Lot 211

Monterey 2013

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster


$253,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



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  • Rare factory triple black color scheme
  • A well-maintained original California “black plate” car
  • Accompanied by JDHT Certificate
  • First in Class at the 2013 Dana Point Concours

265 bhp, 4,235 cc inline DOHC six-cylinder engine, three SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, wishbone front suspension with torsion bars and anti-roll bar, independent coil-spring rear suspension with lower wishbones, trailing lower radius arms and anti-roll bar, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.

Launched in 1961 at the Geneva show, the E-Type echoed the sensation of its predecessor, the XK120, by offering an astonishing performance package with amazing speed and handling. In many ways, it revolutionized and invigorated the sports car market, which has never been the same since. Its brand-new, four-wheel independent suspension, in particular, was so well-conceived that it would be used by Jaguar for over 30 years.

The Series I 4.2 model featured a 4.2-liter engine with three SU carburetors, a fully synchronized transmission, a fully instrumented dashboard with toggle switches, a center console and armrests, a steep windshield, and taillights mounted high above the bumper line on the rear deck, echoed by parking lights that are mounted high on the front fenders. This combination of features, along with its top speed of 140 mph, has made this among the most desirable of all E-Types—a user-friendly and sporty driver that also looks absolutely stunning.

This extremely rare, rust-free California black plate E-Type is an incredible example, and one of very few factory-original triple black models offered. With just over 51,000 original miles, this remarkable Jaguar is in impeccable condition, remaining truly original throughout, and includes a very rare and sought-after factory hard top. In addition, the Roadster features additional options, including a Becker Europa TR radio, a ladies’ foot rest, chrome wire wheels, and a proper set of 185/15 tires. The inside of the E-Type features a beautiful, plush interior in excellent condition and is complemented with brilliant brightwork throughout. Recently, the vehicle underwent a full servicing and detail by Jaguar professionals at Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California, and it stands in excellent running and driving condition. Most recently, it was shown at the Dana Point Concours on June 23, 2013, where it received an impressive First in Class award.

Fueled by the strength of its rare colors, its outstanding originality, and exceptionally maintained mechanicals, this highly collectible example stands to be a strong contender for campaigning or showing at your favorite concours. This documented E-Type is accompanied by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate and is a must-have for the demanding collector seeking a highly original, rare, and beautifully preserved E-Type.