Lot 21

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster

SOLD $280,500


$250,000 - $325,000| Without Reserve




7E 10740-9

Car Highlights

A Three-Owner, Matching-Numbers, Black-Plate California Car
Meticulous Show-Quality Restoration by Acclaimed Jaguar Specialist Steve Gordon with Paint by Brian Hoyt
Striking Opalescent Golden Sand Livery over Red Color Scheme
Awarded First in Class at the 2017 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance
Offered with JDHT Certificate, Original Sales Invoice, Books, Tools, and Warranty Card

Technical Specs

4,235 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Inboard Rear
4-Wheel Independent Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that the correct name of Steve Gordon’s shop is Vintage Auto Service, and it is located in Oakland, California.

Register to Bid

Patricia Bilicich, Watsonville, California (acquired new in 1967)Akihiro Hane, Watsonville, California (acquired from the above in 1975)Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2013)

2017 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, Hillsborough, California (First in Class)

Designed and built in Britain and inspired by Jaguar’s Le Mans-winning D-Type, the E-Type was more popular in the US than any other market. This example, retaining its matching-numbers engine per an accompanying JDHT Certificate, is set apart by its well-documented California history and the superlative quality of the restoration work carried out by noted Jaguar specialist Steve Gordon.

Introduced in 1965, the updated 4.2-litre E-Type delivered improved torque over the previous 3.8-litre model and featured a new, all-synchromesh gearbox. The 4.2-litre cars also benefited from uprated brakes, more comfortable seats, and improved electrics. Chassis 1E13864 was sold new on January 17, 1967, by British Motors of Monterey and registered in California as “UGK 175.” Options specified included chrome wire wheels, bumper guards, whitewall tires, seat belts, a radio, and a side mirror.

By 1975, the Jaguar’s original owner, Patricia Bilicich, had sold it to a neighbor in the same small town of Watsonville, California. The new owner, Akihiro Hane, kept diligent records, noting mileage when he filled up with gas and topped off the oil, offering a rare, detailed insight into how the Jaguar was used into the 1980s.

In 2013, the consignor acquired the E-Type and immediately commissioned Steve Gordon of Vintage Autoworks in Emeryville, California, to complete a thorough and accurate show-quality restoration. Over more than 18 months, no expense was spared in bringing 1E13864 to concours-winning standard. The highly detailed restoration records and notations of work carried out reveal not just how correct this car was to start with, but also show the extraordinarily meticulous nature of the restoration. Where possible, original components were disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, and repainted, thereby preserving a great deal of the car’s originality.

Resplendent in its original Opalescent Golden Sand color over a vibrant red leather interior, this Jaguar is particularly notable due to the extent of its documentation. This E-Type is accompanied by its original 1967 sales invoice, maintenance records, California registration cards, detailed service log, as well as thorough restoration records and receipts. Also included are many of the documents supplied in the original sale: the owner’s manual, the manufacturer’s warranty book, a maintenance chart and vouchers, and the overseas distribution booklet. In fact, 1E13864 retains not just its original California black plates, but even carries its original dealer license plate frame.

With its authenticity confirmed by a JDHT Certificate, 1E13864 is distinguished by a well-documented history and the recent outstanding restoration by a marque expert. Since completion, this beautiful E-Type has been shown just once, where it won its class, and as such offers a spectacular opportunity for any new keeper.