1968 Jaguar-XKE Series 1.5 4.2 FHC
|Performance:||4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cyl., 2 Solex Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Maroon|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
This 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-Type is a very original car that has been under the same ownership for 10 years and has been regularly serviced and maintained by Jaguar professionals. This is a great entry-level XKE example for the new classic Jaguar collector or enthusiast who is looking to experience an E-Type that they can drive and enjoy now, but without the “show car” price; the car would also make a great candidate for the seasoned collector who is looking to take it to the next level with a Show or Show-Driver level restoration. The Coupe is full of the lines and beauty these models are known for; it had been painted in a single-stage Maroon color, but was later finished in Jaguar’s Opalescent Maroon, and complimented by a tidy and stock Black interior. The E-Type also features a telescopic steering wheel, full instrumentation, a fully synchronized transmission, and dual fans for increased cooling ability. Of particular note with the series 1.5 XKEs is that they mark the end of the small taillights, parking lights and bumpers which kept the lines and beauty of the iconic Jaguar E-Type. Whether it's your first E-Type, or a unique model to add to your existing collection, this Series 1.5 is a radiant Coupe that is ready to please!
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 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 has 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.