A one owner, 59000 mile ex-California LHD car in good condition for year.

About:

A masterpiece of British design as renowned for its speed and performance as its appearance, this is an iconic British sports car. First brought to the market in 1961, the legendary E-Type spent fourteen years at the top and continues to top the ‘Best of’ car lists, in publications across the world.

Its place in motoring history was won with the E-Type Series 1. Shaking up the automobile industry with its top speed of 150 mph, 0 to 60 mph acceleration in less than seven seconds, independent front and rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and much more, its sales moved quickly.

Incredibly, its lightweight chassis, based on Jaguar’s 24 Hours of Le Mans’ thrice-winning D-Type, only weighed 1315 kg, a great feat of engineering for the era. Enzo Ferrari said it was ‘the  most beautiful car ever made’. A feeling still echoed by many around the world, as E-Types continue to make appearances in movies and glossy TV dramas, such as Sky’s Mad Men, today.

First presented as a grand tourer rear-wheel drive two-seater coupe and a two-seater convertible roadster, the 2 + 2 four seater version of the coupe came a few years later, featuring a longer wheelbase.

Rather than with each new series, improvements and changes were made to the E-Type continuously. 1968 heralded the Series 2, with a distinctly different appearance, which included an enlarged mouth, re-positioned front and tail lights, as well as a wrap-around rear bumper. This car on offer is a Series 2 with the 4.2 engine and automatic gearbox.

The Series 3 released in 1971, boasted a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, upgraded brakes and power-steering as standard. Equipped with Zenith carburettors, its engine was said to produce 272 hp and could do 0-60 mph in less than 7 seconds. The last Series 3 was produced in 1975.

The car:

This lovely, ex-California, LHD, 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II, 4.2 Auto is in good condition for its age, with only one owner. It is exempt from MOT and tax. It does need recommissioning, so although it will start and drive it is not ready for the road yet. We will be pleased to talk through with any buyer what needs attention. It now has UK registration and V5 and carries the age-related registration RFG 233G.

History:

Having spent its life in California and Arizona, this 1969 Jaguar E-type 4.2 Series II 2+2 Auto  has now arrived in the UK

The information about this car was given to our team in Canada (at Roman Garages Canada) by the by the vendor.

A left-hand drive car with matching numbers, it has genuinely covered 59,000 miles.

Owned by the same family from new, the previous owner stated that this original E-Type is perfectly suited to being driven daily.

Engine: The 4.2 straight six engine starts immediately and runs well The automatic box moves smoothly up and down the gears, including kickdown.

The current mileage is 59,000 which the NA vendor says is accurate.

Exterior: At some point in the E-types history we have been told that the car was repainted, with some localised work over the 49 years of its life. Otherwise, its basically original. The body is straight and damage free. The underside is totally solid.

Rowland says: “An original E-Type, we anticipate a lot of interest in this car and we welcome any arrangement to view.”

Viewing is by appointment, so please call first to ensure availability.

 

Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Recorded Mileage: 59000 miles
  • Engine Size: 4200cc
  • Cylinders: Straight Six
  • Date First Registered: 1968
  • Drive Side: Left Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Primrose Yellow
  • Interior Colour: Black
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: £31995
  • Our Grading: 3
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