|Year of manufacture||1967|
|Body style||Fixed Head Coupe|
|Exterior colour||British Racing Green|
|Interior colour||Suede Green|
|Engine||4.2 litre, inline 6 cylinder|
|Engine power||265 HP / 185 kW|
1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE, SERIES I, 4.2 LITRE, FIXED HEAD COUPÉ
• Late 4.2 litre version ‘Series 1.5’
• Matching numbers / matching colours
• Superb technical condition
• Appealing, rare and original colour combination
The Jaguar E-Type is a classic car that hardly needs any introduction. It is legendary. An Icon. If even Enzo Ferrari called it ‘the most beautiful car ever built’ you know the car is good. Moreover, the E-Type’s performance was as sensational as its design: with a maximum speed of 240 km/h it was the world’s fastest production car.
With pride Brooks Classics presents you this Jaguar E-Type with matching numbers and matching colours in the original and stunning colour combination of British Racing Green and a Suede Green interior. This beauty is a ‘Fixed Head Coupe’ (FHC), was built in 1967 and is therefore one of the last E-Types of the popular Series I. Amongst connoisseurs these models are also known as the ‘Series 1.5’.
This car is an English gentleman with American genes. The Jaguar was delivered new to the United States and it has been driven on the streets of California for nearly halve a century. In 2014 the E-Type returned to Europe and has then been restored to its former beauty by a recognized Italian specialist from 2015 to 2017.
The bodywork is of very high quality with perfect panel gaps at the bonnet, boot and doors. The British Racing Green paintwork is superb, brilliantly done in the original tone and shows an exceptionally good and uniform finish. Once the driver has taken his seat, the louvres in the bonnet allow him to enjoy a limited but oh so beautiful view of the technology hidden underneath.
The very original and excellently preserved interior was restored to mint condition with due care, keeping the authentic details and the pure character. Speaking of which: what about the view on the powerbulge on the bonnet; the clean, black meters for oil pressure, water temperature, voltage, rpm, fuel and speed; the way the wonderfully upholstered headliner kind of folds around you and ends in a practical third door. It all feels familiar. And more important than anything else: it is typical E-Type.
The Jaguar is also technically in a perfect condition. The car has been restored with all the care and attention one can possibly give, including, for example, a complete revision of the engine. Furthermore, all water- and fuel hoses have been replaced and the braking system completely renewed. All moving parts such as the cross-joints, differential and transmission have been thoroughly checked and received new oils, filters and gaskets.
Although the body shape is the same as with the original two-seat coupé, the necessary technical adjustments and improvements have been carried out when compared to Series I. Among other things the breaks and the cooling system were improved. The interior was slightly adjusted in order to offer passengers more protection in case of an accident, and the headlights were fitted without the glass cover to improve light output. Other than with the Series II E-Types the elegant bumpers and other styling details were fortunately carried on in the Series 1.5. They are characteristics in the E-Type’s exterior that form the gorgeous design for which the model has been praised since its introduction in 1961.
Even for the most spoilt car aficionados driving an E-Type remains a magic experience. Just looking at the stylish coupé makes your mouth water. Open the door with the elegant small handle, move your leg over the wide doorstep underneath the steering wheel and let yourself glide into the bucket seat. Turn the key, wait till the ticking of the fuel pump has stopped and the system has built up pressure. Open the choke a little bit and with pressing the small black start button the fantastic XK 6-cylinder in-line engine comes to life with a deep ruffle.
But then you will notice some differences compared to the earlier models. The completely synchronized transmission for example makes shifting easier than it was with the earlier ‘MOSS’ transmission. The breaks bite more forcefully and are better power assisted, engine temperature remains stable even in traffic jams, the car is easer to steer and handle. The 4.2 provides even more torque at low rpm leading to a less rough, more refined experience than with the earlier 3.8 models. However, its performance is no less striking than with the 3.8. What an incredibly fast and capable car, the E-Type. It is unprecedented how Jaguar was able to combine style and performance like no one else. A real masterpiece!
See the car?
We would like to invite you to have a closer look at this special E-Type. Please make an appointment with Ruurt Georg, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number 0031 30 8507500
*Brooks Classics is a company affiliated with Broekhuis Groep and is a specialised, small-scale dealer in high quality Classic British and Italian cars. For more information see the website www.brooksclassics.nl or contact us. Telephone number 0031 30 8507500 / email@example.com*