I purchased this 1967 e-type roadster from an individual that owned it for over 23 years. In the early 1990's he started having the car restored to show condition. The bodywork was done, the car was painted, the engine was rebuilt, brakes done, etc. The interior was started but never finished. The owner then moved to another state and did not have space in his new home for this car. The car stayed with the mechanic where the restoration was stopped for several years. I finished installing the interior and sorted out a few things.
The paint is Opalescent Dark Green with a biscuit/tan interior. I think this is the ideal color combination for an e-type! It is a matching numbers car with the rare optional removal hard top. I have a Jaguar Heritage Certificate that certifies the numbers match and that dark green/tan was its original color combination. The body is in superb condition with no rust. Please see the photos in the next pages which show the body before the interior was installed. As you can see the body is very nice. The car came with a complete high quality interior kit; which I finished installing. Engine is in very good with excellent compression across all cylinders and 40+ psi oil pressure. I just had all the bumpers, tail lights and miscellaneous bright trims chromed.
Please note that this is a genuine series 1 e-type and not a series 1.5. The last series 1 cars had open headlights which were the only thing that differentiated them from the earlier 4.2 liter series 1. I received a quote of $2500 to have covered headlamps installed. This included parts and labor. No painting is required as the opening size is the same. Personally, I think it is interesting the way it looks in its original configuration, but that is up to the new owner to decide.
The car comes with owner's manual, lubrication chart, jack in the bag, knock off hammer, Heritage Certificate, restoration receipts and many photos taken during the years of restoration.