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*Please note that this car shows evidence of repair of damage to the front driver’s side.
An instant success, Jaguar’s sublime E-Type managed to keep pace with the fast-changing demands of the 1960s. While never officially referred to as “Series 1.5,” the interim models of 1968 featured open headlamps and a switch from toggles to rocker-type switches inside. Export models utilized twin Stromberg carburetors, which were more easily tuned. In short, buyers of the Series I cars of late 1967 through 1968 got an improved, more comfortable, and reliable Jaguar for their money.
Numbered 1E 34580, this fascinating example is highly authentic, retaining a partially original paint finish and the original interior. It was built to a desirable specification including wire-spoke wheels and a manual gearbox; has enjoyed a limited chain of owners; and the consignor reports that the E-Type has remained in the Michigan area, where it was sold new, for nearly its entire existence. Based upon its chassis number, body style, and August 1967 build date, 1E 34580 is a very early open-headlamp E-Type Coupe, and it was depicted and discussed as such in Thomas Haddock’s definitive Jaguar E-Type Six-Cylinder Restoration & Originality Guide. As offered, it retains the engine block stamped with the number 7E 14113-9, while the cylinder head is numbered 7E7139-9. According to the consignor, a major engine-out service was performed in 2003. Offered complete with a JDHT Certificate listing original data, this fascinating E-Type Coupe marks a truly historic find for Jaguar enthusiasts and collectors everywhere.