1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe

In 1969 the E-Type was dramatically changed to Series II Specification which included US-regulated higher and uncovered headlights along with upgrades such as a larger air intake on the bonnet and better brakes.

The Series II marked the first major outward revisions of the car since its introduction in 1961. Along with the larger air intake and headlights, the rear featured larger lights below the bumper.

Federal cars destined for the US and Canadian markets received twin Stromberg carburetors.

Total production of Series II coupes was 4,855 cars with just 1,070 made in right hand drive.2.

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Sources & Further Reading.

1. Porter, Philip. Jaguar E-Type The Definitive History. Foulis: 1989.
2. Haddock, Dr. Thomas. Jaguar E-Type 6&12 Cylinder Restoration Guide. Motorbooks:1997.


In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Coventry, England
price $ $ 4,855
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Lucas Distributor & Coil
block material Cast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Dual Stromberg ot Tripple SU Carburetors Carburetors
displacement 4235 cc / 258.4 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 106 mm / 4.17 in
power 197.6 kw / 265.0 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output 62.57 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 201.21 bhp per tonne
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 72-Spoke Knock-Off Wire Wheels
front tires 185×15 Dunlop
rear tires 185×15 Dunlop
front brakes Dunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
rear brakes Dunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
steering Rack & Pinion w/Optional Assist
f suspension Wishbones w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
r suspension Half Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
curb weight 1317 kg / 2900 lbs
transmission 4-Speed Manual
tran clutch Borg & Beck Dry Plate
final drive 3.07:1

Auction Sales History

1100042-1536 (1)
1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Fixed Head Coupe 2R 28321
– sold for $99,000
Jaguar’s iconic E-Type Coupe. Long-term single-owner history. Only 12,000 miles driven prior to being restored. Fresh from a comprehensive restoration by marque specialists at Classic Showcase. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Coupe 1R 27025
– sold for $77,550
Matching numbers example. Believed to be one owner until 2013. Beautifully restored. Patriotic color combination of BRG over cinnamon. Great example of the E-Type Series II FHC. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe P1R28035
– sold for $55,000
Beautifully restored in and out. Tastefully upgraded for enhanced performance. Elegant fixed-head-coupe E-Type. Presented in classic BRG over Tan. Ideal for rallies and driving events. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams


1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupé – sold for €43,600 The E-Type underwent a full ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration in the early 2000s but unfortunately was involved in an accident that damaged the front end, resulting in the need for a new bonnet and engine sub-frame (the bulkhead was undamaged). Auction Source: 2011 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams


1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2-Liter Fixed Head Coupe
– sold for $55,000
With just two owners and approximately 53,000 miles from new, this 1969 Series II Fixed-Head Coupe clearly benefits from careful maintenance throughout its life. Classic Showcase recently restored the car, including the bodywork and panel fitting, in preparation for a complete refinish in the original Willow Green, followed by color sanding and buffing. The interior was reupholstered in Biscuit leather, including the seats, a new console and new door panels, along with a new headliner and new carpeting. New rubber, seals and hardware were installed as required, and the car’s brightwork has been re-plated. With recent service work including a tune-up and oil change, as well as interior and exterior detailing, this honest low-mileage E-Type is road-ready and includes classic chrome wire wheels and factory-fitted air conditioning. The car is complete with extensive history and service receipts dating back to its first owner. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM