1970 Jaguar XKE Series II Roadster Orginal

Price: US $49,000.00 Item location: Southampton, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • SubModel: Series II Roadster
  • Type: 64Convertible
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 54,603
  • VIN: 1R11974
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 4.2l Straight Six
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1970 Jaguar E-Type Roadster


Thank you for looking at this amazing 1970 Jaguar Etype Cab 4.2. First of all this is a three owner car that has been in the same ownership since 1988, always garaged and mechanically maintained so the owner could jump in her at any time, fire her up, and go for a drive. Grand Prix Cafe have had her on the lift and conclude that this is by far one of the most original Etypes we’ve ever seen, everything is as it should be, other than the after market Borla exhaust, which has a deep rich sound to it. She is showing 54,603 miles, matching numbers, and has a comprehensive service history going back to the 70’s. I personally test drove this car for 20 miles and I’m completely blown away with how she drives, she has bags of power and pulls perfectly with no hesitation through each gear. The transmission is smooth and without any grinding or noise. The clutch is light and all systems work as they should. She drives straight and true and the brakes work as they were designed with no binding or pulling on application. If you are looking for an etype that you can instantly jump in and drive across America then here she is. There are no rattles, she is a real pleasure to drive with absolute confidence.
OK so lets get to the bodywork. As you can see from the photos she is cosmetically starting to show her age on an older paint job, but only on close inspection, the panel fit is just right and shows she has likely never been hit. Now if you wanted to spend some money on her then she would benefit from a new coat of paint and all new leather seats and carpets, you could also go for a new set of chrome wire wheels, then you would have a stunning beautiful dark blue Etype with beautiful blue leather interior. I personally have never seen this color combination. The convertible top is in very good condition and fits perfectly. The dash has no cracking and will clean up very nicely. All the chrome is in place and while showing its age it has perfect patina. The tool kit looks like we were the first to open it, everything is as it should be. There is surface rust here and there but nothing structural to worry about. The rear wheel arch will need a more serious repair, see image however, the integrity of the body is very good. There are plenty of restored cars out there for sale however, its very hard to find cars like this that are original and have not been molested. Grand Prix Cafe is a full turn key restoration shop and have restored a number of Jaguars, including Etypes and MKII jags. GPC would be happy to undertake any restoration work. We have plenty of additional photos which can be supplied on request. This car would come with an oil and filter service and NYS safety inspection.
Thank you for your consideration.
Grand Prix Cafe