1970 Jaguar E-Type SII
Year of manufacture1970
1970 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
Designer: Malcolm Sayer
Estimate: $75,000 to $85,000
Chassis Number: 1R11237
Decoded: 1R=Series II, 1=Left Hand Drive Open Two Seater, 1237=Serial Number (Nov 1969 construction).
Engine: 4.2L DOHC, 245 bhp Straight-Six Engine
Dual Zenith-Stromberg Side-Draft Carburetors
All-Synchro 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Four-Wheel Power Disk Brakes
• Desired Series II Comfort and Reliability
• Freshly Commissioned From Long-Term Ownership
• Perfect Long-Range Tourer
The Model – Jaguar set the motoring world on fire with the release of the new E-Type. The new E-Type delivered sleek lines legendary handling and staggering performance for a fraction of the price of Ferraris and Aston Martins of similar performance. Throughout its life, Jaguar continuously improved the E-Type’s safety and drivability. The new Series II from 1969 was a comprehensively updated realization of Malcolm Sayers’ legendary original design. The Series II represents the perfect choice for a useable classic with refined manners, better seating and improved safety features over the early cars. Jaguar resolved the cooling issues of the early cars by a adding a high-capacity radiator, larger water pump, and wider air intake. The introduction of larger Girling disc brakes brought a significant improvement to the car’s stopping performance as well. All of these improvements resulted in a car that is a superior choice for the owner wishing to enjoy all-day touring in a car that is an incredibly easy to drive classic that is well-suited to modern traffic.
The Car – This striking 40,361 mile silver E-Type roadster presents in incredible unrestored condition throughout, right down to its original sharp black leather interior. This car has had just one respray in 1989 and has only driven around 2,000 miles since then. The chrome wire wheels are also factory originals and still in incredible condition. The black vinyl top is the same one it left the factory with and in near-perfect condition. The addition of the rare optional headrests and sun visors add to the appeal that makes series II E-Types the perfect choice for owners who want a truly useable classic car. The period-correct optional chrome rear luggage rack adds to this roadster’s appeal as an elegant long-range tourer. Mechanically, this E-Type runs well and is just as it left the factory with complete matching numbers throughout. This car has just had the carburetors cleaned and rebuilt as well as the fuel tank cleaned to return the car to roadworthiness. True enthusiasts have caught on to the value that these Series II cars represent as much more reliable and comfortable cars for regular usage than the early variants. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure this original E-Type.