Classic E-Type Jaguar Series II For Sale

We have a recently restored 1971 Series 2 E-Type Jaguar fixed-head coupe classic car with low mileage for sale.

Series II E-Type Jaguar

Clydesdale Classic Cars are proud to offer for sale on behalf of its current owner, this 1971 Jaguar E-Type fixed-head coupe.

This Series 2 E-Type Jaguar fixed-head coupe (FHC) is ready to drive, so the new owner can jump in and enjoy it.

As well as a recent full restoration this example also benefits from a full stainless steel exhaust and the interior has been retrimmed by Aldridge Trimming of Wolverhampton.

Classic E-Type Jaguar Series II For Sale

Introducing the Series II E-Type Jaguar

Launched, initially as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form, the Jaguar E-Type, with its sleek lines, was a revelation in 1961, especially with respect to its top speed of 150mph.

After an unprecedented level of success throughout the 1950s with its XK120/140/150 line of sports cars, Jaguar needed something new to carry its flag into the 1960s.

In March 1961, that something new was revealed to the world in the form of the E-Type. Conceived as a road-going evolution of Jaguar’s Le Mans-winning D-Type.

The E-Type employed all the latest racing technologies of the day, including monocoque construction, 4-wheel disc brakes, and independent front and rear suspension, all wrapped in a lithesome Malcolm Sayer-penned body.

This spurned no less than Enzo Ferrari to dub it, “the most beautiful car ever made.” Powered initially by a 3.6L and later a 4.2L DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine, the early MkI E-Types were immensely popular with more than 38,000 examples being sold up until 1968.

In 1968, Jaguar released a Series 2 version of the E-Type with several revisions introduced, these being, open headlights without the earlier glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators, and tail lights, now mounted below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged air intake, twin electric cooling fans, and up-rated brakes.

The interior and dashboard were also re-designed with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches whilst re-designed seats were fitted which were certainly more comfortable than the Series I cars.

In addition, air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options whilst the transmission retained the all-synchromesh manual four-speed gearbox of the later Series I cars.

With these changes, the car became known as the Series II E-Type.

Vehicle Specification

  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 38673 Miles
  • Manufacturer: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • Body Type: Coupe
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine Size: 4235 cc
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Doors: 2
  • Country of Manufacture: UK
  • Colour: Red
  • Drive Side: Right-hand drive
  • Date of First Registration: Feb 1971
  • V5 Registration Document: Present
  • Previous owners (excl. current): 4

Vehicle Summary

Looking at the small amount of paperwork with the car, it looks like the third owner bought it on 26/09/1979 and kept the car until it was sold to the current owner in 2016.

We have only been asked to sell the car, so we have not inspected it; however, we have carried out a short visual check and done a 9-mile test drive.

There are some oil leaks present and there is a vibration when going over 50 mph, the tyres are quite old and would be better changed.

The car sits a lot because the present owner works abroad and rarely used it, so there may be other items that need to be addressed.

Starts, drives, and stops, with all gears changing as they should and no strange noises.

Although this car has not been restored to our (Clydesdale Classic Cars) standards, it is still a very nice looking E Type that will no doubt make the new owner proud to be seen driving it.

Selling Price

We are only accepting serious offers on this classic Series 2 E-Type Jaguar; please either contact us by phone or email, alternatively, you can submit an offer via the contact form below.

We can also assist with the delivery of the vehicle, again let us know if you require this service when submitting an offer.

We only accept cash on collection or via a bank transfer.

The car is located in East Kilbride, Scotland.

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