This beautifully presented matching-numbers Jaguar benefits from years of ownership by a marque enthusiast followed by a premium restoration by one of the nation’s foremost E-type experts.
The Jaguar was more recently sold to the consignor, a specialist in E-type refurbishments. The engine was then rebuilt with new pistons, bearings and crankshaft, and the cylinders were bored to a “plus 20” specification for improved power. The gearbox was rebuilt with new synchros and bearings, and the differential was rebuilt with a taller final-drive ratio of 3.07:1. Numerous components were replaced with brand-new facsimiles of the originals, including the clutch, fuel pump and gas tank. The braking system was replaced with all-new lines, and the suspension was replaced with new shock absorbers and bushings.
Several tasteful upgrades were undertaken for improved performance and reliability, including an improved cooling system with a modern alloy radiator (with a 16-inch fan that is six times more powerful than the original), a stainless-steel exhaust system, and electronic ignition and distributor.
Dialed in for precise panel fit and outstanding running condition, this roadster is an exquisitely presented example of Jaguar’s 4.2-liter Series I E-type that is ideal for any marque enthusiast. It would make a perfect candidate for display at local concours d’elegance as well as enjoyment on the open road for its well-prepared aesthetics and performance.