|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1967||British Racing Green|
|Work In Progress|
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2014-07-26 07:42:05 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 7/26/14
Current bid US $11,211 reserve not met 15 bids 9 days left in auction. Complete VIN on this car J671E33940.
1967 JAGUAR XKE COUPE with 29,243 ORIGINAL MILES ON IT!
We are selling our Jaguar after 37 years of ownership. This very original XKE comes with a well-documented history since new. We are the second owners. The car has all the original parts it came with from the factory, lots of receipts from work performed over the decades, and has its ORIGINAL TOOL KIT which is largely intact. The Original California license plates and Original British Motor Distributor License plate surround, which came with the car when it was purchased new from the San Francisco dealer on Van Ness Avenue in downtown San Francisco in 1967.
It has some NOS body rubbers and door seals which are no longer made the way they were when new. Some brake rubbers, NOS overflow radiator tank, and one or two NOS bumper blades plus miscellaneous brake components ready for assembly and final installation. Also there is a new electric fuel pump. The fuel tank was stripped and tinned.
The engine, transmission and differential have all been rebuilt. The triple carbs have been disassembled, cleaned and lightly polished but will need new carb kits to complete. The throttle shafts feel very good. All that remains is for the new owner to decide which way to take this project next.
This car is complete, honest and has not been tampered with and is "Numbers Matching" with a long history of happy ownership. It came from the factory in Opalescent Dark Green paint with an all-black interior.
My wife and I bought this car from the original owner in 1977, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The story was an interesting one and is worth telling. The car was purchased new from British Motor Car Distributors in San Francisco by a husband and wife, on Van Ness Avenue in downtown San Francisco, the dealership is still in business today. The car was her car and they together owned a ski resort near the California Nevada border. Sometime during the first few years of ownership she had an affair with a ski instructor and was ultimately divorced by her husband. She kept the car and monies received from the divorce and kept her new boyfriend. That lasted until they ran through all the money and when this boyfriend demanded she hand over the title to her Jag she finally threw him out.
Financially strapped she was unable to afford simple repairs to her baby and stored it in her mother's garage with approximately 10,000 miles on the odometer. It sat there un-used and undiscovered until a mutual acquaintance brought us together. She wanted the car to go to a good home and I promised that that would happen. So we bought the car.
My wife and I trailered it to Southern Oregon where we lived at the time and it was up and running within a weeks' time.
When I was a young boy my dad would sometimes stop by British Motor's in San Francisco so I could sit in an E-Type. I can still to this day remember the smell and look out over the bonnet while holding the steering wheel and read the nifty window sticker which promised so much. It is even possible I sat in this actual car.
When ready, I tried the starter and it fired up, the sound and then the first drive were sensational. It is now time to get this car moving again and while there is more to the story it can wait till later. This car is a worthy candidate and will be sensational once again. I too want it to find a good home.
The engine, transmission and rear end have all been rebuilt. The rear brakes are done and the fronts will need to be rebuilt. The brake master and servo cylinder bores have been sleeved in stainless steel and await new rubbers and final installation. The rear calipers were sleeved by White Post Restorations. The engine was balanced and completely overhauled. The transmission received bearings and brass. The differential got new bearings, seals and new clutches. Mechanically much is done and ready to go. The car still has very low miles since new (approx. 29,000) so it will be interesting to see what the new owner does next. This one is worth the effort!
The body is straight but is now showing signs of some rust in the rocker areas and where the spare tire lives. I acquired a spare panel from a donor E-Type car which goes with the car that takes care of the spare tire area.
The bonnet had suffered one or two minor incidents and as a result the nose section has got some wrinkles. The profile is intact and will wind up looking very nice. The doors have some thin spots at the lower seam and the area where the parking lights fit into the bonnet have some thin sections near the lights, all very repairable. The floor area under the seats is quite good as are the surrounding structures and the tub in general is quite good. The foot-wells have some thin spots but remain usable. As foot wells are also available it may prove the better course to simply replace them. There are new stainless steel tubes to be installed which reside near the wiper apparatus behind the fire wall and are the plumbing conduits for hot water to the cabin heater box.
The original glass throughout the car is all there. The original Triplex windscreen is good, with a very small rock chip repair which looks fine and the high performance window sticker can still be read. The glass covers for the head lights are in very good original condition and the body glass is mostly very good too. The tires are still new looking and have no miles on them but are now perhaps twenty years old and still have a remnant of that new tire smell, no cracks or checks. The original chrome is good here and there and some of it should polish up quite nicely but the bumpers by and large will need to be re-done or entirely replaced. The wheels still look good and the knock offs are not deformed.
INTERIOR: The seats are in very good condition as well and were recovered in Langlitz leathers many years ago. The rest of the interior is all original, with the exception of the leather on the center arm rest and the seats.
This is going to make a terrific car and will be worth the effort. Happy Bidding!
We live in Portland Oregon and you are welcome to come take a look at the car.