1968 Jaguar E-Type


1968 Jaguar E-Type

It is a “survivor” car with 21,281 original miles. It has been kept in heated storage since 1987 with no rust and is a very solid example. Purchased as a 2 owner car in 2011, with the previous owner enjoying it since 1971. This car was manufactured “right of center” of the production run of 2,479 units that were LHD. It’s been documented that only 778 Federal designated OTS cars were made for import to the United States.

Work performed within the last year;

New battery and original alternator rebuilt
Entire brake system gone through, flush and bled system
One fuse box replaced due to bad fuse clips; kept the original
Fluids all drained and replaced with specific grades as required
Leather conditioned
Brake reservoir cap/level indicator (1) replaced; kept original
Check valve clearance, all good, no adjustments necessary
All front end inspected, all serviced and in good condition
Fuel tank and system cleaned, both carburetors full rebuild, needles adjusted for standard pump gas
New complete stock exhaust system
Electrical system gone through, all works well

The car has been driven 962.3 miles since work was performed. Whether driving in the city or on the highway it ran without a glitch. No over heating,
all gauges functional and true to their readings. Drives straight and solid, and it brakes straight.

Also the car received a full paint job in 1987 it’s original color of BRG, seemingly due to the right front being “tapped”. Under close exam it was minor. The “new” paint shows a patina of 27 years. It was never wet sanded until recently, with 2500 grit, and it’s quite nice. Given the fact all else is original it works well with the aesthetics of this car.

What the car needs;
#1) Tires, we did not change them, and they hold air well enough to drive/store it, but are suffering from dry rot. Purchaser can decide on black, white or red line tires to their liking.
#2) An original jack, the companion wrench, and tool kit.
#3) The “motif” bar in the bonnet’s center. This car was fitted, as a few were, with a small opening bonnet due to ’68 being a “transition” year, hence this year has the lowest yearly production for E-types throughout the 3 series.

Other notes to point out;
The top fits well.
All glass is very good, interior is in great shape, and the rubber and seals are good original condition.
Factory seat belts are in working order. Door locks, hinges, window regulators all function as new.

This particular car can be driven as shown here, or exhibited with pride in “survivor class” at any classic car show. I enjoyed driving it, top down and all, but other projects prevail.

Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle’s history. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1E 17492
Year: 1968
Interior Color: Black
Make: Jaguar
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: E-Type
Transmission: Manual
Trim: OTC Roaster
Body Type: Convertible
Engine: 4.2 litre
Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Mileage: 21,281
For Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: BRG

Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 

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