Synonymous with the swinging sixties, epitomizing the fashion and designs of the time, the E-Type's enduring style continues to make it one of the world's most desirable cars.
‘NNB 289' was built in May 1969 and dispatched some ten days later to the United States. It was delivered to its first owner, a Mr George W.Cliche of Wallington, New Jersey, USA, later that very year.
This left- hand drive manual Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster is a delight to be seen, resplendently presented in striking British Racing Green with contrasting beige leather interior. With matching engine and chassis numbers as confirmed in its North America Heritage certificate, the speedometer is currently showing 84,332 unwarranted miles.
This car has a detailed invoice record from 2002 with a substantial amount of money being spent on it from 2002 to 2005. Benefiting from a documented and extensive restoration process that began in 2002, the rear suspension was totally rebuilt along with the brakes, mounting, front suspension shocks and springs also being replaced. The engine received new rear main oil seal replacement as well as new valve cover gaskets, oil pan gasket and front and rear crank seals.
The water pump was replaced and a new thermostat installed along with a full transmission rebuild. Both electrical fans were re-worked and re-wired. From there all re-wiring in the dash was repaired, including gauge repair along with the electrical switches re-mounting, re-wiring and re-fitted. A full bear metal re-spray around this time was also carried out with a photographic record. It also had a new hood and new trim added and later has had its triple carburettor conversation back to UK / Euro spec.
The vendor informs that the car runs very well, with the engine firing instantly and immediately settling to a silent hum, the manual ‘box we are advised is a pleasure to use. Upon opening the bonnet, the 4.2 litre engine is a visual delight and does not disappoint. The car presents well and is supplied with a current MoT certificate that expires on the 01/07/2015.
This motoring icon looks even better in the flesh so viewing highly recommended. All that is left to do is pull the roof down, strap up, and enjoy smiling enthusiastic glances as you pass people by.