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1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L

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Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Year: 1968
Type: Convertible
Color: BRG
Mileage: 21,281
Engine: 4.2 litre
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: OTC Roaster
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L for sale

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1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L Photo
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  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L
  • 1968 Jaguar XKE S1 OTS 4.2L

Pictured here is a 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1. 5  OTS 4. 2 Litre.

It is a "survivor" car with 21. 81 original miles. It has been kept in heated storage since 1987 with  no rust and is a very solid example. Purchased as a 2 owner car in 2011. with the previous owner enjoying it since 1971. This car was manufactured "right of center" of the production run of 2. 79 units that were LHD. It's been documented that only 778 Federal designated OTS cars were made for import to the United States.  
Here are the builder's tag numbers. and all units/chassis bear these numbers accordingly:
Chassis No.  1E 17492Engine  No.  7E 16836-9Gearbox No. KE 764Body No.      4E 9556Paint             British Racing GreenTop               blackInterior          black leather Date of Manufacture  March 19th. 1968
Work performed within the last year;
New battery and original alternator rebuiltEntire brake system gone through. flush and bled systemOne fuse box replaced due to bad fuse clips; kept the originalFluids all drained and replaced with specific grades as requiredLeather conditioned Brake reservoir cap/level indicator (1) replaced; kept originalCheck valve clearance. all good. no adjustments necessary All front end inspected. all serviced and in good condition  Fuel tank and system cleaned. both carburetors full rebuild. needles adjusted for standard pump gas New complete stock exhaust system Electrical system gone through. all works well
The car has been driven 962. 3 miles since work was performed. Whether driving in the city or on the highway it ran without a glitch. No over heating. br>all gauges functional and true to their readings. Drives straight and solid. and it brakes straight.

Also the car received a full paint job in 1987 it's original color of BRG. seemingly due to the right front being "tapped". Under close exam it was minor.   The "new" paint shows a patina of 27 years. It was never wet sanded until recently. with 2500 grit. and it's quite nice. Given the fact all else is original it works well with the aesthetics of this car.   
What the car needs;    #1) Tires. we did not change them. and they hold air well enough to drive/store it. but are suffering from dry rot. Purchaser can decide on black. white or red line tires to their liking.     #2)  An original jack. the companion wrench. and tool kit.     #3)  The "motif" bar in the bonnet's center. This car was fitted. as a few were. with a small opening bonnet due to '68 being a "transition" year. hence this year has the lowest yearly production for E-types throughout the 3 series.   
 Other notes to point out;        The top fits well.        All glass is very good. interior is in great shape. and the rubber and seals are good original condition.         Factory seat belts are in working order. Door locks. hinges. window regulators all function as new.
This particular car can be driven as shown here. or exhibited with pride in "survivor class" at any classic car show. I enjoyed driving it. top down and all. but other projects prevail.

Please contact me w/any questions. or I can send any additional specific photographs upon request. You can bid with confidence on this rare Jaguar roadster. and good luck in bidding.

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