1965 saw the Introduction of the 4.2-litre engined E-Type, which produced the same power as the 3.8-litre, but had more torque. Acceleration remained pretty much the same and 0 to 60 mph times were around 6.4 seconds for both engines, but maximum power was now reached at 5,400rpm instead of 5,500rpm. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard. The Series 1 can be recognised by glass-covered headlights, small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above the bumpers. The 4.2-litre cars have more comfortable seats, improved brakes and electrical systems, and an all synchromesh four-speed gearbox.
Following the Series 1 there was a transitional series of cars built in 1967–68 as model year 1968 cars, unofficially called Series 1½. This car was made up of bits both from the Series 1 and Series 2.
This Jaguar E-Type is a 1968 Californian Series 1.5, in its original colours, with full matching numbers. The car has had a full Nut and Bolt restoration and comes with all documentation and history of the restoration, including parts changed over the years, a photo album and a VHS. It is an older restoration, but has been executed extremely well. The chassis and paintwork is to a high standard, and rust free, and the interior is in good condition
The car has been UK Registered and is a great candidate for driving away the same day.
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