|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||Light Blue|
|Open Two Seater||Dark Blue|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|British Leyland New York|
|9 December 1968||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 14 November 2023.
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2007-09-18 06:32:12 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 9/18/07
Current bid $11,100 reserve not met, 4 bids, 6 days left in auction. 94k miles.
I bought this beautiful Jaguar a year and half ago and restored it to a very nice daily driver. The goal was to greatly reduce the odds of this car leaving me stranded on the side of the road! Ambitious goal for an old English car!! So....the engine was completely rebuilt. The front end and rear end of the car were rebuilt. Gas tank completely restored (very important!) The clutch was very recently redone, and a new alternator was just installed as well. The interior was redone by the previous owner about 10 years ago. It's looking pretty good, if not perfect, but I wanted a car I wasn't afraid to jump in to, so it was perfect for me. The major items I chose not to attack were the wheels, windscreen, and the wiring harness. All appear to be in pretty decent shape, although there is a nice ding in the windscreen, hiding behind the center post that holds the rear view mirror. The transmission was completely disassembled and inspected, and did not appear to be in need of a rebuild, so I left that alone as well. The clutch and the shifter are nice and smooth. Feels almost like a new car to me. The engine feels very healthy. It can definitely push you into the back of your seat. The car has new paint and a brand new Everflex Vynal top. I chose this type of top because the car originally came with a vynal top, and because it's so much easier to clean. I've also heard that they don't wear out any faster than canvas. I also think it looks much sleeker than cloth.
One unique feature of this car you may have noticed. It's a series II in all respects except for one detail. The rear bumpers and lights are series I. This was actually the thing that made me want to buy the car. I HATE the series II bumpers and lights! Ugly rear end, I've always felt. But I love everything else about the series II. So this car has all the comforts of the series II, but also looks very nice from behind!
The car is not a show car, but it is probably one of the best looking and best maintained daily drivers you'll ever see. In my opinion, the best of both worlds for someone who wants to actually drive it on a daily basis, but wants to turn heads as well. My mechanic is also a good friend, and he approaches these cars scientifically. In other words, he doesn't "rig" things. He fixes them correctly. I think you'll be quite happy with the performance of this car. I genuinely hate to sell it, but my young son has started school, and feel like a heel driving him around in a car that does not have all the modern safety devices. Not to mention, in the hot summer, the poor little guy roasts in that thing! I have another classic Jag, and owning two was just too unrealistic. One of them had to go!
2007-09-20 15:52:30 | pauls writes:
DOC, educated guess is its a '68 (S1.5) with the bonnet and probably picture frame from a S2 and along with it the VIN. That would be far more feasible than the concept of having an entire S1 rear clip installed.
2007-10-20 08:26:45 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 10/20/07
Current bid $10,200 reserve not met, 5 bids, 9 days left in auction.
Previous auction ended at $35,200 reserve not met after 35 bids.
2007-10-23 13:38:22 | Ken writes:
I think Doc's guess is probably a good one. The mechanic in Texas who inspected this car for me before I bought it said it was a series 1.5 with a series 2 bonnet. I looked at the matching numbers and assumed that he was wrong. Now I'm not so sure! This car continues to be Eloy's enigma!
2007-11-16 14:40:49 | Anonymous writes:
I think the series 1.5 with a series II bonnet has to be correct. My roadster, #1r7932 has is a normal series II car, including the rear clip. Since my car was produced six vehicles before this one, I think it's unlikely this car would have had a series 1.5 rear clip.
2008-11-07 04:21:17 | JPL writes:
The car is now in France in Vichy, and it's a great fun to drive it...
2008-11-07 04:33:27 | JP Louvot writes:
The car is now in France in Vichy.
2023-11-14 14:00:59 | pauls writes:
Car offered at:
1969 Jaguar E-Type Convertible
Odometer 5,514 Kilometres
Engine size 4235
Auction DetailsSeller Type Private
Town Dampierre en Yveline…
Well maintained and smart Series 2 convertible
Classically finished in red over black
Very good bodywork and interior
Few miles since comprehensive independent valuation
Significant ongoing maintenance investment
Series 2 car with desirable conversion to Series 1 rear lights
Certificate D’immatriculation shows registration date of 1st January 1969
Appears to be a USA market car that was imported to France in 2014
VIN records confirm that this was car number 938 of 7,853 LHD OTS Series 2 models
Series 2 cars had lights below the rear bumper but this car has been converted to Series 1 rear end
Extensive independent assessment and valuation dated 27th September 2018
This values the car at 90,000 Euros and it has covered only 150kms since
Notable maintenance work from the history file:
Radiator and seat parts ordered from SNG Barratt on 1st October 2014 totalling 579.06 Euros
Four new tyres fitted at cost of 830.50 Euros on 12th August 2015
Headlamp and wiring repairs on 7th June 2018 totalling 2,075.68 Euros
Cooling system overhauled on 3rd August 2018 at cost of 1,364.16 Euros
Clutch repairs undertaken on 10th September 2020 at cost of 546.30 Euros
Excellent bodywork with good paint and showing clean panel fit and body lines
Appears to be a USA specification car with front wing marker lights
Black vinyl roof in good condition and fits well
Black leather interior presents well in usable condition showing light aging
Chrome wire wheels in good condition with tyres fitted in 2015
Chromework is well kept with no visible tarnishing
Series 2 car converted to Series 1 rear lights
Standard interior with original rocker-style switchgear and Smiths dials
Dashboard and fittings are well kept and show only light marks
Original wood-rimmed three spoke E-Type steering wheel
Audiovox radio cassette unit with boot mounted CD changer
Rear speakers let into rear bulkhead
Matching spare wheel
Boot floor in good condition with no visible corrosion
This Series 2 E-Type is classically finished in red with black roof and trim, one of the most popular combinations for this era of the car. The car presents very well with good panel fit and with no visible corrosion across the body or underneath.
Series 2 cars had rear lights below the bumper but this car has been converted to the earlier, smaller lights above the rear bumper.
The interior is well kept and could be described as original and usable. There is an attractive and desirable E-Type three spoke wood-rimmed wheel and a small concession to modernity in the form of the Audiovox sound system.
4.2litre XK straight six engine developing around 245bhp
4spd manual gearbox
Uprated cooling fans with two replacing original one
Various invoices dating back to 2018 indicate ongoing and attentive maintenance