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Lot 130

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Roadster

  • Chassis no. 1E 14707
  • Engine no. 7E 12201-9
  • Gearbox no. EJS 12365
  • Body no. 4E 6461

Sold for $165,000

265 bhp, 4,235 cc inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension and transverse leaf spring independent rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

• Desirable matching-numbers Series I 4.2-Liter

• Comprehensive restoration by marque expert

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, the E-Type created a lasting impression. It possessed the three most important attributes a car enthusiast could desire: blistering performance, stunning beauty and a relatively affordable price tag. Originally outfitted with a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and three SU HD8 carburetors producing 265 horsepower in 1964, the engine was later replaced with a larger, more desirable 4.2-liter powerplant. While rated horsepower remained the same, the longer stroke 4.2-liter engine provided a meaningful increase in torque. It also acquired a much-needed fully synchronized gearbox.

Presented here is a beautiful and freshly restored Series I E-Type with the desirable 4.2-liter engine. Originally a California car, this E-type has been rust free its whole life and retains the original and matching engine. The odometer is also believed to be correct, showing only 21,800 original miles. The car was purchased earlier this year by a marque expert with over 30 years of restoration experience, who promptly began to bring this ’67 E-Type back to its former glory.

The body was repainted an elegant shade of gunmetal grey, which nicely contrasts with the red leather trim. The interior was completely redone with new and correct material, and the top was newly fitted with mohair canvas. The glass, including windshield and doors, was replaced as was the dash fascia. The gauges were refurbished as needed though the original radio remains in place. Fit and finish of all the panels is reportedly excellent as meticulous care was taken during the assembly.

Beneath the hood of this E-type lies a completely rebuilt 4.2-liter engine. All of the engine work was performed by Scottsdale Automotive Machine. The pistons have been replaced along with new valves, guides and gaskets. The drivetrain has been completely rebuilt including replacement of the clutch system. Furthermore, the suspension, steering and braking systems have been replaced or rebuilt as needed. With only test mileage since completion, this is a lovely example of a perpetually desirable motor car.

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