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Jaguar E-type 4.2L inline 6-cylinder 1969

Allmän beskrivning : 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II 2+2 Coupe

Chassis Number – 1R41090BW
Engine Number – 7R36540-9
Exterior Color – Regency Red
Interior Color – Black leather seats with vinyl door cards, dash, & console
Engine – 4.2 Liter DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine
Transmission – 3-Speed Borg Warner Automatic
Current Miles – 75,399 miles (TMU)

- Original California ownership since purchased new in 1969
- Matching numbers engine with functional factory Air Conditioning and power brakes
- Accompanied by a complete spare leather and vinyl interior still in plastic wrapping

General History

Beautiful body lines, unrivaled performance, and racing lineage combined at the dawn of the 1960s to make the Jaguar XKE an immediate sensation. With its beautiful design and affordable price, the E-Type grew to iconic status where it continues to be adored by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Independent front and rear suspension, disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear), and Jaguar’s legendary twin-cam inline six-cylinder engine were among the many performance features of the legendary XKE. Sales were brisk with continuous development growing in both American and European markets. In 1968, the Series II was launched which included open headlights, wraparound rear bumpers, larger taillights, and a larger grille with twin electric fans to aid in cooling.
Though initially developed to concurrently release with the original line up, the 2+2 model did not arrive in production until 1966. The added rear seating, while suitable for small passengers, created some packaging challenges to allow for the larger passenger compartment and taller roofline. While the proportions were unique to the 2+2 offering, by the late 60s the mechanical improvements across all models made for a very enjoyable car, capable of combining performance with stylish family transportation.

History of this Example

This Jaguar was purchased new in 1969 at Oxford Motors, Sacramento, CA by the original owner as a gift for his wife. She requested the car be painted Regency Red and trimmed in black leather interior. The car was delivered with automatic transmission, power brakes, air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, and an AM/FM multiband radio. Over time, as the owner aged, she found her 6’ 1” frame a bit challenging to negotiate the entrance and exit of the low-profile car. As such, she drove the car increasingly fewer miles as the years wore on, while her husband continued to maintain it. The car was stored indoors in a heated garage, keeping company with several other classic vehicles in their collection while the owner made sure it was regularly serviced including synthetic oil changes and occasional drives.

After being stored under another car on a lift at a service location, brake fluid dripped on the original paint. The car was stripped of the old paint and professionally repainted in 2022 using the correct Regency Red finish. The paint shop added a subtle hint of metallic micro-flake to the paint. The original speedometer, stuck from non-operation, was replaced at 55,000 miles. A correct used OEM unit indicating more miles that this car had traveled was installed. The original exhaust pipes and resonators have been replaced with Stebro stainless-steel units which are accurate to the original specification. In 2022, a new battery was installed along with new red line tires. In addition to service records dating back to 1991, this Jaguar is accompanied by California registration slips dating back to the original year of purchase, 1969.

Service invoices from British Car Service, Sacramento, CA, dating back to the early 1990s indicate general services including engine tune ups, hoses, oil changes, spark plugs, new motor mounts, and AC service. In 1994 a complete set of leather and vinyl replacement interior was purchased from G.W. Bartlett Co. (still in the protective plastic wrapping) and is included with the car.

In 2017 new door weather seals were installed, new brake hoses installed, a new speedometer cable and angle drive installed, new door glass seals, and a new rear bumper seal installed. In 2018 the head was removed, and a new head gasket installed along with new studs. In 2021 the dash top was removed and reupholstered. In preparation for sale, the car has been serviced, the oil pressure sending unit replaced, and new floats installed in the brake cylinder reservoir.

