<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088

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Lot 205
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ 4.2 Roadster

Sold for US$ 87,360 inc. premium
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ 4.2 Liter Roadster
Chassis no. 1E17088

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2-Stromberg Carburetors
265bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Beautifully restored example of the classic Jaguar E-Type
*Lovely Cotswold Blue over Biscuit livery
*Equipped with air conditioning and period radio
*Accompanied by history file, tools and owner's manual


THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

Introduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150mph top speed. Nowadays it would be impossible for a single model to cause such a stir but here was a civilized production sports car that looked like a Le Mans prototype and could outperform just about anything else on the road.

The E-Type's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburetor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the XK150. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.

The first significant up-grade 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, chiefly to the electrical and cooling systems, and to the seating arrangements. The top speed remained unaltered, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration. From September 1968 Series II E-Types, incorporating safety upgrades previously fitted only in America, were released worldwide. In addition to revised lighting and switchgear, the front air intake was larger and sat behind a full-width bumper.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This late-production Series 1 - colloquially known as a Series 1½ - Jaguar E-Type Roadster was built during the winter of 1967/68 and left the Browns Lane Jaguar factory in Coventry not long after. While the car's early history remains unknown, it is believed to have been delivered new to Jaguar's biggest market for these exceptional sports cars; North America. As a transitional car built in between the Series 1 and 2 production, it features the more delicate Series 1 type tail lights but has the upgraded rocker switches mounted in the dash and the open headlights fitted out front. This left-hand drive Roadster has received a comprehensive restoration which appears to have covered both the mechanical and cosmetic parts of the car and is finished in the very appropriate Cotswold Blue exterior color over a Biscuit leather interior. A black soft top is fitted, and chrome and brightwork shines beautifully. Chrome wire wheels are mounted in each corner and shod on appropriate radial tires. The Series 1½ retains the good looks and style of the Series 1 E-Type, with the upgraded 4.2-liter powerplant and improved gearbox present. This elegant E-Type Roadster is accompanied by a comprehensive history file, owner's manual, tools and convertible top boot, and is optioned with the rare air conditioning system, a period radio, and back up light. A great car for tours and rallies, where an ear-to-ear grin is virtually guaranteed once out on the open road with the top down.

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<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
<b>1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1&#189; 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1E17088
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