LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster
Jaguar was a well-respected builder of sporting cars, most notably the highly successful XK series and the pre-war SS Jaguars. But, everything changed in 1951.That was the year of the first of Jaguar’s victories at Le Mans, where the winning C-Type was soon followed by the even more competitive D-Type, which began to win in 1955. Over the space of about five years, the automaker transformed from a small British boutique to one of the most fearsome builders of serious race cars on the planet.
Their problem was that their passenger cars were a poor reflection of their on-track prowess. Thus, they developed a new sports car platform called the E-type. The new body would be offered in roadster and coupe form. Despite influence from the C- and D-Types, the E-Type was not designed in a wind tunnel. Instead, it was sculpted with a combination of instinct and mathematical formulae, both of which proved to be highly functional. Not only was the car a popular hit from the moment it appeared, but later aerodynamic studies and race track wins confirmed that it was right in every regard
In 1961, the E-type was initially powered by a 3.8-liter, inline, six-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed, partially synchromesh, manual transmission. In 1965, Jaguar upgraded the engine to 4.2 liters and added a fully synchromesh, four-speed manual, while also improving other aspects of the car, such as the electrical and braking systems. These updates made the E-type faster, more reliable and easier to drive.
This E-Type roadster was manufactured on April 24th, 1967, according to an accompanying copy of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. Being a late Series I model, it features the desirable 4.2-liter engine and other improvements Jaguar bestowed upon the E-Type starting in 1965. Finished in the factory color of Dark Blue complemented by a red leather interior and dark blue soft top this roadster looks absolutely stunning.
The E-Type will always be a classic automotive design, one that electrified the world when new, and continues to do so today. This example is beautifully restored in one of the most attractive color combinations ready to be enjoyed!