Before you stands the majestic 1969 Jaguar E-Type in silver over red leather interior. The current owner who states that he has had the car in his possession for 4 years mentions that the previous owner had the car for 40 years. I can see why, it really is quite the looker. I mean, it’s as if the designers had one eye on a flying saucer when they penned it. Fortunately, this one didn’t crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
I’ve always been intrigued by the E-Type. Proportionally, if cars were people, then this fella would have a huge nose. Although some may be inclined to seek the advice of a cosmetic surgeon, this little gem sports a beak which just seems so perfectly proportioned for the vehicle that you’d just want to admire it while at the same time keep your expensive snuff away from it.
Designing a high-quality expensive car these days, it is almost required that there is a long hood in relationship to the passenger compartment. I’m sorry, did I say hood, I meant bonnet, which is of course the British word for hood, and since this is a vehicle from across the pond, we shall use the queen’s english and call the sheet metal covering the engine a bonnet. Well, not really. It just seems wrong to me…we’ll just say it’s got a long hood. Like, really long.
But the long hood serves a purpose and that is to serve as the skin that protects the 4.2 liter V6 which is said to have less than 82,000 miles on it. Not bad for a car that is 50 years old. Apparently the car was repainted 2 years ago and at the same time the interior was redone. This Jag has a manual transmission, an AC with a new compressor and has new Michelin Red Line tires. The suspension as been updated and the radiator replaced.
Also installed was a manual fan, which I take to mean that the operator choses when to turn it on rather than having to turn a crank handle while driving which would be hilariously inconvenient indeed. But really that’s just one silly image among many that travel through my mind. Sorry to subject you to it. Anyway, the carbs are stated to have just been rebuilt and there is no rust on the floors or rocker panels.
The current owner has owned the car for 4 years and has driven the car weekly and provided routine maintenance. It has a clear title and is ready to go.
The owner, Al, provides his phone number HERE to answer the questions of any potential buyer. Please don’t bother Al unless you are really interested in the car. I’m sure however that he’d appreciate honest inquiries. After all this is a really cool car, and one who is not familiar with this quirky Brit may be interested as to how to open that beautifully crazy back hatch/door, or any number of other special bits peculiar to a hand-made vehicle fit for a king.