Lot 341 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Roadster
|Odometer reading||11,000 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £55,000|
The Jaguar E-Type is Legend. It needs no introduction and the motive power, design and accolades heaped upon it are warranted and well known. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961 with the domestic market launch coming four months later in July. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre 6-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. These cars are rare and now the most valuable. In October 1964 the 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres. As with all motorcars that underwent progressive design and improvement, the Series II benefitted from open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged 'mouth' and twin electric fans. 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 that met US health and safety regulations being substituted for toggle switches. New seats were fitted, which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable.
This lefthand drive Primrose yellow E-type Series II presents in very good condition and we are advised drives exceedingly well. The interior is in good order as is the paintwork and underside of the car. Clearly this is a much loved and cared for example that has benefitted from spending most of its life in a dry environment. The 4.2 litre engine runs well and the gearbox functions smoothly and quietly. With all the attention that E-Types have had in recent months, this 1969 Series II is not only a splendid looking vehicle, it is very much 'on the button' and ready to be enjoyed by a new owner. Supplied with a V5 registration document.
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