1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744
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1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. BLL 259H Chassis no. 1R 20744
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 39,000 - 51,000

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1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744 1970 Jaguar  E-Type Series 2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1R 20744
1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé
Registration no. BLL 259H
Chassis no. 1R 20744
*Bought by Joy Rainey in 1972
*Originally ordered with steel wheels
*Bare-metal repaint in 2000
*Engine rebuild in 2015
*Running and driving very well

Footnotes

  • This Regency Red Series 2 E-Type Coupé was bought by Joy Rainey in 1972 for use as her everyday transport. A cash-strapped student at the time, Joy planned to use the car for a year, ship it to Australia, where she intended to enjoy a six-month holiday, and then sell it. However, when the time came she could not bring herself to part with the car. Writing in the Bugatti Club Newsletter 40-plus years later, Joy recalled: 'The E was outstanding to drive. I convinced myself that it was definitely designed with me in mind. When I opened the driver's door I just glided in, not having to hoist myself up into the driver's seat like other cars. Perfect height! The adjustable steering wheel and controls, apart from the pedals, were all within reach. No other car has felt so custom made. I kept telling myself that it would be difficult to find another one as good as this after my student days were over...'

    'BLL 259H' is the car in which she secured one of her first successes in competitive motor sport in the UK, finishing 3rd in class and 1st on handicap (and quickest road-going E-Type) in the Jaguar category at the Shelsley Walsh hill climb in 1974. 'If I had ended up last that would have been the end of my motor-sport career,' she recalled. 'But it turned out to be the start of a fairly long involvement with hill climbing. Thank you E-Type!'

    A well maintained example, kept off the road in dry storage for many years, the E-Type was cosmetically restored in 2000, receiving a bare-metal re-spray, while more recently (in 2015) the engine was rebuilt by George Derbyshire of Stratford-on-Avon. Further works included fitting a new clutch, a rebuild of the braking system (new discs and pads), new windscreen, 4 new tyres plus both door and window rubbers renewed. Running and driving very well, with a delightfully original interior, the E-Type is offered with a V5 registration document and MoT to April 2018. Joy's pedal modifications have been removed. The provision of Koni shock absorbers is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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