Series 1.5 E-Type Coupe Up for Auction in California
This Series 1.5 E-Type coupe’s rare exterior color, interior cabin restoration condition, fit, and finish of the aluminum body and frame makes this an irresistible buy. This 1968 Jaguar XKE E-Type 4.2L coupe, painted Golden Sand with an appetizing reupholstered tan leather cabin, is being sold through Russo & Steele next month in Newport Beach. The 1968 Series 1.5 is desirable for being the final year of those sleek thin tail lights that Jaguar replicated in their F-Type.
The amount of pictures speaks to how proud the owner and auction house are of this E-Type’s condition. Look at the three-quarter angle photo above that shows off flawless body alignment. The paint and chrome look new too! In the limited description it’s called a “Survivor,” implying the Jag’s been well cared for. Still, I would suggest combing through the nooks and crannies to see if they are in the same spotless condition. Hire a specialist for the auction to inspect frame, suspension, and fitment so that you can bid with confidence.
The listing also mentions pre-inspections of both the front and rear-end, which do look impeccably aligned, and could allude to the fact that it lived a life without seeing a body shop. As a Jaguar, though, it must have seen the repair shop once or twice to keep that straight-six humming under the bonnet. Engine bay photos show the engine isn’t the cleanest, but compared to comps selling online now, it’s in the top percentile. Mileage hasn’t been quoted, though all contact points, including the steering, appear lightly used since the cabin was restored.
So, what do you think? How much would you bid to drive this E-Type coupe home from California next month?
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Via [Russo & Steele]