The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd. between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring.
The Series 2 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, which impacted several other imported cars, like the Citroën DS, as well. Unlike other cars, this retrograde step was applied worldwide for the E-Type. Other hallmarks of Series 2 cars are 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.
Described to be in excellent condition throughout, this beautiful E-type is being sold by none other than EX Formula 1 team owner Eddie Jordan. Over recent years the car has had a vast amount of money spent on its mechanics, and with a well-known history, the odometer reading of c.73,000 miles is believed to be correct. Previously remaining in single custodianship for 25 years, it is no surprise that this car has been meticulously looked after.
Recent invoices included in this cars history file include the fitment of a new power steering system at the cost of £5,000, new alternator, petrol pump, Kenlowe fans with manual override switch. Also fitted with new chrome wire wheels and tyres, this interesting car with a wonderful ownership history and story, has been kept in a climate-controlled garage and is now ready to be appreciated by its next owner.