1970 Jaguar E-Type SII

FHC

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: DVK 107J Chassis Number: 1R20996
A direct descendant of the XK120 and competition C and D-Type models that so dominated fifties sports car racing, the E-Type shared its 265bhp 3.8 litre twin-cam straight-six engine with the XK150 ‘S’, mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on the top three ratios. Beneath the Sir William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer-styled body, available in either coupé or roadster form, the steel monocoque sported all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, mounted inboard at the back.
The model underwent its first major change in 1964 when it was endowed with a 4.2 litre version of the immortal XK engine. This was coupled to a far superior ‘synchro’ gearbox which much improved the cars ‘drivability’.
The example on offer here today is a 1970 fixedhead model which benefitted from a full restoration