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1967 Jaguar E type Series 1.5
Lot No.: 352
Registration: XBL 56E
Chassis Number: 1E14660
Engine Number: 7E12108-9
Number of cylinders: Six
CC: 4.2 litres
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Estimate (£): 70,000 - 80,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
According to its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this 4.2-litre, Series 1.5 was built on 26/01/1967 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York on 22/02/1967. Its first, presumably delighted, owner was one 'J Headcore E Woodley' and the Jaguar had four owners in total, including the importer, before being purchased by its present owner in January 2002. The car was originally left-hand drive and finished in Pale Primrose Yellow with a black interior but all this was to change. By the time it returned to the UK to be registered in April 1989, it was resplendent in Carmen Red with a Tan interior. The car was converted to right-hand drive around 20 years ago. The conversion was well executed and included the diff being rebuilt to the correct UK spec.
In the early years of her ownership, our vendor concentrated on progressive improvements and replacements to the brakes, cooling system, and clutch despite little use. Restoration commenced in 2009 when the car was taken off the road. There is an extensive and detailed list of all the work that was carried out on the car and it has been summarised here;
Extensive bodywork repairs including new panels. Complete set of floor panels fitted, sills, wheel arches, and bulkhead panels both sides plus a new door skin.
Body stripped to bare metal and professionally resprayed in Carmen Red again. A Complete set of body seals and rubbers fitted.
Reconditioned radiator, a Kenlowe fan, new header tank and all new hoses.
Complete rewire with a full new harness, all brake cylinders replaced or re-sleeved and servo overhauled.
All interior trim replaced or restored. Original seats refurbished, new hood and hood envelope. Dashboard trim replaced with many new dash fittings.
Under bonnet - carburettors and distributor professionally rebuilt with electronic ignition installed, all by specialist firms.
New cam covers, exhaust manifolds, and full stainless steel exhaust system fitted.
Thorough, expert rust proofing including sub frame, under-floor cavities and doors.
Finally, a brand new set of 5x Dunlop SP tyres and new chrome wire wheels has been fitted with negligible mileage since.
The car comes with its manuals and parts lists together with all the refurbishment invoices and a detailed list bearing witness to considerable expenditure over the last fifteen years.
This is a lovely, lovely E-Type in classic Red and Tan with Chrome Wire Wheels. Fresh from a long-term meticulous restoration, and having covered only a few miles since, this car could make the Summer of 2017 one to remember.