E-Type 1E32915 Found
This week we secured ownership of a very interesting 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, serial 1E32915.
It had toured Victoria in the 1970s or early 1980s fitted with a Shelby Cobra engine. Fortunately the install was uninvasive, leaving the engine frames and picture frame intact. Futhermore, by some miracle, the original jaguar bits were saved for the XK engine including the harness rolled up near the firewall.
From what we can tell the car was painted from Primrose Yellow to bright red in the 1980s and the car was never put completely back together. So it sat for 35 odd years until just recently.
Upon close inspection this appears to be a Black on Black car from the factory which was somewhat rare. The mileage of 45XXX could be accurate aswell.
Plan is to use our MkX engine for this car and get it on the road. More to come.
Looking forward to seeing more updates as you proceed with this! Please include more photos “as found”, as you begin to remove the Ford V8 and replace it with a proper XK engine.
Thanks for your interesting posts and photos!
Paul, thanks I will try to keep up to date with this one. The MKIX to E-Type swap will be different. Maybe we should leave the cylinder head blue?
are you planning to install a Mk10 (same as E-type) or Mk IX engine?
MKX engine, yes.
I have almost the same car. 1967 E-type Jag. I’ve had it for 32 years. The straight six, 4.2 litre engine runs like a dream. Poured a lot of money into the engine and none on the body. Never had it painted. Too much money. I try to drive it at least once a week to keep it in good shape. It’s a Texas car that I relocated to Canada. Never seen a winter or a rain fall. The paint is starting to crack in spots but it has never run better.