Jaguar E-Type Series II 2+2
The E-Type Jaguar debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motorshow as a replacement for the hugely successful Jaguar XK150. The new E-Type was nothing short of a revelation, with its heady blend of supercar performance, breath taking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left its rivals reeling and customers desperate to own one. Designed by William Lyons and Malcolm Sayer, the E-Type was launched in 1961 in both fixed head coupe and roadster form with design inspiration taken from the Le-Mans winning D-Type sports racer. Built around a steel monocoque chassis with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, all-round independent suspension using coil springs and dampers to the rear with torsion bars and wishbones to the front. Brakes were Dunlop discs all round, mounted inboard to the rear alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight. Powered by Jaguar’s XK 3.8 litre twin-cam straight six engine, the E-Type offered breath taking performance to rival both Ferrari and Aston Martin. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964. The 4.2 litre engine produced 265bhp and boasted a top speed of 150 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just under 7 secs. A 2+2 version of the coupe was introduced in 1966 with a 9” longer body and offers seating for four occupants.
The Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II 2+2 (chassis number 1R35417) offered here at Autostorico is finished in Primrose Yellow with Black leather interior.. This original RHD example was manufactured on 1st July 1969 and supplied new by Ashton Garage of Preston to its first owner on 25th September 1969. Purchased by its current owner in 1998 this stunning example has been used extensively for long distance European touring and benefits from air-conditioning and upgraded Harvey Bailey handling kit. The car has been maintained regardless of cost to the highest possible standard and is one of the nicest E-Types we have driven.
It is offered for sale with a current V5 registration document, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, previous MOT’s, numerous invoices and other related material.
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