Price: £100.00 - £199.99 | Jaguar E-type 4.2 Series 1.5 1967 to 1968
Jaguar revised the E-type for US emissions regulation, and removed the headlight fairings to make the Series 1.5, prior to the more significant updates of the Series 2. Produced from 1967 to 1968. Originally fitted with a 640-15 crossply tyre, a suitable radial replacement would be 185HR15, which became the standard fitment in 1967.
When it comes to sensational car launches, few can match the excitement that surrounded the unveiling of the Jaguar E-Type at the 1961 Geneva motor show. At first the Jaguar E-Type featured a 3.8-litre straight-six engine and came in coupé for roadster forms, but a 4.2-litre unit was fitted from 1964 and in 1966 a 2+2 edition was introduced, with a stretched wheelbase and raised roof line to accommodate occasional rear seats.
The Series 1 ½ of 1967 dispensed with the headlight fairings fitted to earlier cars and the engine was modified to meet American emissions regulations. Just a year later the Series 2 arrived, designed to meet US safety regulations so there were now wrap-around bumpers, bigger sidelights (now below the bumper) and less power.
The big change happened in 1971 with the introduction of the longer and wider E-Type Series 3 which swapped the straight-six engine for a 5.3-litre V12. Offered only in roadster and 2+2 forms, the E-Type Series 3 was built until 1974.