Current Condition

Today, this Jaguar XKE 2+2 boasts high gloss red exterior paint and much of the original black interior. Having been repainted in 2022, the paint is quite nice overall showing very well overall, though there are some visible imperfections when viewed up close. The lighting, lenses, and glass are in very good condition and bear correct branding marks consistent with original glass. The open headlight buckets and chrome trim are in excellent condition, as are the chrome front and rear bumpers. The body integrity is solid overall, with good panel gaps on the doors, bonnet, and rear hatch. The windshield surround is in very nice condition along with the chrome side glass trim and roof rail garnish molding. The car wears a set of chrome wire wheels which are in excellent condition, finished with chrome dual ear knockoffs and wearing a set of recently mounted red line tires. The overall visual presentation of the exterior is confident and poised with a nod to original California purchase and ownership, as indicated by the original black and yellow license plate, one of the last in the series before the 1970 blue and gold replacements.

The black leather and vinyl interior is clean and tidy overall presenting a mixture of original and reupholstered features. The front leather seats are comfortable and remain in very good condition, though appear to have been reupholstered some years ago. The rear seats appear original and in very good condition. The black vinyl trim including the door cards, door sills, carpet, floor mats, and matching center console are in generally good condition though some areas show signs of age and use. The black dash pad is properly contoured, having been replaced some years ago, and the instruments, switches, and other features of the interior all appear to be correct for this early Series II XKE. The correct under-dash mounted venting array and factory control module for the functional AC are properly mounted and the AC blows cold. The rear storage area is accessible through the hinged hatch and houses a matching wire wheel, jack and tire changing tools, and a knock off hammer. The interior conveys a harmonious look and feel very much in keeping with original specifications as delivered when new.

Under the hood, the original 4.2-liter engine is correct and consistent with factory presentation. The finishes are accurate for this series car and the engine compartment has been properly maintained though finishes are showing signs of age. The correct dual Stromberg carburetors, silver hammer-tone factory air cleaner assembly, and air filter box reflect original features and finishes. The car is outfitted with power brakes and air conditioning, both of which properly function. Consistent with the matching engine and correct chassis plate the front suspension “picture frame” is in place bearing the original matching chassis number. The undercarriage appears sound and tidy, while the overall integrity of the body seams, welded floors, and suspension components are consistent with original construction, benefiting from rust-free California ownership since delivered new. Various suspension components appear to be original to the car as well as the correct cast alloy oil pan, independent rear suspension cradle, and inboard rear brakes. A set of stainless-steel exhaust pipes and resonators are installed from the header exit pipes rearward.

Included with the car

This Jaguar is accompanied by a tire changing kit complete with jack, tools and bag, the original metal data card and plastic sheath, an original operators manual and plastic case, a business card and hand written letter from the salesperson at Oxford Motors who sold the car to the original and singular owner, California registration slips from 1969, and a complete set of black leather and vinyl upholstery, including seat bottom foam and carpet insulation, and several copies of magazines featuring articles on the Jaguar XKE.

1969 Jaguar E-type 4.2L inline 6-cylinder is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in California by Fantasy Junction for Ej prissatt.

 

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Karosstyp : Personbil Märke : Jaguar Modell : E-type Modellversion : 4.2L inline 6-cylinder Motorvolym : 4.2 Årsmodell : 1969 Läge : Emeryville Fordon Registrering : Normal

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om Jaguar

Åh, historien om Jaguar, från dess tidiga dagar som SS Cars Ltd. till sin höjdpunkt med D-typen och gatubilsevolutionen i form av den ikoniska E-typen. Det finns något alldeles brittiskt över denna berättelse, och jag ska berätta den som en brittisk journalist skulle göra.

I början:
Vår resa in i Jaguar-världen börjar på 1930-talet, när ett företag som kallades SS Cars Ltd. dök upp. Trots den olyckliga sammanträffandet av deras initialer med de stigande politiska spänningarna i Europa började de producera stilfulla och prestandainriktade bilar. SS 100, som introducerades 1936, var en symbol för elegans och hastighet och lade grunden för vad som skulle bli Jaguar.

Jaguars födelse:
När skuggan av andra världskriget närmade sig beslutade SS Cars Ltd. klokt att distansera sig från SS-initialerna. Så 1945 blev de officiellt Jaguar Cars Ltd., ett namn som snart skulle bli synonymt med brittisk lyx och prestanda.

