1967 Jaguar XKE OTS Restoration

A Classic Showcase Restoration

About the Jaguar and its restoration

This 1967 Jaguar E-Type is an original, matching-numbers example, and has been a great core car for a Show level restoration. The Opalescent Maroon XKE  has already seen significant progress, and is not far from completetion. Our team highly adept team of Jaguar restorers started this process in December of 2022, and is ​beginning the final stages of assembly work and eventual road testing of the car. Read more about the car and it's restoration below...


This example has proven to be a great candidate for a Show level restoration, and significant progress has already been made towards it's completion. The process has included stripping it down to bare metal and securely placing it on a rotisserie for precision work. Metal finishing and leadwork have been skillfully completed, and the integration of body parts and chrome elements is underway.The car has advanced through the stages of priming, sealing, and the application of base and clear coats, resulting in a remarkable finish that has been expertly color sanded and buffed to perfection. 

The vehicle's systems have all been been gone through, and work is ongoing to ensure they meet the highest of standards. The engine has already been rebuilt to factory specifications and installed to the XKE, while the fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems are in the process of being assembled. A significant highlight is the forthcoming transformation of the car's interior, with a custom-tailored design crafted from authentic materials, courtesy of our master trimmer in our upholstery department.To provide a visual record of the restoration journey, we'll include a comprehensive mp4 pictorial video of the restoration that captures nearly every step of the process. Upon the completion of this extensive restoration, this Jaguar E-Type will stand as an outstanding example, ready to be driven, enjoyed, and even showcased in prestigious events. We invite you to stay tuned to this page for further updates on the ongoing transformation of this remarkable E-Type!

Body, Paint, and Mechanical  Gallery

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The Series 1 4.2, a distinguished member of the E-Type family, embodies a harmonious blend of user-friendliness and sporting prowess, rendering it one of the most coveted among collectors. Notably, it boasts a robust 4.2-liter engine outfitted with three SU carburetors and a fully synchronized transmission, ensuring a seamless driving experience.This model exhibits several remarkable features, including a dashboard adorned with toggle switches and comprehensive instrumentation, showcasing a design that was unequivocally ahead of its time. The inclusion of a central console and well-placed armrests further underscore its thoughtful design.Distinctive design elements set the Series 1 apart, with its gracefully sloped windshield and rear deck hosting tail lights positioned above the bumper line. Similarly, the parking lights are thoughtfully situated above the front bumper line in the front fenders, accentuating the car's aesthetic appeal.In 1964, during rigorous testing, the 4.2 model exhibited impressive performance metrics, with a reported fuel consumption rate of 22 miles per gallon on the road and a remarkable top speed of 140 miles per hour. Such attributes contribute to the enduring allure and desirability of this iconic vehicle.

Upholstery & Assembly  Galleries

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