1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9

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Lot 136
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

€ 230,000 - 280,000
US$ 250,000 - 300,000
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster
Chassis no. 1E 15099
Engine no. 7E 12754-9
•Arguably the most desirable E-Type variant
•Delivered new to the USA
•California 'black plate' car
•Rare 'triple black' colour scheme

'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 sports car, 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 150mph top speed. Even Enzo Ferrari, no less, was moved to declare that the E-Type was 'the most beautiful car in the world'.

The E-Type's 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. 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 29th March of that year. Originally finished in the very rare 'triple black' colour scheme (exterior, interior and hood), this E-Type was first owned by California Freezing & Storage of Watsonville, California and is a desirable, rust-free 'black plate' car. It comes with a very rare and much sought-after factory hardtop, and also features a Becker Europa TR radio, lady's footrest, and chromed wire wheels.

Fully serviced and detailed by Jaguar specialists at Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California, it was subsequently shown at the Dana Point Concours in June 2013, receiving a well justified '1st in Class' award. Later that same year the current vendor purchased the E-Type at an auction in the USA and brought it to the UK, where it was registered on 1st November 2013. The car has been kept in professional dry storage since then. Accompanying documentation consists of a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, sundry maintenance invoices, an expired MoT certificate (2014), a UK V5C registration document, and an MoT valid until 18th February 2017. The car also comes with a handbook and maintenance sheet.
With some 51,900 miles recorded, this well maintained E-Type Roadster has been preserved in highly original condition and has to be a strong contender at any concours. Finished in its original 'triple black' colour scheme, it affords the prospect of pleasurable summer driving as well as being a potential long-term investment for the discerning collector.
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1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster  Chassis no. 1E 15099 Engine no. 7E 12754-9
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