This beauty, VIN 1E14527, built on January 10th, 1967, is seven cars away from the last glass-covered headlight E-Type. The first S1.25 variant with open headlights came eight cars and a day later at VIN 1E14535.
I believe this is a significant car. Its “lateness” in the Series 1 4.2 evolution is as important as the “earliness” of the original 3.8 outside bonnet latch cars, IMO. It’s the definition of an “early 1967 roadster,” with a build date, expedited date and title date of 1967.
It’s a perfect, if over-restored car, built by the same team that auctioned a similar car to a record $275k last spring. It’s intentionally not built to JCNA standards, but intended to be a more reliable and comfortable driver.
As they say on BaT, GLWTA!