1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 FHC

**Please note this vehicle has been sold before close of auction**

Highlights

  • Exceedingly desirable variant: a late Series I with sleek Fixed-Head Coupé bodywork and the 4.2-litre engine with an all-synchromesch manual gearbox
  • Confirmed matching numbers, original right-hand drive and factory-correct Carmen Red paintwork
  • Full MOT history file from October 1986 at 1,405 indicated miles until September 2015 at 35,258 miles
  • Remarkably, it would appear this Jaguar has only had three owners since 1984
  • Fewer than 1,000 miles covered during the last eighteen years of previous ownership

The Appeal

After proving they were onto something with their XK 120-150 range, Jaguar’s engineers set about designing an all-new car to house their tried and tested DOHC straight-six. After five years of top-secret development, the stage was set to unveil the new ‘E-Type’ at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, which would go down in history as one of the most eagerly anticipated car launches of all time. 
The E-Type’s sinuous lines, courtesy of Jaguar’s in-house aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, would be etched into the memory of all who saw it for the first time on the Geneva Motor Show standard a certain Enzo Ferrari is widely credited with begrudgingly hailing it “the most beautiful car in the world”. 
Today, collectors clamour for ‘Series I’ example above all others, as these early cars feature the purest design before safety legislation removed the covered headlamps, enlarged the indicators and later altered the car’s lines. Here we have one such example; a matching numbers, matching colours Series I FHC in right-hand drive with a manual gearbox. It really does tick all the right boxes on our imaginary “Ultimate E-Type Sheet” and if that wasn’t enough, it’s in very usable condition and comes with a huge history file. It's indicated that there have been just three registered keepers since new and there’s evidence of copious expenditure dating back many years.
Here’s your opportunity to buy the E-Type you’ve always wanted.


The History and Paperwork

  • V5C present
  • Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate
  • A vast array of invoices and notes dating back many years
  • MOT history file from October 1986 at 1,405 indicated miles until September 2015 at 35,258 miles
  • Maintained by Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth from 1999 until they sold it to and the last owner in August 2006
  • The odometer currently displays 35,326 miles
First registered in June 1967, this E Type has only had 3 owners since 1984, with the second owner from 1996 who kept it until 2006 who clearly spending a great deal of time and and money on its maintenance. with the third owner who has covered fewer than 1,000 miles in their eighteen-year custodianship, . 

Both are found in this example and it’s reportedly its a very good drive. The vast array of invoices reveal the extent of the work carried out over the years and we understand for the vendor that it’s in rude health.

It’s confirmed matching numbers and matching colours by a certificate attained from Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust and the well-documented MOT history provides a good idea of the mileage intervals. The last MOT expired in September 2016 although is now exempt so is ready to be driven straight away.



The Condition

  • Carmen Red paintwork in very good condition overall
  • The chrome wire wheels are fitted with Pirelli tyres
  • No signs of excessive corrosion or any damage to the bodywork
  • Slight signs of corrosion to the inside lower edges of the bonnet clamshell although this does not appear excessive
  • All presents very well underneath
  • No notable deterioration or wear to the chromework
  • The black upholstery presents well with a light patina to the seats
  • Modern DIN stereo and speakers fitted
  • The headlining remains well-supported
  • The dashboard, controls, instruments and switchgear look smart
In Carmen Red, this Fixed-Head Coupé is the quintessential E-Type and it’s in very good condition throughout, without being overly pristine to enjoy as Jaguar intended. There’s a gentle patina to the paintwork and chrome, without any heavy wear, notable corrosion or any signs of damage to report. 
The interior is of particular note, exhibiting beautifully weathered seats and controls, without having any heavy wear or damage to report. Besides the discreet fitment of a modern stereo, everything looks feels and we dare say even smells like it did in the period.



The Mechanics 

  • 4.2-litre DOHC XK straight-six
  • All-synchromesh four-speed manual gearbox
  • Impeccably presented under the bonnet
As a late Series I, this E-Type boasts an enviable specification. Jaguar did away with 3.8-litre engines in 1965 in favour of a more powerful 4.2-litre unit and the famously tricky Moss gearbox was exchanged for an all-synchromesh g/box and recently all a brake calapiers have been overhauled and rebuilt, oil service including carb rebuild and tune along with the vast array of invoices reveal the extent of the work carried out over the years and we understand from the vendor that it’s a good driver.



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Auction Details
  • Year 1967
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 35,326 Miles
  • Engine size 4235
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Pendine
  • County Wales
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
5 Bids
  • r-•••• £47,000 29/03/24
  • Ja•••• £25,250 28/03/24
  • Is•••• £25,000 25/03/24
  • da•••• £20,000 25/03/24
  • Bo•••• £6,000 25/03/24

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