Both elegant and functional, this rare series 1.5 E-Type combines all of Jaguar’s famous attributes into a sophisticated package ready to be taken to the open road.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever created, the Jaguar E-Type set a new standard of elegance and performance when it was launched at the Geneva Motor show in 1961. Needless to say, demand well exceeded supply for some considerable time. It was capable of a genuine 150mph and introduced various mechanical components that gave the E-Type sporting and comfort prowess over its competitors. The original E-Type was introduced as a two-seater coupe and roadster with a 3.8 litre engine producing around 265hp. The series 1 underwent subtle improvements over the following years such as deepened floor pans, visual changes to the interior and enlargement of the XK engine to 4.2 litres. In 1966 Jaguar introduced the third model to the range, the 2+2 which was an attempt by Jaguar to retain owners of sports cars who had children. Visually the 2+2 was elongated by 9 inches to accommodate the 2nd row of occasional seats with longer doors to suit and a 3-inch increase to the roof height.
As an interim period between 1967 and early 1968 for the American market, what is still unofficially known as the series 1.5 was to cater to the change in US regulations at the time. The change included an adaptation to the headlight design that would be seen similarly on the later series 2 models, fitment of Zenith Stromberg carburettors for emission requirements and the change to rocker switches on later models to name a few. This model later developed into the series 2 with exposed headlights (different to the series 1.5 cars), redesigned nose, redesigned front and rear bumpers with larger rear lights and slightly redesigned interior.
This Jaguar E-type started life as a 6 cylinder automatic 2+2 sold new by Jaguar Cars New York. In 2013 it was imported into Melbourne Australia and subsequently converted to right hand drive using all OEM parts with the addition of a five speed Getrag transmission by Jagdaim at a cost of approximately $25,000. New wire chrome rims have been added as well as a renewed interior with all new black leather upholstery a few years ago. At some point the Zenith Stromberg carburettors have been changed back to the earlier triple SU types. As stated by the Jaguar heritage certificate, this Jaguar retains the original engine and in the original Maroon colour which accentuates the E-Types curves under the sun. A small history file also accompanies the car.
This E-Type presents as a fabulous driver quality vehicle ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian.
Vehicle includes RWC (if sold in QLD). Victorian registration not included.
1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe - SOLD
Engine: 4.2 Litre Inline 6 - 5 Speed Getrag Manual
Engine No: 7E53044-9