The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

Lot No.: 416

Registration: BYF 100H
Chassis Number: 1R1159
Engine Number: 7 R10690-9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 4.2
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Sold for (£): 75,375

Some cars need no introduction and the Jaguar E-Type is no exception. The Series II Jaguar E-Types 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 and for US-spec cars, twin Stromberg carburettors were used. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with flick switches being substituted by rocker switches to meet U.S regulations.

This particular car has been fully maintained for its whole life and the car's history file documents all the relevant details including its earlier custodians. It appears to have been extensively restored by Barretts Jaguar of Kent in 1987 and there is a photographic record in the file. Our vendor was aided in his search for the best SeriesII he could find by Ken Bell. ex-Coombes Jaguar, a respected authority on all things Jaguar. 

The odometer currently indicates just over 95,000 miles and this, matching numbers, Series II looks superb finished in Signal Red with a Black interior. The wire wheel spokes have been upgraded to stainless steel and the cleverly modified stereo system incorporates Satellite Navigation, however, the car is essentially honest and still guided by its original steering wheel, a rare find these days.

BYF 100H is a fairly high-profile E-Type and has featured at many events, including being one of the cars selected to appear in the Guinness World Record Display collection of E-Types at Regent Street Motor Show in 2011 to celebrate fifty years since the E-Type was launched. It was also seen at the St.James Concours d'Elegance in 2013 and at Hampton Court in 2014. Additionally, this car was chosen by Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London, to take part in the convoy celebrating the opening of the Piccadilly and St. James two-way system, and appeared on BBC and ITV looking splendid.

Freshly MoT'd and ready for inspection, there can't be a more quintessentially British classic than a bright red E-Type.

Follow the attached link for more history