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|Jaguar E-Type SII Roadster|
Coys of Kensington
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|One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar's E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch in March 1961. A direct descendent of the C and D-Type models that so dominated Fifties sports car racing, its 3.8 litre twin cam engine produced 265bhp and was mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox. Beneath the beautiful William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer-styled body, available in coupe or roadster form, the steel monocoque chassis sported all independent suspension mounted on detachable subframes, using double coil springs/dampers and swing arms at the rear with torsion bars and wishbones at the front. Brakes were discs all round, mounted inboard at the back.|
October 1964 saw the debut of the 4.2 litre model; apart from the capacity increase from 3,781cc to 4,235cc and improved torque but the same power, it boasted a new all-synchromesh gearbox, better brake servo and seats, an alternator and leather-faced rather than aluminium dashboard.
With the Series 2 of October 1969, however, US emission and safety regulations came into play and headlights were open rather than closed, the radiator intake was enlarged, one-piece bumpers replaced the split items with larger side lamps.
The first thing you notice about this 1969, 4.2 litre example is the stunning willow green paint work that was only available on Jaguars between 1967 and 1972. A rare colour that works well on the svelte E-Type lines and with a contrasting tan hide interior and matching green hood, this car is described as being in very good condition.
Purchased by the current owner some 14 years ago it has been cherished ever since, regularly maintained and used on light, regular runs in the Kent countryside. Supplied with a V5 document, MoT certificate valid until October 2012 and road fund license until April 2012, this fine roadster is a joy to drive.
With E-Type prices reaching new highs almost on a monthly basis, the Series II roadster represents excellent value for money and improved performance over its earlier Series I sibling; a combination that will surely push desirability and prices onwards and upwards
Sold on the 23.07.2012
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