1968 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 2+2
Lovely low mileage four owner car; UK RHD example, from 46 year ownership
First registered in August 1968, this smart blue Series 1 was specified with grey leather upholstery and sold to its first owner Mr A Taylor who lived in London. We are told that it moved to a Mr Diffey in 1972, and then a Mr Cox of Bristol in 1973 who was to keep it until our vendor acquired it way back in 1976 at which point it had covered 34,912 miles.
He has always used John Root, a Jaguar specialist for the cars' maintenance, service and MOT, initially at Rover Fletchers and later when he took over Mistermatic Jaguar in Swansea.
A JDC member from the day he bought the car, it has been shown at various events and used carefully and sparingly, the owner confirming that the indicated 70,800 miles is correct. It has been little used since 2017 and been carfully stored at Mistermatic Jaguar who have given it some gentle and regular exercise.
Some bills have come to light which show considerable work in and around 2007, with a new bonnet supplied by SNG Barratt (£3,900), some interior expenditure, various welding jobs and a substantial if not complete repaint. Further bills show a comprehensive £3,500 overhaul in 2017 including track rod ends and a carb overhaul; an £800 spend on radius arm bushes and anit-roll bar links for its MOT and a further £1,500 on paintwork in 2019. Its most recent bill was in 2020 when £2,000 was spent on further refreshing the interior. There are plenty more besides.
It has its current V5C and original green logbook along with various old MOTs. There is also an operating handbook and a service and maintenence manual as well as a lubrication diagram.
It sits extremely well, has the benefit of being a genuine UK car from long-term ownership and a known history from new. There aren't so many of these about so grab this good-looking and original example while you can.
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