Lot 263 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster (4.2 litre)
|Chassis Number||P1R 10625|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £38,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,200|
In 1968 and due largely to US regulations, the E-Type underwent several design changes and improvements. The new 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. Head restraints, a collapsible steering column and an all synchromesh gearbox improved safety and comfort for the occupants.
We are pleased to offer this 1969 example today that was first supplied to British Leyland, New York in October 1969. Referring to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate, it can be seen that the car was supplied to New York with an exterior finish of silver with red interior trim. Repatriated back into the UK in 1990, RVP 194G has undergone some restoration that has included a conversion to right hand drive and a refinish in Jaguar black with matching black leather. A new bonnet, a common E-Type weak point, has also been fitted and reassuringly, the engine has recently been fully rebuilt. A further improvement includes new leather seats that certainly make the interior inviting. This 4.2 litre all synchromesh E-Type Roadster is UK registered and has an MoT test certificate valid until 30th July 2016. Offering excellent value in today's buoyant market, this Roadster is ready to enjoy open top motoring immediately.
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