1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC: Beautifully Restored, Mechanically Excellent 4.2L XKE

1970 Jaguar E-Type

Condition: Used
Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Type: Fixed Head Coupe
Trim: Fixed Head Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 71,404
VIN: 1R27424
Color: Pale Primrose
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Leather Seats

Description for Jaguar E-Type 1970

Offered for sale is an absolutely beautiful, echanically excellent, umbers matching 1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) that's had only two owners from new, ccruing a mere ­­­­­­71,404 original miles in its 45 years of service. Finished in ever-refined and factory correct Pale Primrose over its original Black leather interior, his is undeniably one of the finest examples of a Series II E-Type we've ever come across.

Acquired by the second owner in 1974, e would enjoy the car in its original state for nearly 20 years before commissioning an extensive exterior restoration with marque expert Lindley Restorations, td. of Pottstown, ennsylvania to the tune of more than $20,000 ($32k in today's dollars). The restoration was performed at the highest level, ost notably (amongst a laundry list of refurbishments) including a bare metalpaint job in the car's original Pale Primrose finish as well as a complete restoration of the car's undercarriage with all of the requisite metal work. Since completion of the restoration, he second owner has cared for and maintained the car to a fanatical level, esulting in the exceptional example offered here today.

The quality of Lindley's work cannot be lauded enough. Had we not seen documentation and pictures of the restoration, e would have assumed the car's undercarriage to be entirely original and factory flawless. The same can be said of the car's laser-straight body, hich retains correct and entirely consistent panel fits and gaps throughout, nd after more than 20 years the Pale Primrose finish has incredible depth, uster and consistency, arred only by a few negligible imperfections that neither appear in any of the pictures nor detract from the car's considerable appeal. All of the bright work is exceptional, he glass and rubber is in great shape and the original chrome wire wheels are wrapped in Michelin white wall tires with plenty of remaining tread.

At the time of restoration, he car's carpets were replaced, owever the seats and interior panels are completely original, earing only the patina of a well cared-for, paringly driven example. The original wood steering wheel is free of any cracks, s is the dash, hich houses a fully functional switch panel and gauges. The trunk cover is virtually flawless and underneath you'll find the original full spare wire wheel and tire as well as the original changing tools.

The car has also received extensive mechanical attention, ith more than $7,000 having been spent within the last three years and 1,500 miles at Lippincott's Garage, n E-Type specialist in Sinking Springs, A. Completely sorted mechanically, he car is an absolute pleasure to drive, he original, umbers matching 4.2L engine starting easily, dling consistently and pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the original transmission's gears. Compression is excellent and even across all cylinders and the engine tone is as grin-inducing as the performance. Ride quality is excellent, he suspension and brakes each functioning as they should, nd the car is a joy from behind the wheel, hether tooling through town, inding through the canyons or bombing down the highway. Of all the E-Types we've had, can safely say that this is one of the strongest performing, ost mechanically sound that we've ever had the pleasure to drive.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an aesthetically exceptional, umbers matching, wo owner, 1k original mile, ell documented, ntirely solid and mechanically sound 1970 Jaguar Series II 4.2L E-Type FHC, inished in a timeless and attractive livery. The astronomical valuation jump that the Series I XKEs have realized in the past two years has continued to drive the appreciation of Series II cars, nsuring that this remarkable example will undoubtedly offer its next owner investment upside while providing years of enjoyment. If you're in the market for an E-Type Coupe, his beautiful 1970 certainly deserves your consideration.

We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to answer any questions, o please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.

Goodman Reed Motorcars

We've always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic rotating collection. We only buy cars that we'd personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. That time has come for this Jaguar (if the price is right, f course - this isn't a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we're selling, ut we're enthusiasts, ot experts, nd we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding, s the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.

For U.S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction's end, he balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction's end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction's end. Buyer is responsible for shipping, owever we'd be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction's end. Thanks for your interest.