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1971 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
Lot No.: 350
Chassis Number: P2R14820
Engine Number: 7R13350-9
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Estimate (£): 55,000 - 65,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
Production of the Series II Jaguar E-type started in August 1968 and continued through to October 1970. The most notable differences being the larger air intake, open headlights, new tail lights, and a wrap around rear bumper. The interior became more comfortable with fully reclining seats and revised switchgear. Braking efficiency was improved with larger calipers all round. The Series II was now the most developed, reliable and rewarding driver's car to date and satisfied the market for refinement without diluting the classic E-type design.
Manufactured in November 1970 and exported to the United States, this splendid left-hand drive E-Type was repatriated to British shores on the 24th September 1991 by its previous owner who kept it for the next twenty-six years. He undertook a programme of restoration works that included a full re-spray, a re-trim of the interior, a new hood and mechanical recommissioning. The history file includes twenty-six previous MOTs, a sheaf of receipts, thirteen tax discs, and the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms the engine is factory original.
Presented to auction with some 56,000 miles and an MOT until March 2018, this is a wonderful opportunity for the next owner to enjoy a European 'Grand Tour' this summer.