1968 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Series 1.5
LHD, Manual, Texas Car, Offered for Restoration
Just arrived from Texas, this is a fantastic opportunity to restore a great example of this iconic car. Originally manufactured on the 15 December 1967, this was a personal export car for Major L.A White, dispatched on the 24th January 1968 as detailed on the heritage certificate & also the certificate of authenticity from the Coventry Transport Museum. Also on file is the original Coventry registration mark which could be retained when registered. This car was restored to a high standard some time ago in the US but has been in storage since the mid 1990’s. Unfortunately the car has some rust present on the bottom of the doors and also in the N/S Sill & the drivers floor. Other than this the car is actually in very good shape, the front frame is original & very straight, there is no rust in the boot area, in the main body panels or bonnet. The interior was re trimmed some time ago but is still presentable. The car was repainted when restored and the paint is now looking tired in some areas with the lacquer peeling slightly in places. The brightwork is all ok apart from the front bumpers which would certainly require re chroming. The engine although not the original is a 4.2 from the correct era and is actually running very well, producing very good oil pressure. The car does not smoke and sounds great with the stainless exhaust which has been fitted. Offered for complete restoration however in reality it would take very little to have this car driving again. The glass is all good as is the headlining. The wheels are in excellent condition & the tyres are new. An easy restoration with some welding required or go the whole way and re paint the car to see its full potential.