Lot 172 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||90,300 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £65,000|
The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 and its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960's motoring. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only in March 1961, the cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre six cylinder XK engine from the XK150S. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964, although there was never a fixed specification for this unofficial model, the Series I½, can be recognised by glass-covered headlights, small 'mouth' opening at the front, signal and tail-lights above the bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. The 4.2 litre engine offered increased power and usability whilst retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars.
This stunning E-Type was manufactured on 17th November and despatched on 27th November, 1969 and sold through British Leyland, New York. The car was repatriated in June 1985 and has one former keeper since it returned to the UK with the current owner purchasing the car in September 2002. It is thought that upon its arrival it was converted to righthand drive and fitted with tripe SU carburettors followed by a thorough restoration in the late 1980s; subsequently the car won the Jaguar Drivers' Club concours d'Elegance. Supplied with a V5 document, a current MoT test certificate valid until September 2017 with no advisories and MoT test history going back to 1985, it also comes with a Heritage Trust Certificate. Highly usable, this Series II E-Type offers practicality and desirability in one complete package.