1968 Jaguar E-Type SI

4.2 2+2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    59 705 mi / 96 086 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1E78206BW
  • Engine number 
    7E54359-9
  • Lot number 
    55301
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

`STN 169F' is a Series 1.5 model that was dry stored in the USA for 25 years before being repatriated in 2005. Since then it has been the subject of a gradual comprehensive restoration that's included conversion to righthand drive, a bare metal respray in British Racing Green, the installation of new Black leather interior trim (with the exception of the rear seat material), and overhaul of the 4.2-litre engine. Along the way it has acquired a stainless steel performance exhaust manifold and five-speed manual Getrag gearbox. However, due to unforeseen circumstances the Jaguar has remained unused since the completion of the work, and so is reluctantly being made available for sale. The odometer currently displays a credible (though unwarranted) 59,705 miles, and the vendor presently regards the car's bodywork, paintwork, XK engine and replacement transmission as all being in `very good condition, and the interior trim as `good'. The Jaguar comes complete with photos of the respray and engine overhaul. An affordable entry into the wonderful world of the E-Type.

The 2+2 Fixed Head Coupe of the immortal E-Type (known as the XKE in America, where most examples were sold) was introduced in 1966. Nine inches longer and featuring a more vertical windscreen, it was equipped with a pair of small rear seats and a notably airy feel courtesy of its stretched wheelbase and raised roofline. It benefited from the same fully independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and disc brakes as its two-seater brethren. Powered by a 4,235cc DOHC straight six engine developing a quoted 265bhp and 283 lbft of torque, it was the first E-type model to list automatic transmission as an option. Only in production for some three years, a mere 5,600 are thought to have been built, just 1983 of which were examples of the Series 1.5 version.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)