1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 OTS 4.2 Litre

1968 Jaguar E-Type OTS for sale in Local pick-up only

Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Type: Convertible
Trim: OTS
Year: 1968
Mileage: 21,000
Color: Green
Engine size: 4.2
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Other Color
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Jaguar E-Type 1968

For your consideration is this very original, solid, and well sorted 1968 Jaguar E-Type (OTS), roadster, that has traveled only 21k miles.
It has been kept in heated storage since 1987 with no rust and is a very solid example. Purchased as a 3rd owner car in 2014, with the previous owner enjoying it since 1971.This E-type retains its original numbers matching 4.2L engine, matching four speed manual transmission, body panels, and British Racing Green paint color (document confirming provided). This example could be enjoyed as is, as an original example presentable driver with patina or be a great investment vehicle.
The paint on this E-Type is the original dark and proper British Racing Green color. The vehicle received one repaint during its existence, 25+ years ago. This paint job must have been very high quality as it is very smooth, deep, glossy, and lacks amateur type flaws such as fish eyes, runs, orange peel, waviness, and over spray. This E-type could still be driven and greatly enjoyed as it is with its current finish but to be show quality it should receive a repaint. Due to how straight and solid this car is, it makes an excellent candidate for a repaint or to preserve in its current condition.
The body of this E-Type is in impressive condition, as expected for having traveled only 21k miles. It is incredibly straight. The gaps and fitment of panels are excellent. The doors open and close with ease. It is amazingly and originally solid. All body panels are believed to be original and lack evidence of rust repair. Rockers are super solid all around. Wheel well lips are excellent. Door jambs, trunk floor, floor boards, and etc. are impressively solid throughout. Both floors are original and excellent. The underside of this Jaguar is impressively dry and straight with what looks to be its original texture intact. This truly is an amazingly solid and original body worthy of being considered investment quality.
The panels are so straight and smooth. The glass throughout is in very nice condition. Chrome throughout is very presentable with some typical minor pitting for the age. Front passenger chrome bumper piece is new. Lenses overall look good. Headlights are new and one Lucas headlight is included with the car. The wire wheels are very presentable and lack significant oxidation. The underside of the hood is quite straight. The engine bay retains its original finishes with typical wear for the age, is presentable, and unmolested. The sub frame is in excellent condition and has been inspected. Again, the body overall on this E-Type is impressive.
The interior overall is in very nice condition and not in need of significant attention. The seats are original leather and very dry. The seats are still usable and comfortable. The dashpad is excellent and without splits or cracks. The front side of the dash is also great, without peeling or splits. Gauges all look presentable. Center console transmission tunnel area is excellent with beautiful original leather and an excellent ash tray. Chrome and trim throughout is very presentable. Door panels are excellent. Glove box looks practically untouched. Speaker panels are great and not oxidized. The steering wheel is nice and not cracked. Overall a top notch very complete, and original condition interior that could be greatly enjoyed as is or receive a few minor upholstery pieces.
This E-Type had two prior owners and from 1987 until four years ago was stored inside a temperature controlled facility.
Engine tune up
Rebuilt distributor
Valve clearances checked and within specs, valve cover gaskets
Cooling system flushed
New exhaust
Brake calipers and master cylinder rebuilt (original casting remains for proper #'s)
Suspension inspected, lubed, and wheel bearings re-greased
Fluid changes throughout including engine oil, transmission, and differential
Clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder rebuilt, clutch inspected
Upgraded fuse box installed, original also included
This E-Type drives down the road very nicely. The engine starts up fine and idles great. The valvetrain and other internals sound silky smooth. The carbs are well synched and the choke is not needed to enrich the mixture during normal driving. The engine runs very smoothly and accelerates with the power it should. The sound it exhibits is music to the ears. Extremely excellent oil pressure. Excellent throttle response throughout the RPM range. The 4.2L offers gobs of torque down low to cruise all day in 4th gear and revs strong and smooth through the RPM range if more spirited driving is in order. The transmission shifts very nicely through all gears without grinding whether cold or warmed up. Clunks, whines, shuttering, and other noises advertising significant wear are absent from the drivetrain. The four wheel disc brakes are great and not in need of attention. No rotor warp, leaking, or other issues noticed with the braking system. The suspension is comfortable and feels as it should. In terms of mechanical attention, the most significant repair replacement are the tires. The current ones are usable but should be replaced due to age and dry cracking. A set of redlines would look beautiful. Overall this is a well sorted classic automobile that is read to be enjoyed.
This numbers matching, low mileage, E-Type roadster offered for your consideration is an extremely solid and complete example that is ready to be enjoyed.
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