<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9

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1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster

Sold for US$ 145,600 inc. premium
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster
Chassis no. 1R9068
Engine no. 7R2966-9

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Stromberg Carburetors
245bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Offered from the Robert "Bob" Koons Collection
*Exceedingly original "Time Capsule" example with the factory paint and interior intact
*Fastidiously well-preserved with just over 4,000 miles from new
*Matching-numbers example offered with original books, tools, jack, history file and Heritage Certificate


THE SERIES II E-TYPE

Introduced in its 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type, with instantly classic lines and a 150mph top speed, caused a sensation when it appeared.

The first significant up-grade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-liter 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 targeted the cooling and electrical systems. The latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matte black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged; whereas, improved acceleration became the main performance gain and resulted from the larger engine. Like its 3.8-liter forbear, the 4.2-liter E-Type was built in Roadster and Coupe forms, and in 1966, gained an additional 2+2 Coupe 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 credited 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 II" guise minus the original's distinctive headlight covers. In addition, enlarged side and rear lights were adopted, while a thickened front bumper center section bridged a larger radiator intake. Interior changes included a collapsible steering column and rocker switches in place of the earlier toggles. Power steering and air conditioning became available as options.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This "Time-Capsule" like, truly original condition E-Type Roadster is presented just as it looked when it left the factory. Hand-built at Jaguars Browns Lane works in April of 1969, this left-hand drive Series II Roadster was sent to the American continent for delivery during the Summer of '69, through Jaguar importer British Motor Holdings in Canada. The E-Type looked exactly like it does today, with its exterior finished in classic British Racing Green paint, the interior trimmed in matching Suede Green leather, and a black soft top tugged behind the seats. The transmission option was the 4-speed manual, fully-synchronized gearbox. The first owner, a Mr. Michael Mady, purchased the new Jaguar from Downton Motor Sales Limited of Windsor, Ontario. Astonishingly, the green E-Type would remain with Mr. Mady for more than 35 years, stored away in excellent conditions for most of the time and covering just about 4,000 total miles from new! The all-original Jaguar was purchased from Mr. Mady's estate in 2005, by the late Robert "Bob" Koons. The "Time-Capsule" Jaguar soon joined Koons' impressive Columbia, SC-based collection of some of the most original British sportscars in existence. The car has remained there ever since, enjoying a climate-controlled environment, dedicated service, and maintenance.

Today, this 1969 E-Type Roadster remains unrestored and original through and through, with just 4,826 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The original factory-applied British Racing Green paint is intact, as is the original interior, matching numbers mechanical systems, top, and Dunlop Whitewall SP radial tires. The car's impressive documentation includes the original owner's manual with Protect-O-Plate, manufacturer's warranty card, and service voucher book. The voucher book shows that the 1,000 and 3,000 miles services were performed by the original dealer. This fastidiously well-preserved 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster could be the lowest-mile example in existence and is reported to run and drive like a new car. Few vintage cars have been preserved and maintained like this car, and this sale is a rare opportunity to acquire something as close to the manufactured condition as possible.
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<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
<b>1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 1R9068<br />Engine no. 7R2966-9
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