16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 40

1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 2+2

Sold for £38,250

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: MVU 991G
Chassis No: J691R41950BW
MOT: Exempt

  • Imported into the United Kingdom in 1990 and converted to right-hand drive
  • An estimated £40,000 worth of expenditure while in current ownership comprising a full mechanical renovation
  • Restored in c.2014 including a full repaint in Opalescent Bronze
  • Offered with a history file including Heritage Certificate

For many, the Series II Jaguar E-Type represents a great combination of design, practicality and value for money. Unveiled in October 1968, the model included improvements in safety and emissions standards to comply with US market regulations, providing such practicalities as fully-reclining seats with headrests, recessed door handles and one-piece bumpers. Under the bonnet, the 4,235cc 6-cylinder OHC was carried over from the previous series but benefitted from improved cooling and better brakes. The result was a purposeful and practical sports car, especially in the four-seater layout of the 2+2 Coupe.

The Heritage Certificate shows this example was built in May 1969 as a 2+2 Coupe, originally specified with an automatic gearbox, a factory option solely available for that body style at the time. Destined for the US market, its coachwork was finished in Metallic Sable with Tan leather interior, a combination very in keeping with its era. Imported into the UK in 1990 and converted to right-hand drive, the E-Type underwent a substantial body restoration including a repaint in Opalescent Bronze in c.2014.

Purchased by the current owner in 2019, the vendor informs that the Jaguar has benefitted from an estimated £40,000 worth of expenditure while in their ownership, comprising a comprehensively mechanical renovation, most notably with a conversion to a four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox with overdrive. An overhauled 4.2-litre straight-six engine is fitted with new SU carburettors (along with the original block and head accompanying the car), with stopping power provided by a fully renovated braking system. Further attention was paid to the clutch, fuelling system, steering, charging system, and differential, along with a new stainless steel exhaust system.

Since completion the vendor states he has travelled three times to the South of France without a hitch. With a recorded mileage of c.94,000 miles (albeit the speedometer stopped working an estimated 1,000 miles ago), chassis number J691R41950BW has just two former keepers in the UK. ‘MVU 991G’ is accompanied by a history file comprising a large number of invoices, MOTs certificates dating back to 1996, documentation relating to American history, and the current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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