Lot 42 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Sold for £37,688
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: ANK963G
Chassis No: 1R25040
Mot Expiry: July 2020
- Imported back to the UK in 1988 and fitted with Coopercraft front brakes
- Subject to an extensive restoration in the late 1990's
- Fitted with 3.8-litre unit equipped with a 4.2-litre head and triple SUs
This interesting Series 2 Coupe came off the line at Browns Lane on August 13, 1968, at which time it was finished in Primrose Yellow matched to Black interior trim. It was a lefthand drive export model that six weeks later departed the UK for Jaguar Cars New York and, according to the accompanying paperwork, remained in the USA before being repatriated in 1988. Sometime prior to that homecoming, the original Stromberg-fuelled 4.2-litre engine was replaced by the earlier 3.8-litre unit equipped with a 4.2-litre head and triple SUs that powers the car to this day. In the late 1990s `ANK 963G' was subjected to an extensive restoration, during which the body was finished in its current Dark Blue livery, the interior retrimmed in Dark Blue piped Light Blue hide and the steering converted to righthand drive. The Jaguar rides on painted wire wheels and its specification includes a Coopercraft front brake conversion kit and sunroof. It is now being sold complete with: photos of the restoration, parts catalogue, Heritage Certificate, a collection of old invoices and MOTs, plus one valid into July of next year.
The last E-Type Jaguar rolled off the production line in 1975, yet the model still has a unique ability to excite enthusiasts of all generations, its Malcolm Sayer-penned lines thought by many to be among the most striking ever to adorn a motor car. Indeed, only a few years ago the Daily Telegraph ranked the E-Type top of the `100 most beautiful cars of all time'. This was no ordinary motor car - it was a true thoroughbred. The Series 2 models introduced in 1969 are distinguished by their lack of headlamp covers, enlarged front air intake, repositioned front indicators and tail lights, wrap-around rear bumper, twin-electric fans, uprated brakes and refashioned facia and seats.