1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 OTS LHD

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Highlights

  • Stunning 4.2-litre Series 2 OTS E-Type benefiting from a superb restoration whilst under current ownership
  • Featuring a number of subtle mechanical upgrades improving performance and reliability
  • The ultimate 1960’s GT presented in desirable ‘open two seater’ configuration and in a gorgeous colour combination

The Appeal

Making its debut at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was an icon from the very start. Successfully delivering achingly gorgeous looks combined with dynamic performance, the new Jaguar immediately blew away any competition and took its rightful place as one of the world’s most desirable cars.
Underneath its beautiful Malcolm Sayer designed body, the E-Type was a technical tour de force. Constructed from an advanced monocoque shell with subframes supporting the drivetrain and suspension components, the Jaguar was both light and strong.  All round independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes served to put the E-Type even further ahead of its contemporaries, with the whole package ultimately making for an unrivalled driving experience.
Offered here for auction is a truly special Series 2 E-Type in the gorgeous colour combination of Regency Red over a beige interior. Featuring Jaguar’s renowned 4.2-litre straight six engine married to an all synchromesh 4-speed manual box, this splendid ‘open two seater’ E-Type really is something to behold.
Benefiting from a top restoration which maintains originality whilst also adding a few choice modern upgrades, this elegant Series 2 E-Type now offers its next custodian the opportunity to enjoy 60’s GT motoring at its very finest.

The History and Paperwork

  • Originally delivered new to a British Leyland dealership in Canada in November 1969
  • Registered on Austrian numberplates since 2015
  • Supplied with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate

The Interior

  • Lovely interior colour combination of beige leather over matching carpets
  • Fabulous original wood-rimmed steering wheel featuring iconic chequered flag central boss
  • Attractive Smiths speedometer and tachometer flanked by a row of auxiliary gauges in wonderful lightly patinated condition
  • Subtly upgraded modern stereo system with aux input facility
On opening the beautifully contoured driver’s door and taking a seat behind the large iconic wood rimmed wheel, you are immediately transported back to an earlier more glamourous time, one where style and design could have free reign.
Trimmed in a beige perforated leather with matching carpets, the interior of this E-Type is a very special place to be. Presented in a very smart condition with only the mildest of patina, it’s great to see the original charm of this interior has been preserved during its restoration. 
Additionally, being a Series 2 car, this example also benefits from much more comfortable seating for driver and passenger, featuring a reclining function, headrests, and optional factory-fitted seatbelts.
One of the very best features of the E-Type’s interior though has to undoubtedly be that iconic view down it’s long and shapely bonnet to the horizon and adventures that lay ahead.

The Exterior

  • Sensational Regency Red exterior contrasting beautifully against external chrome details and fabulous original wire wheels 
  • Perfectly proportioned roadster body style emphasising the E-Type’s phenomenal curves
  • Benefiting from improved Series 2 exterior lighting and wrap around rear bumper
On first approaching this E-Type it’s clear that its previous restoration work has been undertaken to a very high standard. Finished in its original shade of Regency Red, the deep rich paint work contrasts beautifully against the cars ample chrome adornments.
The paint appears to be in an excellent condition throughout and closer inspection demonstrates the body to be free of any significant damage or corrosion. Furthermore, the shut lines of this E-Type appear straight and uniform with the car as a whole sitting very nicely on the road. 
The black soft top hood appears also to be in an excellent condition and without any evidence of damage to either the fabric or the screen. Sitting well on the car whilst in its raised position, it is only with the roof lowered that one can fully appreciate the beautiful profile of the open top E-Type.

The Mechanics

  • Glorious 4.2-litre straight six engine with desirable triple SU carburetion giving ample smooth and torquey performance
  • 4-speed manual gearbox with synchromesh on all gears
  • Modern mechanical upgrades including high torque starter motor, modern alternator, improved cooling system with expansion tank and Kenlowe electronic fans
Carefully lifting the E-Type’s large clamshell bonnet, one is treated to a sight of pure 1960’s engineering excellence, presented here in a fabulous restored condition.
Featuring Jaguar’s glorious 4.2-litre XK engine, the Series 2 E-type benefits from the extra tractability offered by its larger capacity over its earlier 3.8-litre iteration. Capable of delivering a very healthy 265 BPH when fitted with triple SU carburettors (as we have here),  the E-Type still feels quick and powerful even by today’s standards and delivers its power in a smooth and refined manner.
Whilst undergoing restoration we note that this E-Type has also benefited from a number of modern upgrades, such as improvements to the electrical and cooling systems - the net result of these works being an E-type which drives and performs as well as she looks, which is to say very well indeed!

Summary

The Jaguar E-Type is rightfully considered by many to represent the absolute zenith of British 60’s GT motoring and who are we to argue! Featuring a great specification and in the highly desirable open top body style, this gorgeous E-Type is just as beguiling today as it was back in 1968 and is sure to provide its next lucky custodian with many hours of very happy motoring.
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Auction Details
  • Year 1969
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type
  • Colour Regency Red
  • Mileage 7,573 Kilometres
  • Engine size 4200
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Oldemarkt
  • Country Netherlands
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
32 Bids
  • Vi•••• €94,000 19/09/23
  • To•••• €93,500 19/09/23
  • Vi•••• €93,000 19/09/23
  • To•••• €92,500 19/09/23
  • Vi•••• €92,000 19/09/23
  • To•••• €91,500 19/09/23
  • Vi•••• €91,000 19/09/23
  • To•••• €90,500 19/09/23
  • Vi•••• €90,000 19/09/23
  • To•••• €86,000 19/09/23

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