Price: - Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • Trim: FIXED HEAD
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 24,000
  • VIN: BMC691R26078
  • Color: Green
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1969 Jaguar E-Type FIXED HEAD

1969 JAGUAR E-Type,
Matching Number
Original Colors
Chassis Number 1R 26078
Engine Number 7R 4820-9
Willow Green / Beige
Heritage Certificate.
Beautiful Matching Numbers 4.2 FHC
Clean, Well-Preserved Example. Structurally Excellent The E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, following the famous 11th hour disorder (one of the cars was driven to the show from England with just hours to spare). The car was an immediate sensation: its specification was state of the art, its bodywork arrestingly gorgeous, and the price surprisingly affordable. It embodied William Lyons values beautifully and it is no surprise that the E-Type has become such a legendary part of automotive history. The specification clearly demonstrated Jaguars racing experience and included independent suspension all around (at a time when Ferrari was still using live rear axles), disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and of course Jaguars legendary twin cam inline-6. The cars were continuously developed, however, the arrival of the twelve cylinder engine changed the cars character irreversibly. The Series II cars featured a host of changes to modernize the car, including larger lights and many changes introduced on the Series 1.5 cars including Stromberg carburetors and safer interiors. While lacking the purity of the early cars, they provide substantially the same experience and are dramatically less expensive, generally about half the price of a comparable Series I.This particular XKE it has been maintained with no expense spared by its current owner with most services occurring at British Motor Specialist . The car has received careful service. The thoroughness of the care is evident,
The cars striking paintwork remain in good condition and show well. The paintwork is generally free of scratches. The car was repainted in a portion of the nose, other than that car still in original paint. The paint presents strongly overall with a few small blemishes and the occasional chip. Overall, the chrome on the car is good. Glass in the car is good overall and appears to be original. The overall cosmetic impression of the car is strong and these small blemishes are only evident upon close inspection. The cars interior is still very soft and supple and is correct in appearance. The dash top appears in like new condition and is excellent, as are the carpets. The balance of the interior appears to be original and is correctly presented and in very good shape. The switches and instruments are in very good condition as well. The cars wooden wheel and shifter appear original and show some wear to the varnish.
The engine of the car is clean and shows well, showing much evidence of recent maintenance and originality. The wiring is tidy and an aftermarket aluminum radiator has been installed to improve the everyday drivability and usability of the car. The remainder of the engine compartment is tidy and quite clean for a driver level street car. The hood fits well.Behind the wheel, this E-Type is a pleasure. The engine displays good oil pressure, with fifty pounds indicated at idle when warm. The cooling system maintains proper temperature thanks to the additional cooling capacity from the aluminum radiator. The car is generally FANTASTICALLY smooth in operation. The transmission is in good order with smooth synchronizers and the correct amount of clutch free-play. The engine pulls strongly and smoothly to redline without misses. The brakes stop well and straight with no pulsation. Overall, the car drives nicely in keeping with its status as a clean and well-maintained 34,000 mile vehicle. This E-Type is an excellent driver that makes a strong cosmetic impression and has been carefully and consistently maintained at great expense over the last two decades. The car is very straight and structurally sound and the overall impression provided by the car is of a an honest and high integrity car that has never needed to be restored, but has instead been properly looked after by its attentive custodians.