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A truly influential sports car with seductive and timeless good looks and the performance to back it up, Jaguar’s E-Type continues to dominate lists of the best postwar sports cars built. Among the most preferred variants of the E-Type, the final Series I cars produced for 1967 retained their sleek glass-covered headlamps and three-carbureted, 4.2-litre XK engine, along with the benefits gained from the car’s advancements that steadily improved passenger comfort and usability.
Numbered 1E 13663, this stellar 1967 Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster was built on October 12, 1966, and finished in Pale Primrose Yellow over a black interior. It was soon dispatched to the US, where it was sold via Jaguar Cars New York to Melodee Leimvoteur of Palos Heights, Illinois, on March 21, 1967. According to notes in the car’s file, the Jaguar subsequently passed through Dr. Gary Peterson of Minneapolis and Ronald Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Collins sold the Jaguar to the current owner in 2014.
Soon after being acquired, the E-Type was sent to RM Auto Restoration Inc., a multiple Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® award-winning firm, where the Roadster received a price-is-no-object restoration in a stunning triple black livery. Restoration photos and receipts accompany the Jaguar, as does a JDHT Certificate, owner’s manual, jack, tool kit, and car cover. Chassis 1E 13663 is simply one of the finest examples currently available of one of the most coveted versions of the iconic E-Type ever produced.