1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 Fixed Head Coupe
Highest Bid: $22,750 (USD) by:
Morrisville, North Carolina
This 1968 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe is finished in British Racing Green over black leather interior. Powered by the original 4.2-liter inline-six engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, this matching numbers E-Type is an early series 1.5 coupe being the 71st example produced documents with a Heritage Certificate. The XKE underwent a full restoration in Canada in 2017 before being sold at auction in 2018. Now offered by the seller, this XKE comes with a clear Florida title.
Finished in British Racing Green, the exterior received a complete professional repaint from the original color during its restoration. Features specific to the Series 1.5 examples include open headlights along with tail lights mounted above the rear bumperettes, which are said to be original to the car per the seller. Chrome cladding was re-plated or replaced during restoration. The wing mirrors had been affixed to the bonnet prior to the sellers acquisition, which the seller has since moved to the correct position on the doors while eliminating the previous mounting holes
Chrome plated knock-off 15” wire wheels are rounded out by Vredestein Classic Sprint tires measuring 185/70 all around.
The black leather interior underwent restoration, receiving new seat leather and foam, headliner, carpet set, dash top, door panels and interior panels. The car is fitted with the original toggle switch dashboard, including the AM radio. Interior chrome accent pieces are said to have been re-plated or replaced during the 2017 restoration.
Behind the restored wood-rimmed steering wheel sits factory instrumentation, including a 160-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer and a five-digit analog odometer displaying 72,998 miles, which is believed to be original mileage per the seller.
Under the bonnet, the 4.2-liter inline-six engine is said to be matching numbers and original to the car, featuring triple SU carburetors mated to a four-speed manual transmission with a newly installed clutch. Upgraded items include an auxiliary thermostatically controlled cooling fan as well as a PerTronix electronic ignition, which was added inside the distributor cap. The car has undergone complete tuning and fluid service, fuel system service including filter and tank seals. Engine block stamping 1E34321 is shown and matches the engine number listed on the data plate and Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.
Additional photos presented in the gallery show the undercarriage, suspension and brakes.
Additional documentation and Heritage Certificate included in the sale.