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|Jaguar E-Type SII Roadster|
Godin Banks Ltd.
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This is a matching numbers, Right Hand Drive, UK Supplied, 1970 Jaguar E-Type SII Roadster finished in Primrose Yellow with Black Leather interior. It is a nice daily driver in need of a little cosmetic improvement but freshly Mot'd and ready to go.
*4.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine *150 mph performance *Four-speed manual transmission. The first significant upgrade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-liter version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. The car's external appearance was largely 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 matte black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain being improved acceleration. Like its 3.8-liter predecessor, the 4.2-liter E-Type was built in roadster and coupe forms, and in 1966 gained an additional 2+2 coupe variant on a 9" longer wheelbase. In 1968 all three versions of the E-Type underwent major revision to comply with US safety and emissions legislation, emerging in 'Series II' guise minus the original's distinctive headlight covers. In addition, enlarged side and rear lights were adopted while a thickened front bumper center section bridged a larger radiator intake. Interior changes included a collapsible steering column and rocker switches in place of the earlier toggles.
Interior: Our car is finished in Black Leather and is in a nice useable condition. The carpets are fine and the car has four point harnesses fitted. All the instruments seem to work as they should.
Exterior: Our car is finished in its original colour of Primrose Yellow and whilst the paint is good, there are a few cosmetic blemishes and also a couple of larger dents in the side of the car. The wheels and tyres are good and the chrome is good.
Mechanical: The car has a new MOT and drives how it should with a strong engine and nice gear change.
Summary: This is a genuine UK RHD SII Roadster finished in its original combination of Yellow with Black and is a nice daily driver. It is incorrectly marked as a 67 on the V5 but is actually a 1970 model. It represents great value in todays market, there are plenty of coupes for this money and I couldn't find another SII roadster.
Sold on the 16.10.2012
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