Best of: 1968 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 “Custom”


We had to do it. This is not the typical car we publish here but, as long as this ad will for sure enter in the “eBay Best Of”, we too wanted to be there.


This custom was born as a Jaguar E-Type 2+2 but then something happened: “Hi to all, my name is peter harris i have been a custom car builder for more than 40 years and i am selling my own 1968 jaguar, i got this jaguar over 30 years ago from a friend who rolled it in a accident at that time it was a 2+2 coupe, i removed the roof put in a 302 ford engine and drove it for a few years till the trans went then it sat till about 8 years ago, i got in my shop a 1971 oldsmobile 442 with a blown 455 in the rear and it was fun to drive so i drag the jag in to the shop and got started.
The rear frame is a 1974 cadillac front wheel drive with 2″ x 4″ 120 wall rails added to make a full frame, rockers on the body were opend up for the rails to slide up in to, i wanted some thing wild so i installd a full built 500ci 671 blown cadillac engine, i diddent have the jag front suspension any more so i installed speedways gasser style tube axle and rack and pinon steering and 4 wheel power disc brakes, the cad torsion bars where removed for coil over shocks.
Frame is white with silver hamertone powder coat.
The cad 500 ci was fun but got to be to much so 2 years ago i installd a 1990 chevy tpi 350 engine completely rebulit with edelbrock high flow aluminum performer heads, wireing fore car is ez wiring, tpi wiring is painless only about 600 miles on the 350 not even broke in yet around 3,000 miles on the cad turbo 425 auto trans.
All body mods are done in sheet metal no fiber glass was used the wing is allso sheet metal, windsheeld is a stock jaguar roadster, front headlights are 2004 ford taurus, taillights are speedways cats eye leds, ididit keyed tilt column, centerline wheels, dolphin gauges, hurst gate shifter, dash is solid birds eye mapel, seats are datsun 240z, front bonnet and rear deck open and close with linear actuators.
Raido is alpine with hidden antenna.
What looks like side pipes are the water lines they also have a swiched inline electric water pump to help the flow through the aluminum radiator.
Paint is viper red.
Had planed a top but never got around to making one.
I do not want to sell the car but do to age and health it is just to hard geting in and out of it and i have to many cars so it must go.”

Jokes aside, we always appreciate who get their hands dirty in order to fulfill his dreams: you may like this car or not but you have to love the builder’s committment. Nothing but respect on our part. Find it for sale at $80,000 here in Carson City, NV.

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