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2R28497

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 4.2 Jaguar E-Type British Racing Green
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 7R13592-9 
  
  
 24 August 1970 United States
 
 1971 British Racing Green
 2016 Suede Green
 Rest: Nice 
 Original Malton
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United KingdomSUX987H

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Record Creation: Entered on 27 April 2012.

 

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2016-03-24 22:58:04  |  XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was changed from 7R135929 to 7R13592-9
  • Factory Paint Color was added: british racing green
  • Factory Interior Color was added: cinnamon
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Car Condition was changed from Awaiting rest. to Rest: Nice
  • Replacement Gearbox was added: 5 speed
  • Current Interior was changed from beige to suede green
  • Current City was changed from Leicester to Leominster
  • Current State was changed from Leicestershire to Herefordshire
  • Last Seen was changed from 2012 to 2016
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1970
  • Factory Build Month was added: 08

  • 2016-11-28 18:11:22  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Interior Color was changed from cinnamon to suede green
  • Current City was changed from Leominster to Malton
  • Current State was changed from Herefordshire to North Yorkshire
  • Factory Build Day was added: 24

  • 2016-12-06 17:27:07  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Interior Color was changed from suede green to cinnamon

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    2012-04-27 12:13:37  |  Lofty writes:

    On sale eBay UK £19,995 buy it now, bid up to £8550 with 8 days left to go.

    JAGUAR E TYPE 4.2cc SERIES 1 1/2 MODEL 1971 MANUAL GEARBOX
    in british racing green
    orginaly imported from the state alabama usa in 1989 to the uk
    the body is in good condition as is the chassis due to being in alabama
    a jaguar specialist changed it to right hand drive in 1989
    it has been dry stored for the past 23 years in a heated workshop
    this car has recently been ran up and sounds superb
    it has been driven to a new workshop about four months ago with no problem approx six miles
    selling due to other commitments and no time to sort it
    i have full uk v5 ,import certificate and old uk mot
    ideal restoration or use as is,for this desirable model
    viewing is welcome,to arrange viewing call 07980 297263 or 07977 218566


    2016-03-23 19:04:21  |  Harry Stevens writes:

    Lot 163 at Brightwells sale of Classic and Vintage Cars on 2 March 2016. As the accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms, this particular S2 coupe was manufactured in late August 1970 and dispatched to British Leyland New York the following month. Finished in British Racing Green with a Cinnamon interior, it was eventually brought back to the UK in October 1989 at which point it had 62,900 miles on the clock, a total which has now risen to 66,800 miles and is believed to be the genuine mileage covered from new, the original engine being still fitted to the car. It had one Leicester owner between 1989 and 2012 but was mainly kept in storage throughout this period, covering just a couple of hundred miles.

    In May 2012 it was acquired by another owner who treated it to a substantial restoration over the next two years at Cotswold Classic Car Restorations of Cirencester. This included a full repaint in the original BRG, new green tinted glass all round, new headlights and taillights, new door sills and window rubbers, new exterior chrome work, an interior re-trim in Suede Green by Skinners of Cirencester with new seat foams, seat belts and carpets, new uprated brake callipers, discs, master cylinder and servo, ITG free flow air filter conversion, SU Carburettors, new 6X15 72 spoke chrome wire wheels with 205/70VR Avon tyres, Evans waterless coolant plus numerous other items.

    In February 2014 a new Tremec T5 5 speed gearbox was fitted, almost £3,500 for the parts alone, along with a new clutch kit and many new engine seals and gaskets. Electric power steering was fitted to the steering column, a useful enhancement that makes parking and low speed manoeuvring a doddle. More recently a Kenlowe fan has been fitted along with Petromix electronic ignition with new HT leads and plugs, a new alternator, new clutch master cylinder, lightened and balanced flywheel, new silicone coolant and heater hoses, braided stainless steel brake hoses, halogen headlamps, battery cut off switch, full geometry set up, carbs rebuilt with new needles by Trafford Competition Engines and numerous other improvements.

    As you would expect the car is now in very good order throughout and the many thoughtful upgrades mean that this is a thoroughly sorted E Type that drives like a much more modern car and eminently suitable for daily use. Last year it completed an extensive tour of France and the Pyrenees, the vendor reporting that it performed faultlessly throughout. Supplied with a large file of ills documenting the works carried out, an owner's handbook and an MOT until October 2016. It also comes with the original gearbox if desired. Altogether a wonderfully improved and upgraded 'matching numbers' E Type that any enthusiast would love to have. Sold for £58,000.


    2016-06-05 17:29:57  |  pauls writes:

    URL for above auction:
    classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php

    Lot number 161
    Hammer value £58,000
    Description Jaguar E-Type S2 4.2 FHC
    Registration SUX 987H
    Year 1970
    Colour British Racing Green
    Engine size 4,235 cc
    Chassis No. 2R28497
    Engine No. 7R135929
    Documents V5C; MOT October 2016; restoration and service invoices; owner's handbook


    2016-11-18 13:02:08  |  Harry Stevens writes:

    Sold by the Classic and Sports Car Centre of Malton in November 2016. Seller's description below. The URL is www.classicand sportscar.ltd;uk/Jaguar-E-Type-SeriesII-4.2-FHC/classic-cars-sold/27381

    This beautifully presented Jaguar E Type Series II 4.2 FHC was manufactured on 24 August 1970 and left the factory in British Racing Green with manual transmission. The E Type was dispatched on 18 September through Personal Export delivery and distributed by British Leyland New York USA. The E Type was returned to the UK in 1989 and MoT tested in the October with a recorded mileage of 62915 miles. From 1989 to 2012 the E Type was dry stored and not used and in 2012 a two year programme of restoration was undertaken and today the E Type presents in exceptional condition with some lovely, desirable upgrades enhancing the driving of the car.

    In 2012 a Gloucestershire based restoration company stripped the E Type bodywork and carried out a complete re-paint in British Racing Green. They contracted the interior work to a local specialist and a full trim was carried out in Sage Green. New wheels and tyres were fitted, chrome work was replaced and various new trims and rubbers supplied and fitted. In 2014 mechanical upgrades included a new T5, 5 speed gearbox, new electronic power steering, a lightened and balanced flywheel and all new silicone coolant and heater hoses. General mechanical and electrical work included a full brake system overhaul with new callipers, new servo, master cylinder, stainless steel braided hoses and new pads front and rear. The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder were replaced, the heater fan unit overhauled, a new electronic distributor fitted, new HT leads, new radiator, new thermostat fan switch, H4 halogen bulbs, new alternator and carburettors rebuilt. On completion the E Type successfully completed a tour of France and the Pyrenees and has now covered over 3000 miles since restoration. Invoices for thousands of pounds worth of expenditure are with the vehicle history file.

    SUX987H has an excellent body shell with superb straight panels and a high quality, deep paint finish. The underside of the car is excellent, the car is structurally outstanding and the car has fine detail with excellent door shuts, engine bay and spare wheel well. Chrome work is all stunning and gleaming, including the chrome wire wheels and the recently re-trimmed upholstery has been beautifully done to the highest of standards. The engine holds excellent oil pressure and is a strong unit offering excellent performance, the new five speed gearbox is fabulous to use and with power steering, overhauled brakes and a superb suspension, the car is first class to drive. This is an E Type that has already proven to be reliable and ideal for long distance, continental touring and is perfectly placed for this type of usage with the advantage of the five speed gearbox and power steering. This is a truly superb example that can fulfil many purposes whether it be long distance touring, local shows, events or just a beautiful collector's piece that can be enjoyed in good weather.


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