Lot 242 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||94,708 miles|
|Estimate||£11,500 - £14,500|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
The Jaguar E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form and as a convertible roadster. On its release Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type 'The most beautiful car ever made'. The Museum of Modern Art recognised the significance of the Jaguar E-Type's design in 1996 by adding a blue roadster to its permanent design collection, one of only two cars to receive the distinction. 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 together with up-rated brakes, are all hallmarks of series two cars.
This lefthand drive 1969 Jaguar E-type Series II Fixedhead Coupé was supplied new through British Leyland, New York to a Mr Harry Williams of Ashland, Kentucky. The vendor purchased the car in 2004 as a restoration project, missing the engine block, with another E-Type and a couple of other cars. The previous owner in the US had purchased the car in 1978 and was the last owner there. This restoration project is mostly complete with the only main component missing being the engine block. The car comes with the gearbox and bell housing, cylinder head, Stromberg carburettors, starter motor, engine sump, alternator, air conditioning pump and other assorted items. The bodywork appears to be mostly sound but with work required to the sills, all the doors open and close as they should. Finished in the original primrose yellow with black interior, this Series II Coupé is supplied with the Heritage Trust certificate and the original State of Tennessee certificate of title. With restored Coupé's now getting in excess of £70,000 this is more than just a viable project but one that has much potential.
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