A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £41,625
Introduced in May 1961, the Jaguar E-type was a sensation with great looks and performance unrivaled at the price. Often heralded as the most beautiful car of all time Jaguar, not surprisingly, made no significant model changes till the introduction of the 4.2 engine in October 1964.and the introduction of the Series II in 1968. Additionally, they incorporated an all synchromesh gearbox, increased legroom and better torque from the new capacity engine. This resulted in the best E-type and now Grand Tourer to match the best being produced by Jaguars rivals. The E-type still continued to hammer the opposition on pricing and reliable performance. This series II E-Type roadster is a matching numbers car with supporting Jaguar heritage certificate. It spent the majority of its life in the warm climate of California and was brought to the UK in the 1990s and upon arrival, it was professionally converted to right-hand drive by a Jaguar specialist. It was then stored for almost 20 years until being discovered by our vendor in the summer of 2015 and reassembled by a marque specialist. The car is currently running and driving and many jobs have already been completed. These include work on the engine, carbs, gearbox, clutch, rear axle, diff, brakes and suspension. A wiring loom has been fitted along with a radiator, stainless steel exhaust and reconditioned bright work. Our vendor states that the body is solid with many repairs undertaken, such as the transmission tunnel and floors, and this E-Type would certainly suit a hobby restorer or enthusiast. Paintwork is required, along with a new hood and interior, but this is a relatively straight forward project and prospective buyers are encouraged to come and view the car at the auction to assess the condition. We welcome all pre-sale inspections and the car is sold strictly as seen. E-Type roadster prices are currently seeing a resurgence as fewer and fewer sound examples find their way on to the open market. However, this Series II is a worthy project and deserves to be finished and loved for many years to come.