1967 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 4.2L series ISOLD

RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island - March 10, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $85,000 - $105,000


$93,500 Sold

265bhp, 4,200cc overhead valve twin cam inline six-cylinder engine, three SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

When Jaguar created the E-Type, the homage paid to their highly successful C-Type and D-Type racing cars was evident; the E-Type had a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay, and a tilting bonnet. Conceived by the founder and president of Jaguar, William Lyons, and his chief engineer, Malcolm Sayer, the E-Type was designed to replace the immensely successful XK series and accordingly was labeled the XKE.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, the E-Type created a lasting impression. It possessed the three most important attributes a car enthusiast could desire: blistering performance, stunning beauty and a relatively affordable price tag. The E-Type was capable of 150mph performance, faster than most Ferraris at the time, yet it carried a price tag one third that of the Italian marque. Sacrificing nothing to the Italians, the XKE also had looks to die for, with sweeping lines and an aggressive yet undeniably sensual stance.

The 1967 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster presented here is an outstanding example from the last year the closed headlight 4.2 liter E-Types were offered. Originally delivered to Germany, 11 years later an American serviceman acquired the car and imported it to Florida, where he enjoyed it for many years. The car features many European delivery features such as clear signal lamp lenses all around and is equipped with a very rare locking steering wheel/ignition key setup from the factory; although common now, it was an innovative feature in 1967.

Finished in silver metallic grey with a red interior, the Jaguar has benefited from a complete, no expense spared restoration. All parts were restored or replaced to correct factory specifications which included rebulding the original engine and the transmission, the result of which produced an impressive and very formidable JCNA competitor. A dossier containing all photos, work orders and parts receipts is included in the sale of the Jaguar.

Immediately following the restoration the Jaguar was entered in JCNA competition, where it has consistently scored above 99.6 and won several prizes. Although rarely driven, it is reported that the XKE is an excellent driving example. With many years of continued show field success in its future, this Jaguar offers its next owner years of delight on the concours greens or on the open roads.

Reference Number 7253

as of 2/18/2007

Car 1967 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 4.2L series I
VIN 1E13754 
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