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Lot 217

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

  • Chassis no. 1E 15951
  • Engine no. 7E 13885-9
  • Body no. 4E 7821

Sold for $137,500

265 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with triple SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with transverse wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shocks, and an anti-roll bar; independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links and twin coil springs; and four-wheel Dunlop hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.

  • Beautiful first-series E-Type with desirable 4.2-liter engine
  • Exceptional older restoration; finished in striking British Racing Green
  • Retains its original engine
  • Includes Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate

The classic E-Type took the automotive world by storm when it was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show. Its inherent beauty is legendary, as it is one of a few cars ever to be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Production of the car began in 1961 and featured a 3.8-liter, overhead-cam, six-cylinder engine. Its styling, which was the work of Malcolm Sayer and had been overseen by company founder Sir William Lyons, evolved from Jaguar’s Le Mans-winning and equally stunning D-Type race cars.

The E-Type came with the four-wheel disc brakes of the previous XK 150 but gained independent rear suspension. In 1964, a bigger-bore 4.2-liter engine was fitted, which offered similar horsepower but greater torque, allowing for better tractability in everyday driving. A variety of other minor changes were also introduced at the same time, including furnishing the gearbox with full synchros, a new brake booster, and adjustable seatbacks, providing greater comfort for taller drivers. The E-Type’s construction was a multi-tube front end bolted to a steel body shell. The long, low hood and front fenders were one assembly and hinged at the front for unobstructed engine access. The up-sized 4.2-liter six had 265 horsepower and was capable of hauling the car from 0–60 mph in 7.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 149 mph.

According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust, this E-Type was originally completed on 1 August 1967 and dispatched to New York several weeks later, on 17 August. At the time, the Jaguar was finished in Opalescent Maroon over a black leather interior and fitted with a black convertible top. The E-Type has since been restored in the current shade of British Racing Green, while the interior was refinished in the original black combination. As a late-Series 1 car, it originally featured open headlights, as would become standard on the later-series E-Types. During restoration, however, the decision was made to convert the headlights to the attractive closed style of the earlier Series 1 cars. Though an older restoration, the work was performed to a very high standard and has since been properly maintained in a climate controlled environment. The E-Type continues to present exceptionally well and furthermore, runs and drives as Jaguar always intended, with plenty of go!

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