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1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 OTS

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  • Well maintained and smart Series 2 convertible 
  • Classically finished in red over black 
  • Very good bodywork and interior 
  • Few miles since comprehensive independent valuation 
  • Significant ongoing maintenance investment 
  • Series 2 car with desirable conversion to Series 1 rear lights 

The Appeal 

The E-Type OTS convertible evolved from a small, lightweight car that Jaguar planned to race at Le Mans. That it became one of the most desirable cars of the 1960s and a motoring icon was never part of the original plan.
The short-lived Series 2 added luxury and was the last version to carry the original shape before the Series 3 arrived in 1971.  
This 1969 E-Type is one of the first 1,000 LHD OTS Series 2 models and is classically finished in red over black. A very usable example with excellent bodywork, it has been modified to incorporate the smaller rear lights of the earlier cars. It has covered few miles since a comprehensive independent assessment and valuation that is helpfully provided in the photographs.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Certificate D’immatriculation shows registration date of 1st January 1969 
  • Appears to be a USA market car that was imported to France in 2014 
  • VIN records confirm that this was car number 938 of 7,853 LHD OTS Series 2 models 
  • Series 2 cars had lights below the rear bumper but this car has been converted to Series 1 rear end 
  • Extensive independent assessment and valuation dated 27th September 2018 
  • This values the car at 90,000 Euros and it has covered only 150kms since 
Notable maintenance work from the history file: 
  • Radiator and seat parts ordered from SNG Barratt on 1st October 2014 totalling 579.06 Euros
  • Four new tyres fitted at cost of 830.50 Euros on 12th August 2015
  • Headlamp and wiring repairs on 7th June 2018 totalling 2,075.68 Euros
  • Cooling system overhauled on 3rd August 2018 at cost of 1,364.16 Euros
  • Clutch repairs undertaken on 10th September 2020 at cost of 546.30 Euros


The Condition

  • Excellent bodywork with good paint and showing clean panel fit and body lines
  • Appears to be a USA specification car with front wing marker lights 
  • Black vinyl roof in good condition and fits well 
  • Black leather interior presents well in usable condition showing light aging 
  • Chrome wire wheels in good condition with tyres fitted in 2015
  • Chromework is well kept with no visible tarnishing 
  • Series 2 car converted to Series 1 rear lights 
  • Standard interior with original rocker-style switchgear and Smiths dials 
  • Dashboard and fittings are well kept and show only light marks 
  • Original wood-rimmed three spoke E-Type steering wheel 
  • Audiovox radio cassette unit with boot mounted CD changer
  • Rear speakers let into rear bulkhead
  • Matching spare wheel 
  • Boot floor in good condition with no visible corrosion 
This Series 2 E-Type is classically finished in red with black roof and trim, one of the most popular combinations for this era of the car.  The car presents very well with good panel fit and with no visible corrosion across the body or underneath.
Series 2 cars had rear lights below the bumper but this car has been converted to the earlier, smaller lights above the rear bumper. 
The interior is well kept and could be described as original and usable.  There is an attractive and desirable E-Type three spoke wood-rimmed wheel and a small concession to modernity in the form of the Audiovox sound system.


The Mechanics 

  • 4.2litre XK straight six engine developing around 245bhp 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Uprated cooling fans with two replacing original one 
  • Various invoices dating back to 2018 indicate ongoing and attentive maintenance


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1969
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 5,514 Kilometres
  • Engine size 4235
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Dampierre en Yveline…
  • Location International
  • Country France

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