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1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster

Lot No.: 547

Registration: PUJ 74G
Chassis Number: 1R9577
Engine Number: 7R5711-9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 4200
Year of Manufacture: 1969
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Result to follow
  • A US, left-hand drive, manual gearbox Roadster that has been well restored
  • Nut and bolt resto in the States. Lots of relevant documentation and invoices ($50K)
  • New Mohair hood, luggage rack, chromed wire wheels and tyres
  • Returned to the UK in 2015. Light use since
  • Heritage Certificate, V5c, good owner's file, lots of invoices, fresh MOT, recent service

Some cars need no introduction and the Jaguar E-Type is no exception. The Series II cars that were produced from 1969 to 1971 can be identified by their open headlights, no longer with glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper with the tail lights now underneath, and the front indicators were larger and similarly repositioned below the slightly heavier front bumpers. The cooling was much improved helped by the enlarged 'mouth'. Series II cars also feature twin electric fans and uprated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smoothly polished cam covers to a ribbed appearance. 

Originally manufactured in 1969, this beautiful left-hand drive, manual gearbox, Series II E-Type Roadster was finished in Carmen Red with a black leather interior and chrome wire wheels and was dispatched to join its many siblings in the US of A. We understand from our vendor that its last owner in the States enjoyed the car for a good many years before the decision was made to commit to a full nut and bolt restoration. There are details of the work carried out stateside in the car's owner's file which, we understand, contains invoices totalling around $50,000 relating to the Jaguar's rejuvenation. Pleasingly, it looks as though no expense was spared and its appearance is enhanced by a lovely cabin, a new mohair hood, and new chrome wire wheels. Since its return to the UK in 2015, it has been lightly used and dry stored. The car is accompanied by its UK V5c, a fresh MOT, the US restoration and maintenance information, and its Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirming 'matching numbers'.

A smartly restored, matching numbers, bright red, E-Type roadster with chrome wire wheels and a chrome luggage-rack, recently serviced and with a fresh MOT. What's not to like?