This Series 1 E-Type with chassis number 1E33774 has been restored since new. As a Series 1 car, it predates the effects of tightening US emissions and safety regulations and is equipped with a triple SU induction system and the aircraft-style flip switches on the dashboard. Upgrades include a redesigned starter, a diaphragm clutch, an alternator rather than the earlier generator, improved braking characteristics and a higher final drive ratio.
According to the Jaguar Heritage, this E-Type left the Browns Lane Jaguar works on November 9th of 166. It was sent to the United Sates on November 23, destined for the New York receiving terminal. The first recorded owner was J.W. Sparks of Indianapolis, Indiana, who took delivery on May 8, 1967.
In 2010, this Jaguar was brought to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction where it was estimated to sell for $95,000 - $115,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $100,100 including buyer's premium.