1969 Jaguar-XKE Series 2 4.2 OTS
|Performance:||4.2 6 cylinder, Triple SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Color interior:||Black, with Black Top and Boot|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Brakes:||Front & Rear Disc Brakes|
|Other 1:||Body Number: 4R3258|
(SOLD) This 1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster is an original Southern California car that was born in the great, and quite rare ‘Triple-Black’ factory color combination. It is a numbers-matching California black-plate car that has benefited from low ownership and a good maintenance history. The roadster was manufactured on April 10th, 1969, remained a western car for its entire life, and has been off the road since 2019. It featured a stock 4.2-liter engine with a larger-sized Series 2 radiator and included an upgraded set of earlier Series 1 triple SU carburetors for enhanced performance. The XKE was thoroughly evaluated by our team, who found it to be an excellent candidate for restoration.
New! View a YouTube walk-around overview of the Roadster below:
Our team began restoring the Roadster in the beginning of 2021 and have just recently finished work; The E-Type was completely dissembled, and all parts were fully documented and inspected during the restoration process. The vehicle body was worked, the metal finished, fit, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome were perfectly fit to the car. All parts were individually painted off the car in the booth, then primed and sealed with base coat applied, clear coated, and finally color sanded and buffed to the beautiful Black finish you see today. All mechanical systems were gone through and restored or replaced as necessary. In addition, to achieve a look that is similar to a Series 1, the team converted the original open headlight configuration to closed headlights.
On the mechanical side, our team also performed the following mechanical work:
• a complete rebuild of the 4.2 liter engine
• installed new pistons
• resurfaced the flywheel
• installed new clutch system
• rebuilt the gearbox/4-speed transmission
• overhauled the triple SU carburetors
• complete servicing to the XKE’s rear end
• serviced the brake system
• installed a new wire harness
• installed a new water pump
• installed a new stainless steel exhaust system
• installed a new battery
• installed a new rubber kit, hose kit, and clamps throughout
On the interior of the XKE, our master trimmer has created and installed a brand-new interior to the Roadster in its original color scheme and created a new Black cloth soft top that fully compliments the vehicle. We also restored the top bows for the convertible top and added a new windshield to the E-Type.
This triple-black E-Type is a sleek cat that is not only ready for your favorite driving route but stands as a great choice to campaign at local and regional Concours event. A JDHT Certificate and pictorial mp4 video of the work performed will accompany the car. This 1969 E-Type OTS will be a great example to show, drive, and collect.
Over time, experience and worldwide demand dictated many changes in the sublimely beautiful Jaguar E-Type. This culminated in 1968 with the introduction of the Series II, a substantial redesign that foreshadowed the final Series III V-12 that eventually debuted for 1971. Federal regulations in the U.S.A., Jaguar’s most important export market, drove some of the Series II changes. This included revised lighting and the shift to a pair of carburetors in place of the earlier triple-carb arrangement. The well-proven 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder was little changed, although a higher-capacity water pump helped the E-Type adapt better to warmer climates. Braking was improved as well, with larger Girling disc brakes utilizing three-piston calipers at the front and two-piston units at the rear. Inside, more comfortable reclining seats with adjustable headrests were now standard. The Series II revisions marked the maturation of the landmark E-Type and made a great car even better.