The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 266 Registration: GAM 385J Chassis No.: 1R11853 Estimate: £65,000 - £75,000 Specialist: Steven Keen Telephone No: 07500 040422 Lot 741 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster Offered here is a US-supplied, left-hand drive Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Open Two- Seater presenting in remarkable, highly original condition. Finished in a beautiful period shade of Ascot Fawn with a Tan leather interior and matching hood, today the odometer shows just 36,660 miles which we understand is from new. The car remains in lovely, factory original condition and is supplied with an Inspection Report which confirms that all the numbers match its Heritage Certificate. The report has been prepared by our vendor, an ex-Jaguar Land Rover Classic Manager, whose most recent role was the Leading Engineer on the ‘E-Type reborn’ project and certainly knows his E-Types. His detailed report notes that the body appears to be completely original, with no evidence of metal repair showing and factory welding, sealing and metal features all visible. The interior is exceptionally well-preserved including the seats that have been fitted with covers from new. The boot area is also highly original, with a virtually unused original tool kit and jack assembly. Mechanically, the measured engine performance indicators are strong, as recorded in the health check, including excellent oil pressure and good compressions. The engine fires on-the-button and sounds very healthy, on test the gearbox was tight and accurate and overall, the car performed extremely well. The Jaguar was imported into the UK in 2022 after 30-years in long-term storage and a full mechanical recommission was commenced. This involved end-to-end servicing and completely replacing the brake and clutch actuation system, pipes and reservoirs etc. Fully reconditioned triple SU carburettors were fitted with a new intake manifold and filters etc. and the whole ignition and fuel supply system was replaced with robust electronic ignition, a new fuel pump, all new cooling hoses, thermostat and a reconditioned alternator. The front suspension and steering were overhauled and new Avon tyres fitted. All parts used were reconditioned originals except for the original Champion plug caps which were retained. The car’s history file includes paperwork from the US supporting the mileage, the aforementioned condition report and health check, its current V5C-UK registration paperwork ready for transfer or export, an MOT Certificate valid until December 2023, the Jaguar Heritage Certificate and numerous invoices for parts and fittings etc. Here we have a true reference car, one of the most iconic British sports cars ever produced in remarkably well-preserved condition. With the cost of restoration now marching past £100,000, thousands of man-hours and still very few workshops capable of delivering a final product this close to perfect, this impressive example represents superb value at this very sensible guide - and they’re only original once. A highly original, fully matching numbers Series 2 with low-mileage, offered along with a professional inspection and health check. Fully recommissioned, pin-sharp and absolutely on-the-button. More Details Lot 741 Bid On Lot 741