1970 Jaguar-XKE Series 2 4.2 OTS

Stock: J70-408
Current condition: DRIVER
Performance: 4.2 6 cylinder, 2 Stromberg Carbs
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Color exterior: Maroon
Color interior: Black, with Black Top and Boot
Features: Kenwood AM/FM/Casette stereo with 6 CD changer
Mileage: 88,824 showing
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: Michelin Radial 205/70/15
Brakes: Front & Rear Disc Brakes
Vin #: 1R11408
Engine #: 7R8828-9
Gearbox #: KE10096
Other 1: Body Number: 4R5672

(SOLD) This numbers-matching 1970 Series 2 E-Type Roadster is a wonderful entry-level driver example, and a highly original California blue-plate car. The Roadster is 2-owners from new, and had been held in single long-term ownership by a gentleman in Southern California. He purchased the car from the original California owner in 1983 (which included the original California pink slip), and proceeded to drive and enjoy it for many years; the XKE was always kept in very good running and driving condition under his ownership, and the car is full of patina.

Recently, the family sought to find a good, proper home for his pride and joy; an enthusiast or collector that would truly enjoy the car as much their father did. His daughter discovered Classic Showcase, and agreed to meet and show us the car – which turned out to be a very solid and original XKE. We purchased the car from the family, and in doing so ensured that it would be enjoyed by a Jaguar person who would truly appreciate it as much as he did for so many years. Shortly after purchasing, we started going through the Roadster, ultimately elevating the car to the attractive example you see before you today…

New! View a YouTube walk-around overview of the Roadster below:

Service work performed and additions to this Series 2 Roadster included:

• Performed a comprehensive service and aesthetic cleanup to engine and components.
• Removed the bonnet, stripped the components, then prepped and repainted the car.
• Restored all components inside the bonnet.
• Installed a new Exhaust system.
• Rebuilt the carburetors, installed a new fuel filter and painted the gas tank.
• Performed an oil change and added a new oil filter.
• Checked and changed all fluids.
• Installed a new ignition wire set.
• Installed new plugs, points, cap and rotor.
• Changed the car’s battery.
• Restored the Radiator and shroud.
• Performed a full detail to the undercarriage of the car.
• Installed new brake lines.
• Restored the steering wheel.
• Complete restoration of the Seats and Headrests with new foam, leather, and vinyl.
• Restored the door panels, under dash panels, and added new Carpet and Hardur throughout the car.
• Installed new rubber mats in the interior over the carpet.
• Restored the Convertible top bows with all necessary hardware, including new Cantrail rubber.
• Installed a new Convertible top.
• Fitted and installed a cloth Boot cover.
• Installed new vinyl thresholds, and hardur on kick panels and behind the seats.
• Restored the compartment on the center console.
• Freshened up all instruments and painted the bezels.
• Sorted all electrical systems on the Roadster and made all systems function properly.

This XKE roadster has all of the beauty and excitement that an E-Type brings, but for a fraction of the cost of a show-level example. As such, this example provides the new Jaguar enthusiast or collector with a great opportunity to experience what only an E-Type delivers.


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.