For Sale by Online Auction in Scunthorpe, UK
1970 JAGUAR E TYPE SERIES 2 OTS BARE METAL RESTORATION
- Year of Manufacture: 1970
- Registration: Unregistered
- *Chassis Number: P2R14751
- *Engine Number: 7R14491-H
- 4200cc, 6 Cylinders
- Left Hand Drive
- Cinnamon Interior
- Willow Green
- Restoration and History File
- Estimate (£): 80,000 - 90,000
*Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms matching numbers pedigree
The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivalled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years (1955-1957) and, as such, it employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework.
The Series ll of 1968 evolved still further the 1964 newly enlarged 4.2-litre XK engine version, with an improved cooling system and better Girling brakes and featured several design changes, partly influenced by U.S. design legislation. The most noted exterior features are the open headlights, a larger grille opening, re-positioned and larger front indicators, and rear lights below the bumpers. The 4.2-litre engine now sported 'ribbed' cam-covers, whilst inside there were better seats, new switches and a steering-column ignition key position. Greater legroom was also now available for the taller driver.
This particular vehicle was ordered from British Leyland Motors, Inc. in New York. Built in the Jaguar factory in Browns Lane, Coventry, United Kingdom, on 16th September 1970, the car left the factory for its long maiden voyage to New York. We are unable to identify its original owner, but we do know that from the in-depth history file we have, that the car was purchased by Mr Clarke Everette Comer in North Carolina in February 1973 and it lived the rest of its life in North Carolina with documents supplied by NC DMV until it was repatriated to the UK in June 2015.
The Heritage Trust certificate indicates that the car left the factory with the Willow Green exterior and Black interior. We believe this information to be incorrect, as we have established through previous custodians dating back to the 70's that they all knew the car having a Cinnamon interior, this is also indicated in the additional notes on the certificate. We have concluded that the car was actually dispatched with either the wrong interior - black, which was rectified at an early stage in the cars history, or that the factory recorded the production incorrectly.
Of the 8629 Jaguar E Types Series 2 OTS built, 654 were finished in Willow Green and of those 159 had a Cinnamon interior.
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7:00PM Thu 07th March 2019
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