jaguar over the past 5 years and serviced it. This XKE drives fantastic. It starts with ease and drives strong with no hesitation. The choke cold start system works with no issues. It has superb power and idles extremely smooth. The steering feels tight, and the brakes are very responsive. It could easily be taken on a long tour with comfort or shown at a local concour. Complete with Heritage certificate, owner manual, tools, boot cover, spare wheel/tire, and jack.

History
The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 to 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type's 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955 and employed a racing design with both the body tub and engine bolted directly to the frame.

On its release in March 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type "the most beautiful car ever made". In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time. Outside automotive circles, the E-type has, with prominent placement in Austin Powers films (claim to fame European Collectibles, Inc sold the Shaguar to the movie studios and did the restoration including the Union Jack flag paint job) and the television series Mad Men, become cemented as an icon of its era.

The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carbureted 3.8-litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. Earlier built cars utilized external bonnet latches which required a tool to open and had a flat floor design. These cars are rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more legroom and the twin bonnet latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8-liter engine was increased to 4.2 liters in October 1964. Automotive journalists consistently ranked the Jaguar E-Type roadster as one of the most beautiful cars ever built. In fact, that seems to be the consensus with everyone. People are just drawn to E-types.

Vehicle Details

  • 1967 Jaguar XKE
  • Listing ID:CC-1464481
  • Price:$189,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1967
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XKE
  • Exterior Color:British Racing Green
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:29157
  • Stock Number:Ja4017
  • VIN:1E14355

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European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627