Parked Since The 80s: 1967 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

E-Type Garage Find

The seller of this Jaguar claims that it has been in the procession of the first owner since new. It supposedly only covered 47k miles before being parked in the 80s though. The car was then taken apart in anticipation of a restoration. Well, that never happened to so now it needs a new owner to finish the job. What a job it will be! This is an E-Type Roadster complete with toggle switches and a factory hardtop. Find it here on eBay where the bidding ends soon!

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If you are not into E-Types, then you may wonder what the big deal is about toggle switches. Well, not long into production Jaguar had to make some changes to comply with safety and emissions requirements. The cool contoured headlight covers had to go as did the toggle switches on the dash. The rocker switches that took their place just never looked as cool, so most people prefer these earlier cars.

Triple SUs

Besides better cosmetics, the Series 1 cars also benefited from having three SU carburetors instead of the later cars’ dual Strombergs. Tuning them may have taken more work, but the effort was well rewarded with better throttle response and more power. The low mileage claim is nice to hear, but without documentation, I wouldn’t give it much credence. Even if it is true, this thing still needs a complete restoration.

Rusted Rockers

The rockers are toast and I’m sure there are plenty of other problems that you can’t see in the photos. The negatives haven’t seemed to deter anyone though. Bidding is currently over $40k, but the reserve has not been met and no one has click the $63k Buy it Now button. After a meticulous restoration, this thing could be worth over $200k so it will be interesting to see what it ultimately sells for.

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Comments

  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Looks to me like a pot plant in front of the garage door, it could explain a lot.

    • grant

      Too many leaves ;-)

  2. Yellowjax Member

    Ok… Pick two or three vintage cars for that price. Take all 3 home and rotate driving them. My picks? Opel GT , mga coupe, some old 40’s truck.

  3. DA SWAMP

    Only traveled 47 thousand miles…… Only ever had one owner…… Why do I have so much trouble believing those 2 lines……… I wouldn’t touch this car with a forty foot barge poll at any price….If it’s true that this car is a “one owner”,how could anyone honestly believe a single word that would come out of the mouth of a person that treated this car so badly, and then let it turn into the junk that it is today.???? Sorry, It just don’t make sense to me at all.(where was it stored up, in the bottom of a lake.??)

  4. John H. in CT

    Unsold at final bid of $63.5K!

  5. JackT

    Condition says a lot about that owner…

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