1967 Jaguar E-Type SIRoadster
Year of manufacture1967
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourPrimrose Yellow
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Primrose Yellow Example
Older Restoration with Sound Mechanical History
New Clutch, Front Brakes, Exhaust, Wheels & Tires, and Suspension Bushings
Handsome Driver Level Cosmetics, Great For Touring
The E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show surprising everyone with state-of-the-art mechanicals, stunning design, and a remarkably affordable price. Ultimately becoming a legendary part of automotive history and an integral part of the Jaguar brand, the E-type would continue for many years as a critical part of performance history. The race bred specifications included independent suspension all around, disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and Jaguar's legendary twin cam inline-6. Over the years, the E Type was continuously developed, however, with the arrival of 1970s American safety legislation and emissions requirements, the later cars only increased the desire for earlier E-types. The Series II contained much of the charm of the Series I without the heaviness of the later Series III cars. Series II models were upgraded primarily to meet several US specifications for import but also included improved cooling, a larger grille opening, open headlight buckets, and wrap around rear bumper.
According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, this Jaguar was originally delivered February 1, 1967, finished in dark blue with light blue interior and a blue top. The first owner is believed to have taken delivery in Canada, eventually finding its way to Western Washington. Though much of the early history of this Jaguar roadster is not currently known, this car has been in the Pacific Northwest for many years including recent ownership covering the past 20 years. Recently freshened after a period of indoor storage while under long-term ownership, considerable effort and resources have been expended to make this car an enjoyable driver level example suitable for local shows, club events, or cars and coffee gatherings. In preparation for sale, the front brakes were rebuilt, a new clutch installed, and a new set of chrome plated wire wheels and fresh redline classic profile tires installed. Additionally, a new exhaust was fitted including the correct narrow profile resonators, along with new suspension bushings and general freshening of various cosmetic features. The restoration, while older, has held up quite well over the years.
Today this Jaguar presents as an attractive and honest example which benefits from a formerly high-quality restoration performed some years ago. The paint is glossy and shows well, but upon closer examination there are typical signs of age. The chrome is nicely presented overall with very good reflections and good fit to the body and excellent rubber gasketing. The various trim, details, emblems, and other small features are also well done, indicative of a quality restoration, though here too showing light patina. The black canvas top is quite nice and fits tautly to the windshield, appearing to have had only minimal use since installation, also likely during the restoration. The rear plastic window remains clear and supple. The newly installed chrome plated wire wheels are in excellent condition, wearing classic style red line tires, perfectly nested under the elliptical wheel openings. The lights, lenses, and glass are in very good to excellent condition, again in keeping with the higher-quality driver level condition of the car overall.
The interior is in great condition with good finishes and cohesive presentation. The black leather seats have been properly reupholstered as part of the restoration and have settled comfortably with gentle use, though the driver’s seat appears to have more use than the passenger side. The console and dashboard upholstery are very nice, as are the carpets, all of which were done with high quality materials, which appear to have been properly cared for since the restoration was completed. The leather wrapped steering wheel has the correct appearance and nicely finished aluminum spokes with a handsome Jaguar center emblem. The instruments, switches, and controls are in very nice condition as well with good color, excellent contrast, and clear glass, once again contributing to the look and feel of a driver level sports car.
The engine compartment is very clean and honest. The engine is outfitted with Triple carburetors and a correct triangular air intake and filter. The engine itself is clean and nicely detailed and the engine compartment and surrounding areas are also quite nice, though not fully detailed for show. The suspension components show evidence of road use, as a good touring car should. Overall, the engine and engine compartment are nicely finished and properly presented. The trunk has been properly finished with tan material, housing a full-sized tire and factory specification wire wheel. The undercarriage reveals a clean and tidy car that has seen road use but still maintains a very presentable level of detail suitable for even local showing or events.
The engine starts easily, runs smoothly on idle and makes excellent power. The transmission shifts well up and down through all gears, with very nice modulation from the recently rebuilt front brakes and freshened suspension both of which benefit handling on winding roads and confidence at highway speeds. The steering, brakes, and suspension all have a very good, harmonious feel, having benefited from proper care and service over the years.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a great driving, solid, and honest E-Type Roadster in attractive colors, particularly given the enjoyable cosmetics and reliable drivetrain. For anyone seeking a fine driving car for spiriting roadways or open highways, this Jaguar E-Type roadster represents the right balance of excellence and usability, readily prepared for your ongoing motoring enjoyment.
Please contact Jason Harris at +1-206-355-7727 for more information on this 1967 Jaguar E-Type Roadster.