Stunning Triple Black XKE *Complete Mechanical & Susp. Restoration* No Reserve!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: E-Type
- SubModel: XKE Series II Roadster
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: XKE XK E Type Roadster
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 10,397
- VIN: J691R9059
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 4.2 Liter 6 Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Black
- Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Jaguar E-Type XKE Series II Roadster
**Re-listed due to a failure by eBay to correctly crosslink XKE to the E-Type Series*
Now if yousearch Jaguar "XKE"you will successfully find this listing.
For those of you who were faithfully watching and bidding on this Jaguar, please note:
Only the Title Search feature was corrected, everything else in thislisting is the same.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Presenting this Stunning,
Series II Roadster
NO RESERVE PRICE!!!
- Original, Triple Black Color Combination (See Jaguar Heritage Cert.)
- Original, Numbers Matching DriveTrain (See Jaguar Heritage Cert.)
- Complete Engine, Transmission& Suspension Overhaul on 8/18/2015 (See 6-Page $30,982 Service Invoice Below)
- Triple SU Carburetor Setup (Orig. Zenith 2 Carbs, Manifold & Linkage Also Included)
- 3.07:1 Axle Ratio (Euro Rear-End for Engine Relaxed, Highway Driving)
- CA Black & Gold Plates
- Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
- Newer Vredestein 185R15 Sprint Classic Radials
- Original Chromed Knock-off Wire Wheels
- AMCO Chromed Luggage Rack
- Original Owner’s Manual
- Garaged & Covered (Custom Car Cover Included)
- Meticulously Maintained
- Lots of Records
- Outstanding Overall Condition
- Much More!
If you are a genuine connoisseur of classic British cars, please allow time to enjoy and carefully inspect all 98 GIANT photographs belowthat were taken of this Jaguar over the last 18 months.
A picture tells a thousand words andgreatautomobiles such as this rarely come along.
Orto view a slideshow of over200 detailed photos, please click this link:
The Jaguar XK-E Roadster is considered among the most recognizable classic sports cars in the world. Uniquely pedigreed, the “E” -Type stems from the marque's fabled 1950s Le Mans racers. Designed by Malcolm Sayer, the artist-engineer behind the winning D-type, its rolling sculpture and unbridled performance was sensational in 1961.
The XKE is even more desirable today. Its long, phallic-looking bonnet and sensuous “6” indisputably qualifies the flamboyant Jaguar as the sexiest car around; able to turn grown women into giggling debutantes upon sight.
Constantly upgraded and refined, the 1969 Series II model represents the zenith of its development in six cylinder form. Gone were most of the quirks--such as limited legroom, fixed seats, worm-eye headlights, non-synchronized transmissions and inefficient cooling systems.
The Series II featured a larger, more powerful 4.2 liter engine and more efficient radiator that was thermostatically controlled by twin electric fans. A fully synchronized transmission, improved brakes and suspension, open headlights, rocker dash switches and fully reclining bucket seats greatly improved driver safety and comfort.
Sadly,ever-tightening emission requirementsin 1968 forced Jaguarto emasculatetheSeries IIby reducing thetriple SU carburetor configuration to only 2 Zenith Strombergs for US sales.
To make matter worse,asE-Types age they typically become rusty, their engines begin to lose power (and oil), gearboxes grind andhandling becomes vague.
It'd certainly be a pleasant surprise to find an original,well preserved, rust free, example of the species that has been fully restored mechanicallyAND upgraded with all the best features from both Series.
Fortunately, the owner of this elegant E-type Roadster justhad afull $30,000 mechanical and suspension restoration completed bythe premier Jaguar shop here in Southern CA.
To make things even better, thisenginewas alsoupgraded with the Triple SU Carburetors to meet the exact specifications ofthe earlier Series 1.
Additionally, the original rear differential was rebuilt with a3.07:1 gear ratio matching the European E-typesbuilt for highway driving.Nowwith a morerelaxed engine RPM, the final drive is like a 5th gear.
With all the enhancedsafety featuresand driver improvements of a Series II, this remarkableE-Typeis equipped with allthe performance features and rear-end ratio comparable to the original, Series I supercars thatwere built across the pond for European highways.
Finally,this E-Type is, in fact, an original,"triple black' car with a numbers matching drivetrain.
