Matching numbers chassis - engine
Nice state of restoration
Collector's French car registration document
Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type succeeded the XK150, the last of the XK series, and was the fastest production car in the world (240 km/h) at the time.
Production ran from 1961 to 1973 and included 3 models (convertible, coupé and 2+2) and 3 series.
Evolutions and modifications were numerous throughout the life of this model, often for regulatory reasons in the USA, sometimes to improve performance or practicality.
From 1964, with the switch to 4.2, the bucket seats gave way to more comfortable reclining seats and the dashboard and centre console were covered with black vinyl instead of plugged aluminium, the Moss gearbox was replaced by a synchronised Jaguar gearbox which was easier and quicker to handle.
This Jaguar Type E Roadster Series II 4.2L was released in October 1970, in the USA, obviously in California. It was then owned by Mr. Herbert Myers and had 46,779 miles on the odometer in 1994. On its arrival in France in the course of 2010, acquired by Mr. Danglade, the Jaguar comes out of restoration and appears under a beautiful red paint. It was registered as a collector's item in 2015 and was then acquired by its current owner. He had the front suspension overhauled because it had a minor play, the car then had 54,500 miles on the odometer. Since then, its current owner used it in the countryside of Lyon only when the weather was good, so that it now has only 55,500 miles on the odometer. Nevertheless, the car was started and warmed up at least once or twice a month, even when it was not on the road. Today, this Jaguar Type E Roadster is in superb condition. The bright red paint offers a very nice rendering, the sashes alignments are very good, the chromes are in excellent condition, right down to the wire wheels. The interior, although o