Lot 166 - 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Coupé

Lot 166 - 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Coupé

Lot 166 - 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Coupé

Lot Number 166
Registration EGU 778H
Chassis Number 1R42577BW
Odometer reading 66,305 miles
Estimate £40,000 - £45,000

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. 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 the Series II cars. The interior and dashboard were also re-designed with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable; air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options.

This lefthand drive Jaguar E-type was repatriated from the U.S. in June 2017 by the vendor who is a fastidious and knowledgeable classic car enthusiast. The blue coachwork is in fine order and the interior was re-trimmed some 20 years ago; a delightful patina welcomes you when you open the door of this 2+2 Coupé. Benefitting from a full engine re-build in October 1998 and having covered minimal mileage since, this 4.2 litre Jaguar E-Type, with automatic transmission, starts and runs well. A comprehensive service history accompanies EGU 778H together with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 17th May 2018.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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