According to Production Record Trace Certificate number 40944 from the Jaguar Heritage Archive (included), this Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Liter Open two-seater, left-hand drive, chassis number IR 9059 was manufactured on 10 April 1969 with a black exterior, black interior and black hood (soft top) colour.
Additionally, the engine and gearbox numbers match the certificate.
Always garaged and covered, this Jaguar has certainly lived a charmed life.
As we all know, a car has to be more than the sum of its parts. This is one such car. It is a turn-key and go road weapon.With all new brakes and restoredsuspension, shehandles as good as any modern car, rides surprisingly well, and brakes without a hint of wobble or fade. The rebuilt engine's power is tremendous, with a wide, flat power band and gobs of torque. The rear-end gear ratio was selected perfectly, and along with great acceleration, this car comfortably cruises at 100+ MPH. It also possesses an immaculate, rust free body with all original panels and superior fit. It has never been damaged nor had a panel replaced - an extremely rare event with any E Type.
This NO RESERVE auction represents a rare opportunity to acquire a wonderful and exclusive automobile, in outstanding overall condition in less than one week’s time...
Let’s have a closer look now.
With black canvas top, leather interior and wire wheels, the Series II Roadster for auction here is the epitome of Britishness.
Professionally repainted once (some 20 years ago) in its original black color, this feline is as healthy as a show cat travelling with its own veterinarian. The buttery finish oozes character and displays a patina that is irreplaceable.
When inspecting a vintage Jaguar, closely examining the structural integrity of its monocoque ("unit body") is of paramount importance.
A straight body, hallmark of unmolested originality.
The buttery finish has been brush-touched in some areas (see photos of louvered section of the bonnet, just above the exhaust manifold) and there are a few other miniscule dings, chips, scuffs & scratches but nothing to cause the enthusiast sleepless nights.
Most importantly, body gaps between hoods, doors, and fenders are of reference quality and there is absolutely NO evidence of rust, major collision repair or any other mishap that would cause the enthusiast sleepless nights.
Pictures clearly show the clean lines of this elegant cat. The long, sexy bonnet and the doors open and close smoothly and feature perfect shut lines.
Proudly displaying a black-and-yellow CA license plate, (matching front plate is included but not presently mounted)the Jag is currently registered through September, 2016.
Sparkling chrome AMCO luggage rack is perfect for cross-country trips.
This is what a fine Jaguar tail is supposed to look like: chromed dual exhaust pipes, gleaming stainless steel closing panel, bright lenses, undamaged sheet metal, even underneath.
All bumpers and brightwork display sparkling chrome. Rubber weatherstripping is in excellent condition and all electricals work, even the backup lights!
The immaculate body, trim and undercarriage not only speak volumes about the loving care this E-Type received but underscores its Southern California provenance.
E-Types came from the factory with steel disc rims, unless you specified the optional and rather expensive chrome wire wheels. They are true "knock off" center-lock wires, enhancing the beauty of the big cat immeasurably.
Soft paws: since the wheels were so beautiful, we decided to have a brand new set of Vredestein Sprint Classic Radials of the correct dimension, 185R15, installed.
Expensive? Yes, but the Jaguar's ride certainly benefits from factory correct tire technology.
With sparkling chrome and virtuallyno blemishesor curb rash, wheel detail is amazing.
Speaking of detail, surveying the car's straight and smooth coachwork today, we marvel at every minute detail.
In fact, even with its minor cosmetic flaws, this fine example of the marque could be proudly displayed at a local car show or Concours d'Elegance
While we’re down on one knee, let’s take a look underneath.
More important than shiny paint is a healthy undercarriage. In this case, everything looks good down under with a solid chassis, rockers and floorboards.
Note, all new subframe mounts were just installed in the rear.
A close look at this cat’scompletely restoredsuspension components confirms: everything is tight and healthy.
Fortunately, this Jag presents itself free of any kind of major damage or corrosion.
Rear differential has less than 8,000 miles since being completely rebuilt by Unitrax with a 3.07:1 axle ratio.
In fact, inspecting the Jag's hidden sections "down under," something most sellers would be hesitant to agree to, you'll be as surprised as we were, finding out just how solid this youthful 47-year-old really is.
We'll inspect the interior next, shall we?
Jaguar's interior is no less exciting to behold.
