1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC: Beautifully Restored, Mechanically Excellent 4.2L XKE

Price: US $46,600.00 Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • Type: Fixed Head Coupe
  • Trim: Fixed Head Coupe
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 71,404
  • VIN: 1R27424
  • Color: Pale Primrose
  • Engine size: 4.2L I6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black Leather
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Jaguar E-Type

Offered for sale is an absolutely beautiful mechanically excellent numbers matching 1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) that’s had only two owners from new accruing a mere ­­­­­­71404 original miles in its 45 years of service. Finished in ever-refined and factory correct Pale Primrose over its original Black leather interior this is undeniably one of the finest examples of a Series II E-Type we’ve ever come across.

Acquired by the second owner in 1974 he would enjoy the car in its original state for nearly 20 years before commissioning an extensive exterior restoration with marque expert Lindley Restorations Ltd. of Pottstown Pennsylvania to the tune of more than $20000 ($32k in today’s dollars). The restoration was performed at the very highest level most notably (amongst a laundry list of refurbishments) including a bare metal refinishing of the car’s original Pale Primrose paintjob as well as a complete restoration of the car’s undercarriage with all of the requisite metal work. Since completion of the restoration the second owner has cared for and maintained the car to a fanatical level resulting in the exceptional example offered here today.

The quality of Lindley’s work cannot be lauded enough. Had we not seen documentation and pictures of the restoration we would have assumed the car’s undercarriage to be entirely original and factory flawless. The same can be said of the car’s laser-straight body which retains correct and entirely consistent panel fits and gaps throughout and after more than 20 years the Pale Primrose finish has incredible depth luster and consistency marred only by a few negligible imperfections that neither appear in any of the pictures nor detract from the car’s considerable appeal. All of the bright work is exceptional the glass and rubber is in great shape and the original chrome wire wheels are wrapped in Michelin white wall tires with plenty of remaining tread.

At the time of restoration the car’s carpets were replaced however the seats and interior panels are completely original bearing only the patina of a well cared-for sparingly driven example. The original wood steering wheel is free of any cracks as is the dash which houses a fully functional switch panel and gauges. The trunk mat is virtually flawless and underneath you’ll find the original full spare wire wheel and tire as well as the original changing tools.

The car has also received extensive mechanical attention with more than $7000 having been spent within the last three years and 1500 miles at Lippincott’s Garage an E-Type specialist in Sinking Springs PA. Completely sorted mechanically the car is an absolute pleasure to drive the original numbers matching 4.2L engine starting easily idling consistently and pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the original transmission’s gears. Compression is excellent and even across all cylinders and the engine tone is as grin-inducing as the performance. Ride quality is excellent the suspension and brakes each functioning as they should and the car is a joy from behind the wheel whether tooling through town winding through the canyons or bombing down the highway. Of all the E-Types we’ve had I can safely say that this is the strongest performing most mechanically sound that we’ve ever had the pleasure to drive.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an aesthetically exceptional numbers matching two owner 71k original mile entirely solid and mechanically sound 1970 Jaguar Series II 4.2L E-Type FHC finished in a timeless and attractive livery. The astronomical valuation jump that the Series I XKEs have realized in the past two years has continued to drive the appreciation of Series II cars ensuring that this remarkable example will undoubtedly offer its next owner investment upside while providing years of enjoyment. If you’re in the market for an E-Type Coupe this beautiful 1970 certainly deserves your consideration.

We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to answer any questions so please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.

Goodman Reed Motorcars

We’ve always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic rotating collection. We only buy cars that we’d personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. That time has come for this Jaguar (if the price is right of course – this isn’t a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we’re selling but we’re enthusiasts not experts and we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding as the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.

For U.S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction’s end the balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction’s end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction’s end. Buyer is responsible for shipping however we’d be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction’s end. Thanks for your interest.