We are delighted to offer this 1968 Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 1 Lightweight recreation. This Jaguar was delivered new to Mr James M Johnson of Columbus, Ohio on 5th October 1968. With this vehicle comes the original owner ‘dog tag’ and stamped passport to service record and original owner’s manual.
This E Type started life as a 4.2 litre Series 2 in LHD layout and matching numbers engine. Once exported to the UK in 2004 it was enjoyed for a number of years in factory form and was then subject to a full restoration and conversion to RHD in 2011. The restoration also aimed to create a Series 1 Lightweight using original specification and correct alloy bonnet, roof, doors, boot lid and lightweight ‘Dunlop’ wheels, all finished in Ecurie Ecosse signature ‘Flag blue’.
In conjunction with the restoration, the engine was rebuilt by CKL Developments using a high flow oil pump and D-Type racing cams producing 286bhp with dyno print out. A Borg Warner 5 speed straight cut gearbox was fitted to deal with the extra power output and the overall race inspired feel of a genuine lightweight.
All invoices and full photography portfolio of the restoration and conversion can be seen in printed and memory stick form to support the long history of this beautiful Jaguar.
To arrange a viewing please contact our sales team on +44 (0) 1207 233 525.