|Year||1969||Engine capacity||4235 cc|
|Exterior colour||Burgundy||Engine configuration||Inline 6 cylinder with carburettors|
|Interior colour||Black||Engine number||7R6649-9|
|Upholstery||Leather||Rims||15 inch chrome wire wheel|
|0 - 100 km/u||7.2 sec||Wheels||Vredestein Sprint Classic|
|Top speed||211 km/u||Production numbers||7770|
|VIN number||1R10217||Other||Mechanically also very looked after|
In 2011 the Brits proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of their legendary Jaguar E type. It was 1961 when the world was introduced to the first series, with the 3.8 liter engine, which, by 1974, had become a 5.3 liter, V12 engine. This was an extremely successful model for the British, with no less than Enzo Ferrari praising the E type as "the most beautiful car ever made". And the car’s sales success was not only owing to its design, which can almost be called 'sexy', but also due to the fact that the E type was very affordable for a car offering such superior performance and class. For a similar Ferrari or Maserati, one had to pay three times as much. The low price however also had some relation to the build quality. The engines and gearboxes enjoy a fine reputation, but finding an E type with fully symmetric lines is virtually impossible. One day the bodywork looks more beautifully suspended then on the next day. Paintwork mistakes or even 'sagging' original paint were no exceptions. These are minor, rather unimportant imperfections of course, which one encounters in various places on such cars but which also render older Jaguars even more charming. Most importantly is that an E type is a supremely elegant car with superior driving characteristics; for example, just try finding an engine from that era that runs so wonderfully smooth and quiet. A Bugatti perhaps, but furthermore, the Jaguar engine has little or no competition. And compare her average price with that of a German six-cylinder convertible from that era and one can confidently opt for the E type. This here car offered for sale is an original very well looked after car and also mechanically in wonderful condition, benefits from wise investments made until very recently, therefore she drives wonderful, smooth and when desired sporty. Sensibly priced, checked over by us and ready to run.
Complete with original wire wheels, tonneau cover and a not too stunning period radio, will be replaced on request...
Gorgeous this colour! Listens to the stately name 'Regency Red', deep red wine can also be said. The body is completely rust-free. The paintwork has a beautiful deep shine to it and no significant traces of usage nor dents. Truly great panelling with correct fittings. Also the chromework is in excellent and shiny condition. The rubbers are in very good conditions all round, no dry rot or tears. The hood has recently been renewed and fits snug on the car. Evidently the car has forever been damage free.
The interior largely got re-trimmed with new original black leather. Perfectly executed by a professional considering the original shape of the seats and headrests, from factory. The floor and sill carpeting is still original, so here are some traces of usage, however hardly noticeable. Door cards, dashboard and centre console are likewise original and undamaged. The wooden steering wheel is beautiful and undamaged, the same goes for all switches, levers an gauges. An achingly pretty and original-looking ensemble.
The engine compartment is totally original, used however not greasy nor dirty. Remarkable after all these years. Also here no rust formation. Optically clearly maintained and equipped with various new (maintenance) parts. The inside of the chassis and bonnet are perfectly clean Regency Red. In the trunk space you find the original mat on the load floor, below are the original spare wheel and toolkit. Carjack, knock-off hammer and sets of keys are present and complete. The wire wheels are beautifully chromed and the Vredestein Sprint Classic tires are as new.
Sold new in California, a prerequisite for solid and dry bodywork that has never had any welding done. As early as 1991 the car came to The Netherlands. Since then taken perfect care of by a Jaguar specialist. Considering the file with invoices no means were saved to keep this car in mechanical pristine condition. This E-Type therefore does not only look splendid, she also lets you reliably enjoy pure driving with maximum experience. Delivered with new MOT and servicing.