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1968 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Series 1.5)

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  • Mileage~14,630 On Clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationHarrow


1968 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Series 1.5)

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Glyn Parry
Vehicle Consigner and Photographer

A series 1.5 with all the right ingredients and potential for improvement - a great and rare investment opportunity.

The Jaguar E-Type was an instant hit when presented to the world in March 1961. Without question one of the most iconic and influential cars in automotive history. Drawing heavily on the stunning lines of the D-Type Le Mans race car, Aircraft Engineer Malcolm Sayer, produced a design that was a triumph of both art and engineering.

This E-Type is one of the most desirable S2 models out there - it’s a late Series One FHC (Fixed Head Coupe), informally known as the Series 1.5 and is powered by Jaguars 4.2 Litre, straight-six, engine with an all synchromesh 4-speed gearbox. It has all the S1 designs, e.g. rear lights above the bumper and dashboard earlier toggle switches - the main exception is uncovered headlights.

Believed to have been restored in the mid to late 1980’s the car needs some attention to return it to its former glory. The paintwork has deteriorated although the tan leather interior is in good shape, and the car has a new MOT, so it can be used and enjoyed just as it is.

Coming to auction from ~20 years ownership, the car comes with a Heritage Certificate showing the original colour as "Opalescent Silver Blue" over a dark blue interior. Importantly the body, engine frame and engine numbers all match the certificate, making this car vey investable and a sound basis for restoration.

Take a look at the high-resolution photos and videos to judge this iconic classic for yourself.

This listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Dave the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.


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Unmistakeable Jaguar heritage reflected in stunning, evocative lines - wonderful!

Wheels and Tyres

The 15” chrome wire wheels with two-eared chrome spinners look great on this car. The chrome on the wheels and the spinners has some pitting as would be expected and can be seen from the photographs.

The wheels are fitted with Rock 515 205/70/R15 tyres all round which we understand were replaced recently and appear to have good tread remaining.


Shut lines look generally good although the nearside door appears to need some realignment. We could see no major damage or creasing to the panels however there is a dent in the centre of the bonnet above the badge bar and some small dents and dings elsewhere, consistent with a car that hasn’t been recently restored.

Overall it's an honest car with no recent work, so what you see is what you get and provides a sound basis for a light 'rolling restoration'.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The red paint looks reasonable from a distance and in many places, coverage remains good, and the shine has been retained. There are scuffs, marks and peeling in various places however, most notably on the bonnet, rear arches and around the bumper mountings. The paint has also started to blister and thin where the roof meets the rear wings as can be seen from the images and video.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

Windscreen, side windows and tailgate windows are clear without significant scratches or stone chips. Likewise, lights, lenses and mirrors appear in good shape.

Chrome trim is all present although some pitting is evident particularly to the badge bar and bumpers.


Trademark Jaguar combination of a beautifully laid out panel combined with sumptuous leather upholstery.

Seats and Carpets

The tan leather seats present well, and we could see no significant rips or tears. There are only minor signs of wear and some small marks on the centre console.

The trim on the tailgate door needs re-fixing on one side and the carpets appear generally sound.

The condition of the interior is entirely consistent with the low mileage the car has covered over recent years, although of course it would benefit from a deep clean.


The dashboard trim is in generally good condition and provides a stunning backdrop to the dials and switchgear. Dials, switches, and gauges look in good condition with nothing broken or damaged as far as we could see.

The odometer was showing ~14,630 at our visit.

There is a small split in the trim above the rev counter as can be seem in the images.

Please take the time to look at the hi resolution images and video of the interior so that you can assess the condition for yourself.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The 3 spoke, wood rimmed steering wheel has a lovely patina and presents well. The Jaguar embossed centre boss still looks fantastic and really helps to enhance this lovely interior.

The gear lever looks in good condition as does the gear knob, although the white paint in the gate diagram has worn away with use. The leather gear stick gaiter appears in good condition and, like the rest of the leather would benefit from a treatment and clean.


Jaguars legendary 4.2 Litre straight-six could propel this beautiful car to a reported ~150mph and deliver 0-60 in under 7 seconds.

Engine and Gearbox

Set under that famous bonnet, the Jaguar engine looks superb.

Presentation in the engine bay is a little tired and the underside of the bonnet has some peeling paint. We could see no sign of major leaks or damage to the engine itself. Importantly the engine number near the bell housing matches the plate and Heritage Certificate.

During our cold start the car took a short while to start and idled a little unsteadily at first, having been on the driveway overnight. Once warm however the engine runned well, oil pressure looked good and emissions also appeared clear.

Check out the “On the Road” video to see for yourself.

Suspension and Brakes

E-Types are equipped with disc brakes all round, highly advanced for a production car at the time. This car appeared to stop well without any judder or pulling to either side. The suspension felt firm and compliant without any notable roll.

The Drive

Travelling in an E-Type of this era represents a real privilege. It’s easy to see why these cars were quite so groundbreaking when they were launched, and it certainly gets the attention of other drivers.

The car pulled well, gear changes were smooth, and the steering seemed precise. The ride was comfortable and smooth, exactly as you would expect from a Jaguar. We did notice a slight and occasional knock at higher speeds - it was difficult to tell where it was coming from so would need a bit more investigation. Oil pressure and temperature remained good during the drive, and everything appeared to work as it should.

Check out the On the Road video to share in our experience.

Electrics and Other

Electrics are fairly basic and straightforward on these cars. All switchgear, dials and gauges appear undamaged, and Dave assures us everything works as it should.

A period radio is fitted although Dave acknowledged he had never used it and we didn’t manage to get it to work on our visit.

Also, we didn't notice the clock advance in time, so this would need to be looked into also.

History and Paperwork

Few cars are loved like the E-Type - these beautiful, iconic, and legendary early models are getting hard to find.

Equipped with the race winning engine and Jaguar-engineered drivetrain this car proved a legend on both road and racetrack. This is the car that redefined automotive design and has one of the most recognisable profiles the world over.

Coming from ~20 years with its present owner and having covered only just over ~1,000 miles in that time, this lovely car would undoubtedly benefit from some love and attention but, with a full MOT, can be used and enjoyed as it is.

Complete with a Heritage Certificate, past MOT certificates, some invoices for past work.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
21.11.2023 MOT 14,629
25.04.2022 Clutch
14.04.2022 MOT 14,339
03.05.2017 MOT 14,180
04.05.2016 MOT 14,027
22.09.2011 MOT 13,862
19.05.2008 MOT 13,859
01.07.2005 MOT 13,643
23.04.2004 MOT 13,514
17.03.2003 MOT 13,434
01.01.1996 MOT 13,305
27.09.1993 MOT 1,227 (Incorrect Reading)
24.01.1981 MOT 11,501
10.12.1979 MOT 10,169
Key Details
  • ModelE-Type S1.5 FHC
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.02.1968
  • CC4,235
  • Mileage~14,630 On Clock
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourTan
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #IE21673
  • Engine #7E14369-9
  • Matching #sYes - Heritage Cert.
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTExpires 20.11.2024
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers5
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned20 Years
  • Key FeatureMatching Numbers UK RHD Car
  • Auction ID1749