1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Series 2
This is a barn find 1969 E-Type Series 2, 2+2 4.2 with manual gearbox. Finished in red with black leather. Believed to be a complete car with some body sections to repair. The engine runs but the car requires a restoration. The interior is generally very good if you wish to keep the ‘patina’ look. It is an original right hand drive car that would make a very good base for a restoration and a sound investment.
The Series 2 Jaguar E-Type introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. design legislation. Features of Series 2 cars are a wrap-around rear bumper, open headlights, re-positioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers, an enlarged “mouth”, twin electric fans, plastic rocker switches. A combination steering lock and ignition key was fitted to the steering column, and that steering column was fitted with a collapsible section in the event of an accident. New seats were fitted with head restraints, as required by U.S. law in 1969.
The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a ribbed appearance. It was de-tuned in the US with twin Strombergs, but in the UK retained triple SUs. Production is thought to be 13,490 of all types.