1968 Jaguar E-Type SI

FHC 2+2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2/1968
  • Mileage 
    61 800 km / 38 401 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    1E78123
  • Lot number 
    3
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Opalescent Silver Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    269 PS / 198 kW / 266 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

US example
1.5 Series Fixed Head Coupe 2+2
Manual transmission
Stunning Opalescent Silver Blue colour
Very good and original condition with some removable upgrades (original parts included)
Czech historic registration
Other features: possibility of assisting with transport, storage and Trusted Checkout payment

U.S. government regulations dictated the first major set of changes to the Jaguar E-type. The cosmetic changes on the Series II cars resulted in the E-type losing its trademark glass covered headlights and gaining a much bigger front air intake. Bumpers grew in size and the tail lights were moved below the rear bumpers. Interiors also became less distinctive with safety switches replacing the aircraft like toggle switches. These changes came gradually, giving rise to the so-called Series 1.5 cars which initially looked rather similar to the Series I cars. On the plus side, the cooling system, always a thorn in the car’s side was upgraded with dual electric fans and the brakes also gained bigger calipers. The Series II Jaguar E-Type was also an improvement ergonomically over the earlier cars. On the minus side, U.S. emission regulations claimed one carburetor and horsepower dropped from 265 hp to 245 hp. Body styles continued as with the Series I with coupe, convertible and 2+2 available. Wire wheels became optional for the first time with chrome steel wheels with disc hubcaps being standard. So the Series I cars are still the pure E-types to go for.

This very well kept Jaguar E-type 1.5 Series 2+2 Fixed Head Coupe is a very good condition, imported from US in 2008 directly to Czech Republic, in the current possession from 2015.
Well kept in original condition with few sensible and removable (all original parts come with the car) upgrades – for example electronic distributor from 123ignition, adjustable front dampers from Gaz, polyurethane suspension bushes from Polybush, spin-on oil filter etc.
Externally in very good condition, the paint comes from an older US renovation, so there are a few stone chips and bruises.
Interior in black leather (car manufactured originally in dark blue leather), nice and very original (except of the radio).
The tires are Michelin XVS 185VR15 from 2016 still in a very good condition. Fitted with front and rear safety belts from Quickfit (UK) in blue.
The Car has a Czech historic registration.