Lot 254 - 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster (4.2 litre)
|Estimate||£50,000 - £56,000|
|Result||Sold - £35,000|
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 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.
This Series II E-Type was originally exported to California in 1970 and was repatriated to the UK in 1989 when she commenced a substantial restoration. At the same time she was converted from left to righthand drive. The vendor is a keen car enthusiast and has owned ALG 127J since 1991 and has enjoyed driving this splendid example on the open roads of the Highlands. Finished in red with biscuit interior and supplied with a V5 registration document together with a current MoT test certificate and a history file, this Jaguar 4.2 E-Type is a delightful example and ready to enjoy the long balmy summer days that lay ahead.
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