by RAY on APRIL 7, 2003 EDIT

Purchased 06/11/2002 from the second owner who used the car to drive to work through the Bucks County, Pennsylvania countryside during the Summer months. It was registered in Pennsylvania and in running condition, but needed both a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. As a young boy I knew the first owner, a land surveyor in Lambertville, New Jersey. He purchased the car new in its original white color and made a very flamboyant impression when he drove around the sleepy country village.

From 07/04/2002 to 09/20/2012 the car was completely taken apart and an “every-nut-and-bolt restoration” completed. The primary goal was to make it a dependable driver that would be presentable at Jaguar events (in the drivers class) and at local car shows. The car comes with service records from the second owner and restoration and service records from the present owner. The following lists work that was done during the restoration. The car has been driven ???? sunny day miles since completing the restoration in 2012.

Frame and body:
Paint was stripped and the body, doors, trunk lid and frame rails sand blasted. Primed with Glasurit epoxy primer and painted with Glasurit BRG paint.
New replacement: outer sill panels (two), reinforcement panels (four), door skins (two), battery bulkhead section and bonnet sections were replaced, primed and painted with nine coats of BRG paint. (This work was completed by Downs Motor Company; Snow Hill, Meryland)
New picture frame
New drilled aluminum air cleaner bracket
New aluminum stone guard
New aluminum stone guard frame
New rubber seals (entire body)
New aluminum battery tray
New tan interior
New left and right trunk floorboards
New chrome trim items (e.g.. wiper bezels, headlight trim, etc.
New cloth top
New interior and exterior mirrors
New clock in rev counter
New adjustable voltage control unit
New rear stop light unit (two)
New horns (two)
New electrical items: (e.g., horn relay, emergency brake switch, warning light relay, door light switches, radiator fan switch, directional flasher, etc.
New reverse lamp assembly
New battery and hold-down
New SS dash feed pipes (three)
New dash facia assembly
New lead hammer
New tool for removing hub caps with breaker bar
New radio (installed but not connected to an aerial)
New speakers (two)
New trunk mounted electric adjustable up & down radio aerial (not installed)
New three switch electrical combination lock on fuel pump (in armrest compartment)
New aerial up and down switch (in armrest compartment)
New wiring harness (complete car wiring)
Install Dynamat Xtreme heat and sound insulation on entire cabin and doors
New seat belts
New bonnet springs
New steering column bearings
New heater fan
New distributor and coil
New fuel pressure gauge
New fuel pressure regulator
New battery cutoff switch
New “red top” battery
New heater fan motor
New radio speaker covers
New brake and clutch reservoirs and cap
New reservoir heat shield
New jack bag
New aluminum rack mounts
Chrome hand-held fire extinguisher
New one wire 70 amp alternator

Motor, transmission, final drive, cooling and exhaust :
Motor and transmission rebuilt (by Unique Automotive, Louisville, Kentucky)
New crankshaft damper
New Aluminum flywheel
New rings, bearings, gaskets, belts, etc.
New heavy duty motor mounts
New oil sump dipstick
New HP1 oil filter and mounting bracket
New Head bolts
New Weber inlet manifold
New exhaust manifold and down pipes (ceramic coated mild steel)
New exhaust from down pipes to mufflers (ceramic coated mild steel)
New SS twin mufflers
New SS rear exhaust pipes (two)
New chrome rear mufflers (two)
New exhaust mountings (five)
New Weber carburetors (three 45 DCOE Weber carbs)
New carburetor linkage
New electric fuel pump
New inline fuel filter (in trunk before the fuel pump)
New (disposable HP ???) fuel filter in engine bay
New Aeroquip fuel lines from tank to rear bulkhead
New aircraft aluminum fuel line from bulkhead to engine bay fuel filter
New in line fuel pressure gage
New fuel tank
New fuel filler hose
New fuel gage sending unit (in tank)
New fuel feed screen (in tank)
New fuel tank gaskets
New Aeroquip fuel lines from engine bay fuel filter to carburetors
New carburetor air cleaners (three K&W element with chrome covers)
New drilled aluminum accelerator pedal
New clutch and release bearing
New clutch master cylinder, reservoir and slave cylinder
New Aeroquip line from master to clutch slave
New drilled aluminum clutch and brake pedal pads
New gear lever knob
New prop shaft universal joints (two)
New final drive bearings and gaskets
New Ron Davis aluminum radiator
New drilled aluminum radiator tie bars
New radiator drain tap
New heavy duty electric cooling fan
New aluminum header tank
New aluminum header tank support
New thermostat in header tank
New radiator filler cap
New radiator hoses (six)
New aluminum radiator by-pass pipe
New gear reduction starter
New alternator
New Pertronix ignition
New Pertronix coil
New aluminum pulleys (three)
New aluminum breather overflow tank
New gear reduction starter

