Jaguar E Type 2+2 For Sale
1969 Jaguar E Type 2+2
SOLD! on Bringatrailer.com – December 13, 2021, click to visit the auction on BaT.
British Racing Green
4 speed manual transmission
(link to almost 300 detailed photos at the bottom of this listing AND link to In-Car Driving video)
Also at the bottom of this listing is a charming, written account by the 20+ year owner of when he drove to Kentucky to look at and buy the car with his 16 year old son and their adventure driving it back 700+ miles to their home in Upstate, NY.
Same owner since 2000. Huge history folder with 2 other past owners back to 1972.
Purchased in 2000 with approximately 66,000 miles, now has 93,400. Driven about 27,000 miles by current owner.
Well maintained with various improvements, upgrades and maintenance items over the years to enhance driveability and ease of use.
– Dual Stromberg Carburetors replaced with triple SUs.
– Spin on oil filter adapter
– Modern, electric fuel pump
– Electronic Ignition
– Modern, sealed front lower ball joints
– Clock runs on AAA battery and keeps accurate time (won’t drain the main battery)
Among other items
Some maintenance highlights over the years include:
– Rebuilt Independent Rear Suspension
– Rebuilt head
– New master cylinder, brake booster and reaction valve
– New coil
Complete maintenance log available.
This is an honest, well kept E type 2+2 that is reliable, providing a true, vintage motoring experience in classic Jaguar style. We believe 2+2 E Types represent an incredible value in today’s classic car market, lots of car for the money.
Written account of the trip to buy the car in Kentucky and drive it back home to Upstate, New York – April 2000…
“I just Bought a Jaguar E Type”
By R. Olson
I just bought a Jaguar E- type. It’s a 1969 2+2 , British Racing Green/tan, that came from Maryland originally. I bought it from a doctor in Kentucky who needed space for his 1963 Corvette split window coupe (that was in perfect shape).
I saw the Jaguar for the first time on Thursday morning, and by two that afternoon had signed the papers, and beginning the drive north to upstate New York. I had my 16-year-old son driving the Honda Civic while I drove the Jag.
Things went well for the first 20 miles. Then the Jag started to chug and stall out in first gear as we went through some of the small towns. Nathan told me that there was black smoke coming from the exhaust. After 50 miles, with my enthusiasm waning, questioning myself about what in the world I got myself into, we pulled into an auto parts store to buy a few items. Nathan, meanwhile pulled out the spark plugs, cleaned them with the snow removal brush in the Honda (it was still snowing the previous week in New York) and reinstalled them. I bought an extra set just in case.
We also tried to adjust the air fuel mixture without success. We topped off the carbs with automatic transmission fluid. Deep breath, started it up, and continued. We made it 100 miles before darkness halted us in a small town just off 81 north. Nathan couldn’t drive after 9 PM due to license restrictions for a 16-year-old. Plus, I wasn’t sure how to get all the dash lights working, and we didn’t want any trouble along the highway with nothing more than a flashlight to illuminate things. The car was running OK, but something was still wrong with the air/fuel mixture.
We found a little motel, which had little going for it except an auto parts store across the street. That clinched it for us. That night I tossed and turned wondering how we were going to make it 700 more miles at this rate. I mean we were practically in North Carolina! In the morning we got up with the sun, brainstorming about how to get to Jaguar running right, and Nathan suggested changing the air filter. Sounded good. So, after a greasy breakfast next door, we got to the auto parts store when it opened. Of course, they didn’t have an air filter for a Jag. But we bought the nearest one to the shape we needed. It was for a tractor. Then I went searching the town for a piece of foam insulation to pad out the rest in the air canister. The filter we bought was too short but the right diameter. We found some foam at a wood door manufacturing plant. With the new air filter in place, we began our trip north. The car ran beautifully!
We were cruising at 70 mph or so; the speedometer wasn’t working properly so I couldn’t tell for sure. We made it to Charlottesville, Virginia we stopped and visited Thomas Jefferson‘s home, before continuing to Washington DC, where we picked up my younger son Tommy who is 12 years old, at his grandma‘s house. Grandma Joan loved the car, which was a good thing. She called her daughter and told her how nice it was, breaking the news to my wife that we bought it.
Staying the night we headed north again, dodging thunderstorms, and barely missing a load of construction debris that exited a pickup truck in front of me at 60 mph. The Jag ran great all the way home and was just leaving the Honda on the hills north of Scranton, PA. What a road machine!
It’s now home. We flushed out the radiator yesterday and expect cooler running. There’s a lot still to do, but the worst is behind us. It was a memorable road trip, one that will be with us for a long, long time. NOT the way you normally break car in.
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