1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Open Two-Seater
Chassis no. 1E11727
Engine no. 7E6229-9
4,235cc DOHC inline six-cylinder Engine
Three SU carburetors
265bhp at 5,400rpm
Four speed synchronized "Moss" gear box
Fully independent suspension with torsion bars in front and coil springs in the rear
Four wheel disc brakes, rear inboard mounted
-Highly desirable first series roadster
-Older full rotisserie restoration
-Well sorted great driving example
-Handsome color combination
-Most comfortable and usable series one variant
The Series 1 XKE
The debut of the Jaguar XKE (or "E-Type" in the UK) prompted onlookers to respond with accolades in superlative, such as, "most beautiful car ever made!" Fifty years later, one would be hard-pressed to find a car that rivals its style and grace. Lasting 15 model years in three series, there's enough variation among the generations to suit a number of personalities from authentic sports car to luxurious GT.
But, let's be honest: the Series 1 is the one to have. After an engine upgrade late in 1964 to 4.2 liters, the XKE became even more tractable than before. The result, with its covered headlights, toggle switches, and full instrumentation with center console, may just be the one that has it all.
The Motorcar Offered
This example was subject to a ground up rotisserie restoration about 10 years ago. It is fully documented in a photo album included with the car. Much attention was spent making this car drive as well as possible; in examining the photos, it is clear that no expense was spared in the work. Since restoration, the car has been driven about 10,000 miles and today it is a nicely sorted and very strong machine.
This Jaguar is finished in handsome Gunmetal Grey with Red Connelly leather interior, one of the most attractive combinations. The panel work is very good, sighting down the car show's excellent prep work prior to the respray. The car does show some signs of regular use since restoration but it still is in very nicely presented condition. The interior shows no modifications even the original radio and speakers are fitted! The comfortable 4.2 seats are only lightly patinated.
Benefiting from recent tuning and detailing, the Jag has been fitted with a fresh set of proper tires, making it ready to enjoy.
- Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number J661E11727