Sold for £61,875
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: EYW 901J
Chassis No: 1R1684
MOT: March 2023
Introduced in August 1968, the Series II version of Jaguar’s immortal E-Type sported redesigned bumpers and lights. Less noticeable was its enlarged front air intake which in conjunction with dual cooling fans made the newcomer better behaved in hot weather and heavy traffic. With its 4235cc DOHC straight-six engine developing a quoted 265bhp/283lbft, the Jaguar was reputedly capable of nearly 150mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. Available in open two-seater, fixed-head two-seater and fixed-head 2+2-seater guises, the American market accounted for the bulk of Series II production. Indeed, just 776 of the 8,627 open two-seaters made were to right-hand drive specification.
According to its accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, chassis 1R1684 was manufactured on 30th April 1970. Initially finished in Regency Red with Black upholstery (the same colour combination it pleasingly sports today), the two-seater was supplied new by Henlys of London to Advance Tapes Ltd of Leicester and road registered as ‘EYW 901J’ on February 1st 1971. Entering the current ownership six years later via Andian Automobiles Ltd of Essex, the Jaguar was soon treated to a new bonnet, rear wheel arch repairs and a thorough Waxoyling. Zeroed following a repair in 1982, the E-Type’s speedometer shows that it has covered just 25,000 miles over the past four decades. Kept garaged as part of a small private collection, the two-seater has been regularly maintained by marque-experienced mechanics with notable works over the years encompassing: cylinder head refurbishment by VSE (2006), extensive brake/suspension/rear subframe rejuvenation (2010), original engine professionally overhauled at an indicated 20,685 miles (2011), carburettors attended to (2015), new Black mohair hood/door cards/internal sill covers etc (2015), minor bodywork defects rectified and full respray (2016) and new Burlen SU fuel pump (2018). The vendor tells us that ‘EYW 901J’ has been ‘used for pleasure only. Therefore, it has not been driven during inclement weather. It has always been a pleasure to own and drive. Due to engine/suspension/brake overhauls, it starts well, runs well and stops well, and being resprayed and re-trimmed (apart from the seats and dash which are original and in fine condition) it looks good. As I am in my eighties and have other more modern Jaguars I feel it is time I started slimming down the mechanical part of my life. I will miss the E-Type as it has been a lot of fun!’
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