The continued evolution of the iconic Jaguar E-Type from the Series 1 meant that the Series 2 introduced in 1968 had a more comfortable and reliable ride, coupled with superior performance, handling and appearance.
The distinctive glass headlight covers were replaced with open lights, and other lighting was relocated and enlarged. Other design changes included a wraparound rear bumper and re-positioned, bigger front indicators with the tail lights below the bumper. For a different cool factor, twin electric fans and an enlarged grille aided cooling, and rocket switches replaced the Series 1 toggles. A new collapsible steering column and a combination steering lock and ignition key were also new to the Series 2.
This 1970 E-Type has an inline 6-cylinder engine with two Stromberg carburetors, 4-speed manual transmission, torsion bar, independent front suspension, coil spring independent rear suspension and 4-wheel hydraulic disk brakes.
No expense was spared to this complete numbers-matching engine rebuild, including drive train. The radials are new, and the all-chrome wire wheels have been completely restored.
As testament to its loving care, invoices for ongoing maintenance and service are available.
During its professional restoration, this stunning classic was painted Signal Red, and the black leather interior shows very well. Although this car is no longer in Concours condition, it runs flawlessly and will give its new owner miles of driving pleasure.
NOTE: THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.