Excitingly offered at No Reserve – a Series 2 roadster that needs substantial restoration
Delivered new to Sweden 1970 in left-hand drive with a manual gearbox
Originally Pale Primrose Yellow with a black interior and black hood
This matching numbers car was brought back to the UK in 2019 and is now UK-registered
A number of new/replacement parts have already been acquired (list available)
We understand that the engine runs and sounds in good order
Private vendor unable to start the restoration so now someone else’s opportunity
Jaguar continued to develop the E-Type throughout its life and the first results of this programme of improvements were introduced in 1964 when the newly enlarged 4.2-litre XK engine was installed. Maximum power remained unchanged at 265bhp, however, torque was usefully increased which, combined with the arrival of a fully synchronised Moss gearbox and more consistent fuel flow from the twin SU petrol pumps, contributed greatly to smooth progress.
The Series 2 of 1968 was a further quantum leap with an improved cooling system and better Girling brakes addressing those, less than endearing Serious 1 characteristics of getting too hot and not being able to stop. The Series 2 also introduced several design changes, largely due to U.S. Federal legislation, and 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 XK power straight-six now featured ‘ribbed’ cam-covers, whilst inside there were better seats with head-rests, new switchgear and the ignition switch was now on the steering column.
According to the accompanying Heritage certificate, ‘1R13561’ was dispatched on the 19th May 1970 to Sweden in left-hand drive format, fitted with a manual gearbox, finished in Pale Primrose with a black interior and black hood.
Having been laid up for a number of years in Sweden, this Series 2 was purchased by our private vendor in 2019 as a restoration project. It was brought back to these shores, UK-registered as ‘EVG453H’ and various new parts were sourced in order to start the restoration. Unfortunately, with other projects pressing, the vendor has never got round to starting the restoration and now needs to sell, enabling somebody else to enjoy the journey.
As you can see from the pictures, there are various parts included in the sale and a list can be sent to interested parties upon request. We understand that the engine runs and sounds in good order. Excitingly offered at ‘No Reserve’, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a very desirable, matching numbers, E-Type and commence a large but enjoyable project.
- Body typeConvertible
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