1968 Jaguar E-Type SII

Series 1 1/2 Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    87 217 mi / 140 363 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    1E16206
  • Reference number 
    407220B
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pale Primrose Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Spectacular condition

Incredibly rare and highly sought after Series 1½ E-type roadster

One of approximately 2,000 built

Numbers matching 4.2-litre DOHC engine

Recognized as a genuine Series 1 ½ model by the Jaguar Club of North America (JCNA)

Stunning factory correct color combination

Includes owner's manual, lubrication chart, full tonneau cover and Jaguar Heritage Certificate

Recently serviced

Performs wonderfully

The perfect example to drive and enjoy!

Tremendous investment potential

A collectors dream

Options Include:
Chrome wire wheels
Wood rimmed steering wheel
AM/FM Cassette radio
New stainless steel exhaust

The 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ Roadster featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Pale Primrose Yellow over a black leather interior and matching black folding convertible top. According to the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate this example was completed at the Coventry works in November 1967 and was subsequently dispatched through Jaguar Cars of New York. This late production Series 1 car is recognized by the Jaguar Club of North America as a Series 1½ model with the early Series I style bonnet with open headlamps and later style rocker-type switches on the dashboard. The numbers matching 4.2-litre inline 6-cylinder engine is still in place while stunning chrome wire wheels, wood rimmed steering wheel and a new stainless steel exhaust system are also fitted. A recent service has been performed and this highly sought after E-type is now ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ Roadster to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates matching numbers and limited production models. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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History of the Jaguar E-Type Series 1½

Considered by many to be the quintessential British Sports Car, the Jaguar E-Type's unveiling in 1961 caused a sensation both with the press and in the public eye. Admirers came from all walks of life; even Enzo Ferrari referred to it as “the most beautiful car ever made.” Beneath its gorgeous looks was a revolutionary sports car with rack and pinion steering, fully independent suspension, and four wheel disc brakes with inward rear rotors. All of this was propelled by the already proven performance of the XK engine. The series 1½ E-type is a transitional model existing between proper Series I and Series II production for 1968 model year cars. These limited production E-types featured the stylish Series I bonnet with U.S. required open headlamps while the newly designed adjustable seats and rocker-style dash switches that are featured in all Series II E-types are also present. With Series-1 like appearance and Series II refinements the Series 1½ cars are highly sought after today by Jaguar collectors and enthusiasts. With only approximately 2,000 Series 1½ roadsters built in North American specification demand vastly outweighs supply.