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1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L

Sale price: $46,105.00 make an offer
Last update: 10.10.2013

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Date: 2016-10-07
I would really like to speak with the owner about this car. I am the previous owner who restored her. I did not know if the car is still available because this listing is from 2013. Would you please pass my contact information on. 228.547.6236. Thank you Pamela Stennis (from Gulfport MS) offered usd

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31.08.2013: $68,650.00

Car location: Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: jaguar
Year: 1971
Type: convertible
Color: Black
Mileage: 72,715
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Trim: Roadster
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L for sale

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1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L Photo
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L
  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type (XKE) Roadster 4.2L

This meticulously maintained 1971 Jaguar E-type Series II Roadster is one of the last Series II roadsters imported prior to the introduction of the larger Series III version.  The Series II retained the sleek and nimble size and styling of the original 1961 E-Type design. famously named by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful automobile ever made.  while integrating 10 years of refinement in drivability. reliability. comfort and safety:

The engine is fueled by the factory installed dual Zenith–Stromberg carburetors which offer improved drivability over the earlier SU carbureted engines.  

A larger front air intake as well as the upgraded cooling system with dual electric fans eliminated the cooling issues of the early E-types.

The factory upgraded disc brake system includes the improved Girling calipers to replace the less effective Dunlop units.

Shoulder belts added to lap restraints

1971 was the last year the famous racing-designed “XK” 6 cylinder engines were used in the car; only 35 were built that year with that motor. 19 of which were roadsters.  The beautiful wooden steering wheels left with the XK engine. as the much heavier 12 cylinder motor introduced that year necessitated power steering and a metal steering wheel. further changing the driving experience.

In 1998. the owner of this car decided to freshen this unmodified E-Type to the high level of finish reflected in the photos.  The cost of this project exceeded $30. 00 in this restoration.  The exterior color was changed from sable to black. otherwise the restoration renewed the car to original condition.  The body was expertly prepared and the color conversion was extended to include all surfaces.  The quality of the coachwork and paintwork is outstanding.   All body panels are arrow straight and properly aligned.  Automotive Restorations of Stratford. onnecticut http://www. automotiverestorations. com/ was selected to perform the restoration. given their extensive experience with the Jaguar mark. as well as their commitment to craftsmanship since 1978.   A partial list of work includes:

New paint. leather seats. door panels. carpet set. canvas top

Complete engine detail

Complete tune-up with carburetor rebuild. new ignition coil. water pump

New clutch and clutch system hydraulics

Brakes. wheel bearings. fuel sender. blower motor

BASF Glasurit color code 1250 finished with clearcoat was selected to ensure a permanent show quality finish.  

The interior was restored with Connolly Biscuit leather #A3243.

The chrome trim is in excellent condition including the chrome wire wheels and wire spare with “redline” Michelins. The “knock-off” hubs reflect its Jaguar racing heritage. The leather is supple. cool in the sun. and in excellent condition.  All gauges are functional including the clock. The black canvas convertible top is in excellent condition and the eisenglass window is clear and crease free.

Throughout my ownership of this beautiful vehicle. I have kept it garaged and drive it 2-3 times a week. both enjoying it and keeping it in excellent running condition. I have fueled it with only ethanol-free high test gas.  I am privileged to own this elegant piece of automotive art and history and look forward to inquiries. I possess the certificate from Jaguar Heritage indicated that all numbers match. as well as copies of many of the service receipts.


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from Pamela, dated 06 october 2016
I had Kent Bain restore this car, what a lovely summery you pulled together. I cannot believe she has been living less than an hour away from me. You even kept the redline Michelins. I know this listing has been posted for a while but please shoot me an email so that I can give you my cell number. Thank you.

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