1969 Jaguar E-Type SII

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1R26841
  • Engine number 
    7R7330-9
  • Lot number 
    642
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £75000 - £85000.  
- Subject to a comprehensive restoration costing in excess of £100,000
- Taken back to the tub and full bare-metal re-spray to Concours standards
- Originally supplied to America in 1969 it returned to the UK 20 years ago and was converted to RHD
- IRS unit fully rebuilt along with all suspension, brakes and a new wiring loom.
- Interior finished to a very high standard with a bespoke Biscuit leather finish
- Needs to be seen in the metal to be fully appreciated
Some cars need no introduction and the Jaguar E-Type is no exception. The Series II Jaguar E-Types that were produced from 1969 to 1971 can be identified by their open headlights (no longer with glass covers), a wrap-around rear bumper with the tail lights now underneath, and the front indicators were larger and similarly repositioned below the slightly heavier front bumpers. The cooling was much improved helped by the enlarged 'mouth'. Series II cars also feature twin electric fans and uprated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smoothly polished cam covers to a ribbed appearance and for US-spec cars, twin Stromberg carburettors were used. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with flick switches being substituted by rocker switches to meet U.S regulations.This, particular Series II FHC is a very special car indeed having been subject to a comprehensive restoration which cost in excess of £100,000. Now presented in Black with a bespoke Biscuit Leather interior ‘1R26841’ was first supplied to the US in 1969 and returned to the UK around 20 years ago when it's believed the right-hand drive conversion took place. The restoration was conventional in the sense that the car was taken back to bare metal, properly prepared (an intensive process in itself) and painted with a number of coats resulting in a depth of finish that can only be achieved with hours of work and quality materials. The brief all along was to achieve a Concours standard of finish and this was accomplished with a depth of shine that you feel you could almost dive into. The rebuild continued in the normal way with a new wiring loom, brakes, suspension etc, glass, chrome, and a fabulous interior. There were a number of upgrades incorporated into the rebuild, however, it's now completely normal to correct those areas where the E-Type had weaknesses and, far from affecting the car's value by being non-original, if anything E-Types with upgraded steering, gearbox, brakes and cooling, seem to command a premium.  There is not enough space to describe this restoration in full but details are available from our office.We could go on and describe the condition of the car in more detail, however, we believe that this Jaguar is so impressive that it really needs to be seen in the metal to be fully appreciated, so we encourage and welcome any inspection of this lovely Series II.