1968 Jaguar E-Type SI

Series 1.5 Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Bronze
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Tan
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Jaguar's E-Type debuted at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show, to universal applause and plaudits from the pundits. Its pure form, almost devoid of ornamentation, blew everyone away, a sleek shape with only a tiny mouth for breathing, and slender bar bumpers and chrome wire wheels for glitz. The U.S. intro came the following month at the New York International Auto Show where, in recognition of the strong brand awareness accorded its XK predecessors, it was advertised and sold as the "XKE."

For 1965 vast improvements were made to the gearbox, brakes, interior, etc. The engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters, but horsepower remained the same. Torque output, however, was greater and this made for better tractability in traffic situations.

This E-Type was delivered new in December of 1967 to Jaguar Cars New York wearing sand paintwork, a matching top, and a beige interior. Today, after an extensive restoration done earlier this year by marquee specialists Classic Showca