1967 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 FHC

Specifications
Stock: J67-171
Current condition: SHOW
Performance: 4.2 DOHC in-line 6, 3 SU carburetors 265 hp
Transmission: 4 speed
Suspension: Independent front and rear
Color exterior: Opalescent Gunmetal
Color interior: Red
Mileage: 550 since restoration
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: (5) 185/15 tires
Brakes: Disc brakes
Vin #: 1E34171
Engine #: 7E12011-9
Gearbox #: EJ12775
Other 1: Body #: 4E25679
Description

This numbers-matching 1967 Jaguar XKE, numbered 171 from the 1967 production run, has been recently restored, and comes in a striking color combination of Opalescent Gunmetal with a Red interior. The team at Classic Showcase performed a rotisserie-restoration to bring the Coupe back to factory standards, and elevated it to that of a world-class Show level E-type.

Included in the restoration process, the vehicle has been completely dissembled, and the interior has been removed and documented, the body has been stripped to bare metal and placed on a rotisserie, and the body has been worked, metal finished, fitted, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome was fitted to the E-type in bare metal. The car has been primered, sealed, and had base coat and clear coat applied, followed by color sanding and buffing to the beautiful finish you see today. All body parts were painted off the car separately.

All systems have been gone through and restored, or replaced, as necessary. The transmission, clutch, and hydraulic systems have been restored, replaced, and the car has received all new rubber, grommets and seals. In addition, the britework has been fitted, and re-plated to Show level quality. The car has received all new upholstery, which was fitted and installed in the correct materials by master upholsterers in our Upholstery Department. The Coupe's parts and components have been restored in the proper colors and finishes as well, and NOS parts have been used wherever possible. Extreme attention to detail was given because of the importance of this early, highly original E-type.

An MP4 video file of the restoration process, along with a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the vehicle.

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History

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.

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