1970 Jaguar XKE Series 2 OTS - Concours Restoration! 22k Original Miles!
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1970 Jaguar XKE Series 2 OTS offered with a reserve
This exceptional low mileage example is a 2 owner car. It was purchased by the original owner in 1970 with only 500 miles on it from the Jag Dealer. who had it many years before passing it on to the second owner. The car was driven very occasionally. and stored when not in use. In the late 90's a comprehensive professional restoration was undertaken with reciepts totalling over $80. 00. Its finished in in original and very striking color combination. The original interior was retained. and has excellent patina. The car has always been stored in a climate controlled garage and used occasionally. There really are no flaws on this car. it is show ready cosmetically. Well OK maybe the headrests could use restuffed. otherwise this is a car that with minor detailing is a sure winner in JCNA or Concours competition. The car runs and drives without fault as well. The current owner has had new tires installed. all new plug wires and other tune up items undertaken. and the car is ready to go! It starts right up. runs smoothly. shifts well. handles crisply. and sounds simply wonderful.
If you are looking for a top flite Series II OTS. I think you will be hard pressed to find a finer example or one with the history and provenance of this lovely car.
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Founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922. by two motorcycle enthusiasts. William Lyons and William Walmsley. the SS Jaguar name first appeared on a 2. 5 litre saloon in 1935. The Jaguar name was given to the entire company in 1945 when the SS was dropped due to lack of popularity from WWII.
Jaguar made its name in the 1950s with a series of elegantly-styled sports cars and luxury saloons. The company bought the Daimler Motor Company (not to be confused with Daimler-Benz). in 1960 from Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA). From the late 1960s. Daimler was used as a brand name for Jaguar's most luxurious saloons. The Jaguar company started production with the pre-war 1. 5. 2. 5 and 3. 5 litre models which used engines designed by the Standard Motor Company. The 1. 5 litre four-cylinder engine was still supplied by Standard but the two larger six-cylinder ones were made in house. These cars have become known unofficially as Mark IVs. The first post war model was the 1948 Mark V available with either 2. 5 or 3. 5 litre engines and had a more streamlined appearance than pre-war models. but more important was the change to independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. The big breakthrough was the launch in 1948 of the XK120 sports car. with the new XK twin overhead camshaft (DOHC) 3. 5 litre hemi-head six-cylinder engine designed by William Heynes. Walter Hassan and Claude Baily. This engine had been designed during the long nights during the war when they would be on fire watch in the factory. After several attempts a final design was arrived at. That is until owner William Lyons said "make it quieter". The car had originally been intended as a short production model of about 200 vehicles as a test bed for the new engine until its intended home. the new Mark VII saloon. was ready. The XK120's reception was such that production continued until 1954; it was followed by the XK140. the XK150. and the E-Type. keeping Jaguar in the sports car market.
The E-type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourerin two seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupe) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The model was made in 3 distinct versions generally referred to as "Series 1". "Series 2" and "Series 3". A transitional series between Series 1 and Series 2 is known unofficially as "Series 1½". Series 2 cars such as this one feature Open headlights without glass covers (Earlier cars had problems with misting. despite gaskets). a wrap-around rear bumper. re-positioned and larger front indicators and taillights below the bumpers. better cooling aided by an enlarged "mouth" and twin electric fans. and uprated brakes are hallmarks of Series 2 cars. De-tuned in US. but still with triple SUs in the UK. the engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial 'ribbed' appearance. Late Series 1½ cars also had ribbed cam covers. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned. with flick switches being substituted for rocker switches that met U. S health and safety regulations. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted. which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable. Air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options. It was available in FHC. OTS. and 2+2 versions. The E type is generally considered one of the seminal sports car designs of all time. in fact it was displayed in the Museum of Modern Art due to its stunning lines. No collection is complete without an E type. Our Ebay Policies:
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