|Engine size:||4,235 cc|
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 Convertible 4.2 Litre (LHD) for sale in London
- Presented in superb, unrestored condition
- Finished in its original colour scheme of Ascot Fawn with Black hide
- Original Jaguar book pack with stamped service book
- Supplied with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate
The first significant up-grade of Jaguar’s sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. Apart from ‘4.2’ badging, the car’s external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements. These mainly concerned the cooling and electrical systems, the latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matt black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration.
This Series 1.5 roadster was manufactured in left-hand drive configuration and sold new via Woodie Neil Imports of Keystone, Indianapolis, USA to one Richard Delbauve of Indianapolis. The accompanying original stamped service booklet records his ownership and maintenance up to April 1970 when the recorded mileage total was a mere 8,000. There is then a gap in the car’s history until its purchase by Nigel Jagger from Egypt Farm, Trinity, Jersey in June 1996, until it was sold to another Jersey local in 1998.
While in his ownership the car was maintained by Le Riche Automobiles, there are bills on file totalling £4,800 for the period 1999 to 2006. Works carried out include machine polish; re-wiring; new tyres, fuel pump, brakes and ball joints; bleeding the clutch; and full servicing.
The car still presents superbly, the paintwork, Ascot Fawn looks beautiful on the iconic E-Type coachwork. Inside, the unmolested Black hide is equally as impressive, it is the same colour scheme as it left the factory in 1968.
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