|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 June 2014.
Car Number Prefixes and Suffixes:
- 1R indicates the model is an E-Type Series 2.
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2014-06-24 08:00:45 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 6/24/14
Car has a buy it now price of $48,500 for 9 days. 86k miles.
1970 Jaguar E-Type fix head coupe (two seater) Series 2 (S2) with manual transmission. It is in its original specification and is numbers matching. This E-type was a nice original driver that traveled 85,000 miles, then throughout 2011-2012 received $22,000+ worth of professional mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment (detailed receipt included). This is an absolutely beautiful, stunning, and eye catching vehicle that is extremely pleasant to drive and is ready for the road. It retains its very uncommon original paint color, dark blue, and gray interior.
The finish on this E-Type is the original dark blue color. The body work was professionally performed in 2011. The quality of the finish/body work is of VERY presentable driver quality but not $100,000+ Concours quality. The dark blue has an excellent tone and pops out on sunny days. The clearcoat was wet sanded/flat sanded with 2000 grit sandpaper to achieve the mirror like finish it currently has. From about five feet away, the finish on this E-Type looks nearly perfect. When a very detailed enthusiast knowledgeable about paint work sticks their nose up close to it, some detailed imperfections can be noticed. The average car person or car show spectator generally would not notice these imperfections unless they were pointed out. I would like to point these out because as stated, this a VERY presentable and attractive driver that can be brought to shows but not a Concours 100 point winning show car. This E-Type has of course been buffed with compound, polished, and hand waxed since being wet sanded but some extremely light clearcoat scratches from the 2000 grit sandpaper can be seen on a few areas when the sun is out full force and one bends down close to the body and at just the right angle. It is too minor and limited to show up in the photographs. There are a few limited/contained areas of needle tip size or smaller white specks in the paint (ex: some spots on roof, some spots on cowl). It is not over the whole car or on every body panel. It is limited and did not even show up in the photographs. The hood, doors, and hatch were painted on a different day than the body of the car thus resulting in a very slight and subtle difference in the tint of blue. When it is a perfectly sunny day, the difference in tint is very faint, and can be noticed only on certain views of the car, more so when looking for it, and also more so by detailed enthusiasts. I showed off the E-Type at a British car show and no one noticed unless I pointed it out to them. When it is not perfectly sunny, it generally cannot be seen and is minor enough to not show in the photographs. There are a few other minor knicks, scratches, and etcetera here and there that generally are not seen from five feet away. Other than that, the finish is absolutely stunning. The paint lacks texture, is quite smooth, and very reflective. Notice the quality of the reflections on the different body panels in the photographs with the Jaguar book next to the body. When kneeling down and looking down the side of the body, it is very straight and smooth, not wavy. This E-Type looks impressive and the high gloss, smooth, and straight dark blue aids the visual appeal. This E-Type stands out from the reds, blacks, silvers, greens, and other much more common colors. Overall, VERY presentable paint.
The rest of the exterior is presentable as well. As stated, the body panels are all impressively straight. They are not wavy. I am not able to find a ding on the body. No evidence or records of significant damage ever. The panels were stripped to bare steel prior to the paintwork being performed. The body/VIN is numbers matching. Gaps throughout are great, with the driver door being slightly pushed out due to new weatherstripping which should compress over time. The passenger door jamb still needs the vertical weatherstripping piece ($50). Lenses overall are nice with Lucas headlamps units up front. Chrome/trim throughout is presentable, shines, and is reflective, almost perfect looking from five or so feet away, but with close inspection on some of it, it shows typical wear such as pitting and scratches. Hatch window trim is present but not installed. Glass throughout overall is good, some minor wear, and some scratches on the driver glass as well as other minor scratches on the upper part of the windscreen. It was not significant enough to show up in the photos. None of the glass has any cracks or significant stone impacts. The chrome wire wheels look absolutely beautiful and show some typical aging/oxidation. The redline tires are new and contrast very nicely from the dark blue. The underbody and engine bay is not Concours clean but is impressive. Those areas have been refurbished with cleaning, paint, and numerous part replacement throughout. Underside of the hood sheet metal also is great. All in all, the exterior of this E-Type collectively is very presentable and visually appealing.
