1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


  • Beautiful Series 1.5 E-Type design
  • Fantastic specification
  • Starts and runs very well according to reports

The Appeal

The Jaguar E-Type is certainly one of the all-time best cars. Indeed, it was dubbed the most beautiful car in the world by the great Enzo Ferrari and has proved competent in the racing scene throughout history as well.

Indeed, it is seemingly a car that can do anything from beauty to speed. This particular car fits that bill presenting in its gorgeous Series 1 design complemented by stunning red paint, good chrome work and a clean fabric hood.

Mechanically, the car is said to be in great shape, starting and running with ease. A four-speed manual transmission connected to the popular 4.2-litre six-cylinder should make for a pleasant driving experience whilst its styling will attract smiles for a different reason.

The History and Paperwork

  • First manufactured in 1969
  • First registered in Germany
  • Currently registered in Belgium
  • 80,850 miles on the clock
  • Seemingly frequent work done in recent years
  • Estimation conducted in 2021
  • Full Classic Car Research inspection just completed – overall good condition
  • Many ownership documents with the car

The Interior

  • Original upholstery
  • Good overall condition
  • Nice, simple specification

Seemingly a very nice place to be, the cabin of this 1969 Jaguar E-Type is adorned in plenty of black leather. Indeed, the seats, dashboard, door cards and sills are covered whilst black carpets complete the look. Providing the only solace of contrast is the stunning Moto Litta steering wheel complete with three spokes and its wood rim.

For the most part, the interior leathers appear to be in good condition. However, one must notice the slight creasing present in the seats. Though for a fully original interior according to the Classic Car Research report, they are in very impressive shape. 

Throughout the dashboard and centre console, dials and switches form the perfect details and all look to be in good shape. Indeed, nothing appears to show any signs of wear whilst the report indicates that everything on board works well. That includes the aftermarket Panasonic stereo that should allow for more flexibility than the original unit with modern technology.

In the well-lined boot, one will find the classic toolkit including the spinner removal tool and hammer. They both fit in their own elegant pouch.

The Exterior

  • Stunning early Jaguar E-Type styling
  • Exquisite red colour
  • Chrome work looks fantastic throughout

Enzo Ferrari always said that the Jaguar E-Type was one of the few cars he deemed prettier than his own creations dubbing it the most beautiful car in the world. And the old man was certainly not wrong. The long bonnet and smooth, low-slung side profile of this particular Series 1.5 model is jaw-dropping.

Finished in this original coat of red paint, it presents very well and the chrome work throughout provides great detail. Furthermore, the black fabric roof is a nice contrast to the rest of the body, despite showing some creasing like the seats.

Being a 50 year-old coat of paint, the body work obviously features some signs of wear and tear. Indeed, places like the nose show some chipping whilst the door handle areas present the odd scrape. Whilst shiny, the chrome work is also not in full factory condition with some imperfections and marks to see up close. However, from a general view, the car is more than presentable and to know it still wears its original frock is impressive to say the least.

The car sits on a set of gorgeous wire spoke wheels. Presenting very few scuff marks or signs of wear, they look great on the car. Furthermore, they are complete with a set of non-original winged spinner knock-offs modified back following their 1968 outlawing. The wheels are fitted with a set of matching Pirelli tyres, a general sign of good maintenance.

The Mechanics

  • 4.2-litre straight six, 265hp
  • Engine bay looks great under the clamshell bonnet
  • Starts easy and runs well

In its day, prior to the launch of the bigger 12-cylinder engine, this 4.2-litre straight six topped the E-Type range with its 265hp and smooth delivery. Indeed, even today many enthusiasts gravitate towards the 4.2-litre cars before the V12 models. 

This car’s straight-six presents wonderfully under the elegant clamshell bonnet. The head itself and manifold are sculptural and neat whilst the intake and carburettors prove this is a purposeful motor capable of good power figures. The whole thing is nice and clean with the extensive report mentioning no leaks. 

Furthermore, the car reportedly starts and runs well connected to the four-speed manual transmission. In addition, the suspension components all look healthy, as the report confirms.


Still presenting well reportedly in its original paint and upholstery, this 1969 Jaguar E-Type is a very nice example of the car, especially with its full functional 4.2-litre straight six. Indeed, the car runs and starts well, a testament to the good maintenance throughout its life that it has clearly received.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1969
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type Convertible
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 80,850 Miles
  • Engine size 4200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Slins
  • Country Belgium
Bidding history
2 bids from 1 bidders
  • classic•••• €25,000 24/09/23
  • classic•••• €15,000 24/09/23

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