5th Jun, 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia

Lot 305


~ 1971 Jaguar Series 2 E-Type 4.2 Roadster Registration number: 111 GON Date of first registration

~ 1971 Jaguar Series 2 E-Type 4.2 Roadster. Registration number: 111 GON. Date of first registration: 27 04 1971. VIN number: 1R1658. Engine. number: 7R12171-9. MOT expires: N/A. V5C present listing no former keepers.  Copy of old VT list no change since 1977. Current mileage shown: 27856. 4235cc. White. HPI checked

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. Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a top speed of 150mph. Nowadays it would be impossible for a single model to cause such a stir but here was a civilized production sports car that looked like a Le Mans prototype and could outperform just about anything else on the road. The first significant upgrade occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger engine came a user-friendlier gearbox and servo brakes. From September 1968 Series II E-Types, incorporating safety upgrades previously fitted only in America, were released worldwide. In addition to revised lighting and switchgear, the front air intake was larger and sat behind a full-width bumper. From a private collection, we are delighted to offer this genuine right hand drive example, showing only 27,853 miles, believed to be genuine. Built in 1971 and finished in Old English white with contrasting red interior, this has to be one of the most striking and recognisable cars from the Swinging Sixties. Repainted at some stage of its life but still maintaining time warp originality. The engine starts on the first turn of the key and that wonderful XK burble ticks over smoothly with no issues. On the road it pulls well, brakes are responsive and the steering reassuringly light. The condition of the bodywork can be described as extremely good with no signs of corrosion or filler. All panels are straight, and the door and bonnet shut is very satisfactory. This is not an over-restored example but a usable car which has been family owned for decades, that is ready to jump in and use. The car would benefit from some detailing cosmetically and under the bonnet and the paintwork, although a little flat, could be brought up to deeper shine. Accompanied by her original cherished number plate. Very rarely do low mileage, single ownership E-Types come on the market, this is an opportunity to own a fabulous piece of British motoring history at its best.


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Auction: Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia, 5th Jun, 2021

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