SOLD 07/11

1967 Jaguar
XKE Roadster

Few Miles on Rebuilt Engine by Marque Specialist. Sold New in California.

  • VINJ671E12897
  • Exterior ColorCream
  • Interior ColorBlack
  • Mileage37345 Miles
  • Engine4.2 Litre Inline 6-Cylinder
  • Engine no.7E8749-9
  • Transmission4-Speed
  • StatusSold
  • StockFJ972


1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster
s/n 1E12897, Engine no. 7E8749-9
Cream with Black Leather

The E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, following the famous 11th hour disorder (one of the cars was driven to the show from England with just hours to spare). The car was an immediate sensation: its specification was state of the art, its bodywork arrestingly gorgeous, and the price surprisingly affordable. It embodied William Lyons` values beautifully and it is no surprise that the E-Type has become such a legendary part of automotive history. The specification clearly demonstrated Jaguar’s racing experience and included independent suspension all around (at a time when Ferrari was still using live rear axles), disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and of course Jaguar’s legendary twin cam inline-6. The cars were continuously developed, with the addition of 4.2 liter engine and fully synchronized gearboxes for 1965. Later cars, particularly in the United States, had safety and emissions equipment that negatively influenced both performance and aesthetics, so these Series I 4.2 liter cars are widely considered to be the pick of the bunch.

This particular car is one such car, and is a solid and dry example that has been in California with the same owner for over 25 years. It is a matching numbers example that has covered very few miles in recent years. Less than 1,000 miles ago, a full engine rebuild was completed, and the carburetors were also rebuilt. A new heater core and top were also installed. The total cost was over $15,000, and there are records back to the late 1980’s indicating regular maintenance.

The car is in nice cosmetic condition, with a good quality repaint on solid body panels. The bonnet fit is particularly good one this example. The chrome is possibly original and is showing some haze and light pitting. The chrome wire wheels are in nice shape and wear Michelin tires. The glass and lights are nice throughout, and the car still has Lucas headlamps, in addition to European front turn signal lenses.

The interior appears to be largely original, including much of the leather on the seats. The dashboard is very nice, and instruments are excellent. The carpets are in very good shape, and the steering wheel is quite nice as well. There is a full tonneau cover, in addition to a top boot.

The engine compartment and trunk are both solid throughout, and are unrestored in appearance. There are some areas of aging, but both speak with honesty to the car’s solidity and overall feeling of originality. The engine and head number both match the chassis number, and the overall feel of the car is that of a fundamentally unmolested and well looked after car. The car runs and drives very well.

This is a great opportunity to acquire a properly maintained and solid example of the most desirable year E-Type. It has been in California with a long term owner for many years, and has a certain honesty and patina that recalls the days when these cars were actually used. This car run drives very nicely, and would be an ideal example to drive and enjoy. Accompanying the car are the original tool roll with tools, knock off hammer, and jack.

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