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The 4.2 litre Jaguar E-type was regarded as the more refined model when compared to the earlier 3.8 cars, and represented the next step as Jaguar looked to capitalise on the early success of the E-Type. The 4.2 litre engine was installed initially to make the E-type more desirable to the American market although the engine wasn’t the only with a more luxurious interior installed. The 4.2 Jaguar E-type quickly became the most desirable version of the famous Jaguar E-Type due to its increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance of the earlier iconic shape.
There is nothing more desirable in the UK market than an original UK matching numbers Series 1 4.2 FHC E-Type. This stunning example was manufactured on the 15th June 1967, delivered to Henlys, London and is believed to be one the very last right-hand drives fixed heads to leave the factory. Finished in a universally appreciated Opalescent Silver Grey and reupholstered in complementing black interior.
The car has been treated to a full restoration including a bare metal respray from its original Old English White to its now iconic Opalescent Silver Grey, during which time all necessary metal work was undertaken. Although the restoration didn’t stop there, this excellent coupe example has been the recipient of several highly desirable upgrades including:
· Triple laced chrome competition 6.0” wire wheels
· High torque starter
· Alloy radiator
· Electronic fuel pump
· Electronic ignition
· Fosseway Fan Kit, brakes and vented discs
· Stainless steel exhaust
The interior has been finished in contrasting Black to the very highest level by Suffolk & Turley, the overall appearance is immaculate and gives the cabin a classic and comfortable feel. The E-type is currently undergoing a period of shakedown to ensure the prospective buyer benefits from trouble free E-type motoring. The listed upgrades make this a fantastic E-Type that keeps up with modern traffic while still retaining the spirit of classic motoring.
1,583 right-drive 4.2 Coupes were built and with only half estimated to have survived these last 50+ years, this E-type is surely a rare and desirable vehicle. If you are interested in investing in this incredible example of a Series 1 E-Type, please call us on 01732 852762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a viewing.