1968 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 1.5 320HP very nice
Used 1968 Jaguar E-Type
The theme of this car is really modification, not correctness or following a JCNA judging book. It’s about power, precision, and an interesting combination of factors that offer a thrill and experience like no other crumpet catcher can. The cosmetic alternations include bumper deletes, as well as a carbon-kevlar lightweight replica bonnet with a specialized air intake and brake cooling ducts. A hardtop was acquired as well, and the entirety of the car was properly prepped for the dark opalescent blue that was about to be applied. Afer a few coats and much wet sanding and buffing the finish was near flawless and easily show quality. While the rear end was out of the car it was completely stripped, powder coated and reassembled with polyurethane bushings throughout. In Addition the rear brakes were enlarged and wildwood calibers were utilized along with steel braded lines. The front end received the same treatment and all 4 corners received adjustable high performance shocks. All riding on a set of center laced Dayton wire wheels that are 205 wide. The engine bay is perhaps where this car shines, it is totally rebuilt, balanced, blue printed, and modified with cams, light weight pistons, electronic ignition, spin on oil filter and last but not least custom programmable Jenvy fuel injection flowing through a Redline intake manifold that has been ported and polished. All of which are compliments of the experts at Team CJ, a Jaguar only engine Development Company specializing in the 3.8 and 4.2 Motors. All things considered this car is producing 320HP on pump gas, and is properly tuned to perform. Power to the ground is put through an aluminum flywheel, new clutch, and totally rebuilt transmission with these modifications in mind. Totally new U-Joints throughout as well as a Limited Slip Differential means the right combination of clutch and throttle can put a smile on the users face in an instant. Cooling the car is all aluminum radiator with series 2 fans. The car handles just as well as it looks, HD torsion bars, adjustable height reaction plates, and HD sway bars ensure this cat can get around corners with minimal body roll. The exhaust note is also pleasant through the Jet Hot Coated aluminum headers and stainless steel big bore exhaust system. The interior was hardly put to the side during the build as well. It included a totally redone interior to proper specifications with only minor subtle changes. New saddle hides and total interior kit were installed along with a sound system that has been tastefully integrated. The dash was refurbished as necessary as were all of the chrome items on the car. Overall nicely done, and finished off with a slightly smaller but stock appearing steering wheel. It was treated as if it were being restored for the concours circuit and the race track. As such the craftsmanship, quality of work, and overall presentation of this example are impeccable with nothing skipped and only the best products and people utilized to create was is one of the more incredible road going E-Types we have ever driven. As it has been driven and enjoyed, it has also been well serviced and cared for with plenty of post restoration receipts. It also has a few minor blemishes to be noted here and there. Nothing of significance that warrants refinishing but still present. Such items as a touched up scratch on the bonnet on the front right, and two scratches on the hardtop that have been touched up as well. The interior shows a few signs of use, but again, nothing to worry about.
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May 14 2020 on ListedBuy