Front and Rear Suspension, Brakes and Steering:
New front bushings (replace all rubber with polyurethane bushings)
Replate all front and rear suspension parts, bonnet hinges and miscellaneous small brackets
New front heavy duty torsion bars
New adjustable reaction plate for torsion bars
New front upper and lower ball joints
New front brake calipers replaced original with Wilwood ??? calipers (two)
New front brake rotors
New front bearings and oil seals
New heavy duty front anti-roll bar and linkage
Reconditioned upper wishbones (two)
New hub caps (four)
New rear shock absorbers (replace original with Alden adjustable shocks, Four)
New heavy duty rear anti-roll bar
New half shaft universal joints (four)
New aluminum rear suspension bracing plate
New rear coil springs (four)
New radius arm safety strap
New fulcrum shaft bearings
Relined and rebuilt front calipers were moved to rear (two)
New brake lines (complete system)
New front and rear brake pads (eight)
New rear brake rotors (two)
New brake vacuum servo assembly
New brake servo hoses
New brake master cylinder
New handbrake switch
New brake fluid reservoir
New clutch fluid reservoir
New exhaust heat shield assembly
New tie rod ends (two)
New steering column electric contacts and springs
New steering rack bushings
New steering rack bellows (two)
New wood covering on steering wheel
New tubeless Dayton wheels, heavy SS racing spokes (four)

1967 Jaguar E-type Parts book
1967 Jaguar E-type Workshop manual
Second owners service records
Resteration records
Boxes of old and unused parts
Paint that can be used for touch-up or repairs
Two indoor cor covers (one old, one new}


In an effort to communicate known problems with the car and explain things that are difficult to see in the photos I have listed (in no specific order) items that may be of interest to someone purchasing this restored car.

1. There is no windshield washer pump or reservoir. The car didn’t have one when I bought it and because I only drove on sunny days never installed a new one.

2. There are no sun visors. The original visors were damaged and I never installed new ones because I don’t like the way they look on the car.

3. You can get 3rd gear to slip out if the car is rocked back and forth (accelerate and decelerate) with the motor. This was not fixed because it’s not enough of a problem at this point and happens so seldom the repair was never done.

4. Aeroquip and aviation quality gas lines were installed to improve safety Photos ???).

5. Four new 6″ x 15″ Dayton tubeless center laced wheels with what was sold as heavy duty (racing) SS spokes were installed. The four road wheels are tubeless rims, but tubes are installed in all five tires. The four road tires have been shaved to make them round. The rear bump stops were removed to ensure fit of the wider wheels/tires; however, it appears this was not necessary.

6. Dynamat Xtreme sound and heat shield was installation and completely covers the interior cabin and doors.

7. A new picture frame was installed. Before my ownership there must have been a unnoticed leak in the coolant expansion tank or the hoses connecting the tank. The picture frame rusted in one spot beyond repair and I replaced it with a new one. This replacement does not have the car number stamped on it. And no, I don’t have the old one, it went into the trash.

8. The four switches in the front of the central armrest (Photo ??) are for the motorized telescoping radio antenna and the fuel pump. Three of the three position switches turn on the fuel pump and act as a simple combination anti-theft lock.

9. A new (basic) radio (Photo ??) was installed but is non-operational because the areal is not installed. New speakers were installed and all wiring is in place to connect the telescoping areal. It was never installed because I couldn’t bring myself to drilling a hole in the fender and didn’t anticipating ever using the radio.

10. A Weber manifold and carburetors were installed for increased performance and because I was more familiar with Weber carburetors than the Strombergs. Jets were custom filed to match the needs of each cylinder and the throttle response can only be described as “perfect” and the off idle as silky smooth. It should be noted that the intake noise is just about the same as the exhaust.

11.The original Jaguar voltage regulator has been replaced with a modern adjustable pot (Photo??) that provides spot on voltage. The water temperature gage consistently reads within a degree or two of the actual water temperature. The adjustable pot is located behind the center drop-down dash (Photo ??).

12. A new slightly heavier wood rim was installed on the steering wheel (Photo ??) to replaced the cracked original wood covering.

13. The speedometer was operational when I purchased the car so I have no reason to believe the total mileage is not correct.

14. The four road tires are Yokohama dB decibel P215/65R15 95V that were installed on ?????. They have ???? miles on them. The spare tire is a used ???? ???? on the best original rim that came with the car (Photo ??). The original size spare tire was used because the road wheels do not fit into the spare tire compartment of the trunk.

15. Numerous miscellaneous metal parts have been replaced with aluminum parts in an effort to reduce weight, e.g.: stone guard (Photo ??), coolant expansion tank (Photo ??), radiator support brackets (Photo ??), battery tray (Photo ??), etc., etc.

16. A one wire 70 amp alternator has replaced the original Jaguar generator (Photo??).

17. New ceramic coated and SS exhaust pipes replace the original jaguar exhaust (Photos ?? ?? ??).

18. Fram replaceable fuel and oil filters were installed for improved performance and easy replacement. The fuel filter is a Fram HPGC1 (Photo ??) and the oil filter is a Fram PH16 (Photo ??).

19. Front brake calibers have been replaced with Wilwood ??? (Photo ??) and the original Jaguar front calipers were relined and moved to the rear (Photo ??). All four rotors are new and lightly drilled for weight reduction (Photo ??).

20. After sand blasting the body parts were primed with Glasurit 285-22 primer/filler, than sprayed with nine coats of Glasurit two-part BRG paint. When a stone chip or mark is found in the paint (and there have only been a few) the area is wet sanded with 2000 grit paper, buffed and polished to remove any sign of the chip or scratch. The car is free of any paint scratches of imperfections.

21. There is a blemish on the left rear bumper where a welding depression was not ground smooth and was simply chromed over it (Photo ??). The chrome appears to be sealed tight and I’ve simply polished over the blemish when cleaning the bumper.

22. There is a small mouse hole in the cloth top (photo ??). This just happened recently and I have not had a chance to replace the top.

By Karen