Is the Jaguar E-Type the most beautiful car ever made? It's certainly on everyone's top-five list, and perhaps the most desirable of them all are the Series 1 models like this incredible '67 FHC that offered the original covered headlights and combined them with the uprated 4.2 liter engine.
With a high-quality restoration in the original color combination, this slinky Jag is downright jaw-dropping. You don't need flashy colors when your sheetmetal looks like this, and the Opalescent Silver Gray finish emphasizes the weapons-grade beauty on this E-Type. The hood looks about a mile long and fits extremely well, particularly around the cowl which can be notoriously difficult to get just right. The curvaceous rear fenders seem to be tightly wrapped around the tires, and you'll note that the flush-fitting rear bumpers have been expertly mated to the bodywork. The two-stage urethane has a lovely glow to it, and on a car of this caliber, you don't cut corners so every square inch was sanded, buffed, and beautifully finished to show standards. The chrome is excellent, too, with a small fortune invested in getting the jewelry to sparkle.
Black leather compliments the paint perfectly, and the interior was restored to the same high standards as the bodywork. The seats themselves are form-fitting buckets that are far more comfortable and supportive than they look, and the leather seat covers are accurate reproductions of the originals that show only minor use. The wood-rimmed steering wheel was practically invented by the British, and the 4-speed's shifter is perfectly positioned and falls easily to hand. The instrument panel is full of beautifully restored gauges and correct switchgear, including original toggles, all nicely within reach. A newer AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit has been fitted, but it stows neatly in the original location and is a worthwhile improvement. The cargo area is almost too pretty to use for mere luggage, and hides a full-sized spare underneath the lovely chrome and leather surface.
To satisfy American tastes for more power and torque, Jaguar added a 4.2 liter inline-six to the lineup, easily identified by 4.2 badges on the decklid. Widely regarded as the best combination, it's a docile engine that's happy to trundle around town, but will still snarl and rip the sleek coupe to triple-digit speeds in a heartbeat. Inhaling through three side-draft carburetors from a common plenum and a correct gold-painted DOHC head, this cat starts easily and idles correctly thanks to a recent bit of work to get it just right. It's backed by a 4-speed manual, making it the single most valuable and desirable powertrain available in an E-Type. The suspension is, of course, all independent with the rear featuring inboard disc brakes for reduced unsprung weight to improve handling. Rolling stock consists of brand new Jaguar spoke knock-off wheels wearing 205/70/15 performance radials.
Writers have been trying to capture the E-Type on paper for more 50 years. To understand this one fully, you'll just have to come see it. Call today!
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