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.
This early Series II roadster was first delivered in October 1968, finished in Willow Green with a black leather interior. The E-Type was acquired early in 1992 by the current vendor, an enthusiast with a small Jaguar collection. The E-Type has been enjoyed in the summer months and dry stored when not in use. Finished in British Racing Green with a Black leather interior, and recently recommissioned and detailed, this is a nice usable E-Type which is ready to be enjoyed on the open road.