A cockpit lifted straight from the Le Mans-winning D-type, the black leather bucket seats, door panels and trim all look great; as does the wool pile carpeting, dash and full instrumentation.
Only a pampered classic can offer such a delightful original cabin.
In the above photo, the torn seat panel inthe top corner of the driver’swas justreplaced.
From the wood rimmed, aluminum steering wheel to the traditional, white-on-black SMITHS gauges; this cabin communicates the intoxicating look and feel of the quintessential British Roadster--the last really good one, if you ask the experts.
The fascinating array of Smiths gauges and switches seem to be gleaned from a period aircraft. The tactile pleasures are markedly increased by the knowledge that everything actually works; except for the clock which - like the car is timeless.
Contrary to popular belief, the neatly arranged rocker switches are NOT of the three-position variety (Off - Flicker - Dim), but function as their manufacturer intended. Gauges, map light, interior light . . . they all work!
Apart from being damaged by accidents, rust is a Jaguar's main enemy. If moisture has been allowed to be trapped inside its trunk compartment or beneath its floor mats, an E-Type can rust from the inside out!
Luckily, this fabulous specimen has always been garaged in a warm, dry climate and has never been exposed to rain, salty roads or traffic hazards.
No corrosion found.
Only original factory primercan be seen on the floorboards below the carpet padding.
The upgraded AM/FM CD audio system guarantees pleasurable music, even when traveling topless at speeds well above the double nickel.
There are a couple small cracks on right side of the upper dash pad seen in this photo.
The original black WILTON wool carpeting is superbly preserved as well, mute testament to the car's well up-keeping.
Finally, the black canvas convertible top lifts up (and folds down) in seconds and fits tight as a drum with no leaks or wind noises.
Then as now, owning an open-topped sports car surely is a source of almost unlimited pride of ownership.
Like a fine wine, it lends the perfect finish to this Roadster.
Allright, let's check out the trunk.
Belowthe clean, dry, carpeted luggage compartment is the spare tire and original jacking equipment.
Take out the mat and the wooden trunk floor and you'll gain access to the spare spoke wheel and tire; complete with jack and 2-pound, THOR copper knock-off and hammer neatly tucked and tied into the original pouch.
A typical E-Type weak spot would be the trunk floor. Out of sight and deeply recessed, it is usually the first place where corrosion develops.
Things are different here! No corrosion is to be found.
A picture says more than a thousand words: this all original trunk is clean!
Let's take a look at the big cat's heart now.
Engine & Mechanical:
Raising the front-hinged bonnet exposes the heart of the E-Type, the feline's fabulous power plant.
Everything you see under the hood has been restored, including the engine and its ancillaries, gearbox, suspension.
All work was performed by Steve's Jaguar Service in Canoga Park, CA.
Their Master mechanics enjoy the highest marks from JCNA and British car clubs across the country for their experience and superior knowledge of E-Types.
Here is a 6-page Invoicedetailing all the mechanical and suspension work performed on this E-Type'soriginal, numbers matching drivetrainjust 6 months ago:
The owner will stand by his work for 12 months/12,000 miles. Evenfor the new owner.
In short, no wear itemwas left unattended; as a result, this Jagis mechanically as strong as the day she rolled off the showroom floor.
This 4.2-liter, six cylinder power plant inhales through 3 SU Carburetors for added horsepower (a costly upgrade).
To say this engine bay has been fully sorted is an understatement.
With all brakes, bearings, bushings and suspension components renewed or restored, everyfine detailcan beseen.
New accelerator linkage and heater control valve.
New ignition coil front wiring.
New belts, hoses and radiator serviced.
Carburetors completely rebuilt and adjusted.
To finish off the incredible mechanical restoration, the intake manifold and carburetors were polished to sparkling perfection!
The number plate above and these numbers stamped on the block below confirm this Jaguar features its factory-installed engine and drivetrain.
These pictures of the body numbers stamped on the front subframe and ID plate below are further testimony that this car has never seen damage up front.
Originality abounds; this is a numbers matching Jaguar!
Driving this unique XK-E is a revelation!
A trip in any open road car is something to remember, but it becomes an almost mythical experience in this E-Type Roadster!
