1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 2+2

Guide Price: £32,000 to £40,000

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Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  1968
Model:  E-Type Series 1.5 2+2
Registration No:  BNH 262E
Mileometer:  66,000
Chassis No:  1E79042
MOT:  12 August 2020
Colour:  Blue

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 1968 E-Type 2+2 was imported to the U.K from Kentucky, USA 2 years ago. All numbers match in accordance with its heritage certificate. Since then it has undergone a total strip down restoration. The body shell underwent replacement and repair to the nearside floor foot well, nearside rear light area and bonnet hinge frame section. All suspension, front and rear axles were removed cleaned, replaced or renovated and painted where required, as were the front wheels. The brakes and all hydraulic pipes were removed, repaired and renovated, as was the interior and dashboard. All the wiring loom was removed, as was the tank.

The bodywork was totally refinished and painted in accordance with its original specifications and colour. Following this, the vehicle was then reassembled and all axles and suspension were repaired, renovated, and replaced. All of the wiring loom was replaced with new, as was the dashboard, modifying the vehicle to a right hand drive specification. Lighting was changed to new right hand drive units, as was all indicator and side lights. New bumpers were fitted and the exhaust system was changed to a new stainless steel unit, with new enamelled exhaust manifolds. The twin Stromberg carburettors were replaced with triple SU carburettors, as per original specification, and increasing the 4.2 engine’s horse power. Once the restoration was completed the car was U.K registered, but it has not been used so it is offered for sale for a new owner to enjoy.

A link to drop box is below with pictures of the restoration:


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