1967 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I ROADSTER. Chassis #1E13918. (Stock #3875.) In 1961, Jaguar introduced one of the beautiful designs of the post- WW II sports car world. The E-Type, or XKE as it is commonly called, has a flawless design and superb performance. Designed by Malcolm Sayer, the car is the subject of Enzo Ferrari’s reported remark upon first seeing the car-- the most beautiful sports car ever built. First built with a 3.8 litre, twin cam, triple carburetor straight 6-cylinder engine and a 4-speed manual transmission with a non- synchromesh first gear, the car became an instant sensation. In 1965, the engine was increased to 4.2 litres, still incorporating the twin cam, triple carburetor design but the gearbox was now changed to be a 4-speed, fully synchronized one. This series of cars became known as Series I cars upon the introduction in 1968 of the Series II cars. Many changes were then incorporated—a lowering of the horsepower by @20%, open headlamps as opposed to the glass- covered ones of the earlier cars, newer style “butterfly” switches among the dashboard gauges, a different taillight design with the lamps now located below the bumper, the elimination of the eared “knock-off’ chrome hubs on the wheels, etc. Our car is a late full Series I, numbers-matching car which we first sold following a full restoration @22 years ago to a 50+ car customer of ours in Florida. Two years later, he traded the car back in to us on a Ferrari Daytona and we resold the Jaguar to a local (Far Hills) enthusiast. Both owners used extreme care of the car and today it is very close in condition to that evident following its restoration, Finished in Midnight Blue with biscuit leather, dark blue canvas convertible top and boot and chrome “knock-off” wire wheels. The car drives beautifully and is a wonderful reminder of the excitement of high- performance sports cars of 50 years ago. 62,017 miles.