1967 Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 1 Roadster

Lot Number: 322

1967 Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 1 Roadster

A genuine one owner from new, unrestored, meticulously maintained Series 1 Roadster. Remarkable.

  • Sold for: £76,500

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 5th March, 2022 at 2.00pm GMT at RAF Museum London

  • Body Colour

    Opalescent Silver Grey

  • Drive


  • Registration Number

    ELY 230J

  • Odometer Reading

    68531 Miles


A genuine one owner from new, unrestored, meticulously maintained Series 1 Roadster. Remarkable.


  • A genuine one owner E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster with Factory Hardtop
  • Remaining in exceptional and unrestored condition throughout
  • A complete and fascinating history with all books, hand-written notes and magazine features
  • Engine rebuilt some years ago by engineers from marque specialists Peter Lindner Garages
  • Uprated Rear Differential 2.88:1

Purchased in late 1967 as an everyday vehicle by Bryan Davies, a UK engineer based at the time in Dallas, with the specification being as it remains to this very day, Opalescent Silver Grey with a Dark Blue Interior. In December 1968, work dictated a move to Frankfurt in Germany with the E-Type following on shortly after. Mechanical issues were to follow, thought to be a result of careless shipping handlers with the renowned Peter Lindner Garages being given instruction to remedy the engine woes, necessitating the stripping and rebuilding of the unit due to two bent con rods. Whilst in the more than capable hands of the Lindner mechanics, a 2.88:1 differential was also supplied and fitted enabling a more relaxed driving experience at cruising speeds, subsequently enjoyed on many trips throughout Europe. Due to the lack of space, the hood and frame were removed at the time and a factory hardtop sourced and fitted for the 'extortionate' amount of £45 and it remains in place to this very day. A move back to the UK in 1970, along with his beloved E-Type, saw Bryan and the car back on home turf, remaining in each other’s company until Bryans untimely passing in December 2021.

An unrepeatable opportunity to obtain a genuine one owner, unrestored, meticulously maintained Series 1 that has been magazine featured and has an unquestionable and documented history. A true testament to Bryans custodianship.



Lot Number
Registration Number
ELY 230J
MOT Expiry
Chassis Number
1E 15813
Engine Number
7E 13699-9
Body Colour
Opalescent Silver Grey



For further information regarding this lot please contact Charles.





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