Lot 252 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
|Odometer reading||2,073 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £58,000|
|Result||Sold - £64,524|
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. The 2+2 version, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later. Open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, repositioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged ‘mouth’ and twin electric fans, together with uprated brakes are all hallmarks of Series II cars. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a ‘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. New seats were fitted which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable and air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options.
This well-presented Series II Roadster was delivered new to the USA in 1968. Presented in the rare colour combination of willow green over a green leather interior the E-Type benefits from having a rebuilt rear subframe with a high ratio differential fitted, perfect for economical and more comfortable driving, a conversion to electronic ignition was also completed at this time. Reported to be in fine driving order this well maintained example would make a great touring car for its new owner. Offered with a history file detailing previous maintenance work including many invoices and receipts throughout the 1990s, the Heritage Certificate and the current UK registration document.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.