1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster


1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

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 roadsters was 8,627 cars with just 775 made in right hand drive.2.

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.

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster Gallery

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atCoventry, England
production8627
engineInline-6
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
ignitionLucas Distributor & Coil
block materialCast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedDual Stromberg ot Tripple SU Carburetors Carburetors
displacement4235 cc / 258.4 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke106 mm / 4.17 in
power197.6 kw / 265.0 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output62.57 bhp per litre
bhp/weight201.21 bhp per tonne
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheelsRWD
wheel type72-Spoke Knock-Off Wire Wheels
front tires185×15 Dunlop
rear tires185×15 Dunlop
front brakesDunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
rear brakesDunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
steeringRack & Pinion w/Optional Assist
f suspensionWishbones w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
r suspensionHalf Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
curb weight1317 kg / 2900 lbs
transmission4-Speed Manual
tran clutchBorg & Beck Dry Plate
final drive3.07:1

Auction Sales History

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

1970 Jaguar XKE Roadster – sold for $47,500 1970 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Roadster. Open two seater. One family owned California car since 1982. 4.2L inline six cylinder engine. 5-speed manual transmission. Ribbed cam cover. Believed to be 66,000 miles. Carefully maintained for over 42 years. Custom wire wheels. Recently repainted. Blue with Black interior and Blue soft top. Wood rimmed steering wheel Aftermarket CD player.
Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster


1969 Jaguar XKE Roadster
– sold for $39,000
California car. Never any rust. New interior. Numbers matching. Original color in Primrose Yellow. Never in serious accident, only 1 scrape on bonnet. Same mechanic for the last 30 years British Car Service of Sacramento, California.
Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2-Liter Roadster 1R10574 – sold for $134,750 This desirable Series II E-Type has just completed a total rotisserie restoration, which included complete disassembly and significant upgrades to the tune of over $100,000. The car is beautifully finished with fresh Warwick Grey paint and beautiful Connolly leather interior, with all proper original materials used throughout, for a car that looks just as well as, if not better than, when it left the factory.
Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2-Liter Roadster – sold for $49,500 This highly desirable Series II roadster from 1969 is well-maintained, largely original, and has pleasant road manners. Under the current owner it was refinished in its original and highly distinctive pale green and a correct, new, green leather interior was fitted. Correct, detailed, and ready to go, it is sure to provide a wonderful open-air English motoring experience for its new owner.
Auction Source: 2012 St John’s by RM Auctions

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

1969 Jaguar XKE Series II Roadster – did not sell for $80,000 This XKE was purchased from a long time Jaguar owner and with its low original mileage and originality. Shortly after being purchased, it received a restoration by Jaguar professionals Classic Showcase. During the restoration process, the car received a complete repaint, wet sand and buff.
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

1970 Jaguar XKE Convertible – did not sell for $70,000 11970 Jaguar XK E-Type Roadster. 4.2 L twin cam. Triple SU carburetors. Factory air conditioning. JCNA National champion scoring 99.95 points. JCNA cup included with the sale. Jaguar-Daimler heritage trust certified. Rare color combination. The series II E-type classic styling and design that is unmistakable and is recognized as one of the finest Roadsters ever built with added design features over its series I predecessor.
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum