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Blue 1967 E-Type 2+2

My current driver is a blue 1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2.

I couldn’t stand it that my restoration project looked like it was going to take years to complete. I needed something to drive now. I had been perusing the want ads and found this local car on Craigslist.com. The car had been originally sold in New York but made its way to North Carolina. In the late 90’s, a local gentleman undertook this car as a restoration project with his son. He did a lot of nice work and got the car into good shape. He sold it to the owner of a local bicycle shop, who drove the car for a few years and then decided to sell it and move on. His loss was my gain. A bonus is that it is the same model as my restoration project so I can use it for comparison purposes. I have spent a fair amount of time sorting out the engine but have learned a lot in the process. It is running better then ever now!

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4 thoughts on “Blue 1967 E-Type 2+2

  1. It looks like you have a series 1.25 it looks like the the covered headlights are the only change from the S1- love it!
    what tires are you using?

    Posted by David Parker | November 29, 2012, 2:26 am
    • If you want to put a number on it, I guess Series 1.25 works. There is also the possibility that due to collision damage or an attempt to “update” the car, that an covered headlight bonnet was replaced with an open headlight bonnet.

      I run the Vredestein Sport Classic tires. 185’s. They are a favorite on the Jag-Lovers forum and I have been very satisfied with them.

      Posted by newhillgarage | November 29, 2012, 9:50 am
  2. Hi,

    Have a 64 XKE in the shop. Wheel cylinders and master brake cylinders have been replacing but brakes are sticking, not releasing. Also, do you have procedure for replacing the master cylinders, they are in very tight place, and not sure what needs to be removed to get them out. They were replaced by mechanic with much difficulty, but he didn’t unbolt anything to get them out.

    Thanks,

    Jack O’Loughlin

    Posted by Jack O'Loughlin | February 20, 2014, 12:23 am
    • Jack, Put the car on jack stands and see if all 4 wheels stick at once or if only one wheel sticks. If it is only 1 wheel it is most likely an internal collapse in the rubber hose going from the hard lines to the wheel cylinder. If all 4 wheels lock, it is most likely back at the master or slave cylinder.

      Posted by newhillgarage | February 20, 2014, 2:06 am

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