1967 Jaguar E-Type SI

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1E14831
  • Engine number 
    7E 12167-9
  • Lot number 
    353
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Gunmetal Grey
  • Interior brand colour 
    Red Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £100000 - £120000.
- Superb, late Series 1 that has been subject to an extensive two-year restoration
- The work was carried out by the 'Carriage Company' to Concours standards
- Suitable upgrades during restoration inc. 5-speed gearbox, 'Coopercraft' brakes, SPL treatment, and RHD conversion
- Presented in Gunmetal Grey with a red leather interior, this car is a joy to behold and needs to be seen in the metal
- Accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, original toolkit, and operating, service and maintenance books
- The very appropriate cherished number, 'XKE 42E', is included in the sale
 
It is difficult to imagine the impact that the Jaguar E-type had when it was launched back in 1961. When the average saloon had a top speed of 70 mph and most were desperately dull, the E-type was an instant sensation, pre-empting computer-aided design. The eminent aerodynamicist, Malcolm Sayer, uniquely applied complex mathematical formulae to create the E-Type's stunning shape. Ironically, he hated being called a stylist, yet he designed what is arguably one of the most beautiful cars ever seen. Today's manufacturers build hundreds of prototypes when developing a new car but Jaguar built only a handful of cars prior to launch and the story of the E-type is now legendary around the globe.‘1E14831’ was imported from the USA a few years ago and was the subject of a two-year complete ground-up restoration and upgrade by the "Carriage Company" to bring it to a very high standard.The work included  the following which has all been photographically documented:
- Bodyshell dipped and processed with SPL treatment.
- FABS upgraded bonnet frame.
- All chrome work to a very high standard. 
- New wiring harness and all ancillary electrical components replaced or overhauled.
- New high-torque starter motor and alternator fitted. Electronic ignition.
- Cooling system upgraded incorporating a Revo fan.
- Engine completely stripped, re-machined, new pistons fitted with all internals replaced
- Head conversion and upgraded to unleaded fuel. Stainless steel downpipes
- Carburettors stripped, re-machined and full service kits fitted with all alloy parts highly polished.
- All original special nuts and bolts zinc plated. All standard nuts and bolts replaced with new stainless steel.
- Bearings, track rod ends, ball joints etc replaced
- Engine Bay, cam covers fully polished as were all other alloy parts
- Interior trim replaced by Aldridge Trimming in Wolverhampton.
- New red hood and hood bag in mohair and all carpets and glass replaced.
- All switches and gauges checked and overhauled.
- Conversion to right-hand drive. 
At an early stage of the restoration our vendor also chose to suitably upgrade the car as follows: 
- 5-Speed gearbox
- Upgraded space frame
- Coopercraft brakes
- Wider Triple-lattice stainless steel wheels with low profile tyres
- Stainless steel header tank
- Classic Fabrications full stainless steel exhaust system
- Aluminium radiator
- Koni Shock absorbers
- SPL treatment
 In November 2017, the car was coated with Nanolex Si3D, a cutting-edge silica-based coating which it simultaneously protects and creates a glass-like shine.Included with this special car is the very appropriate cherished number plate, ‘XKE 42E’, which in itself is a very valuable item, along with Jaguar Heritage Certificate 42018, Toolkit and Jack, Maintenance and Service Handbook, and a new tailor-made indoor cover. This is a very special E-Type offered with a realistic estimate when you consider what it would cost to buy and restore to this standard today.