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Key Information

Lot number
12
Sale Price
£72,934
Make & Model
JAGUAR E-Type Series II
Registration
HUM304G
Year
1969
Colour
Red
Engine Size
cc
Chassis No.
IR1128
Engine No.
7R2706-9
Documents
V5C, 24 old MOT's, Heritage Certificate, Hand Book, Invoices, Workshops Manuals.

Full Description

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

Current owner for the last 10 years; fastidiously maintained with some choice upgrades; factory hard top; 4.2 manual right-hand drive in Regency Red; UK car with Heritage Certificate

This matching numbers UK car was first registered in March 1969 and comes with a Heritage Certificate and was fitted with the limited slip diff performance option.

The car had professional panel work and refurbishment in the early 2000s and was fitted with a stainless steel manifold and exhaust system by the previous owner. In the time he had the car, it never went out in the rain. The current owner used a borescope to view inside all the cavities of the monocoque when viewing the car which revealed just clean dry primer and paint inside. Subsequently, the cavities (including engine frames) have been regularly sprayed with either Dinitrol or ACF50. All underseal was removed to confirm there was clean sound metalwork beneath, before treating with preservative. In the 10 years of the current ownership, it has been stored in a dehumidified garage.

It had new Dayton wire wheels fitted and sits on Blockley tyres. Also fitted is a 123-tune distributor which has two maps programmed and a cockpit switch depending on the octane of the fuel used. Additional mechanical oil pressure and water temperature gauges were added due to the known unreliability of originals.

As you have probably already surmised, its current owner knows about cars and had worked for Formula One teams including, Benneton, Renault, Arrows and Ferrari in suspension R&D. Due to his F1 suspension experience,  he fitted Reiger dampers. These are gas filled, adjustable (cost thousands for a set) and are used by top WRC teams. They have been set up on a dyno to match to the required characteristics. The rears have adjustable spring platforms to get the corner weights and ride height correct. Castor, cambers, toes and alignments have all been checked. As you can imagine, it drives and steers like few others!

The rear brakes have the Rob Beere remote bleed kit fitted. The cooling system has Fernox Alphi-11 coolant mix for ultimate corrosion protection and the carbs were rebuilt over the winter, although were found to be in perfect shape. New engine and gearbox mountings and a Burlen (SU) solid state fuel pump were also fitted.

The car comes with two car covers, has recently had a new battery fitted and has fresh oil and filter. The hood is in good condition (new when refurbished) and is kept in place when the factory hard top is fitted.

For more information - contact nigel.mainard@brightwells.com