Lot 244 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
|£85,000 - £98,000
The new Series II Jaguar E-Type can be identified by its 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 up-rated 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 re-designed, 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.
This very early, manufactured 1968, righthand drive, matching number Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster has only covered 3,000 miles in the last fourteen years. Supplied originally by Henlys in London, the car was painted in pale primrose yellow. In 1985, the car was the subject to chassis up rebuild and a repaint changing the colour to red. This E-Type has been well looked after and has a very good history file going back to 1988 with MoT test certificates starting with mileage reading 21,356 miles to latest MoT test certificate with the mileage of 32,635 miles, just over 11,000 miles in 29 years. There is a note from a previous owner stating, in 2001, the mileage to be 28,000 miles which he believed to be correct. Recent work carried out includes top half engine overhaul by the previous owner and the vendor has spent over £7,000 in the last twelve months including repainting the bonnet, replacing the front suspension bushes, anti-roll bar drop links, steering rack bushes, Lucas alternator, reconditioned radiator, a full service and replaced the tan leather seats. This very good Series II Roadster is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2018, a Heritage Certificate and a file containing invoices, old MoT certificates, old registration documents and insurance documents. This is a superb example of a British icon ready to be used and enjoyed with the roof down on the open road.
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