1968 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 1/2 4.2 OTS
|Performance:||4.2 Liter, 265hp, overhead cam, 2SU carburators|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Color exterior:||Original color combination of Golden Sand/ Beige cloth top|
|Mileage:||100 miles after restoration|
|Tires:||185 X 15|
|Other 1:||Body #: 4E8204|
(SOLD) This exceptional, matching numbers 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster has completed a comprehensive restoration by Classic Showcase. It has been restored in its striking original, color combination of Golden Sand exterior, Tan interior and a Biscuit top and is documented with a Heritage Certificate. Included in the restoration process the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, metal finished, leaded, all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems such as the electrical system, hydraulic system, cooling system and fuel system have been gone through, serviced, restored or replaced as needed and the car received all new rubber and seals. The engine and transmission has been completely rebuilt back to factory specifications. The car received a new correct exhaust system, new battery, the gas tank was epoxy sealed and the radiator has been restored. All brite work was re-plated or replaced adding to the luster of the vehicle. The car also received a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our dedicated craftsmen in the upholstery department. The car has 5 new tires and wheels and a DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This Jaguar is an excellent example to drive, enjoy and compete in your favorite Concours.
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 otherwise are very similar to the Series I cars retaining the very favorable 4.2 liter engine. 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 un-sprung weight and, most importantly, fully independent suspension on all four wheels.