1970 E-Type OTS Series II
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: E-Type
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Series II OTS
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 80,125
- VIN: 1R12068
- Color: White
- Engine size: 4.2L
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II OTSThis is a 1970 Numbers Matching E-Type that I purchased in 2011 and was told the body underwent a full restoration and refinish about fifteen years prior to my purchase. The paint is excellent with very few imperfections and is a base coat/clear coat finish. The chrome is decent for a driver but I did plan to have the bumpers re-plated at some point. Car runs and drives excellent although it does consume some oil between oil changes which I suspect may be worn valve seals.
I have reconditioned all mechanical systems on the car. All brake calipers were rebuilt with new seals and stainless steel pistons. All suspension rubber was renewed. The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder were completely refurbished and the brake master cylinder was replaced. A cool cat spin on oil filter adapter was installed as was a new alternator and voltage regulator. Clutch and brake fluid bottles were also replaced. Suspension components that were removed were abrasive blasted and urethane coated. New upper & lower ball joints installed as well as new Boge front shocks.
The rear IRS was removed and the “cage” was powder-coated. The rear suspension was completely rebuilt with all new seals and needle bearings as well as four new Boge shocks and refinished. Pinion Seal in the Differential was replaced and the unit was refilled with synthetic gear lube as was the transmission. The interior of the trunk has new plywood panels as well as a new correct fuel pump. The old one worked fine but was replaced as a precaution and will go with the car as a spare. The boot hinge springs were also replaced. The entire underside of the car was stripped to bare metal and urethane coated. The area around the rear suspension cage was coated with 3-M Body Schutz as was the interior of the boot before the fuel tank was reinstalled. All wiring was gone through and all accessories work as they should.
A new Twillfast top was purchased from German Auto Tops in North Hollywood, CA and installed after the top frame was stripped and refinished and the wood nailing strip was replaced around the back of the cockpit. The wood was also coated with epoxy resin after it was fitted to the car. Interior was completely stripped and a heat reflective / sound deadening butyl mat was installed over the entire cockpit interior followed by insulation and custom carpets. The result is probably the quietest and coolest E-Type you’ll ever drive and is much cooler than the original carpet and thin padding provided for.
A new set of 205/65/R15 Pirelli P6 tires and new tubes on mint condition Dayton wire wheels which were purchased by the previous owner about ten years ago. Radiator was ultrasonically cleaned and flow tested. Valve Covers and Cross-over Pipe were Powder-Coated. Radio was upgraded with a vintage look unit as were the speakers. All items installed on this car were either from SNG Barratt or Terry’s/Engel Imports and no expense was spared.
The fuel tank was removed, cleaned, refinished and send out to have the interior coated with a finish that will protect it from ethanol fuels. Carburetors were gone through and balanced. The Distributor was rebuilt and set-up by Advanced Distributors, LLC and new Motor & Transmission and Radiator mounts were installed. I also did an LED Gauge Light Conversion and installed a new Dash Cover. The heater assembly was removed to replace the core but since the car isn’t used in the cold weather I left it off to provide for more room under the bonnet. I also have the windshield bottle, just haven’t reinstalled it. I have all door panel hardware and trim that isn’t displayed in the photos as this is one job I didn’t get back to. The arm rests/door pulls are complete but have some cracking and were planned to be replaced.
This summer the starter was replaced with a Denso Gear Reduction Starter and a new Interstate battery.
I have the Heritage Certificate for the car and have put about 5,000 miles on it since I purchased it. The car just turned 80,000 which I believe to be original but cannot confirm. I’ve decided to sell the car as I’m just not using it enough and could use the room for other projects. Additional Photos can be viewed at: https://1970etypeforsale.shutterfly.com/