Monterey 2024

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster


$100,000 - $125,000 USD  | Offered Without Reserve

United States | Monterey, California



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Chassis No.
1R 9276
Engine No.
7R 5174-9
  • Retains matching-numbers engine block
  • Accompanied by service booklet, sales brochures, invoices, and Jaguar Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate
  • Handsomely finished in Old English White over a tan interior with a brown top
  • Under single ownership since 1987

The breathtaking Jaguar E-Type, lauded worldwide for its style and performance immediately upon its debut in 1961, evolved continuously across its hugely successful 14-year run. While the basic concept endured until production ceased in 1975, the E-Type is broken into three distinct Series, with smaller changes made on a running basis. Series 2 examples, including this 1969 4.2-Litre Roadster, were built from 1968–1971. These cars strike a desirable balance between the earlier Series 1 cars and the larger and rather more luxurious Series 3 cars that would follow.

Chief among the Series 2’s attributes was its larger 4.2-liter dual-overhead-cam inline-six, a feature introduced partway through E-Type Series 1 production; here, it produced 246 horsepower and, crucially, 263 pound-feet of torque. Some changes were prompted by evolving regulation, particularly new United States safety rules. Others, including better engine cooling thanks to dual electric fans, a more ergonomic and comfortable cabin (complete with seats that now featured headrests), and improved three-caliper Girling front brake calipers and new Girling rear calipers, led to a more useable car that still proudly possessed the original E-Type spirit.

In total, some 8,627 Series 2 Roadsters were produced. According to the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate, this US-specification car was completed 29 April 1969 and dispatched for delivery 10 May 1969 via the New York British Leyland distributor finished in Sable with Cinnamon interior and Fawn top.

Purchased by its current owner in 1987, he has cared for the car ever since, as shown in the collection of invoices on file. Today, this E-Type presents in wonderful condition with Old English White paint over a tan interior with a brown top. Most importantly, the JHT certificate confirms the matching-numbers engine block has remained with the car since it left the factory nearly 60 years ago. In the summer of 2023, the Jaguar was serviced and the engine, cooling system, brakes, and select suspension components received attention as needed. A service booklet and sales brochures will additionally accompany the car upon purchase.

Such a well-presented example of the legendary Jaguar E-type will surely make for a wonderful addition to any collection—and an even better companion on the road.