1968 JAGUAR E TYPE CONVERTIBLE RHD
We are delighted to be able to offer this beautiful 1968 Jaguar E Type for sale.
The Jaguar E Type was introduced to the public at the Geneva Motor show in 1961 and had an instant impact – Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”.
The E Type was in production until 1975 but underwent some changes along the way. The Series 1 was produced until 1968 (whereby all cars built in 1968 are unofficially called series 1 ½). The series 2 was built from 1968 until 1971 incorporating changes demanded by the American authorities which were mainly the uncovered headlights bigger tail lights and higher rear bumpers. For the series 3 the XK engine was replaced by the V12 5.3 litre engine and the car gained a few inches and weight.
The car that we are offering for sale is a so called ‘series 1 ½’ with the uncovered head lights but still with the series 1 toggle switches, rear lights and bumper.
The car comes with an original hard top roof, tailor-made luggage, car cover as well as a cocoon.
We have MOT test certificates dating back to 1985 and bills as far back as 1986 as well as a UK registration retention document for the original registration of “ORX 1F” which is valid until 2025.
We are awaiting the Heritage Certificate for the car which should confirm that the engine head is number matching to the car. We are aware that the engine block was changed some 29 years ago by the current owner (invoice for that work is included in the history file)
The car drives very well and the interior has the right amount of patina without looking shabby.
If you have any questions about this car or like to arrange a viewing please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Pristine Classics.
This particular car was delivered to the dealership in Monchengladbach in November 1958 and the new owner collected the car from the dealership on the 13th of January 1959.
Unfortunately, the history file is very thin and we can’t trace where the car went and where it spent most of its life but we know that it arrived 40 years later here in Ireland.
The current owner spent a considerable amount of money over the past few years to bring the car back to its present condition.
We can forward further pictures to you on request
If you should have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at any time