17 June 2000
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1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 SERIES II COUPE
Chassis No. 1S71968
Light metallic blue with black leather interior
Engine: six cylinder in-line, double overhead camshaft, 4,235cc, 171bhp at 5,400rpm; Gearbox: four-speed manual; Suspension: front, independent torsion bar; rear, independent coil; Brakes: discs all round. Left hand drive.
When Jaguar unveiled their stunning E-Type sports car in 1961, it offered utterly sensational looks and performance plus incredible value for money. Using a monocoque chassis center-section and a tubular engine bay subframe, it derived directly from the immortal D-Type sports racing car which had won the charismatic Le Mans 24-hour race three consecutive times in 1955, '56 and '57.
The engine of the original series 3.8-litre E-Type was developed from the preceding XK150S. An enlarged 4.2-litre engine was introduced to the three year old E-Type in 1964, built around a new cylinder block with altered bore spacings. The adoption of this engine was accompanied by the introduction of a new all-synchromesh gearbox and an improved brake servo system. In 1968 the Series II body style was introduced largely in deference to American export market requirements with restyled nose and tail and US Federal Regulation lights.
The E-Type Coupe on offer here is finished in an attractive light metallic blue with black leather interior. The paint shows fairly well and is undoubtedly an older repaint. There is some minor blistering and spidering across the bonnet and in the higher stress areas. The motor and engine bay appear presentable and in original condition, however, a thorough detailing would help its overall appearance. The black leather interior is in good original condition showing the appropriate wear for a vehicle of this age. The Jaguar features steel wheels with hubcaps, a manual gearbox and a stereo cassette deck. These stylish British coupes are affordable, sexy and fun to drive. We understand that this example has been recently serviced, however, we would recommend a thorough mechanical examination prior to being employed for everyday use.
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