1968 Jaguar Type E Roadster 4.2L90.000-140.000 EUR - Estimate

Jaguar Type E Roadster 4.2L

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Sold new in France
- Numerous technical improvements
- Reliable, maintained car

Reference Number 669027

as of 10/7/2021

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Artcurial - Automobiles sur les Champs  Contact  Location
59, avenue Montaigne  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Paris
75008 Paris  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
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Car 1968 Jaguar Type E Roadster 4.2L
VIN 1E17902 
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Known History

The Jaguar Heritage certificate for this E-Type confirms that it left the factory on 16 May 1968, before being sold new in France through the Parisian importer Delecroix on 14 June. At that time the car was Opalescent Dark Green with a black hood and matching upholstery. The current owner acquired the car in Paris in 2005, having already owned two coupés, the realisation of a childhood dream. He proceeded to carry out extensive work to make this E-Type more reliable and drive better in order to take part in major rallies across Europe (Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy…). The lower part of the engine was dismantled, inspected and the main camshaft bearings replaced. The gaskets were all changed. A rebuilt manifold in stainless steel and a full exhaust line have been fitted while the inlet is now through three imposing trumpets. We were also impressed by the sound of the engine. The cooling system has been improved with the addition of an aluminium radiator and water tank, and an additional manually operated fan. A new alternator and electronic ignition have also been installed. A Getrag 5-speed gearbox has been adapted and the car has ventilated disc brakes with Coopercraft calipers. The wire wheels have been replaced and are fitted with 2012 Dunlop tyres. The coachwork is now metallic grey, with nicely patinated cream leather upholstery in good condition. The dashboard instruments are original, supplemented by a pair of Heuer chromometers and a double socket cigarette lighter. The hood is in good, used condition. A test drive with the owner demonstrated how much the car has been improved, without losing its character, in order to carry out long distances without the slightest apprehension. This car, restored to be driven, is the result of thousands of miles covered in an E-Type.