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1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster OTS

Meticulously Restored, Matching Numbers, 4-Speed

$145,000

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This beautifully restored 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster is a stunning and elegant example in gorgeous black over Beige Leather interior. With reliability and performance upgrades, she performs as well as she looks which makes her incredibly fun to drive!

THE ESSENTIALS

This 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster OTS underwent a just completed meticulous, no-expense spared restoration by marque experts and is now in showroom condition. The matching numbers 4.2-liter inline engine, 4-speed manual transmission and stunning color combination makes this example perfect for concours events, regional shows or tours.

This Jaguar was built on June 12, 1968 and was dispatched to the New York distributor on the 27th of June, 1968.  By October 3, 1968, she was acquired by her first owner, James Darroch from Aliquippa, PA at Boffo Motors in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.  By June 8th, 1999, she was acquired by Marc Markiewicz, MD, a psychiatrist in rural Pennsylvania.  Dr. Markiewicz enjoyed this Jaguar for over 20 years.  Our client acquired her in November of 2020 and commenced a complete, no-expense spared restoration by marque expert, Dr. Jaguar Technologies. This Jaguar is arguably in better-than-new condition with its matching numbers chassis, engine and gear box. She is accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, extensive restoration records and owner’s manual.

The Black livery (Paint Code 9000) is gorgeous and has a uniquely elegant presence. The paint has excellent shine and luster and is in beautiful concours condition. The Black paint is its original and correct factory color. The chrome and stainless-steel trim have also been restored to concours condition. Her black Haartz cloth convertible top is in new condition including a taught fit. The Black canvas convertible top boot is also in new condition. The chrome plated knock-off wire wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone tires of appropriate size and look. The wheels and tires and are also in showroom new condition.

The interior has been refinished in the correct Beige Leather and Beige wool carpeting. The interior overall is in concours condition. The black dashboard is as-new. The teak steering wheel is in beautiful condition and accompanied with a telescopic steering column. A period correct Blaupunkt radio finishes off this beautiful interior.

This Jaguar comes with its original numbers matching 4,235cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine with a trio of SU HD8 carburetors. There are approximately 300 miles on the freshly rebuilt drivetrain. The mechanical upgrades include alloy heater and radiator cores. The power is transmitted through its 4-speed manual transmission with independent rear suspension. The engine compartment is beautifully detailed and shows as-new. This Jaguars undercarriage is also very well detailed and is in overall concours condition.

She’s accompanied with 246 pages of restoration documents, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, the original service booklet, factory tool kit, jack and spare. We have this XKE priced right as the Hagerty No. 2 plus value is in excess of $160,000.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com. This Jaguar is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster OTS

$145,000

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1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster OTS
1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster OTS

$145,000

VIN 1E18124
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 29667
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Tan Leather
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1968
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 508

Jaguar XKE / E-Type

Interesting Fact: This Jaguar model was only called the XKE in the North American market during the time of production. In Britain, where the car was manufactured, it was known as the Jaguar E-Type.   Production on the Jaguar XKE occurred between 1961 and 1975 and a convertible, as well as hard top version were…

Interesting Fact: This Jaguar model was only called the XKE in the North American market during the time of production. In Britain, where the car was manufactured, it was known as the Jaguar E-Type.

 

Production on the Jaguar XKE occurred between 1961 and 1975 and a convertible, as well as hard top version were both offered. This sporty car boasts a top speed of 150 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 time that is under seven seconds. The body of the Jaguar XKE is based upon the Jaguar D-Type racing car which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years starting in 1955.

 

When the Jaguar XKE was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made” and, in 2008, The Daily Telegraph listed the Jaguar XKE in its list of the 100 most beautiful cars of all time. Regardless of age, the Jaguar XKE holds up as one of the most stunning and high-performing vehicles in history!

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