JAGUAR XKE Series 1,5 - 1968
Model XKE Series 1,5 - Manual Transmission Body Type Convertible Price SOLD
Make 1967-1968 Color Red
Year 1968 Interior Black
Specific description Same owner for over 30 years. Re-sprayed in the original Red color in 1990. Paint is very presentable with almost no flaws. Matching numbers. Original new black interior. Very well serviced over the years and runs and drives extremely well. Body is very solid and nice trunk and sills. Very good door and panel fit. Has never been off the road and always serviced and driven. Original new black top. Matching unrestored hardtop. We recently restored the top frame, the complete rear axle with new bushings and shock absorbers, the complete front suspension also with new bushings and shock absorbers and the steering wheel.. New dashboard,4 new wire wheels. The complete engine bay was detailed. This is an extremely nice 1,5 series. This is an extremely nice 1,5 series.

Model description Following the Series 1 there was a transitional series of cars built in 1967–1968, unofficially called "Series 1½", which are externally similar to Series 1 cars. Due to American pressure the new features were open headlights, different switches, and some de-tuning (using two Zenith-Stromberg carburetters instead of the original three SUs) for US models. Some Series 1½ cars also have twin cooling fans and adjustable seat backs. Series 2 features were gradually introduced into the Series 1, creating the unofficial Series 1½ cars, but always with the Series 1 body style. A United States federal safety law affecting 1968 model year cars sold in the U.S. was the reason for the lack of headlight covers and change in switch design in the "Series 1.5" of 1968. An often overlooked change, one that is often "modified back" to the older style, is the wheel knock-off "nut." U.S. safety law for 1968 models also forbid the winged-spinner knockoff, and any 1968 model year sold in the U.S. should have a hexagonal knockoff nut, to be hammered on and off with the assistance of a special "socket" included with the car from the factory. This hexagonal nut carried on into the later Series 2 and 3.
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