Lightweight attempt: 1967 Jaguar E-Type O.T.S. 4.2

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This E-Type Open Two Seater is a series 1.5, (chassis 1E-15625) so it’s basically a series one with few, minor changes.  The seller says that it’s a former U.S. car which is in Europe since 1990. The clear attempt of the former owner was to build a tribute to the factory Lightwight cars which ran in the GT series during the sixties: must say that such attempy has been quite successful.

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Indeed the bonnet has been modified to accomodate two additional headlights covered with plexiglas. Also the fenders have been modified with flares joined to the body with a lot of rivets: no words about the material which such flares are made of. Interiors look nice but we wonder why the former owner didn’t cover those sporty seats with a leather of the same color of the interior trim. The steering wheel too could be replaced with another one with a proper period look.

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The E-Type engine is worth to be exhibited in a museum: this one has also stainless steel headers: the seller don’t say anything about that so we suppose that it has not been tuned: however, 265 h.p. are way enough to have fun. Probably the asking price is a little optimistic for a heavily modified car but boy, we like it however. Find it for sale at €82,000 (today $107,000) here in Biarritz, France.

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