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Pick of the Day: 2-owner 1968 Jaguar E-Type roadster

Original owner had car for about a year, now it’s coming from estate of second owner

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The Pick of the Day is a 1968 Jaguar E-Type roadster that must have an amazing story to share, though it is not shared in the advertisement for the car by the private seller listing the classic sports car on ClassicCars.com.

According to the advertisement, the car has had only two owners. The first had it for “about a year” while the second owner’s possession ran more than 50 years.

According to the seller, the vehicle is “on consignment with the estate and we are trying to sell it for the family.”

Jaguar, Pick of the Day: 2-owner 1968 Jaguar E-Type roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal

But wouldn’t it help the sale if we knew more about the car, and why the first owner let go of it so soon, and even something about all the miles driven by the subsequent owner? According to the advertisement, the car has been driven only 61,980 miles since new. Do the math and you discover the car has been driven an average of only 1,169 miles a year.

“This vehicle has a lot of history to it and is by far one of a kind,” the seller notes, without any explanation of what that history might be, or what makes this a one-on-a-kind E-Type roadster.

Jaguar, Pick of the Day: 2-owner 1968 Jaguar E-Type roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal

One thing that might make this car a one-off is the gold metallic shade of paint, as far as we know a non-OEM color for E-Types in the late 1960s. We do learn going through the photos that are part of the ad that according to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust document, the car originally was painted light blue. 

We also see in the photos an unusual rear bumper with protective curved metal bows between the split factory bumpers.

The seller does point out that this is a Series 1.5 model with a 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

“This car runs like a dream and is going to make a car enthusiast extremely happy,” the seller assures.

Jaguar, Pick of the Day: 2-owner 1968 Jaguar E-Type roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal

The car is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is being offered for $62,000. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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