|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||Pale Primrose|
|Open Two Seater||Black|
|Right Hand Drive||Black|
|7 November 1969|
|13 October 1969||Great Britain|
|1969||British Racing Green|
|Rest: Nice||Dark Green|
|Burnham on Crouch|
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2023-04-19 11:38:15 | pauls writes:
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1969 Jaguar E-type s2 OTS
Odometer 12,000 Miles
Engine size 4235
Seller Type Private
Town Burnham on Crouch
Country United Kingdom
Painstakingly restored by the vendor between 2012 and 2016
Matching numbers 4.2-litre straight-six with a manual gearbox
Former dealer demonstrator at Henlys, Chester
Used to tour Scotland, Ireland and the European continent extensively since completed
Tastefully upgraded with a modern satellite navigation / infotainment system neatly integrated into the dashboard
We’re informed that this was one of Henlys of Chester’s demonstrators
Just four previous keepers
Originally painted Primrose Yellow, now British Racing Green
Copy of the original ‘Operating, Maintenance and Servicing Handbook’
Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
Jaguar Heritage Certificate - confirming matching numbers
Accompanied by numerous invoices for parts and any of the restoration work that was outsourced
Acquired by the vendor in 2012 as a painted shell with all the parts in boxes
Restored and regularly serviced by the vendor, a retired engineer
The vendor has covered around 12,000 miles since completing the rebuild, so the car is now nicely run in and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner
All new and fitted by the vendor
Trim kit sourced from Aldridge Trimming
Tastefully upgraded with a modern satellite navigation / infotainment system
The vendor shows us that the interior was all replaced during the restoration, a task they completed themselves using a kit from Aldridge Trimming. We enjoy how the Suede Green leather upholstery matches the British Racing Green exterior and it has clearly been installed to an exemplary standard.
Having been replaced fairly recently, there’s not a great deal to report when it comes to wear. We noticed some slight patination to the driver’s door handle, but otherwise the leather remains free from cracking or excessive wear.
The three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel looks fabulous and feels great in your hands. The same can be said for the handbrake and gear lever which are very ergonomic. The dashboard appears in great shape and we understand that all the switchgear and instrumentation works correctly including an additional control to override the cooling fan. The vendor points out a neatly integrated modern satellite navigation / infotainment system within a custom made console. Should the next owner wish to remove these, the original trim piece is apparently supplied with the car.
The carpeting presents really nicely throughout, including the inside of the boot where we also find a full-size spare wheel and the necessary tools for changing them.
British Racing Green paintwork
Very straight bodywork with no signs of damage or corrosion
Attractive chromed wire wheels
New hood and tonneau was fitted by County Coach Trimmers
Rechroming carried out where necessary
We can’t help staring at this car. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but an E-Type is objectively magnificent to look at. This example has been finished to a very high standard and looks fabulous in British Racing Green.
The shell was already painted when the vendor acquired it and we can see that the work was completed really well. There are very few blemishes and no visible scratches. We couldn’t see any corrosion and the vendor assures us that it’s incredibly sound underneath. All the panels align nicely and the doors apparently shut as they should.
A new soft top and tonneau were fitted by County Coach Trimmers and the whole assembly looks to be in excellent condition. The badging and brightwork appears smart and without any obvious signs of damage. The wire wheels are chromed too and the vendor informs us that there’s ample tread remaining on the tyres.
Rebuilt 4.2-litre straight-six
Rebuilt SU carburettors
Rebuilt four-speed manual gearbox and differential
New clutch fitted
New brake lines, callipers and master cylinder
Rebuilt suspension with new bushes and shock absorbers
Overhauled and partially replaced electrics with a 123 electronic ignition fitted along with a high-torque starter motor
Just about everything mechanical and electrical was rebuilt or replaced during the restoration and much of the work was completed by the vendor. The next owner will be able to enjoy this car in the knowledge that it has been judiciously maintained in recent years and the engine is still very fresh.
The vendor informs us that the 4.2-litre straight-six runs beautifully and produces plenty of power. The four-speed manual gearbox makes for an engaging drive and everything is said to feel tight and responsive.