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1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster SOLD by Auction

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  • £76,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1968
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Price £76,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make Jaguar
Model E-Type
  E-Type Series II Roadster
Year 1968
Country UK
Region Berkshire
Telephone 01753 903563
Status Trade
Date 15-Jun-2020
Ref C1235787
For sale by auction on Saturday 18th July 2020 with Historics auctions.

Registration XKE 76
Chassis Number 1R1007
Odometer reading 67439
Estimate £76000-£90000

The Jaguar E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form and as a convertible roadster. The 2+2 version, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later. Open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, repositioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged 'mouth' and twin electric fans, together with uprated brakes are all hallmarks of Series II cars. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable and air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options.

Number seven in the production of the series II Jaguar E-Type, chassis number 1007 and with a desirable registration XKE 76, this early car was, as was with many late Series I and early Series II cars, rather rushed to the customer as demand significantly out stripped supply. Because of this, some early Series II cars were supplied with US specification panels or bumpers which also meant US indicators, in this instance the front are operational but not the rear as there is no wiring. The previous owner had sourced information from an ex-employee of Browns Lane that supplied these cars in 1968 and he confirmed this. Indeed, the previous vendor, along with another early Series II owner who he corresponded with, both have the addition of US indicators however his rear indicators are working but not the front! Some would say this is a unique car, rarer than the early flat floor.

This original righthand drive UK car was supplied by Elmbridge Motors, Tolworth in October 1968 and is in truly fabulous order throughout. Originally supplied in a, special order, metallic beige as detailed by the accompanying Heritage Certificate, this car was repainted to a spectacular finish of Rolls-Royce Regal Red in 1973, by the then owner a Mr. Malcolm Roberts, the second owner in the buff logbook. A Mr. Room had knowledge of the car from a good friend and the moment it became available, he snapped it up knowing the condition. Mr. Room had intended to use and enjoy the car but due to work and business commitments it was parked in a heated and well ventilated garage in the summer of 1989, little did he know that work would send him to Australia and then further commitments meant ten years later the car was still in the garage, good as the day it went in.

By 1999, having barely used the car Mr. Room developed health issues, he needed two replacement hips leaving it very difficult to use the car and with further difficulties, suddenly 20 years had gone by! At this point, he decided to muster the momentum to recommission the car. Now retired, in 2013, work began. Having been stored perfectly, the recommissioning although necessary, revealed the car was still in fabulous order. Works included overhauling the water system and radiator, hydraulics, brakes, front and rear suspension, fuel systems, steering and clutch. There is a full history file with invoices and a list created by the owner to fully detail the works. In 2016, after finally having some enjoyment in the E-type, Mr. Room decided to sell the car and the previous owner was more than happy to purchase it. Using the car in European tours and regular trips the car still presented in fabulous condition when our vendor purchased in 2019, he was hard pressed to think that the restoration was more than a few years ago. Our vendor had grand plans for his new acquisition and immediately took the car to WinSpeed Motorsport, specialists in Jaguar engineering who performed a thorough work through, details of which can be found in the extensive history file. Our owner said that XKE 76 was a stunning car prior to this and now it is a pleasure to own and enjoy. Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances he has made the heart-breaking decision to part with car after such a short time.

We are informed the car starts on the button and runs beautifully. Contained within the history file is the buff logbook, Heritage Certificate, MoT test certificates dating back to 1979 and a letter from previous owner of 27 years Mr. Room, this is coupled with the invoices from recommissioning and any details since. Boasting British originality and charm, viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this very handsome Roadster.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to COVID-19 guidelines throughout viewing and auction day.

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