1970 Jaguar E-Type SII

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

In 1966, five years after the introduction of the E-Type, Jaguar updated the wildly popular sports car with the launch of the Series 2. Open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators and taillights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged radiator intake and twin electric cooling fans, together with uprated brakes, are all hallmarks of Series 2 cars. Cars destined for America were detuned as a result of having to meet that country''s emission regulations, and, breathing through two Stromberg carburettors, suffered a dramatic drop in power to just 177bhp, European market cars, however, still sported triple SU carburettors and continued to produce the 265bhp of the original E Type.

The engine of the Series 2 cars is easily identified by the change