Lot 220 - 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||65,649 miles|
|Result||Sold - £27,168|
- Only three owners from new
- Owned by the vendor for the last 38 years
Launched, initially as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form, the Jaguar E-Type, with its sleek lines, was a revelation in 1961, especially with respect to its top speed of 150mph. In 1968, several revisions were introduced, these being, open headlights without the earlier glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators and tail lights, now mounted below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged air intake, twin electric cooling fans and up-rated brakes. The interior and dashboard were also re-designed with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches whilst re-designed seats were fitted which were certainly more comfortable than the Series I cars. In addition, air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options whilst the transmission retained the all synchromesh manual four-speed gearbox of the later Series I cars. With these changes, the car became known as the Series II E-Type.
Manufactured on 4th May 1970 this E-Type 2+2 was supplied by A.J.Beal Ltd. in Exeter to J.Conway Outfitters Ltd. in Plymouth and registered on 8th October 1970. The Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms this to be a 4.2 litre example that was fitted with a manual gearbox. It would appear that the second owner of the car had a full engine rebuild in 1979 at a cost of £1,031.92. This is made up from a long list of parts and 186 hours labour at a cost of £4 per hour ! The current vendor has owned this Jaguar since 13th June 1984 and is only the third owner. In the early 1980s the car won numerous awards at a plethora of different events. However the vendor intentionally used the car less and less to keep the mileage down, she currently shows a modest 65,649 miles. Presenting in good solid condition, this E-Type will require recommissioning having been dry stored in a carpeted and heated garage for a number of years. Offered for sale for the first time in over 38 years this Jaguar 2+2 coupé sits proudly on wire wheels and is a true British icon.
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