Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 11
 

1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe
One family owned & just 44,000 warranted miles from new

Estimated at £50,000 - £60,000


Lot details

Registration No: UBD 904G
Chassis No: 1R25234
MOT: July 2022

  • A time warp Series II Fixed Head Coupe, finished in eye-catching Primrose Yellow
  • Matching chassis and engine numbers, with all original panelwork
  • An exceptionally sharp example and the subject of much recent expenditure

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 more user-friendly 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.

Finished in its original striking combination of Pale Primrose Yellow with Black hide interior, this example was dispatched to the USA in October of 1968 and first registered in the San Jose region of California in January of 1969. Known for its car-friendly climate, the car retains its original California Black number plates and has had just one private owner (father, later bequeathed to his son) in the USA from new and has covered a warranted 44,000 miles. The car is described by the vendor as being in “magnificent original unrestored condition with unmarked paintwork and perfect panel gaps”. He also states, “The car has a superb original interior, with rust-free undersides and is fitted with tinted glass, chrome wire wheels with thin-band Whitewall tyres". Repatriated to England in late 2020; the car is now correctly registered on a V5C document with all taxes and duties paid. Treated to a full exterior respray by My Finish of Bolton, the car has just been subjected to a major service with accompanying invoices.

Starting readily upon inspection and running very sweetly, this drop-dead gorgeous E-Type is understandably described by the seller as being in ‘excellent’ condition with regard to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, and bodywork. Offered for sale with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, handbook, lifting jack and tools, the accompanying history file contains the USA title documents, plus current UK V5C. Worthy of close inspection, we feel this car represents a truly unique opportunity to acquire a 'one private family owned', low mileage, time warp E-Type.

For more information, please contact:
Adam Sykes
adam.sykes@handh.co.uk
07429 600332

 

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