Just discovered in 40 year storage, 24,000 miles from new
1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Open Two-Seater
Chassis no. 1E13205
Engine no. 7E9476-9
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
*Time warp condition
*Beautifully preserved interior
*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 car truly is a fresh discovery, literally unearthed from 40 years storage days before we cataloged it. Simply extracted and untouched, close examination reveals it to be an amazingly well preserved machine showing only 24,033 miles!
The interior condition fully supports the mileage as the original black leather is well preserved. The dash shows no cracking and even the original radio is still present. Documentation with the car additionally supports the low millage.
Under the hood is untouched and the original motor and cylinder head underneath are still presentno changes or modifications have been made. The exterior is straight and quite free of the notorious corrosion issues. The only noticeable blemishes are in the area around the battery, usually caused by acid corrosion. The trunk and interior floor pans are free of any corrosion. The top has received a tear so will need renewing.
In general it is an amazing find: a super desirable Series 1 E-Type roadster that has been stored in a storage lock-up since 1976. The car was put away with only 24,000 miles and has not seen the light of day till now. It looks the perfect candidate for sympathetic mechanical recommissioning and careful preserving of as much of the cosmetics as possible.
- Please note that, due to PA law this title will need to be processed through the PA Department of Transportation and therefore may require up to 14 days for receipt.