London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
11 June 2002
1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 LITRE SERIES II FIXED HEAD COUPE
Registration No. Not Registered
Chassis No. P2R 28732
Engine No. 7R 13967-9
Red with a black leather interior
Engine: Six cylinder in line, twin overhead camshafts, 4,235cc, 265bhp at 5,400 rpm; Gearbox: four speed manual; Suspension: front, independent, double wishbones with torsion bars, rear, independent with twin coil spring damper units on each side: Brakes: servo-assisted disc all round. Left hand drive
The Jaguar E-Type was the sensation of the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, with its mixture of performance, looks and value for money. Bearing a strong visual and structural resemblance to the highly aerodynamic D-Type sports racer, which has achieved Jaguar's fifth outright victory at Le Mans in 1957, the E-Type was a perfect example of how to build hard won racing experience into a road going production car. First appearing in 3.8 Litre form the engine capacity was increased to 4.2 Litre in December of 1964 and gained in torque, now also benefiting from an all-synchromesh gearbox. This model and the series III cars were more orientated towards the US market. Production of the range ended in 1974.
This example was manufactured on the 15th October 1970 and dispatched on the 2nd of December, to British Leyland New York in the United States. It was supplied in British Racing Green with a black interior. We have been unable to ascertain the car's subsequent history until the early 1990's when it was sold to Japan. At some stage the original livery of the car has been changed to red. Finished to a good standard there is evidence of light micro blistering to localized areas, but the panels fit well. The black leather interior is in excellent condition, clearly having been restored recently and having had minimal use since. The car's carburetion has been modified from its original specification, to triple Webers with a 'Lynx' manifold enhancing the car's already generous power output.
Due to the length of time the car has been unused for, Christie's would recommend that a full mechanical inspection be completed before the car was run and driven.
When ready for the summer months, this interestingly modified high performance E-Type, will give the next custodian enjoyable motoring. Sold with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.
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