1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9

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Lot 549
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. XOJ 851J Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9

£ 16,000 - 18,000
US$ 21,000 - 24,000
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. XOJ 851J
Chassis no. 1R20602
Engine no. 7R-95101-9

Footnotes

  • The first significant up-grade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre 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-litre forbear, the 4.2-litre E-Type was built in roadster and coupé forms, and in 1966 gained an additional 2+2 coupé variant on a 9" longer wheelbase. Intended to extend the E-Type's appeal beyond the traditional sports car-buying market, the new 'family orientated' 2+2 came with improved visibility thanks to an increased glass area, more headroom, improved heating and ventilation, additional luggage space and optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission.
    In 1968 all three versions of the E-Type underwent major revision to comply with US safety and emissions legislation, emerging in Series 2 guise minus the original's distinctive headlight covers. In addition, enlarged side and rear lights were adopted, while a thickened front bumper centre section bridged a larger radiator intake. Interior changes included a collapsible steering column and rocker switches in place of the earlier toggles.
    One of the lasts of its kind manufactured before the introduction of the V12-engines Series III, this 4.2-litre Series 2 Coupé was restored between 2005 and 2008, the engine being rebuilt in the process. Finished in red with grey interior, the car is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document. A push-button starter and Webasto sunroof are the only notified deviations from factory specification.
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1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R20602 Engine no. 7R-95101-9
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