Left-hand drive,1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R25939 Engine no. 7R5813-9
Lot 428
Left-hand drive, 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. 384 AWY Chassis no. 1R25939 Engine no. 7R5813-9
Sold for £8,050 (US$ 13,678) inc. premium
Lot Details
Left-hand drive
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. 384 AWY
Chassis no. 1R25939
Engine no. 7R5813-9

Footnotes

  • 'If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.'

    There have been few better summaries of the E-Type's manifest virtues than the forgoing, penned by the inimitable John Bolster for Autosport shortly after the car's debut. Although conceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in 3.8-litre Coupé form, causing a sensation with its instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. Aerodynamically, the Coupé was superior to the Roadster and more accomplished Grand Routier, enjoying as it did a marginally higher top speed and the considerable convenience of a generously sized luggage platform accessed via the side-hinged rear door. The 4.2-litre version arrived in 1965 boasting a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear alongside the bigger, torquier engine. Proposed changes in United States automobile legislation would eventually result in the revised Series 2 announced in October 1968, though modifications began to be phased in during 1967. Externally the Series 2 was readily identifiable by its larger sidelights, raised bumpers, deleted headlight covers, twin reversing lights and square rear number plate, while the interior was revised with rocker-type dashboard switches, new seats and collapsible steering column. Beneath the skin, Ad-West power steering, Girling brake callipers and an up-rated radiator were among the many Series 2 mechanical improvements.

    Imported from the USA, this left-hand drive Series 2 Coupé is presented in non-running condition, lacking its gearbox and radiator, which affords the next owner the opportunity to upgrade the car in these areas, perhaps by fitting an aluminium radiator with deeper core, together with a five-speed Getrag or Borg Warner T5 gearbox. Offered for restoration, the E-Type comes with Swansea V5C document and is sold strictly as viewed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that there is no V5C Registration Certificate with this vehicle, however there is an old buff log-book.
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