|4.2 Jaguar E-Type
|Fixed Head Coupe
|Left Hand Drive
|Jaguar Cars, New York
|20 November 1967
|2 November 1967
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Record Creation: Entered on 27 January 2014.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
Photos of 1E34874
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2014-01-26 22:23:09 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 1/26/14
Opening bid $59,000, no bids 3 days left in auction. 33k miles.
It is my opinion that an original JAGUAR E-TYPE with the original lacquer paint and original Connolly leather seats, along with the original Wilton wool carpets has so much more to offer a collector when you know this is the way it was delivered in 1968 from England. It is becoming so scarce to find a Series I or a 1.5 in there original state!! Accordingly, the car has its share of imperfections including but not limited to soft dings, a scratch here and there, but that is what gives its authentic heritage. Every scratch, every imperfection tells its own story. If I were to choose between a car with a new paint job, seats, carpet etc..I personally would choose a car with heritage and a story. Rust has clearly never been allowed to invade either the car's body or its undercarriage, being a California car and always garaged that is too be expected. The brightwork is in excellent condition, as is all the original glass. The car's interior is equally as clean. Despite the car's age the black leather seats are all in good original condition, the drivers seats has a small rip in the stitching and could be easily repaired. Interior panels and black carpets are all decent, showing merely the patina one would expect of a well-cared-for original example. The headliner is good as is the center console and dash housing all of the original switches and original Blaupunk radio.
STORY OF THE OWNER OF THIS 1968 E-TYPE:
My father and mother (now 82 and 80) were both school teachers, my father was the head varsity basketball coach for a local southern California High School and my mother taught 2nd grade. They are both alive and well, still living in the same city they moved to in 1959!
In or around 1968 my dad was notified from one of his basketball players that his father (who owned a dealership) wanted to sell his newly acquired 1968 E-TYPE that he had owned for only 6 months since it was driven off the show room floor to buy another one, but with air conditioning. My dad knew this person, as his son played basketball for him. With only 1800 miles he knew it was still virtually new. After settling on a price my parents were the proud owner of a stunning 6 month old XKE JAGUAR.
My folks thoroughly enjoyed the Jaguar taking weekend trips to Las Vegas, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palm springs and many other weekend getaways. As being a weekend car, the miles were kept very low. My brother and I now 50 and 52 spent our childhood in this car. We used to ride in the rear of the jag, illegal now of course, but only having two seats where else would we sit when we went for a family drive!! :) In the early 70 or late 60s my father and I were driving down Pacific Coast Highway when an old man (probably my age now) cut in front of us and clipped the R rear quarter panel, I was so mad I was only 9 years old.."how dare you dent my dads car"!! It was a minor accident and that is why to this day there is a small differences in paint color on the R rear quarter panel and door. Every night when doing homework or watching Brady bunch or Partridge family, I would hear the rumble of the exaust as my dad would drive the XKE into the garage, to this day I will never forget that sound! The sound that only an E-TYPE can make.
But then in 1982 it blew a head gasket and it sat on blocks for the next 30 years in the garage waiting to see daylight of the Southern California roads again. So in 2009 we agreed that after 30 years it was time to not only to have the head gasket fixed but to make it a reliable and the "fast" car that it was meant to be.. before emissions took hold...and we did!!
My dad turned 80 a few years ago and I decided to bring my mom and dads XKE back to life, myself being the owner of 3 E-TYPEs in the past, (1967 coupe, 1968 convertible and a 1968 coupe), I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
After many conversations with XKs unlimited, Sola motor works, British European Auto and many others, we decided on the perfect combination of performance and reliability. This started with a complete motor overhaul including new balanced 9 to 1 pistons and rods, balanced and blueprinted crank, a new rebuilt ported and polished performance head, including fitting larger diameter inlet stainless valves, so we can run the XKE on 92 unleaded octain pump gas all generating more bhp than stock . A new clutch was fitted, new brakes, new alternator, new hoses, new racing exaust manifold and glass packs with dual exhaust that throws in your face the "racing big cat howl", ensuring your experience is thrilling from behind the wheel. More performance upgrades includes replacing the US emissions motor choking duel strombergs and installing aluminum 3.8 performance triple manifolds paired with triple SU carbs. To completely eliminate the problematic overheating problem, we installed a racing performance polished aluminum radiator with duel fans. The original 6" crome spoked rims were replaced with 7" polished Daytons and knock offs wrapped with top of the line pirelli P-4000 radial tires to give you the wider stance and grip you will need.
This E-TYPE is exhilarating to drive with a 0-60 that is mind blowing, and 60-100 that makes you want to take it to the track. The 4.2L inline 6 cylinder engine with a shaved performance head fires up easily, idling ominously with a pair of high performance semi race cams that lets you know you better grip tight.
The sale comes with most all of the original parts including original stromberg carbs and manifolds, original rims, ribbed valve covers and lots of extra parts we accumulated performance and original.
2014-07-08 13:37:22 | Jan Zwart writes:
this low milage car has still it's first paint, was stored for 30 years and had a recent technical upgrade,engine rebuild, aluradiator,3 carbs etc.