DT: 1967 Jaguar XK-E E-Type Series 1 4.2 Coupe

We are pleased to present this 1967 Jaguar Series 1 XK-E fixed-head coupe finished in Pale Primrose over a black leather interior.  Renowned for its styling and impressive performance, the Jaguar E-Type remains one of the most celebrated automotive icons.  This desirable covered-headlight, pre-safety-bumper 1967 example was brought to Donovan Motorcars to undergo an extensive mechanical restoration at a cost of over $100k between 2012-2014.  In addition to painstaking refurbishment of the bodywork, a Dirven Man Tremec 5-speed gearbox conversion was done and the engine was completely rebuilt and upgraded along with the brakes, and suspension.  Accompanied by a complete collection of records and photos from the restoration, this Jaguar is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Massachusetts while showing just over 31k miles on the 5-digit odometer.

During the restoration, the original monocoque metalwork was refurbished with new rocker boxes, front side frames, and door skins.  The car then received a 2-stage respray in the factory color of Pale Primrose.  The original color is noted to have been Opalescent Maroon Metallic and the paint is said to remain in very good condition aside from some minor chips and imperfections as shown in the photo gallery.  The original trim and covered headlights have been retained and wider 6" x 15" tubeless wheels have been installed and dressed in fresh Michelin tires.

Inside, you will find a black interior with professionally reupholstered seats and new vinyl sill covers.  The cabin exhibits some patina, and the center console and carpets show significant signs of wear.  During the restoration, the cabin was outfitted with Dynamat insulation, an upgraded aftermarket air conditioning and drive belt system, and stainless steel heater crossover tubes.

Between 2012-2014, the 4.2 L inline-6 engine was completely disassembled, cleaned, machined in-house, and rebuilt with new forged pistons, an electronic ignition system, total seal rings, Cometic gaskets, a machined and polished crankshaft, timing chain, tensioner, guides, valves, springs, and upgraded high-torque cams.  Power is sent to the rear wheel through an upgraded Driven Man Tremec 5-speed manual gearox with an aluminum flywheel and a new clutch.  The cooling system was upgraded with an aluminum radiator and the entire engine wiring harness was replaced.  The rear suspension was rebuilt, and new Koni shock absorbers were installed all around.  Urethane mounts were installed for the steering rack and the brake calipers were all rebuilt, stainless-steel lined, and paired with new stainless-steel hoses.  Invoices and photos detailing the mechanical restoration are provided in the photo gallery and the seller reports this E-Type to be in excellent driving condition, just waiting to be enjoyed.

This sale will include a clean title and restoration records.  A thoroughly sorted and tastefully upgraded example, this 1967 XK-E makes a perfect choice for a discerning driver looking to get behind the wheel of a classic E-Type.

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  • Podium123 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • 7loit57 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • dforsman1948 (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @abacpm The owner was interested in driving and enjoying the car as an upgraded and reliable driver. He used it each year since the complete mechanical restoration. We restore XKE's and find that those owner's are often reluctant to use the car except for events and shows. This car was used and serviced every year since completed. Thanks

  • abacpm (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @dforsman1948 ... to be frank .... this should be presented as a barn find ..... it needs ac have complete detailed throughout ...... I had to ask oneself if the owner could spend the time and money for detailing what else has not been maintained .....

  • dforsman1948 (seller) 4 weeksago

    @dozer The car's current condition is rust free and in excellent mechanical condition , ready to enjoy. The monocoque was restored and any appearance of corrosion is more likely the original opalescent maroon color. The work we did on the car was to make it absolutely safe and 100% reliable.

  • apexturns 4 weeksago

    I am seeing a ton of rust painted over how much of the car has been restructured for safety

  • dozer (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    It’s a little difficult to follow the receipts, i.e. pictures 238 and 259 are the same bill. What is the condition of the car now? What does it need in addition to a new interior? Thanks.

  • wak9999 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • shakes 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • dforsman1948 (seller) 1 monthago

    @flapsychdoc The owner was interested in driving the car and the mechanical work was to make it safe, fast and reliable. The Console and carpet set are easily done now, but a full XKE restoration to bare metal is usually $250,000 or more. The owner was less interested in showing the car but drove it annually and often, with regular, routine service work. Thanks

  • flapsychdoc (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    If they spent over$100k on the restoration, why didn’t they restore the interior too?

  • dforsman1948 (seller) 1 monthago

    As the selling dealer we can answer any questions about this fabulous XKE. With all of the performance upgrades we offer for a street driven Jaguar. We are hoping to add all of the invoices associated with this enthusiast owned fixed head coupe.

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DT: 1967 Jaguar XK-E E-Type Series 1 4.2 Coupe
Buy Now: $110,000 Final Bid: $75,000