Lot 212 - 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||59,871 miles|
|Estimate||£47,000 - £54,000|
- Original UK supplied example
- Subject of an extensive restoration
- In very good order throughout
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 October 1969 and is presented in a stunning red with contrasting black interior trim. Our vendor is only the fourth owner from new and the mileage of 59,871 is believed to be genuine. The interior trim has a lovely patina which compliments the very well-presented coachwork and chrome finishes. Boasting the manual gearbox coupled to the larger 2+2 body this is a very capable and comfortable E-Type ready to be enjoyed. Offered with a wonderful history file including the heritage certificate, photographs of the body restoration (which included a bare metal strip down and repaint), sundry invoices, many old MoT records dating back to 1973, the UK registration document, an old style buff log book, and various maintenance invoices confirming a small fortune has been spent over the years. From a private collection this example has an excellent history and is in exemplary condition throughout. No doubt it will be keenly contested in the auction hall.
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