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For Sale: 1969 Jaguar E-Type in Long Island, New York

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Located in Illinoise Shipping Available 1969 E-Type (XKE) 4.2 Liter Jaguar OTS Roadster Beautiful Matching Numbers California Car "Heritage Certificate" Included Car shows 20,301 miles Documented Detailed Restoration including Paint, Interior, Engine / Drive-train, Carburetors, Clutch, Engine Bay Mechanics, Suspension, Shocks, Bumpers, Trunk, Top, Gas Tank, Misc. Electrical/Mechanicals, etc. etc. Work done by Nationally known Jaguar Restoration shops including XK's Unlimited in California. As seen by the recent 2019 auction results in both Scottsdale and Amelia Island the SR I E-type OTS Roadsters have recently leveled off in price; it's the SR II and III OTS Roadsters that are now on the incline. ________________________________________________________ William Lyons had a keen eye for style and distinguished taste, but he was not a trained engineer. While he had personally drafted the designs for all previous Jaguar models, recognizing the significance of the E-Type, he enlisted the expertise of Malcolm Sayer, a brilliant mathematician and aerodynamicist who had formal training as an engineer and a passion for automobiles. Under the direction of Lyons, Sayer shaped the body of the XKE and created what many consider the most beautiful automotive design ever. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, the E-Type created a lasting impression. It possessed the three most important attributes a car enthusiast could desire: blistering performance, stunning beauty and a relatively affordable price tag. It quickly earned its status as one of the most attractive sports cars ever. When the E-Type debuted Enzo Ferrari called it "The Most Beautiful Car ever made. Its shape is low and sleek and stands as one of the automotive designs of all times which why it's been featured in the permanent collection of the New York City Museum of Modern Art. Sex on Wheels, as some have quoted. It truly is considered one of the top sports cars of all time. The E-Type was capable of 150mph, faster than most Ferraris at the time, yet it carried a price tag one third that of its competitors from the Italian marque. Sacrificing nothing to the Italians, the XKE had looks to die for, with sweeping lines and an aggressive yet undeniably sensual stance. Jaguar had taken what it learned on the track and applied it to the E-Type. The monocoque passenger compartment, tube-framed engine bay and tilting hood clearly came from the D-Type. The E-Type also had four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes, with the rear discs fitted next to the differential to reduce unsprung weight and, most importantly, it had a fully independent suspension at all four wheels. In addition to being an engineering stroke of brilliance, the E-Type was one of the most attractive, sensuous and evocative designs ever to grace an automobile chassis-as quoted by one automotive critic "sex on wheels". Upon its introduction, and still today, it continues to win numerous awards for the most beautiful production car ever produced. It was also one of the fastest production cars on the road in 1961 at close to 160 miles per hour and held that record for many years. First outfitted with a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams producing 265 horsepower, in 1964, the 3.8-liter unit was replaced with a 4.2- liter six-cylinder engine. The 4.2 liter E-types incorporated several desirable features that are NOT found on the early 3.8 liter E-types including, but are not limited to, a larger 4.2 Liter engine for increased torque, more comfortable seats, deeper foot wells for more leg room so that people over 5' 10" tall would be more comfortable, stiffer rear springs which improves their handling, improved brakes, a lighter clutch pedal action, and a synchronized transmission. The synchronized transmission, over the four-speed Moss gearbox in the early 3.8 liter XK engine, have made the 4.2 liter E-types a desirable classic supercar. -------------------------------------------------------

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1210172
  • Price:$97,000
  • Location:Long Island, New York
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:E-Type
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Other
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:20300
  • Stock Number:5648
  • VIN:2985648612