Lot 248 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||28,919 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,320|
- Low mileage, low owner example
- Original UK right hand drive 2+2
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 taillights 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 original UK supplied right hand drive series II 2+2 coupé was first registered in September 1969 and is presented in a stunning baby blue with contrasting cream interior trim. Our vendor purchased this example in 2019 from the then owner of some 34 years, he was only the third owner and had undertaken much works including an £18,000 bare metal restoration of the body by Southern Classics coupled to a gearbox rebuild in 2017. When purchased in 1985 by the previous owner the car had covered less than 15,000 miles, when sold to our vendor in 2019 that had increased but even now the car is showing an incredibly low 28,919 miles. The history file is full of bills and receipts and demonstrates a collection of enthusiastic owners. The trim has a lovely patina which compliments the splendid bodywork. Boasting the automatic gearbox coupled to the larger 2+2 body this is a very capable and comfortable E-Type ready to be enjoyed.
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