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
Series Production Car
Lucas Distributor & Coil
Cast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
Chain-Driven DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
Dual Stromberg ot Tripple SU Carburetors Carburetors
Half Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
1317 kg / 2900 lbs
Borg & Beck Dry Plate
Auction Sales History
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 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 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 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 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
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