Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC

This beautifully presented Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC was manufactured on the 24th August 1970 and left the factory in British Racing Green with manual transmission. The E-Type was dispatched on the 18th September through Personal Export Delivery and distributed by British Leyland, New York, USA. The E-Type was returned to the UK in 1989 and MOT tested in the October with a recorded mileage of 62915. From 1989 to 2012 the E-Type was dry stored and not used and during 2012 a two year programme of restoration was undertaken and today the E-Type presents in exceptional condition with some lovely, desirable upgrades enhancing the driving of the car.

In 2012 a Gloucestershire based Restoration Company stripped the E-Type bodywork and carried out a complete full re-paint in British Racing Green. They contracted the interior work to a local specialists and a full re-trim was carried out in Sage Green. New wheels and tyres were fitted, chrome work was replaced and various new trims and rubbers supplied and fitted. In 2014 mechanical upgrades included a new T5 , 5 speed gearbox, new electronic power steering, a lightened and balanced flywheel and all new silicon coolant and heater hoses. General mechanical and electrical work included a full brake system overhaul with new calipers, new servo, master cylinder, stainless steel braided hoses and new pads front and rear. The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder were replaced, the heater fan unit was overhauled, a new electronic distributor fitted, new HT leads, new radiator, new thermostat fan switch, H4 Halogen bulbs, new alternator and carburettors rebuilt. On completion the E-Type successfully completed a tour of France and the Pyrenees and has now covered over 3000 miles since restoration.  Invoices for thousands of pounds worth of expenditure are with the vehicle history file.

SUX 987H has an excellent bodyshell with superb straight panels and a high quality, deep paint finish. The underside of the car is excellent, the car is structurally outstanding and the car has a fine detail with excellent door shuts, engine bay and spare wheel well. Chrome work is all stunning and gleaming, including the chrome wire wheels and the recently re-trimmed upholstery has been beautifully done to the highest of standards. The engine holds excellent oil pressure and is a strong unit offering excellent performance, the new five speed gearbox is fabulous to use and with power steering, overhauled brakes and a superb suspension, the car is first class to drive. This is an E-Type that has already proven to be reliable and ideal for long distance, Continental touring and is perfectly placed for this type of usage with the advantage of the five speed gearbox and power steering. This is a truly superb example that can fulfil many purposes whether it is long distance touring, local shows, events or just a beautiful collector's piece that can be enjoyed in good weather.


Price: £SOLD