Lot 404 - 1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Roadster
|Odometer reading||84,000 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £65,000|
Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was nothing short of a revelation. With its heady blend of supercar performance, breathtaking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left its rivals reeling and customers clamouring. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the cars combination of all-round independent suspension (torsion-bar front/coil-sprung rear) rack and pinion steering together with four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. The Series II Jaguar E-Type is identified by open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned larger front indicators, tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged 'mouth' with twin electric fans, and uprated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted, which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable.
Having just been the subject of a substantial restoration program, this lefthand drive Series II E-Type is described as be in lovely condition and a delight to drive. Finished in red with black interior and sitting proudly on wire wheels, this Jaguar is unregistered in the UK, although all the necessary documentation is correct and present in order to do so. Jaguar E-Types have increased in value dramatically of late, this example offers the buyer investment potential as well as having a stunning looking vehicle to enjoy.
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