1970 Jaguar E-Type SII

4.2 Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Mileage 
    13 000 mi / 20 922 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    P1R27815
  • Engine number 
    7R11035-9
  • Lot number 
    55331
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Warranted 13,000 miles from new in the hands of three American owners

- Power steering, four-speed manual transmission, Black leather upholstery

- Checked over by ADR Engineering of Wokingham since being imported to the UK

Introduced in August 1968, the Series II version of Jaguar's immortal E-Type sported redesigned bumpers and lights. Less noticeable was its enlarged front air intake which in conjunction with dual cooling fans made the newcomer better behaved in hot weather and heavy traffic. With its 4235cc DOHC straight-six engine developing a quoted 265bhp/283lbft, the Jaguar was reputedly capable of nearly 150mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. Rarer than its open two-seater and 2+2-seater siblings, just 3,786 left-hand drive fixed-head two-seaters were made.

Finished in Opalescent Dark Blue with Black leather upholstery, this particular example - chassis P1R27815 - was supplied new to Jim Cox of Colorado Springs. Fitted with power steering and four-speed manual transmission, the Jaguar had covered just 881 miles by the time he sold it to F&R Import Ltd of Engleton, Colorado as an accompanying written affidavit from a Notary Public dated 2nd January 1987 confirms. Acquired by local enthusiast Karl Morgan thereafter, the E-Type returned to F&R for various works including a thorough engine overhaul with bills on file totalling some $14,600. Routinely serviced over the next twenty years (the mileage being stated as 10,925 on an invoice dated April 1995), the two-seater also benefited from the installation of a new wiring loom and general electrical refurbishment by Vintage Jag Works of Blackfoot in 2010 ($4,557). At some point ownership transferred to Karl's son David, of Idaho Springs, from whom the UK importer bought the car last year with a written affidavit certifying that its odometer reading of 12,990 miles was correct. Since arriving in the UK, the Jaguar has been checked over and treated to a full service, fresh battery, new front brake discs and rubber mountings, seals, bushes and hoses by ADR Engineering of Wokingham. Said to be in `very fine condition throughout', this highly original, `matching numbers', low mileage E-Type is worthy of close inspection.

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