1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC Series 2 (Sold)

Mileage 01161
Engine 4.2
Rego 3906 - N/A
Jaguar’s E-type was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961 and remains one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, the ultimate automotive expression of the celebrated Swinging Sixties. With sleek, aerodynamic styling derived from the Le Mans winning D-types, the new Jaguar could reach a maximum speed of 150 mph, a figure hitherto attainable only by the most expensive exotics from the likes of Ferrari and Aston Martin. Indeed, the E-type was priced well below its contemporary rivals, putting supercar performance and sexy looks within reach of many enthusiasts. The new Jaguar was more than just a beautiful show car, combining the best race car practice with the latest technology, including monocoque construction, Dunlop disc brakes all round, independent rear suspension and excellent rack and pinion steering. Right from the outset the E-type proved itself capable of mixing it with the best in competition, with Graham Hill taking a maiden victory at Oulton Park in April 1961, but the factory left it to privateers to develop the car and as a result it would ultimately struggle against Ferrari’s new GTO and the mighty Cobras. The earliest E-types were powered by Jaguar’s sublime 3.8-litre straight six, pushing out 265 bhp, allied to the often maligned four-speed Moss box, situation resolved with the adoption of an all-synchromesh gearbox in 1964. At the same time the engine was expanded to 4.2-litres and although the power output remained unchanged, the new motor developed considerably more torque, making the E-type more flexible and easier to drive. Other changes to the 4.2 model included improvements to the interior, stronger brakes and better electrics, along with the option of automatic transmission and a 2+2 model alongside the classic coupe and roadster. In October 1968 Jaguar announced a further revamp for the E-type, these so-called Series 2 models distinguished by minor styling modifications to the nose, new tail light clusters and a new dashboard with rocker switches in place of the toggles to meet new US Federal safety regulations. Twin fans were adopted as standard equipment to cope with the demands of the newly optional air conditioning, while power steering and bolt-on chrome wires were also available at additional cost. The E-type proved irresistible to all who saw it, from pop stars to racing drivers, and remains as desirable today as it did when new. Ownership of an E-type, particularly the desirable six-cylinder roadster, is a hugely rewarding experience and a well-sorted example such as the car on offer will prove a sound investment on every level. This particular FHC was a UK delivered factory RHD car. Older restoration with detailed photo's. Comes with a huge file dating back decades.   Work completed in recent months - Engine, Gearbox and Differential removed for extensive repairs. The car has a matching numbers engine which has recently had new main and conrod bearings. New pistons and rings and engine bored and honed to suit. Cylinder head has been faced and valve clearances set. It has a near new clutch kit (approx 1000 miles). It has had new main jets fitted to carburettors and has an aftermarket electronic ignition system fitted (ignitor brand). Gearbox had had all new syncro rings installed as well as a new 1st/2nd gear syncro hub. All bearings and needle rollers have been replaced as have the required thrust washers. Differential has had new pinion and carrier bearings. Side gears have been shimmed to correct tolerances and the drive flange modified to accept new style superior seal. Note this Differential is NOT Limited Slip and retains its original crownwheel and pinion gears. The car also has upgraded front brakes, vented rotors and 4 piston callipers. Overall the car presents quite well and feels good on the road. - Jake ( Head Mechanic @ Carl Linder collection of classic Jaguars)   Contact Ben Finnis - 0411 744 190 for more information -Finance available -Door to door transport available -All cars inspected by our fully trained mechanics. Over 50 x Classics in stock and more arriving daily . Go to http://www.collectableclassiccars.com.au MORE CLASSIC CARS WANTED. CONTACT BEN FINNIS Collectable Classic Cars & Bikes - Strathalbyn SA Est 1989 Back