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Lot 256 - 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster

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£51,080

Auction Ascot Racecourse May 2015
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Lot Number 256
Reg. Number EKH 575J
Chassis Number 2R14280
Year 1970
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Description

The Series 2 moved the E-Type along, bringing further refinements and changes in detail styling. The most noticeable change was the larger ‘mouth’ at the front, the open headlights without glass covers, full wrap-around bumpers, and larger front and rear lamps, now situated below the bumpers. New fully reclining seats were fitted as standard. Under the skin many changes made the Series 2 the most developed and reliable E-Type in standard form. Cooling was improved, aided by the enlarged mouth, larger radiator and twin electric cooling fans. Braking was substantially uprated, with larger callipers all round. The gearbox also received a lower first gear ratio more suited to modern traffic conditions.

This fantastically original, matching numbers, Series 2 Roadster has resided in the US until just last year. With the previous owner in Pennsylvania for almost 40 years, EKH 575J has had just three US owners from new, and only one owner in the UK. The car is fitted with its original hood, original radio, and in the boot a spare tyre unused since the 1970s. The vendor can find no evidence of any welding work to the body. However to bring the car up to date a new set of tyres, also electronic ignition has been fitted.

EKH 575J has covered a stated 41,000 miles from new, is supplied with its original handbook, a heritage certificate, UK V5, an older US title document, also a UK MoT valid to April 2016.

Finished in the unusual and discreet combination Ascot Fawn with a Cinnamon interior, you find here a really lovely, well preserved car which we’re sure will be the pride and joy of its next owner.


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