1969 Jaguar-XKE Series 2 4.2 OTS

Specifications
Stock: J69-254
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 6 cylinders 4.2 Liter, 2 Stromberg carburetors
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Suspension: Independent
Color exterior: Silver
Color interior: Red
Features: Original Philips AM/FM radio, A/C w/ Dyno mat insulation
Mileage: 76,821 original miles
Wheels: Wire Wheels
Tires: 185 X 15
Vin #: 1R9254
Engine #: 7R5086-9
Other 1: Body #: 4P3177
Description

This Jaguars limited ownership and California black plates made it a great candidate for Classic Showcase to restore to Show/Driver level. Currently, the car has just been finished with a no expense spared, comprehensive restoration done to it. During the restoration process the car was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts and chrome fitted to the car and prepared for primer, sealer, paint base, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. It received a new windshield and door glass. All mechanical systems and components were gone through, serviced, restored or replaced as needed. The engine and transmission were rebuilt back to factory specifications as well as the rear end and suspension. All other systems such as the electrical, hydraulic, cooling and fuel system were restored or replaced and the car received all new rubber and a complete new wire loom. The car received a new correct exhaust system, new battery, gas tank epoxy sealed and the radiator restored. All chrome has been re-plated and the A/C system has been restored and some components replaced. The car received a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in Matte Red (TRULY BEAUTIFUL) in the correct materials by our upholstery department, including a new top. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This car will be an excellent contender at Concours and an exceptional driver as well.

History

While the Series II E-type was more radically altered than its interim predecessor, the essential construction remained the same and the body work differed only in detail. Modifications were made to the front of the bonnet, increasing the size considerably, the headlamp scoops were altered so that the inner walls now splayed inwards and the side/flasher were rather larger and positioned below the raised bumper. The vehicle also received heavier front bumper blades, motif bar, front and rear overriders were changed, new square number plate at the rear, a different grille was used in the rear of the bonnet bulge, and the washer jets were finished in satin chrome to avoid the risk of dangerous reflections. Reclining seats were fitted to the Series II cars as well as head rests that were adjustable for height. This Jaguar was purchased by its original owner in England where the owner had an experience of a life time driving it around Europe before having it imported to the US through Jaguar.