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 nicely restored Series II Roadster (OTS) model was delivered new to the United States, returning to the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, where it was restored and enjoyed regularly on the road. Still retaining its matching numbers 4.2 litre motor, the E-Type is fitted with an original set of 72-spoke chrome wire wheels, a stainless steel exhaust and an “as new” black canvas convertible roof.
Maintained very well by its last private owner, the E-Type has had APK technical inspections every 2 years, with the most recent valid to September 2018 (with no comments). The history file also contains recent repair invoices to demonstrate the level of attention that the E-Type has benefitted from.
A very well loved and cherished classic, this is a fine example of the definitive sportscar of the 1960s.