1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 1 Open Two Seater
Chassis no. 1E 14777
Engine no. 7E 12248-9
Body no. 4E 6525
Jaguar's E-Type debuted at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show, to universal applause and plaudits from the pundits. Its pure form, almost devoid of ornamentation, blew everyone away, a sleek shape with only a tiny mouth for breathing, and slender bar bumpers and chrome wire wheels for glitz. The U.S. intro came the following month at the New York International Auto Show where, in recognition of the strong brand awareness accorded its XK predecessors, it was advertised and sold as the "XKE."
For 1965 vast improvements were made to the gearbox, brakes, interior, etc. The engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters, but horsepower remained the same. Torque output, however, was greater and this made for better tractability in traffic situations.
This Series 1 4.2 has been used purely for enjoyment and as a driver, and is reported to run well.