1969 Jaguar-XKE Series 2 4.2 OTS
|Current condition:||UNDER RESTORATION|
|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|
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. The XKE is a numbers-matching car that was manufactured on April 10th, 1969 and has remained in the Southern California region for its entire life, benefiting from low ownership and a good maintenance history. The XKE has been thoroughly evaluated by our team, and we have determined that the compression on the engine is very good, with the overall condition of the E-Type to be a straight, solid, and complete example. As such, Classic Showcase has scheduled this great restoration candidate for a light, high end Driver-level cosmetic restoration.
The XKE has been off the road since 2019, and the car features a stock 4.2-liter engine with the larger-sized Series 2 radiator, and also includes an upgraded set of earlier Series 1 triple SU carburetors. Jaguar professionals here at Classic Showcase will perform a mechanical update and numerous other services to all of the major systems of the car, including the hydraulic, cooling, fuel, and electrical systems. In addition, our team will remove the engine and transmission, then reseal the engine, resurface the flywheel, replace the clutch system, and rebuild the car’s transmission. The car’s brite work will be replated as necessary, and it will also receive a new rubber kit, hose kit, clamps, with all corresponding hardware being renewed. The E-Type’s suspension will be updated and renewed as needed, as well as receiving a full service. The XKE will also receive new Paint and a newly trimmed Interior – all in the car’s original color scheme of Triple Black per it’s Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
Please note this E-Type will only be offered as a completed Classic Showcase restoration, with a target completion date of mid-Summer 2021. If you are interested in buying the car and would like to add or update any other options to the build, please contact us at your earliest convenience. A pictorial mp4 video of the work performed is included with the car. Once completed, the E-Type will be sure to please anywhere it travels, with its sharp and sleek Triple-Black combination with no disappointments!
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.