Lot 274 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Coupe
|Odometer reading||92,000 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £36,400|
Then launched to an eager public in 1961, the new E-Type Jaguar was available in either two seat open sports or two seat fixedhead coupé formats, the latter having a useful opening rear door giving access to the ample luggage compartment. By the mid 1960s, the high demand for the car prompted Jaguar to offer a third option, for the driver with a young family, in the form of a 2+2 coupé. By adding nine inches to the wheelbase and two inches in height, it was then possible to fit a rear seat capable of seating two adults in tolerable comfort. Of course the rear seat was more suited to children or, as 'The Motor' put it at the time, the car could 'extend Dad's youth for another seven years'. The longer wheelbase also had the added benefit of allowing Jaguar to mate a Borg-Warner automatic transmission to the 4.2-litre engine, thereby further widening the appeal of the E-type.
This well presented 2+2 in red with black leather interior has been subject to a full recent restoration for which the splendid paintwork can certainly testify. Previous owners have been fastidious in their care and upkeep of this example and it is offered with a history file that frankly needs a back seat to be carried around in. Included in this history is a Jaguar Heritage certificate, countless old MoT test certificates to help warranty the mileage, receipts running into the many thousands of pounds for upkeep and restoration along with photographic evidence which details every step taken between 2005 and 2014. Included in the restoration was a full engine re-build by J.J. Auto services, a Jaguar specialist and the vendor states that he has not even had a hint of a problem in his tenure and enjoys taking it to various motoring events and has been regularly seen at our home in Brooklands.
Offered with an MoT test certificate valid until July 2015, V5 registration certificate and valid road fund licence, this is the ideal way in which to return home with a classic this summer and what better excuse for when being quizzed by your spouse than you bought a practical 2+2!
Previous lotLot 273 - 1955 Austin-Healey 100/4
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