Lot 16 (The Pavilion Gardens, 31st October 2012)
Registration No: HEW448F
Chassis No: IE51021BW
Mot Expiry: Oct 2013
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is withdrawn from the 31st October 2012 auction.
A fine-looking 1968 E-Type, `HEW 448F' is one of only 1,983 so-called Series 1.5 2+2 Coupes made. It is finished in Opalescent Blue and trimmed in Navy Blue leather. According to the vendor, "there is no rust, the panel fit and glass are very good, and the brightwork outstanding". The underside of the Jaguar was apparently sealed some years back and is in "excellent order". The car retains its original seats that have been retrimmed and, while the carpets are new, the door cards, facia and wood-rim steering wheel are "all original and in good order". The 4.2-litre XK engine has been refurbished at a cost of c.£3,000, since when the car has reputedly only covered 7,000 miles. The engine bay benefits from polished rocker covers and other detailing, while the standard exhaust system has been replaced by a stainless steel one. The automatic transmission is said to "work very smoothly", while new knock off wire wheels were fitted in 1998 and evidently remain "immaculate" - they are shod with matching "as new" Michelin tyres.
`HEW 448F' is being sold complete with an extensive history file that includes invoices and bills, original operating and service books, old tax discs and 18 years' worth of MOTs, including one valid into October 2013.