1968 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 1/2 4.2 FHC
|Current condition:||UNDER RESTORATION|
|Performance:||4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cyl., Weber Carbs|
|Mileage:||100 test miles (after restoration)|
This 1968 Jaguar E-Type is a numbers-matching, California Blue Plate car that we have recently started restoring. It is a solid core-car example, and has benefited from limited ownership. The Coupe is in the process of receiving a full restoration, with a number of performance and comfort upgrades including: an enhanced 4-speed transmission, Headers, Weber Carbs, a lightened flywheel, gear reduction starter, Wilwood brakes, an alloy radiator, adjustable shocks, and Air Conditioning. In addition, the engine, rear end, and transmission will be fully rebuilt by our master Jaguar technicians. Please stay tuned to this page for future updates and pictures on the progress of this unique 1968 XKE!
The Jaguar E-Type Roadster presented here is an early 1968 model, it is one of the few Jaguar 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. Inspiration from the D-Type is unmistakable, as the Jaguar 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.