1969 Jaguar E-Type SII

E-Type Series II 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Chassis number 
    J691R25583
  • Lot number 
    1088
  • Reference number 
    1088
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Santa Monica event, June 25-26, 2016.

Chassis No.
J691R25583

Estimate:
$ 85,000 - $ 95,000 US

Over time, experience and worldwide demand dictated many changes in the sublimely beautiful Jaguar E-Type. This culminated in 1968 with the introduction of the Series II. Federal regulations in the USA, Jaguar’s most important export market, drove some of the Series II changes. This included revised lighting and the shift to a pair of carburetors in place of the earlier triple-carb arrangement.

The well-proven 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder was little changed, although a higher-capacity water pump helped the E-Type adapt better to warmer climates. Braking was also improved, with larger Girling disc brakes utilizing multi-piston calipers. Inside, more comfortable reclining seats with adjustable headrests were now standard. The Series II marked the maturation of the landmark E-Type and made a great car even better.

The Series II Jaguar presented here was built on December 24, 1968. It was produced with Silver Grey paint over a red interior. The history on this car after being built is believed to have started in Long Beach, California where it was likely purchased new at Jamestown Jaguar by a lady from La Hebra, California. From there it was sold to the second owner who was the President of Toyota Racing Development. From here it received an authentic restoration. During the restoration some components were upgraded to make the car more “user friendly.” Since its beginning, this car has been under the ownership of three thoughtful and committed care takers.

The Jaguar is reported to have its original body panels, original glass; and the believed original drivetrain. Fueling the stout 4.2-liter are three 2-inch SU carburetors. Backing the engine is a five-speed Tremec manual transmission with a 2.71 final drive ratio. Some of the upgrades that have taken place are as follows: CoolCat radiator with cooling fans, lightweight flywheel, high torque starter, high performance headers, electronic edition and RetroAir air conditioning.

The Jaguar is riding on Dayton wire wheels that are wrapped with Veridestines Sport Classic Tires. A matching spare is comes with the car; along with the original jack and bag.
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe