1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
- Year : 1969
- Make : Jaguar
- Model : E-Type Series II Roadster
- Registration : WLO 86
- Chassis : 1R1061
- Engine No : 7R3006/9
- Body Type : Roadster
- Colour : Red
- Trim : Tan
- Mileage : 33000
- Technical Data : Viewing by Appointment
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Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre was nothing short of a revelation. With its heady blend of supercar performance, breathtaking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left rivals reeling and customers clamoring. Early sportscar racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori, amongst others, helped cement its reputation. In 1968 and due largely to US regulations, the E-Type underwent several design changes and improvements. The new Series II Jaguar E-Type can be identified by its open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned larger front indicators, tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged ‘mouth’ with twin electric fans, and up-rated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial ‘ribbed’ appearance. The interior and dashboard were also re-designed, with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. Head restraints, a collapsible steering column and an all synchromesh gearbox improved safety and comfort for the occupants.
This very early, manufactured 1968, righthand drive, matching number Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster has only covered 3,000 miles in the last fourteen years. Supplied originally by Henlys in London, the car was painted in pale primrose yellow. In 1985, the car was the subject to chassis up rebuild and a repaint changing the colour to red. This E-Type has been well looked after and has a very good history file going back to 1988 with MoT test certificates starting with mileage reading 21,356 miles to latest MoT test certificate with the mileage of 32,635 miles, just over 11,000 miles in 29 years. There is a note from a previous owner stating, in 2001, the mileage to be 28,000 miles which he believed to be correct. Recent work carried out includes top half engine overhaul by the previous owner and the vendor has spent over £12,000 in the last Eighteen months including repainting the bonnet, replacing the front suspension bushes, anti-roll bar drop links, steering rack bushes, Lucas alternator, reconditioned radiator, a full service and replaced the tan leather seats. This very good Series II Roadster is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2019, a Heritage Certificate and a file containing invoices, old MoT certificates, old registration documents and insurance documents. This is a superb example of a British icon ready to be used and enjoyed with the roof down on the open road.