Once seated snugly behind the aluminum-spoke steering wheel, you pull the choke 2-3 clicks and turn the ignition. Even dead cold, the power plant fires right away and falls into a determined, slightly lopey idle, awaiting the things to come. The well-muffled rumble emitting from its twin end-pipes successfully disguises this cat's power plant.
This fresh engine revs freely and runs oh so smoothly, developing a raspy, bellowing sound through the exhaust system that has to be experienced in person to believe it. Addictive, to say the least is the feeling of 250 well-fed horses ready to pull this lean, 2500-pound cat.
The E-Type’s fully rebuilt suspension was very well balanced and decades ahead of its time.
It's steering, braking, suspension, road handling and driving comfort are still comparable to supercars of this new millennium.
The original rear differential has been rebuilt and fitted with a European 3.07:1 gear ratio making this E-Type the ultimate freeway flyer!
It's a bullet-proof drive train, built with long distance touring in mind, certainly provides more than sufficient agility to prevail on any U.S. highway. Smoke upon start-up, unusual noises and excessive oil leaks?
The rebuilt rack & pinion steering sure footed and precise and the new Vredestein radials makes handling lite, agile and superb with no rattles, shakes, shimmies or pulls.
Parking and slow-speed maneuvers are also SO easy.
Fully refurbished 4-wheel disc brakes always stop the car in a straight line without a hint of fading.
Top speed is only limited by your guts (or the lack thereof . . .). All the while you are the center of attention and the recipient of more 'thumbs ups' then you imagined would be humanly possible. Actually, it's the predaceous feline they admire, but you, as her master and tamer, are the man.
Jaguar's XK-E has been rightfully called the World's most sophisticated adult toy. We could not envision a more satisfying, stress-reducing workout than a weekend getaway in this sexy machine.
All in all, this Jaguar is a thoroughly convincing performer and a joy to drive!
XK-E's awe-inspiring appearance elicits unanimously admiring comments.
In fact, it is one of a handful of cars that look terrific from any angle, hereby confirming that Sir William Lyons created a piece of automotive art.
Hence, it's an E-Type Roadster that is displayed in New York's Museum of Modern Art.
This beloved automobile is not only a collector's item but could serve as a stylish daily transport.
It's a fully functional museum piece and a welcome alternative to your SUV.
To find another one like it would be nearly impossible, to restore a lesser one, a tedious and expensive undertaking.
There's but one stumbling block on the way to XKE heaven: Unrestored, triple black examples almost never come to market.
All the more reason to watch this one closely...
About The Seller
For over 30 years, Cars2Khas beena CA licensed and bonded dealer of fine collector automobiles.
Asan eBay trading assistant, we are listing this Jaguar for the private owner.
Thebuyeris welcome topurchase this Jaguar directlyfrom theprivate, registeredowner or throughour bonded dealership.
Check out the feedback from other eBay members who have purchased cars from us in the past.
We pride ourselves on our lengthy (though accurate) descriptions and detailed photos.
For those of you who need to fly in, we can provide transportation fromLos Angeles Airport(LAX).
We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance and transport companiesfor cross country or oversees buyers.
About This Auction
Please note that all sales are binding and final.
Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding.
Pre-purchase inspections are welcome and encouraged.
Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase!
A $2,000 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close... NO EXCEPTIONS.
Because this is a 47-year old car, it is being sold in AS-IS CONDITION and comes with absolutelyNO WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
If you have ZERO or negative feedback, please message us on eBay to request our authority to bid on this car PRIOR TO BIDDING.
Presently, we have a clear, CA Title. Local sales tax, DMV license and transfer fees apply to residents in CA.
E-TypeJaguar roadsters are highly valued among automobile connoisseurs, and command prices well over $200,000, reflecting the XK-E's supercar status.
If you are someone who enjoysdriving your collector cars, you will appreciate the awesome power and handling of this cat'srebuilt drivetrain and original state.
This fine automobile needs nothing, and it is poised to become your favorite toy. We do not hesitate to say: "Fly in and drive home!"
This is certainly one of the finest Jaguars in the nation andis offered here withNo Reserve.
Appreciating daily, what a great opportunity to purchase a prime example of the World's most acclaimed Roadster; the immortal Jaguar E-Typewhichis sure to remain an outstanding investment for the winning bidder and a joy to drive for many years to come.
Thank you, good luck and HAPPY BIDDING!