1968 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 1/2 4.2 OTS
|Performance:||4.2 Liter, 2 carburetors|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear suspension|
|Features:||Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette radio|
(SOLD) The E-Type Roadster presented here is an early 1968 model, it is one of the few E-Types that are today popularly known as Series I 1/2 cars as they utilize the open headlight bonnets but are otherwise are very similar to the Series I cars retaining the very favorable 4.2 liter engine.This Jaguar is a California original car with only two owners since new and it comes with the small California pink slip. Just in time for the auction the car was treated to a comprehensive cosmetic restoration and mechanical service by a Jaguar marque specialist, Classic Showcase. During the process of this restoration the vehicle was body worked and fitted, all body parts painted separately, painted in base coat, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to the spectacular finish you see today. The interior was refurbished meticulously as well as the assembly of the vehicle. Finished in opalesant silver- gray metallic with a dark blue interior, fully detailed, in top mechanical condition and freshly restored, this Jaguar is ready for anything. The question then becomes what to do with an E-Type truly in its prime?
Inspiration from the D-Type is unmistakable, as the E-Type had a monocoque passenger compartment, a tube framed engine bay and a tilting hood. The XKE had four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes with the rear discs fitted next to the differential to reduce unsprung weight and, most importantly, fully independent suspension on all four wheels.