1970 Jaguar XKE Coupe  Chassis no. 1R27810
Lot 445
1970 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Liter Coupe Chassis no. 1R 27810
Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
1970 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Liter Coupe
Chassis no. 1R 27810
The first significant up-grade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-liter version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements. These mainly concerned the cooling and electrical systems, the latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matt black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration. Like its 3.8-liter forebear, the 4.2-liter E-Type was built in roadster and coupé forms, although only 4855 Coupes were built in total.

This 1970 XKE is a manual transmission car with power steering, which is thought to have been originally delivered to the U.S. market. Reading just over 38,000 miles on its odometer, it is known to have been off the road since 1990, and to judge from its overall condition, we are confident that this reflects its total use. A good solid car, repainted once early on in its life in the original color way, but the interior remains entirely original and is in remarkably good and intact order, right down to the original transfers on the seat belt buckles and other period decals and features.

After its long term hibernation of more than 20 years, at the time of cataloguing, it was found that the engine spins freely and with some service and attention it is anticipated that the car could be made to run.

With low miles, and a charming patinated and original interior, this is a tidy example of the Series 2 Coupe.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that correct chassis number for this vehicle is P1R27810, and the engine number is 7R110299.
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