Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870
Lot 15
1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé
Sold for £ 51,750 (US$ 66,048) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870 Property of a deceased's estate,1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20870
Property of a deceased's estate
1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. TKG 715J
Chassis no. 1R 20870
*Original right-hand drive model
*Restored between 1989 and 1993
*Sunroof fitted
*Dry stored for many years

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.

    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.

    Its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate reveals that this E-Type coupé was built in right-hand drive configuration and sold new via Howells, Cardiff to R D Johnson Portable Buildings. The car was in New Zealand when purchased by the late owner in 1989, and was restored there and in the UK, the works including returning it to the original Pale Primrose Yellow exterior colour. The most recent MoT certificate dates from 1997, and for most of the years since then the car has been dry stored with the additional protection of a fitted cover, it is hoped the vehicle will have been re-commissioned by the time of sale. Offered with a V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • We are pleased to report this vehicle is now running and has a fresh mot.
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