Open Roads, June | Lot 163
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster
$105,600 USD | Sold
| Stuart, Florida
23 - 30 June 2021
- Desirable E-Type Roadster configuration of red exterior with black hood and leather interior
- Workshop invoices reveal over $125,000 of renovation completed between 2018 to 2021
- Supplied with certificate issued by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
In 1968, the E-Type Series 2 – the second iteration of the groundbreaking sports car from Jaguar – began rolling off the production line in Coventry, England, with a handful of carefully considered revisions. The E-Type had been on sale for seven years already and found near-universal acclaim, thanks to its stunning looks and engaging driving performance. A number of design changes were introduced with the Series 2 to comply with U.S. road traffic safety laws, yet the newer E-Type undoubtedly retained the attractive sports car looks of the earlier model.
According to its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate on file, this E-Type was built on 14 July 1969. A left-hand drive example destined for North America, this desirable Series 2 example left the factory finished in Cream with a black interior and convertible top. It was dispatched on 11 August 1969 and distributed through British Leyland in New York.
Today this Jaguar is finished in the popular combination of red over black with a black convertible top. The visual appeal of the open two-seater is boosted by a black tonneau cover, ensuring the clean lines of the E-Type remain while concealing the convertible top. The E-Type rides on chrome knock-off wire wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich thin red line tires. Chrome trim tastefully complements the brilliant red paintwork. The interior is trimmed in black leather, it features a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a Blaupunkt radio. The rear boot houses a tool roll and spare wire wheel, the original wheels are offered as spares as part of the sale. The car retains its original engine, matching factory records shown on the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
Invoices on file show significant restoration services completed by Michaelian Restoration Inc. of Stuart, Florida between 2018 to 2021, totaling in excess of $125,000. The list of work included a total restoration of the car’s body, engine and running gear, leaving the E-Type Series 2 in the very well presented condition it is seen in today.