1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Series 2
This is a true ‘barn find’ 1970 E-Type 4.2 Series 2, 2+2 with automatic gearbox in white with excellent tan leather. It is a complete car with some body sections to repair that is a stalled restoration. It has rust in the normal places but not excessive and would make an excellent basis for a full restoration. It has a full length Webasto sunroof and is an original right hand drive car, but a non matching number car. The engine with triple carbs is currently out of the car and the original automatic gearbox is present.
The Series 2 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.