1967 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS
|Current condition:||UNDER RESTORATION|
|Performance:||4.2 Liter 6 Cylinder 265hp engine with 3 SU Carburetors|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual, fully synchronized|
|Suspension:||Independent front and rear|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Blue|
|Color interior:||Black (with Black Top & Boot Cover)|
|Features:||Blaupunkt AM-FM Short Wave Push Button Radio|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels 5 x 15|
|Tires:||Universal Sport 185 HR15|
|Other 1:||Body #: 4E5517|
(SOLD) This very original, rust free, solid, numbers matching California car has been kept in a local collection and off the road since 2007. It was owned by a member of the San Diego Jaguar Club who kept it in its original color of opalescent blue. The “J67” plate is affixed near the data plate which only occurs in California, thus verifying it’s a California vehicle. It also has it original smog exempt sticker on the windshield. Since this Jaguar was always well maintained, it makes it a great candidate for restoration to a Show/Driver or a Show level. Classic Showcase has scheduled this 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 OTS to be taken to a Show/Driver level restoration in the near future; Included in the restoration process the vehicle will be stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. The car has not yet been painted, so the color is open to the desire of the purchaser. All systems will be gone through and the engine will be rebuilt back to factory specifications. The transmission, clutch system, hydraulic system will be restored and the car will receive all new rubber. All chrome will be re-plated. The car will receive a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion of the restoration this Jaguar will be a great example to drive, enjoy and compete in shows. This Series I 4.2 E-type is the most desirable of all the series with a fully synchronized 4 speed transmission, covered headlights, toggle switches on the dash, comfortable bucket seats, center console, and arm rest. This makes the best driver and the most collectable for an investment grade vehicle. The classic lines on this car are respected throughout the automotive world; the design is iconic. The convertible is well-presented and powered by a 258-cid, 265-hp six-cylinder twin-camshaft engine with three carburetors and backed by a four-speed manual transmission. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel disc brakes.
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.