JAGUAR E TYPE 4.2 2nd SERIES COUPE (1969) CHASSIS N° 1R26904, ENGINE: XK 6 CYLINDER, DISPLACEMENT: 4235 CM3, POWER: 265 BHP, BODY STYLE: COUPE’, LEFT HAND DRIVE. The launch of the E Type in 1961 was the fruit of a ten year development process during which Sir William Lyons established his Company on the markets as well as on the race tracks. Like the racing “D Type”, the E Type had a centre-rear monocoque and a square tube front structure, in addition it received Jaguar’s very sophisticated rear suspension module. The man behind its success was Malcolm Sayer. This model was born with a 3.8 version of the XK engine, then bored to 4.2 in 1964. Later a few body and interior changes gave life to the Second Series, with better lights and a safer cockpit. Had it not been produced in such numbers (around 70,000 units), the E Type would surely be one of the most valuable cars ever: Enzo Ferrari himself told journalist Gino Rancati that it was “the most beautiful car in the world”. Even today, a good E Type like this offers exciting performance, and yet is very comfortable due to its advanced suspension. The E Type on offer today was originally sold in America, then imported and restored in Italy in the 1990s. In the restoration some modifications were carried out, fir instance part of the upholstery is in pigskin instead of vinyl. It was registered in Italy in 1994 and has been regularly used ever since, as testified by the ‘MOT’ stickers on the libretto. The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.