1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 FHC, Single Family Ownership For Sale
This Jaguar E-Type Series 4.2 Litre 1½ Fixed Head Coupe was built in December 1967 and registered on 2 January 1968 (F Reg) it has until recently been in single family ownership, understood to be husband and wife. It was then inherited by the most recent keeper from the original owners. This E-Type is an original UK Right Hand Drive car, supplied by Henlys of London. It is finished in its original colours of Primrose Yellow with Black Leather, with just 29,000 miles recorded, which albeit given the age of the car is impossible to warrant, is in our opinion, very likely to be correct.
At the close of the E-Type Series 1 production run, there were a small number of cars produced that are identical in every respect to other Series 1 units (including triple SU Carburettors, toggle switches, etc.), except that the headlight covers were removed for better illumination. These cars have become known as the Series 1½ cars they were manufactured from August 1967 through to July 1968 but they were largely registered in 1968. While Jaguar itself never recognised the Series 1½ at production; over time this sub-category has been recognised by the Jaguar Owners Club of Great Britain and other leading authorities. Our example bears the correct Chassis Number for what is now recognised as a Series 1½ Fixed Head Coupe and this places it mid way through the production run of approximately 370 Right Hand Drive cars. It is therefore, in our opinion, a comparatively rare car.
When this E-Type passed to its most recent keeper last year it had seen very little use over the previous 20 or so years and for all intents and purposes it had been laid up. The car was then consigned to us for re-commissioning. Alongside a full service we replaced the fuel tank, battery, rear brake calipers and fitted four new tyres. A total of almost £4,000 was spent at this time, of which £2,400 related to parts and consumables. Other than the works described we found the car to be in very good order indeed and in need of no further restoration.
Ready to use with, in our expectation, no further significant short term expenditure envisaged we feel this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a rare original Right Hand Drive UK registered car with known lifetime ownership history. Accompanying the car are the original user manuals and green log book.
The number plate showing is not included in the sale and will be retained by the family
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