|Jaguar E-Type SII Roadster 4,2 Ex-Jenkinson|
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|This superb Jaguar E-type is in my opinion, a very important and historically significant Jaguar, being the old car of Denis Jenkinson, well known motor-sport journalist in England.|
Denis Jenkinson even wrote a book "Jaguar E-type" about this car in which he describes travelling experiences with this SII roadster and a previously owned SI coupé.
Many period photographs show him in all sorts of situations while travelling in Europe with his E-type. Significant is the shot taken in 1970 of Jenkinson in front of the main entrance of the Jaguar works in Coventry when taking delivery of this new SII roadster.
The author describes the reasons why he choose for his second E-type a LHD model and what other specifications he choose in rear axle ratio (3.07:1) and engine compression (8:1). This is probably also the only E-type roadster fitted with a tonneau-cover fabricated especially for Jenks.
I found this E-type roadster in the collection of a deceased fellow countryman and was extremely pleased I had the opportunity to buy this famous car. The more the Jaguar is in a super condition having been restored with great care approx. 8 years ago in England. The car is still in an "as new" condition with bodywork, engine and boot compartiment, underneath of the car in spotless condition. Just the original black leather interior was left as such, showing in a way of speaking, sweat and tears of the great Jenkinson giving the interior a beautiful patina.
I used myself this fabulous E-type for 2 consecutive summers and enjoyed it very much. If I come accross an connoisseur, aware of the importance of this unique E-type, I might be tempted to pass my cherished car on to him (or her).