Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II OTS Roadster DealerPosted 21/06/2017 - Classic Cars - Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
|Mileage||84,840 Miles / 136,536 KM|
|Transmission||Manual / RHD|
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The E-Type Jaguar debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motorshow as a replacement for the hugely successful Jaguar XK150. The new E-Type was nothing short of a revelation, with its heady blend of supercar performance, breath taking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left its rivals reeling and customers desperate to own one. Designed by William Lyons and Malcolm Sayer the “Series 1” was launched in 1961 in both fixed head coupe and roadster form with design inspiration taken from the Le-Mans winning D-Type sports racer. Built around a steel monocoque chassis with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, all-round independent suspension using coil springs and dampers to the rear with torsion bars and wishbones to the front. Brakes were Dunlop discs all round, mounted inboard to the rear alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight. Powered by Jaguar’s XK 3.8 litre twin-cam straight six engine, this offered breath taking performance to rival both Ferrari and Aston Martin. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964. The 4.2 litre engine produced 265bhp and boasted a top speed of 150 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just under 7 secs. Jaguar launched the “Series II” E-Type in 1968 largely to satisfy U.S. design legislation. The most distinctive exterior feature was the absence of the glass headlight covers. In addition, a wrap around rear bumper with tail lights positioned below. The Series II had re-positioned front indicators, enlarged “mouth” to aid cooling and the installation of twin cooling fans. Other improvements included: Upgraded brakes and the addition of industrial ribbed rocker covers instead of the polished chrome covers of the “Series 1”. The interior dashboard was also re-designed to incorporate plastic rocker switches in place of the “Series 1” toggle switches. The Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II OTS Roadster (Registration No: DAD690G) offered here at Autostorico is finished in Signal Red with Black leather interior. Chassis No: 1R9710 has covered an indicated 84,840 miles. This beautiful car has undergone an extensive restoration completed over a number of years. In around 2008 the car underwent an engine rebuild to fast road specification with Guy Broad including; new bronze valve guides, valves, heavy duty valve springs, cam bearings and tappets. The block was re-bored to suit new AE9:1 pistons with resized and re-bushed connecting rods, new connecting rod bolts and nuts. The oil pump was replaced as were the timing chains upper and lower, hydraulic tensioner, and new ACL Duraglide bearings were fitted. The car then underwent a full dynamic balance of all rotating mass components with new hardware fitted where necessary. At the same time the car received a full rebuild of it’s S.U. HD8 carburettors, new electronic ignition kit, a lightened flywheel and 9.5 AP diaphragm clutch kit were fitted. To complement the fast road specification engine, the car has been fitted with a Guy Broad 5 speed gearbox. In early 2017 the car had a full re-spray at Sussex Coachworks at a cost of £10,000. Offered for sale with a current V5 registration document, current MOT and history file including invoices, restoration work and MOT certificates back to 1990. A truly unique opportunity to own such a stunning example of a true British classic, which will certainly appreciate over time. Viewing strictly by appointment only.