Following the E-Type Series 1 there was a series of cars built in 1967–68, unofficially called "Series 1½." Due to American pressure the new features were not just open headlights, but also different switches, black plastic rocker switches, ribbed cam covers painted black except for the top brushed aluminum ribbing, hood frames on the Roadster that have two bows, and other changes. Series 1½ cars also have twin cooling fans and adjustable seat backs. Series 2 features were gradually introduced into the Series 1, creating the unofficial Series 1½ cars, but always with the Series 1 body style. A United States federal safety law affecting 1968 model year cars sold in the US was the reason for the lack of headlight covers and change in dash switch design in the "Series 1.5" of 1968. An often overlooked change, is the wheel knock-off "nut." US safety law for 1968 models outlawed the winged-spinner knockoff, and any 1968 model year sold in the US, or earlier German delivery cars, should have a hexagonal knockoff nut, to be hammered on and off with the assistance of a special "socket" included with the car from the factory.
This is a genuine home market car (all matching numbers) first registered during 1968. The vendor states that this beautiful Jag has covered just 40,000 miles and led a very sheltered and cosseted life (including long periods of dry storage) and only had 4 previous owners from new. The body was professionally resprayed during 2017 in the correct Jaguar 'Dark Blue' (all chrome work and windows, rubbers were removed during the process), due to the original paintwork showing signs of fading and minor stone chips commensurate with a vehicle of this age. The factory Grey leather interior is an inviting place to be and is all original with just the right amount of patina to bear out the limited use and low mileage with the seats giving that superb cosseting support that is so reminiscent of Jaguars' of this period.
The immaculate chrome wire wheels and eared spinners highlight and complement the colour scheme perfectly. According to the vendor, this is the nicest driving car he has experienced, probably due to the fact that it has not been completely dismembered and rebuilt, just properly maintained and parts replaced as and when required throughout it's life. The engine is silky smooth and free revving, showing factory oil pressure and the gearbox, drivetrain, suspension and steering are all smooth and tight with no undue knocks or rattles. Upgrades include electronic ignition, Koni dampers, upgraded brakes and headlights, poly steering rack bushes and stainless steel exhausts. Recent work includes fitting a new fuel tank and fuel lines, filters, brake servo, battery, various suspension and steering components and a full service.
The Jaguar has an updated radio fitted, but the original Radiomobile unit will go with the car. Original factory fitted options include heated rear screen and over mats and the car comes complete with a comprehensive history file containing many bills, service invoices and previous Mot's plus original workshop and operation manuals etc to help authenticate the genuine low mileage and the personal registration number '536 BOY'. This car was also featured in 'Jaguar World' and a copy of the magazine is included in the history file.
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