It is now nearly impossible to find low mileage, unrestored E-Type’s in good condition; this is one of them.
An exceptionally original example with only 15,500 miles showing on the odometer. Leaving the factory in November 1966, it was sold new to Doris E McNeill of Illinois, a gift from her three sons. The original warranty card, dated September 19th 1967, accompanies the history file. She had the car serviced once a year by the local Jaguar agents, insisting it was trailered there and back for the work. After she died, it was kept in the family, before it came to the UK last year.
Finished in Opalescent Light Maroon, the internal paint, as well as the bulkhead, subframe and under bonnet is totally original (you’ll see in the pictures the body number written in crayon on the bonnet). Externally, the paint is mostly original. The interior is almost completely untouched, the original black leather in excellent condition for a US car.
Mechanically, it has just had a full engine rebuild by Sigma Engineering, and it drives like a 15,500 mile E-Type. The front brakes have been upgraded to ZUES callipers, but the original Dunlops accompany the Jaguar. Original handbook (with lovely handwritten notes by Doris), Blaupunkt radio guarantee, tool roll and jack.
There were over 70,000 E-Type’s produced, but only a very small handful are this original and mostly untouched. An E-Type for the true Jaguar collector with an eye for detail and who appreciates the difference between a good car and an exceptional one.