1967 Jaguar XKE Coupe  Chassis no. IE77695 Engine no. 7E53326-8
Lot 372
1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1½ 2+2 Coupe Chassis no. 1E 77695 Engine no. 7E 53326-8
Sold for US$ 28,600 inc. premium
Lot Details
1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1½ 2+2 Coupe
Chassis no. 1E 77695
Engine no. 7E 53326-8
4,235cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine
Dual 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 disk brakes, rear inboard mounted

-Offered from a Private Collection
-Former California restoration
-Popular British Racing Green scheme

The XKE Series 1½ 2+2

The first significant up-grade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-liter version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements. These mainly concerned the cooling and electrical systems, the latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matt black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration. Like its 3.8-liter forbear, the 4.2-liter E-Type was built in roadster and coupé forms, and in 1966 gained an additional 2+2 coupé variant on a 9" longer wheelbase that was intended to extend the E-Type's appeal beyond the traditional sports car-buying market. With the increased length and rear seats came greater headroom, more luggage space, improved heating/ventilation, and optional automatic transmission.

The Motorcar Offered

Believed to have been delivered new to California, this XKE Coupe was acquired by the former owner there in Van Nuys, in around 1993/4, at which point it was stated to be only a one or two owner car. A restoration was subsequently carried out at Classic European in California, with work reportedly tallying some $70,000 in parts and labor, and completed in 1998.

The current owners purchased the 'E' Type in 2004, by which time some 10,000 miles had been added to the odometer and restoration. It has continued to see use, albeit more modestly, and at the same time it has gained some recent light localized damage to the hood and rear quarter panels. The interior would benefit from a professional cleaning. Regardless of these small detriments, the car started without fuss when it was photographed and seemed to be running well.

In archetypal British Racing Green livery, this is an entry level XKE with stick shift and space for two and two.

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