1968 Jaguar e-type series 1.5 4.2 liter roadster - Project/parts car

VIN: 1E18890

I purchased this 1968 series 1.5 roadster 4 years ago as I was beginning a complete nuts and bolts restoration of another e-type. The other e-type was complete, but all apart ... and I had not been the one to take it apart. My objective with this rusty 1968 was to have a car that I could use as a guide during the assembly and could be a parts donor. As it turned out I did not need too many parts from the 68. I took the distributor, alternator, brake booster and a gauge or two plus some other odds and ends. I was told the engine was running when I bought it, but never tried to start it.

The car is VERY rusty and would need new floors, rockers, etc. I would suggest not taking on this restoration unless you are good at welding or have access to cheap labor.

As a parts car it is still very good. It has the major mechanical components: engine, full synchro transmission, independent rear suspension, front suspension, steering, etc. The boot (trunk) lid looks okay and the rare series 1.5 bonnet appears to be very salvageable. The lower valance on the bonnet is rusty but that panel is available. The rest of the bonnet does not look too bad. This bonnet fits the late 1967 series 1 with open headlights and all of the 1968. It will also fit any of the 1961 through 1971 6 cylinder e-type but the headlight opening is correct (and unique) for the series 1.5. The car has the convertible top frame, the steering wheel, steering column and ignition with keys.

Georgia does not require titles for cars this old, this car is sold with a Bill of Sale. Car rolls and steers but has no brakes.


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