1967 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS
|Performance:||4.2 DOHC, in-line 6, 3SU Carburetors|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Suspension:||Independent front and rear|
|Color interior:||Red Interior / Black Top|
(SOLD) This is a matching numbers XKE that has gone through a complete restoration by Classic Showcase. This E-type is in a very rich color combination of Silver & Red, with a Black Top. Included in the restoration process: the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car, it was prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems have been gone through and the engine was rebuilt back to factory specifications. From 2010-2011, the E-Type was campaigned and shown in numerous Jaguar Clubs of North America sanctioned shows, and received five 100 point scores! This XKE is an excellent example to drive, enjoy and compete in shows.
Launched in 1961 at the international motor show in Geneva, the XKE echoed the sensation of the XK-120, perhaps even more. An astonishing performance package, with amazing speed and handling, the XKE’s’ brand-new 4-wheel independent suspension system was so well conceived, it was used by Jaguar for over thirty years. The Series 1 4.2 is a very user friendly, sporty driver, with all-synchro 4-speed gearbox introduced by Jaguar in 1965, and is one of the most collectable of the E-Types. Some of the features of this model are covered headlights, toggle switches, full instrumentation with styling and a design that was way ahead of its time with center console, and arm rests. Other features of this Series 1 are its steep windshield and tail lights, which are placed above the bumper line in the rear deck. Similarly, the parking lights are above the front bumper line in the front fenders. In 1964 when the 4.2 was tested, fuel consumption was rated road reported at 22 MPG, and a top speed of 140 MPH.