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Lot 149

1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2-Liter Roadster

  • Chassis no. 4R6572
  • Engine no. 7R9667-9
  • Gearbox no. KE10895
  • Body no. 1R11993

Sold for $99,000

265 hp, 4,235 cu. in. DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine, four-speed all-synchromesh transmission, independent front suspension with semi-trailing wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links, radius rods, universally jointed half-shafts, twin coil springs, and Girling four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

• Superb color combination of Opalescent Silver Blue with dark blue hides

• Desirable late-model Series II

• Comprehensive professional restoration

This striking E-Type is finished in the spectacular combination of Opalescent Silver Blue with dark blue hides. Benefiting from a comprehensive restoration, the car was fully repainted, wet sanded and buffed. The same holds true for the undercarriage, which is of the same high caliber as the exterior! All brightwork has been re-plated or replaced, and according to the owner all systems have been examined and thoroughly gone over including the cooling, fuel, hydraulic and electrical systems.

Mechanicals were rebuilt including the engine, transmission, rear end and suspension, and carburetion was upgraded to triple SU carburetors to provide better performance. A new wire loom was installed as were new chrome wire wheels, tires, exhaust system and battery, while the steering wheel was restored. The gas tank, radiator and all dash instrumentation were also restored, and a complete new interior was fitted, including proper perforated leather seats, leather console, door panels and carpet. Even the top bows were restored prior to installing a new black convertible top and matching boot. The console sports its original British Leyland AM pushbutton radio, although a modern Pioneer remote-operated sound system has been cleverly installed in the rear boot for enhanced listening pleasure while motoring.

Just over 1,000 miles have been driven since the completion of the restoration work. The opportunities for this E-Type are wide and varied. With its superb color combination and world-class 4.2-liter motor, it could be driven with pride anywhere or participate in the myriad events offered by the Jaguar Clubs of North America.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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