XK-serien:
Jaguars efterkrigstid gav oss XK 120, en verklig sensation 1948. Med sin strömlinjeformade design och en kraftfull 3,4-liters raksexmoters blev den världens snabbaste seriebil. XK 120 var ritningen för det som komma skulle - Jaguar som förenade stil med hastighet på ett unikt brittiskt sätt.

D-typens dominans:
Sedan kom D-typen, en sann racinglegend. Introducerad 1954, vann den Le Mans tre gånger på 1950-talet och visade Jaguars tekniska skicklighet. Med sin innovativa monokokkonstruktion och den ikoniska fenan bak var D-typen höjdpunkten av Jaguars framgång inom motorsport.

E-typens framträdande:
Men den verkliga vändpunkten kom 1961 med introduktionen av E-typen, ofta beskriven av Enzo Ferrari som "den vackraste bilen som någonsin byggts". Dess långa motorhuv, böljande kaross och en 3,8-liters motor som levererade upphetsande prestanda gjorde den till en omedelbar klassiker. E-typen var inte bara en bil; den var ett konstverk på hjul och kunde nå 150 mph på vägen.

Gata och racingsuccé:
E-typens skönhet matchades av dess förmåga på racerbanan. De lätta E-typarna var särskilt framgångsrika i olika racingevenemang och cementerade Jaguars rykte som en kraft att räkna med inom motorsport.

Raffinemangets ålder:
När vi fördjupar oss i Jaguar-historien finner vi att 1950-talet och 1960-talet var en tid av raffinering och expansion. Tillsammans med den magnifika D-typen och den ikoniska E-typens framträdande introducerade Jaguar modeller som ytterligare befäste sitt rykte för lyx och prestanda.

MK2:
I slutet av 1950-talet presenterade Jaguar MK2, en sportig sedan som kombinerade elegans med kraft. Denna eleganta fyradörrars salong var en favorit bland bankrånare och polisen, tack vare dess exceptionella hastighet och hantering. MK2 var en symbol för Jaguars förmåga att förena sofistikering med prestanda och hade också en framgångsrik racingkarriär.

XJ6:
Hoppa fram till 1968 och Jaguar lanserade en bil som skulle definiera lyxbilar i decennier framöver - XJ6. Det var ett mästerverk i teknik och design med en jämn raksexmoters, oberoende bakre fjädring och en rymlig, vackert inredd interiör. XJ6 var en symbol för brittisk elegans och erbjöd en så smidig åktur att det kändes som om den gled över vägen. Den blev flaggskeppsmodellen för Jaguar och satte standarden för lyxbilar och visade en nivå av raffinering som imponerade på konkurrenterna.

Blandningen av klassiskt och modernt:
Medan MK2 och XJ6 representerade utvecklingen av Jaguars sedanmodeller, bibehöll de märkets engagemang för prestanda och lyx. Dessa bilar hörde inte bara hemma på racerbanan; de trivdes lika bra på de stora boulevarderna som på en avslappnad körning genom den engelska landsbygden.

Utmaningarna av förändring:
Men när 1970-talet närmade sig, ställdes Jaguar, liksom många brittiska biltillverkare, inför ekonomiska utmaningar och ägarförändringar. British Leyland-eran förde både möjligheter och svårigheter med sig när varumärket navigerade genom olika sammanslagningar och övergångar.

Ändå fortsätter arvet från MK2 och XJ6, tillsammans med D-typen och E-typen, att definiera Jaguar som en tillverkare som förenar tidlös elegans med en anda av prestanda. Dessa klassiska modeller, vare sig de körs på slingrande vägar eller står som samlarföremål, tjänar som ett vittnesbörd om Jaguars långvariga närvaro inom den automobila exklens värld.

Jaguar-historien, från dess tidiga dagar som SS Cars Ltd. till skapandet av ikoner som E-typen, MK2 och XJ6, är en resa som speglar essensen av brittisk bilkultur - en blandning av lyx, kraft och stil som fortsätter att fängsla entusiaster och samlare över hela världen.