Beautiful condition. Fully restored in 2000.
Sale price: $57,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 27.05.2014
Seller's notes: "Vehicle is in excellent running condition. Concours level car that has been serviced and maintained to be driven."
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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|Engine:||4.2 ltr in line 6 Cyl|
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Beautiful condition. Fully restored in 2000. for sale
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The engine is 4. 2 liter. in-line six cylinder. Manual transmission. which is an upgrade from series 1. Better brakes are also present in my car. an upgrade from series 1.
I am the second owner and I bought the car in the fully restored condition you see it here. I bought the car in 2010. Upon purchase. I had the car completely gone through by a master Jaguar mechanic. who is also a JCNA (Jaguar Club North America) long time member and well known mechanic. During this recommissioning. I had all brakes renovated. This consisted of new rotors. new Hydra-cyl cylinders (increased bore volume and stainless steel). new stainless steel bridge pipes. new lines. front and back. This rear brake work involves removing the rear end of the car and servicing the entire assembly. This is an expensive maintenance item that is often overlooked by owners who only maintain the front brakes. Differential and suspension was lubed and is maintained. I also had a full suspension renovation. including (Boge. factory correct) new trailing arms. shocks and bushings. throughout. This is essential maintenance that needed done in order to bring the car into good driving condition. The prior owner had the car fully restored in 2000. but as the car was rarely driven. basic recommissioning was required.
I also had a full stainless steel Bell exhaust installed while the full maintenance was being handled. I took the opportunity to replace all the wear items that needed replacement. The car has Vredestine classic tires with very low mileage. under 1000 miles. I drive this car very sparingly. It's averaged less than 1. 00 miles per year. closer to 500 in some years. I've shown the car annually at the JCNA/ JAGM concour event. The car is typically graded at 98 to 99 points. Deductions were for incorrect sugar scoop color (the assembly under the headlights). and I was deducted for window tinting. The window tinting was from the prior owner and it has been removed. I've also displayed the car at various events and concour shows in Michigan.
The mileage is original at ~42. 00 and verified by the prior owner. The car runs and drives very well. Starting. running. and stopping all happen as they should. The engine oil pressure is solid at the high 30/40 mark and stays there. I use Valvoline 20W50 racing oil. on recommendation of my club mechanic and I've been very pleased. The 20W50 viscosity works well and the high ZDDP content protects the valve train. I have never experienced overheating and have flushed the radiator annually. I am impressed by this as series 1 cars are prone to overheat. The dual fans and brass radiator prevent this on the 1. 5.
The 4 speed manual transmission shifts well and easily. No grinding. as was common in the earlier cars. the upgraded gearbox is very good. I had a new master cylinder and slave cylinder replaced for the clutch. which were simply worn from age. The clutch was rebuilt by he prior owner and engages well with no issues.
The body is in very clean condition. as evident in the pictures. No rust is present and the deep lacquer paint has a depth of luster that is uncommon in today's paint finishes. This. combined with the hand formed metal body create a evocative and immediately recognizable figure. I can't drive this car without being asked about it. I definitely starts conversations and it seems everyone recalls the e-type's place in automotive history. Interior is completely new as of 2000 and has been very well maintained and wear is commensurate with the <10. 00 miles the car has covered in the past 15 years. There is a aftermarket radio installed. which I dislike. I want it removed. but haven't gotten to it. I have truly never been in this car. or any classic sports car. and wanted to listen to the radio.
All switches. lights and gauges work. The only exception to this is the wiper switch. which is inoperable. This hasn't been an issue as the car was never driven in the rain.
I've uploaded two YouTube videos of my Jaguar. The first is of a cold start and can be viewed here: http://youtu. be/DCEpz25lDp4 The second is of a warm start. after about 30 minutes of driving on an 80 degree day. This can be viewed here: http://youtu. be/cOPz4WJOj94
I have tried to maintain originality on everything I've had done with my E-type. Any parts that were replaced have been saved and will accompany the car. This is a remarkable and historically significant car is very sound condition. I've enjoyed this car very much and have decided to sell due to my growing collection of cars and shrinking availability of time. The 2+2. series 1. 5 is truly a very low production car. This is amplified by the fact that it is rare to see 2+2 cars restored to this level. due to cost of restoration. The 2+2 is distinctly able to accommodate the physical size of a driver far better than a standard e-type. The additional 9 inches of length adds legroom and roof height that make driving possible for people that would not be comfortable in a series 1 coupe. The essential design has been preserved. as have the driving dynamics. I would like it to go to an appreciating owner.
I'm able to ship anywhere in the world and would welcome the car being part of a collection.
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