The Series 2 E-Type introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. design legislation. The most distinctive feature is the absence of the aerodynamic glass headlight covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged “mouth” and twin electric fans, and uprated brakes. New seats were fitted, which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned; rocker switches that met US health and safety regulations were substituted for toggle switches. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial “ribbed” appearance. Air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options.
Still retaining its matching numbers engine, this wonderful example has recently undergone a comprehensive overhaul and is offered with its full tool-kit and a full history-file depicting all of the work which has been done. Having had a fortune spent on the car by its current owner, the sale of this vehicle is a reluctant one, yet represents a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to purchase a beautifully running E-type Series II Coupe.