The interior of this E-Type is mostly original, overall complete, and shows some patina. The dashboard is very nice and would not need much attention. The pad does not have any cracking, rips, or other issues. Gauges overall look good. Some touch up here and there could be in order like on the choke knob or enjoy as is. Steering wheel is original wood and has received some repair. Headliner shows age, has some markings, but is not drooping. The driver seat shows some wear. The passenger seat shows more wear and has some cracking/separation. Head rests are present and fine. Seat belts are present and are fine. Door panels are original and have some scarring due to the window cranks hitting them. Hatch area material shows typical wear to be expected. The interior overall is presentable and shows expected patina for having traveled 86,000 miles. It does not distract from the beautiful exterior of the vehicle but a future owner may wish to refurbish the interior. Excellent complete interior kits can be purchased from many different sources like www.osji.com and cost about $3,200. I personally would just enjoy the E-type as it is but a future owner may opt for such interior work being done and this has been considered in the value of this vehicle.
This E-Type is impressive mechanically and well sorted. This was a nicely running and driving vehicle prior to receiving the recent refurbishment, not some sort of barn find. It has received about $15,000 worth of mechanical refurbishment since 2011. I have a four page itemized receipt with totals and dates scanned and pictured. There are some mechanical details that can still be worked out like with any 40+ year old car but the major important aspects in many of the different systems (suspension, brakes, engine, cooling, etc.) are taken care of resulting in this being a very fun to drive vehicle. Some of the significant recent work includes:
-New stainless steel exhaust, new manifold studs
-New clutch, new slave cylinder, new reservoir
-Engine serviced, cleaned, and painted, new choke cables, new water pump
-Radiator reconditioned, new fans
-New ball joints
-New battery, cables, and tray
-New brake master cylinder, front brake rotors, some brake hose replacement
-New tires and tubes
-Rear hubs: One hub rebuilt, one replaced
As stated, there are a few items that could still be sorted. The tachometer works intermittently, with it functioning less often than not. A British car needs to drip something, and this one drips from what looks like what be the rear seal of the transmission. It is not so extensive to the point that the car should not be driven. With the car sitting, it will leave about a 50 cent piece diameter size of gear lube underneath it and will drip on the exhaust. A temporary heat shield could remedy that. This E-Type does have factory A/C which is known to be somewhat useless. The compressor and other under-hood parts are supposed to currently be en-route via the mail to me as they were left at the shop where the car was refurbished. If and when I do receive those parts, I will ship them at my expense to the new owner if received after the E-type is picked up if the new owner wants them. Other than those items, I am unable to think of what else could or should be done. Those involved in the classic car hobby know the above are pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of the vehicle.
One of the sweetest parts of the E-Type is its engine. The engine is numbers matching to the car (7R9274-9). I hate to say it as it is an un-intended pun, but this 4.2L inline six cylinder just purrs. It starts up cold most often on the first try, otherwise usually the second. It has a stable idle without surging or sputtering. The valvetrain and other internals sound silky smooth. It stays strong at the proper temperature, even on 90+ degree days. Extremely excellent oil pressure. Excellent throttle response throughout the RPM range. The 4.2L offers gobs of torque down low to cruise all day in 4th gear and revs strong and smooth through the RPM range if more spirited driving is in order. Absolutely no issues noticed in regards to the engine. The dual overhead cam engine itself sounds beautiful as does the note from the stainless steel dual exhaust. The gearbox is the original four speed unit and it shifts very sweetly. It is nice and tight. Absolutely no grinding/synchro issues whether it is warmed up or not. Reverse is fine as well. Driveshaft, differential, axels, and hubs are good to go as well with no issues noticed. Steering system is fine. Suspension overall is very compliant and comfortable. It rides quite smooth and confidently. Tires are brand new which help aid driving enjoyment as well. The brakes offer excellent feedback and are the original four disc system all around. No rotor warp, leaking, or other issues noticed with the braking system. Odometer works and reads 86,000 miles. Headlights, turn signals, brake lights, wipers, fuel gauge, and etc. work as well.