1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Fixed Head Coupe
Sold For $72,800Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020 - Offered on Friday
- Presents wonderfully throughout
- Finished in iconic British Racing Green over tan
- Tastefully upgraded for enhanced performance
- Ideal for rallies and vintage driving events
In 1968 Jaguar introduced the second-series E-Type. In short, the evolution of the E-Type meant that buyers of the Series 2 got a much better, more comfortable, and more reliable Jaguar—attributes that complemented its already well-established reputation for superior performance, handling, and looks. Series 2 production ran through 1971.
This exceptional Series 2 fixed-head coupe is a fitting example of the model. The E-Type was completed on 15 April 1970 and was originally finished in Regency Red over a black interior. The original distributor was British Leyland in New York, and notably, the car was slated for personal export delivery from Coventry. There it was given the registration mark VWK 46 J and finally dispatched on 24 August. Interestingly, the rarely seen P prefix on the chassis number denotes that this Series 2 was originally equipped with power steering.
Today the Jaguar is finished in traditional British Racing Green over a tan leather interior and appears in excellent condition throughout. Under the hood reveals an immaculate engine bay and the reliable 4.2-liter engine that has been tastefully upgraded to reveal its full potential. It has been equipped with triple carburetors, stainless-steel headers and exhaust system, and several internal modifications such as a lightened flywheel. The suspension and brakes have likewise been upgraded to handle the added power and performance, with Spax adjustable gas dampers and stainless-steel brake calipers, among other modifications. Outwardly, the appearance of the E-Type remains stock, while all upgrades are noted to be reversible.
Given its minimal miles after restoration, as well as its mechanical upgrades, this E-Type would be an absolute thrill to drive and ideal for rallies and vintage driving events.