This is a very original, matching numbers, 2 person e-type coupe. It has had a paint re-spray years ago in its original primrose (pale) yellow color. 1968 was a transition year for the Jaguar e-type as it still retains the attractive exterior look of the earlier series 1 with the tail lights mounted above the rear bumper, but incorporates the cooling system improvements introduced with the series 2 cars.
Body: Body is very straight and rust free. Still has its original floors in great condition. The bonnet is also in excellent condition and fits well. On an e-type the body is the most important thing tocheck.
Paint: The paint is good for a driver but not for a show car.
Chrome: Chrome is nice and straight, good for a driver
Engine: This is the original engine which runs very well without smoke or leaks. The engine was recently detailed when it was removed to do a clutch job. Cylinder compression is between 145psi to 150psi across all cylinders, which is excellent.
Interior: The interior is mostly original with a nice patina. Headliner is good. I would leave the interior as is.
Gearbox and clutch: Has the fully synchronized gearbox which shifts very well. Clutch was just replaced
Suspension: Ball joints were checked and new rubber gaiters installed. Suspension is nice and clean.
Exhaust: Exhaust is aftermarket and a little loader than the original. I personally like the more aggressive sound.
Overall I would categorize this car as a honest unmolested driver. Great car if you want just want a Jaguar that is not hiding a lot of nasty surprises. You can drive it as is for years and then make it better if that is what you want to do.