1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 FHC

1968 Jaguar E-Type

Condition: Used
Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Type: Coupe
Trim: Fixed-Head Coupe
Year: 1968
VIN: 1E35328
Color: Opalescent Silver Gray Metalic
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Houston, Texas, United States

Description for Jaguar E-Type 1968

Tell You Heart Heads UpGeneva, arch 16 1961. Jaguar unveils that star of the Auto show, 150 mph race-bred monocoque sports car with independent rear suspension, isc brakes and styling that would become an icon of the 60s. Its name is the Jaguar E-type (or XKE as it will be better known in the United States). Then on May 7, 968, his particular "Series 1.5" car rolled off of the assembly line in Coventry, ngland bound for the U.S. Could its builders have imagined then that this car would command the roads well into the next millennium?

Although an icon of beauty, his car has been restored to be driven. Affectionately (and with tongue in cheek) known as "Bad Kitty", his E-Type features quite a few all-Jaguar upgrades and enhancements from its full restoration in 2006 that respect the vintage of the car. The transmission is a 5-speed CJ5 unit from Classic Jaguar in Austin, exas, pecifically designed for E-Types with modern features like carbon fiber synchro rings. The original engine was completely rebuilt (light-weight flywheel, new cams, ead, amp; larger valves) and balanced after a triple-Weber carb conversion. Also added were a custom A/C system from Retro A/C, ecuron retractable locking three-point seat belts, nd an upgraded charging system. Aesthetically, he car has Dayton six-inch wire wheels with Series 1 "eared" knock-off hubs, new (2006) interior upholstery, new (2006) headliner, nd new (2006) paint in the car's original Opalescent Silver Gray Metallic color.

Aesthetically, he car exudes class and sophistication without being pretentious. But the key differentiator of this car over most other E-Types currently on the market is the way it drives. Bad Kitty is a thoroughbred that is ready for action at the turn of its key. This is a no-excuses high-quality driver whose driving experience is more mechanically immersive than any modern sports car. You get it, urn the key, nd go...and go fast you will! But its most impressive feature is inspiration. Watching the dawn light flow over Bad Kitty's sumptuous compound curves, ou'll soon know what all the fuss is about, nd why this is an automotive icon.

NOTE: Not recommended for those whose hearts are not healthy enough for sex, s both looking at and driving Bad Kitty can induce fainting spells.

Car Name: Bad Kitty

Year, ake & Model: 1968 Series 1.5 E-Type FHC. (Jaguar does not officially recognize the "Series 1.5" designation, ut instead considers these the last of the Series 1s. Enthusiasts, ollectors, nd even the Jaguar Club of North America (JCNA) use the Series 1.5 moniker for cars made for model-year 1968 because of the significant changes made to the car to improve reliability, nd satisfy U.S. safety& emissions regulations that would take effect in 1969. The exterior is the essentially the same as almost all other Series 1 cars made from 1961 - 1967. The big changes were to the cooling system, ash, nd headlights.)Chassis Number (used for VIN): 1E35328 NOTE: The VIN number of title matches the chassis number on the data plate. However, he actual chassis number stamped on the "bird cage" front frame section is 1E35528 (one digit off). The Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust rendered an opinion supporting the conclusion that there is an error on the data plate. A curious and rare occurrence, ut not unheard of. There is no issue with title, or any contention over the match of the numbers. A copy of their opinion is included in the documentation to be supplied with the car.)The Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust issues Heritage Certificates that officially confirm a Jaguar's identification numbers, ate of manufacture, elivery destination, nd even first owner. Bad Kitty's Heritage Trust Certificate will come with the car.

The original mileage is not known, s the odometer was reset during the 2006 restoration. Since then, 9,039 miles have been put on the clock.