4.2 Liter Inline 6
Body Style: Convertible
The Classic Car Gallery is proud to offer this stunning 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster. Mechanically and cosmetically restored in 2000-2002 by Automotive Restorations in Stratford, CT, this matching numbers car is finished in stunning Red with Black interior. The body is straight, the panel fit being far better than factory specs. The rebuilt 4.2-liter motor runs beautifully, and the twin SU crabs are tuned to perfection. A Mallery Unilite ignition system was installed when the engine was rebuilt, greatly reducing the “Lucas Factor”. A modern upgraded radiator and auxiliary fan do an excellent job of cooling the car, eliminating a common XK trouble spot. The rebuilt, original, fully synchronized transmission shifts as new. The rear differential was likewise rebuilt, and the clutch was replaced. The suspension was rebuilt and, where applicable, all bushings, rubber, shocks and bearings were replaced. The brakes, hydraulics, exhaust likewise were all renewed at the time of the restoration. The interior is in excellent condition. The black leather seats, black carpets and black leather dash were all redone. The convertible top was also replaced, and is in excellent shape, the top mechanism was restored as well, and works as it should. The car runs on beautiful wire wheels, and new Avon radial tires. The underside is excellent and shows well. This car is extremely well sorted - simply turn the key and she fires immediately and idles beautifully. The sound of these cars cannot be replicated.