c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9
Lot 224
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2+2 Coupé Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9
Sold for £25,300 (US$ 39,336) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9 c.1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1E40337 Engine no. 7R35554-9
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2+2 Coupé
Registration no. PHJ 89E
Chassis no. 1E40337
Engine no. 7R35554-9

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.
    Previously resident in California, USA, this Series 2 2+2 Coupé was imported into the UK in 1991 and subsequently fully restored by Zul Racing, of Donington, in the process of which it was converted from left-hand to right-hand drive. Other works carried out at this time included upgrading the engine to high-compression specification, fitting an overdrive gearbox and stainless steel exhaust system, and upgrading the suspension, brakes, clutch, etc. The car has covered 13,000 miles since. Over the last two years the current owner has spent £5,000 on further improvements including a new dark blue leather interior, brakes and suspension overhaul, new Pirelli tyres and service/set up by marque specialists, Green Cats Ltd of Gt Bromley, Essex. Described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, sounding fantastic and driving even better than it looks, this ultimate British Gran Turismo is offered with extensive post-1991 service history, handbook, tools, current road fund licence, MoT to June 2011 and Swansea V5.

Saleroom notices

  • During the E-Type's restoration by Zul Racing, Donington, the car was restored to Series I cosmetic and Interior Specification. The chassis number for this vehicle is 1R40337, not 1E40337 as catalogued.
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