Lot 269 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé

Lot 269 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé

Lot 269 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé

Lot Number 269
Registration NDP 658G
Chassis Number 1R35055
Engine Number 7R35459-9
Odometer reading 37,395 miles
Estimate £34,000 - £40,000
  • Genuine UK supplied right hand drive example
  • Current ownership since 1981
  • Only two owners from new

The E-Type design owed much to that of the racing D-Type, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. Conceived and developed as an open sportscar, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961 in Coupé form. The car caused a sensation, spontaneous applause breaking out at the unveiling, with its instantly classic lines and a 140mph plus top speed. In October 1964 the 4.2 litre model was released. The more powerful engine, all-synchromesh gearbox and Lockheed brake servo formed part of the new specification and made for a much more user-friendly car. Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detailed improvements, mainly to the electrical and cooling systems, and to the seating which was upgraded to a more comfortable touring style. Top speed remained unchanged at around 150mph, but the main performance gain from the larger engine was more torque at lower RPM.

Originally registered on 1st December 1968, this 2+2 coupé is finished in British Racing Green with tan leather interior. This is a two-owner car from new, the registered keeper having owned the car since 29th March 1981. Throughout his stewardship, he used the car on a virtual daily basis, very rare for an E-Type but immensely refreshing that a car has been used for which the purpose it was built. We are advised she drives well and by virtue of the fact she was MoT’d in May would suggest a good sound example. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 9th May 2023, this genuine UK supplied right hand drive example Jaguar, with its manual transmission, appears to be attractively estimated given the condition and low ownership.

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