1967 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 FHC
|Performance:||4.2 Liter, 6 Cylinder, 3 SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 speed Manual|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Silver Blue|
|Color interior:||Dark Blue|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Gearbox #:||EJ 8357|
|Other 1:||Body Number: 4E24235|
November 2022 Update: Our team has just recently completed the restoration to this beautiful XKE Fixed Head Coupe, and is currently in the process of test driving the car. This show/driver level example will soon be ready, and should prove to be a worthy candidate for competition in your favorite Concours events, or as a great Blue-Chip investment!
This 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe is a very original, numbers-matching 2 owner from new California car that is a true survivor. The Coupe’s original owner was a pilot who enjoyed the car for many years and serviced it regularly; in our experience, pilots have shown to take immaculate care of their vehicles! The 74,489 miles shown on the odometer are believed to be original, and after our comprehensive examination of the car we would believe this to be accurate. This example proved to be an excellent core car and as such proved to be worthy of restoring to a higher level...Everything on the car matches, except for the original exterior paint color, which our team decided to change to a more appealing Opalescent Silver Blue instead of the original solid Blue color.
Included in the restoration process: the E-Type has been dissembled, and all parts were fully documented and inspected. The vehicle body was worked, the metal finished, fit, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome were perfectly fit to the car. All parts were individually painted off the car in the booth, then primed and sealed with base coat applied, clear coated, and finally color sanded and buffed to a beautiful finish. All mechanical systems were gone through and restored or replaced as necessary. An MP4 video documenting the Coupe’s restoration process accompany the car.
The Series 1 4.2 is a very user friendly, sporty driver, and one of the most collectable of the E-Types. These are wonderful cars with a 4.2 liter engine with 3 SU carburetors and a fully synchronized transmission. Some of the features of this model are 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.