|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||Light Blue|
|Open Two Seater||Dark Blue|
|Left Hand Drive||Dark Blue|
|Work In Progress||Black|
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 November 2005.
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Owner: Alistair Gray
Oh dear, what have i bought ???(email)
Updated February 4th, 2020. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2005-11-28 09:48:39 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 11/28/05
Current bid $5,300.00 (Reserve not met), 3 bids, 6 days left in auction.
1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 1/2 Roadster. The car is located in Longview, Texas. I am selling this car for my parents. I used to fix cars for a living as well as fix my parents other jaguar so I know a little about the car, but I am in no way an expert on the Jaguars. However, I will tell you everything I know about the car and try to answer any questions that you have. My parents bought this roughly 16 years ago and had plans to restore it. The car was bought in Oklahoma, but I do not know any more history. The car ran (mechanically) very strong when they bought it. My mother actually drove it around a little but it was lacking a top. The car was parked at my dads shop for interior, new soft top, and possibly paint along with a few other minor things. The car never moved again after it was parked. The car is complete for the most part, the only thing I noticed missing was the emblem on the back of the trunk and it might be somewhere around, one of the front turn lens was missing as well but I found it in the trunk. The softop frame has been removed but we have and it is included as well. I know that the body on these cars has to be structually sound for all the doors and hood to close properly, all of them seem to be but the drivers door takes a little extra effort. Looking underneath the car, the floor pan may have been replaced at some point in its life, but I am not !00% sure. The odometer reads 41304 and I am not sure if that is original mileage or not. The car was originally light blue and has been painted red. As far as we know the numbers all match, they were researched when bought. Here they are Vin 1R8834, Body 4R2987, Gear Box KE5827, and Engine 7R4582-9. It has the 4.2 motor in it and I am not sure if it is seized up from sitting or not. The car is parked in a very tight corner and I could not get in there to check. It was running fine at time of being parked. The dash and seats could probably actually be used as is, they just need a real good clean up. The dash did not appear to have any cracks in it and all the gauges appear to be there. The only thing broken on it that I know about is the hinge that the hood raises on needs to be rewelded or replaced. (this is apparently pretty common due to the weight of the hood) I am not going to say that the car is rust free but it does look pretty good from what I can tell, the trunk is in great shape. The chrome (bumpers and body chrome)looks to be in good shape with the exception of the wheels, they could just be very dirty or in need a of rechroming. Anyway, if you are looking to restore on of these, the majority of this stuff is minor in the grand scheme of the project. It is a good, solid, complete car to start with. And, the nice thing about it is that it is a series 1 1/2 so there is some flexibility on any parts you use to restore it.
2020-02-04 08:36:26 | Alistair Gray writes:
What started as a small project has turned into a full blown restoration.