1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665
Lot 45
1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project
Registration no. CYN 2H Chassis no. 1R 20665
Sold for £ 16,041 (US$ 21,099) inc. premium

Lot Details
1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665 1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1R 20665
1970 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 2' Coupé Project
Registration no. CYN 2H
Chassis no. 1R 20665

* Known ownership history
* Dry stored for circa 32 years
* In running condition when taken off the road
* Offered for restoration

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.

    This particular E-Type was purchased new by a Mr Michael Hardiman of Surrey, passing through the hands of various other owners before being purchased by a Mr Stevens in 1986. In running condition when acquired, the car was placed in storage for future renovation. Some work was carried out but the owner's circumstances changed and the E-Type has remained off the road in storage ever since. The vendor believes the car to be virtually complete, the only part obviously missing being the rear numberplate light carrier. We are further advised that the engine turns freely, the car rolls easily, and that all gears appear to select. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this potentially rewarding E-Type project comes with an old-style logbook and V5 registration document.
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