Jaguar Series 1.5 E-Type Roadster
The 1968 Jaguar Series 1½ E-Type shares the desirable 4.2-liter engine and remarkable body style with its predecessor, the Series I. However, this model, which fell between the Series I and Series II, featured open headlights, twin Zenith-Stromberg carburetors, twin cooling fans and adjustable seats. Although the Series 1½ shares the Series I’s body style, the model which was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent exhibit, it is actually a transitional series. Far fewer of the Series 1½ were actually manufactured from 1967-68. At only 1,942 units, this particular model is one of the most rare E-Types produced since its premiere in 1961.
Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona in January, 2010; in California in August, 2011; in Arizona in January, 2012 and in Arizona in January, 2013.
265 bhp, 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine, twin Zenith-Stromberg Carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96".
Source: RM Auctions
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