Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
- Published: Feb 23, 2017
- Updated : Jun 14, 2017
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About this Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
SORRY THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD – Introduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150mph top speed. 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 E-Type’s design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburettor, ‘S’ unit first offered as an option on the XK150. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint; firstly because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.
The first significant up-grade occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. 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. Power steering and air conditioning were now available as options.
This stunning series II Roadster was supplied new in Canada via distributor British Motor Holdings. Although there is little history, prior sales details suggest that this is a full matching numbers car and that it has been the subject of a comprehensive restoration some four years ago. Works have included an upgrade to SU carburettors, a complete repaint with replacement wheels and tyres amongst other mechanical items. The car subsequently departed Sidney, British Columbia, Canada in late 2015 and has since resided in the UK until today. With only very minor works required and now completed the car now presents beautifully although is still in left hand drive. We would be happy to convert to RHD for an additional £5000. This really must be seen – it is showroom condition.
Contact Dealer : Arun Independent Jaguar www.arunltd.com
Address: Arun Ltd, Codmore Hill Garage, Stane Street, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1BQ
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