LESS THAN 5,200 MILES FROM NEW
1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 LITRE SERIES I ROADSTER
Chassis No. 1E 13668
Engine No. 7E 105169
Carmen red with black leather interior
Engine: straight six, twin overhead camshafts, 4,235cc, 259bhp at 5,400rpm; Gearbox: 4-speed manual; Suspension: independent front and rear; Brakes: discs all around. Left hand drive.
From the time of its introduction in March 1961, the E-Type Jaguar has been regarded as the epitome of the modern sports touring car. A worthy successor to the XK Jaguar, the E-Type evoked the lines and style of the successful D-Type, slimmed and refined to create one of the world's most beautiful cars.
Following the initial production series, Jaguar adopted an updated version of the E-Type in 1964 with the enlarged 4.2 liter six cylinder engine. Although not improving the 145mph top speed, the engine had a noticably increased torque range. An all synchromesh gearbox and an improved brake servo system were standard to the 4.2 cars. There were also major technical improvements in the clutch and electrical cooling systems. Inside, the interior had better seats, revised dashboard, armrests and a storage compartment on the transmission tunnel.
Christie's International Motor Car Department is very proud to have the opportunity to sell this superb roadster. Last year at Pebble Beach we sold a fine blue series I roadster with 16,900 miles on the odometer, that is over three times the amount of miles this example has covered! Its astonishing history and show room condition can be explained as follows. This car was sold new to Mr Henry W. Sieger of Floral Park, New York for the sum of $4,950 with $99.00 tax according to the original bill of sale. The original Dealer's Invoice also indicates the suggested retail price of $5,402 with whitewalls $49 extra and chrome wire wheels another $172. Mr. Sieger an auto repair shop owner had obviously used the car minimally and cherished it with great care. He apparently had a small collection of other low mileage Jaguars including a 1955 XK 140MC Roadster with 22,000 miles, a 1965 Coupe with 5,000 and this vehicle. In a written affidavit, Mr. Sieger now of, Newport Richley, Florida declared he felt the time was right to sell the cars, he also declared that the cars had been housed in a custom-built garage and each one had been covered in a custom-tailored M.G. Mitten from new. In February 1989, the car was acquired by a Counselor of Law from Clifton N.J. and New Hamshire. Its new home was actually the fourth floor of a climate-controlled storage building in Manhattan's financial district. Service reciepts show that the fluids were changed in 1992. The car changed hands once again in late 1996.
Within the past four months this Jaguar has had an oil change and service.
Its remarkable originality includes the original factory yellow crayon markings of destination on the inside left front fender well and oil change stickers on the doors that indicate only 4,000 miles in 1979. There is a complete set of small tools in their original roll, as well as a jack and ratchet and an owners manual all perfectly preserved. Even the "boot envelope" has its factory markings. Normal deterioration expected on the paint, rubbers, hood, chrome, metal, carpets, wiring simply appears not to have occured on this Jaguar. There is the normal patina of limited use in the seat upholstery. In April 1997 this car was shown for the first time at the Palm Springs Jaguar Clubs of North America Concours d'Elegance in class 18 the new "Preservation Class" which this car won with 98.67 points, nearly a perfect score on an unrestored Jaguar!
Many superlatives have been used to describe the classic design of the Jaguar E-Type: sleek, racy, elegant, sporty. Referred to as the zenith of the Lyon's line, it has been called one of the beautiful cars ever built and to this day it is still voted the best designed car of all time. Here is a superlative original example which has made time stand still...