This is a 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster LHD with a manual transmission, finished in Metallic Regency Red with Black Leather Interior. Recently rebuilt she presents great value in todays market!
The first significant up-grade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4. 2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. Apart from '4. 2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements. These mainly concerned the cooling and electrical systems, the latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matt black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration. Like its 3. 8-litre forbear, the 4. 2-litre E-Type was built in roadster and coupé forms, and in 1966 gained an additional 2+2 coupé variant on a 9" longer wheelbase. Intended to extend the E-Type's appeal beyond the traditional sports car-buying market, the new 'family orientated' 2+2 came with improved visibility thanks to an increased glass area, more headroom, improved heating and ventilation, additional luggage space and optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission.
In 1968 all three versions of the E-Type underwent major revision to comply with US safety and emissions legislation, emerging in 'Series 2' guise minus the original's distinctive headlight covers. In addition, enlarged side and rear lights were adopted while a thickened front bumper centre section bridged a larger radiator intake. Interior changes included a collapsible steering column and rocker switches in place of the earlier toggles. This 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Roadster was manufactured on the 10th January 1969 and was a Personal Export Delivery to British Leyland in New York.
This car is a US import that has recently had a full rebuild in the UK. The car has been returned to its original colour of Metallic Regency Red with black leather interior. The engine has been replaced with a correct E-Type 4. 2 unit that has been fully rebuilt, but is still standard bores, journals and shells. The rear axle has also been rebuilt using new callipers and discs. It has also been fitted with new front brake callipers and discs, new chrome wire wheels and tyres, a new hood, a new brake servo, and much more.
The car presents very well and the work has been carried out to a good standard, the car simply needs some shakedown miles and final fettling to be perfect!