1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9

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Lot 47
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster
Registration no. AUM 160E Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9

£ 80,000 - 100,000
US$ 100,000 - 120,000
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster
Registration no. AUM 160E
Chassis no. 1E 15563
Engine no. 7E 13369-9

*Arguably the most desirable E-Type variant
*Delivered new to the USA
*Left-hand drive
*Extensive recent refurbishment

Footnotes

  • 'If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.'

    There have been few better summaries of the E-Type's manifest virtues than the forgoing, penned by the inimitable John Bolster for Autosport shortly after the car's debut. Conceived and developed as an open sportscar, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in Coupé form. The car caused a sensation - spontaneous applause breaking out at the unveiling - with its instantly classic lines and a 140mph-plus top speed. The design owed much to that of the racing D-Type, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. Aerodynamically, the Coupé was superior to the Roadster and the better Grand Tourer, enjoying as it did a marginally higher top speed and the considerable convenience of a generously sized luggage platform accessed via the side-hinged rear door.

    Its engine aside, only in terms of its transmission did the E-Type represent no significant advance over the XK150, whose durable four-speed Moss gearbox it retained. The latter was replaced when the 4.2-litre engine was introduced on the Series 1 in October 1964, a more user-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox and superior Lockheed brake servo forming part of the improved specification together with the bigger, torquier engine. Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements, chiefly to the electrical and cooling systems, and to the seating arrangements. Top speed remained unchanged at around 150mph, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved flexibility.
    Manufactured in 1967, this left-hand drive 'Series 1' roadster was built for export to the USA and was despatched to Jaguar Cars, New York on 13th June 1967. Originally finished in Pale Primrose Yellow with black interior, it was first owned by one Harvey L Cohen.

    The car was restored in the early 1990s and comes with documentation from its previous owner in the United States, recording details of his period of ownership (1988 to 2015). Since its arrival in the UK the E-Type has benefited from the following works: steering rack overhauled; new full exhaust system fitted; front and rear suspension overhauled; fuel tank flushed and treated; suspension trailing arms replaced; and the rear axle and casing overhauled. Finished in its original colour scheme of Primrose Yellow with black leather interior, this beautiful E-Type roadster affords the prospect of pleasurable driving as well as being a potential long-term investment. Accompanying documentation consists of a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, which confirms the car as still being fitted with its original engine, V5C registration document and current MoT.
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1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15563 Engine no. 7E 13369-9
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