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  • Jaguar 'E' Type S1 4.2 Roadster 1967 (Historic Plate) Silver

    Description

    According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this Series 1 LHD 4.2 litre Open two-seater Roadster - Chassis No: 1E 15837 was built in Coventry on 28th June 1967 and exported to Jaguar Cars in New York on 10th July 1967 and delivered to its first owner Mr Harry J Thornton.

    This is a 'Matching Numbers' car and retains its original 4.2 Lite Engine and 4 Speed Manual Gearbox and it is finished in its original specification and colour combination of Opalescent Silver Metallic with a Dark Blue Leather interior, Blue Mohair Soft Top and Chrome Wire Wheels.

    The car has spent the majority of its life in Virginia it seems and was found by a Mr Dean Jones in a garage in Northern Virginia in 1989 where it had been stored for a number of years. We have correspondence from his son explaining its history up until he sold it in October 2015. The car was subsequently purchased by a restoration company here in the UK and was shipped to England in February 2016.

    This beautiful car has just arrived with us for sale after a rebuild and recommissioning to an exceptional standard by the specialist restorer Essex County Classic's and looks as though it has just come straight off the end of the production line!

    There are a huge number of photographs of this rebuild which included a number of desirable E Type upgrades including brakes and polybushed suspension and there are accompanying invoices for all the new parts that were fitted.

    The Engine was stripped and checked and was found to be so good with exceptional cylinder compressions and no wear evident that no new parts were required apart from gaskets for its reassembly and the same applied to the Gearbox. All the indications are that the car had not covered many miles at all and the mileage of 13,900 indicated on the speedometer may well be genuine, but of course we cannot prove this!

    The body and paintwork on this car is simply outstanding and the shut lines are perfect. The car drives like a new car and it is without doubt, one of the best examples to come on to the market in recent months and it is certainly one of the best E Type's that we have ever had in 27 years!

    We have just MOT'd and registered the car here in the UK with the age related plate: TGU 529E and it is now ready to go!

    If you are looking for an original example in near concours condition as well as a really good investment, this 'E- Type' has to be a serious contender.

    We have a huge number of photo's of this car, so please ask if you would like to see more.

    Please call or email us for any additional information or to arrange to view.

    Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake, SW London.

    Specification

    • Type -

      Convertible

    • Year -

      1967

    • Basic colour -

      Silver

    • Colour name -

      Opalescent

    • Transmission -

      Manual

    • Orientation -

      Left Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Leather

    • Wheels -

      Wire

    £ 199,995


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