- Chassis # 1E 16458
- Engine # 7E 15204-9
- A Well Done Older Restoration That Has Held Up Wonderful
- Finished In Its Original Carmen Red Color
- Properly Serviced And Featuring Purposeful Driver Centric Upgrades
- Sale Includes Original Steering Wheel, Jack And Spare, Heritage Certificate, And Available Service Records
The Jaguar E-Type, or XK-E for the North American market, is arguably one of Jaguar’s most popular and recognizable sports cars. Built from 1961 to 1974, the original design for the E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type race car and boasted a top speed of 150 mph with a sub-7-second 0-60 time. The Series 1 E-Type was produced as both a two-seater coupe, made famous by its long hood in comparison to the rest of its body and a two-seater convertible. The Series 1 cars had two engines under the hood depending on their year of manufacture. Those made between 1961 and 1964 had a 3.8-liter engine while the latter 1965 to 1967 models had a 4.2-liter engine with increased torque, thus making them the most usable of the models.
Between 1967 and 1968, 6,726 Series 1.5 cars were produced as transitional models between Series 1 and Series 2. These had open headlights due to a US safety law, black rocker switches on the dash instead of the original toggle switches, de-tuning from three to two carburetors due to US emissions, twin cooling fans, adjustable seatbacks, and other cosmetic changes. The lack of a third carburetor resulted in a sizable loss of power for the US-market Series 1.5 cars. In total, 6,749 of the later 4.2-liter Series 1 roadsters were made, and 2,801 Series 1.5 roadsters.
This particular example, Chassis #1E 16458, is a beautiful example of a 4.2-liter Series 1.5 finished in Carmen Red with a contrasting black leather interior and top. It retains its original and matching numbers engine block (7E 15204-9) as verified by the included Heritage Certificate. The car was built on December 5, 1967, and delivered to Jaguar Cars of New York on December 13, 1967, before being sold to a Dr. Edward Gordon. From there, its history becomes a little muddled. We are led to believe that it was restored sometime in the early 2000s before LBI acquired it on behalf of a local collector and long-time customer in 2014. Since then, it has undergone numerous services including a return to a Series 1’s tri-carb setup, an exhaust system overhaul, hood and trunk adjustments, new door seals, and many more items as detailed in the available records to bring the car to where it is today. As it sits, this Jaguar is a turn-key opportunity for the enthusiast who drives more than they show, even though this would fare well at any local event. Given its age, this E-Type is still a competent driver with absolutely no issues keeping up with modern traffic. Throw its four-wheel disc brakes into the equation, and you’ve got a recipe for a fun time all around.
Upon purchase, the new buyer will receive the original steering wheel, a correct jack in a reproduction bag, a reproduction owner’s manual, the Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate detailing the car’s manufacturing information, and all of the service records dating back to 2015.
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