Jaguar E-Type 11 4.2 2+2
SOLD. 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 2+2 This stunning E-Type was supplied new in 1969 by Ross Brothers Ltd, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley. The car was distributed by Auto Centre Leeds and sold new to a private individual in Colne, Lancashire. We have present with the history file a JDHT Heritage Certificate and original green buff logbook that shows the car changed ownership in 1971, moving South to North West London. Later in 1976 this E-Type changed hands again, this time moving to Romford, Essex. MOT certificates are present giving evidence that the car has only covered 10,000 miles since 1978. MOT records track the mileage from 20,313 in 1978 to 29,123 at the most recent test in early 2009 so we can clearly see the car has had gentle use. KRX 329H remained in the South of England until 1999 and the history indicates the car was off the road from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 the car spent six years in Sunderland covering just over 1000 miles in this period. The car was tested consecutively for the six year period and was then sold to the last owner in Northumberland. When purchased in 2005 our E-Type was on the road and driving well with an excellent engine and smooth gearbox. The body was showing signs of age and the 35 year old interior was showing becoming tatty in places. From 2006 to 2008 the car was taken back to bare metal and re-painted. A photographic record of this is with the car. In total around £13500 was spent on the body restoration, mechanical overhaul and several modifications. The overhaul included new brake master cylinder, new brake servo, clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, new radiator, suspension overhaul, new alternator and various other work. Upgrades such as a spin on oil filter and kevlar hoses have also been added. The car was re-upholstered with new leather and carpets. The sill covers and centre console have also been carpeted but this can be changed to original if desired. To finish the car off, a brand new set of chrome wire wheels have been fitted. This beautiful looking E-Type drives exceptionally well with superb oil pressure. The car handles perfectly and is fantastic to drive with a perfect, smooth and quiet gearbox. There are no evident knocks, rattles or problems with the car so it can be used and enjoyed with no concerns. The performance is very good and makes this car a fabulous 2+2 capable of long distance touring.