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The E-Type Jaguar requires no introduction, but this example is a particular standout, in light of its exceptionally well-preserved condition, known history, and ultra-low mileage.
In 1967, this E-Type Coupe, chassis 1E33689, was coupled with engine 7E10806-9, just as it is today; moreover, the consignor states that it still wears its factory Opalescent Maroon paint and black leather interior. Purchased new in December 1966 by Robert Rath of Manhattan Beach, California, the car was sold to its current owner in 2005 by Mr. Rath’s widow, Doris Rath, after 20 years of storage. Following the acquisition, the E-Type was evaluated by Jaguar specialist Britalia Import Auto of Fullerton, California, and treated to an extensive servicing costing over $10,000, with the intent to return this Coupe to the road and retain its status as a highly correct, unrestored Jaguar.
With less than 11,000 miles, this E-Type exhibits a lovely patina on the leather and paint, as expected, having aged with integrity. It also retains its original black California license plate, as verified by 1967 DMV receipts, with its 1985 registration sticker. In addition, a tool roll, jack, and five original wheels with period Pirelli Cinturato CN72 tires accompany the sale. Remarkably original, this 1967 E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Coupe, with just two owners and very low mileage, is a landmark find for any devotee of the Jaguar marque, and should excite the ever-increasing number of preservationists of significant automobiles.