1968 Jaguar-XKE Series 1½ 4.2 OTS

Specifications
Stock: J68-423
Current condition: DRIVER
Performance: 4,235 cc DOHC Inline 6-Cyl, triple SU carbs
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Suspension: Independent
Color exterior: Maroon
Color interior: Black, with Black Top
Mileage: 79,153 showing
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: Michelin Energy 205/70/15
Brakes: Front and Rear Disc
Vin #: 1E17423
Engine #: 7E16734-9
Gearbox #: KE678
Other 1: Body Number: 4E 9489
Description

This E-type Roadster is set up nicely for driving and dependability. It has had recent service work performed by Jaguar professionals which included: all suspension bushings updated, new shocks and brakes, new brake bottles, new electronic ignition, new hoses and clamps, a major tune up, and carb work. It features nice upgrades such as headers, triple SU carbs, an aluminum radiator with dual fans, new exhaust system, new alternator, an upgraded digital stereo, a 15-inch steering wheel, and 6-inch wheels and tires to really grip the road when you take it for a spin. The recently added interior shows very well. The gear box is very solid and shifts nicely through all gears, the brakes and steering are very good, all the electrical looks good, and the engine has a lot of power and is smooth at all RPM’s. You can drive and enjoy as it is or take it to the next level.

History

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 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 unsprung weight and, most importantly, fully independent suspension on all four wheels.