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Lot 147

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Roadster

  • Chassis no. 1E15457
  • Engine no. 7E13187-9
  • Gearbox no. EJ14291
  • Body no. 4E7291

Sold for $143,000

265 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburetors, fully-synchronized four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

• A highly desirable, late Series I example; 4.2-liter engine and fully-synchronized gearbox

• Complete with restoration DVD and JDHT certificate

Jaguar’s E-Type was a legendary sports car virtually from its inception, and in particular, the later Series I cars are highly desirable with significant updates, including an enlarged 4.2-liter engine, fully-synchronized four-speed gearbox, and adjustable bucket seats, combined with sleek early-style covered headlights and toggle switchgear. With performance and styling unencumbered by the tightening emissions and safety regulations of the late-1960s, E-Types such as this remain an undisputed favorite today.

According to its accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this highly desirable Series I 4.2-Liter E-Type Roadster was completed by Jaguar on April 24, 1967. On May 11, it was dispatched to Belgian Motor Co., of Brussels, Belgium, and its first recorded owner was one CHA Wright, resident in Brussels.

Most recently, the E-Type was restored by the marque specialists Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California. Included in the restoration process was a complete body fit and repaint in a base coat and clearcoat finish, which was color sanded and buffed; the brightwork was rechromed, as necessary, and all mechanical systems were serviced and restored as needed. The newly fitted Grey interior is complete with matching leather upholstery. Under the bonnet, the powerful 4.2-liter DOHC XK six is fitted with triple SU carburetors, mated to a fully-synchronized gearbox, and complete with a new aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan and a new header tank. A black cloth top and matching boot, Pirelli P4000 radial tires, and 6x15 chrome wire wheels provide the final touches.

Consistently well-serviced and maintained by Jaguar professionals, this freshly restored late-Series I Roadster is accompanied at auction by a DVD documenting the restoration process and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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