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This correct, excellent driving Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC was manufactured on the 20th May 1970 and left the factory finished in Cream with Red leather. The original distributor was Parkers of Bolton and the car was supplied new by Henlys in Oldham to a local lady. This genuine UK car supplied car is still today in its original colours and specification. UK specification correct and original E-Types are in high demand and high quality, usable examples like this are becoming increasingly difficult to buy. This particular car is the 905th Series II Coupe off the production line and is therefore one of the later surviving Series II Coupes. To further enhance the car we can confirm it does have matching numbers and is totally correct throughout.
This car presents incredibly well with a strong feel of originality. ABU 898J presents really well with beautiful Cream paintwork retaining a high quality finish, it offers superb panel fit and lovely straight panels. The body is totally sound, as is the underside of the vehicle. The engine bay presents well with a nicely detailed engine, space frame and ancillaries. The interior is truly beautiful with gorgeous original Red leather seats, original door cards and brand new high quality carpets and sill covers. The car records a mileage of 78000 with MOT's dating back to 1995 when the car had 70872 miles. Everything about the car suggests this is the genuine low mileage car with many original features such as the Greater Manchester registration mark, original colours, and of course original leather seats that are commensurate low mileage car.
On the road the car is impressive. It starts instantly, has a fabulous stainless steel exhaust note and the engine is outstanding. It sounds, performs and runs superbly, it holds excellent oil pressure and the car is quick, responsive and offers a fabulous driving experience. It feels strong, fit, healthy and is ultra reliable and has a relaxed feel to it. The four speed manual gearbox is effortless to use, its smooth, quiet and delightful. The brakes are very sharp, it handles incredibly well and holds the road nicely. The E-Type comes with a comprehensive history file detailing thousands of pounds worth of expenditure and up keep. We have invoices for new chrome wire wheels and mechanical work over many years to include replacement brakes, suspension and steering components.
This E-Type offers a fabulous opportunity to acquire a correct, UK specification car that has that wonderful mix of originality and careful, detailed maintenance and improvement. All the right things have been kept in place and with good paperwork, correct numbers, Heritage Certificate, original colours. Since being previously sold by us, the E-Type has had further programme of work to include new engine mountings, rebuilt alternator, brand new rear brake calipers, rear brake pads, handbrake pads and a high torque starter motor. ABU 898J is a great driver's car, it is a car ideal for long distance touring and regular use and it comes back to us having spent the past two years with one of our long term customers in Norfolk. This is an E-Type to get out in and really enjoy, it is incredibly good to drive and will not fail to disappoint on the road.