*One of 5,326 built
*Matching Numbers, Recently Restored Example
*Desirable Blue/Tan Color Combination
*Desirable 4-Speed Manual and Air Conditioning
*Heritage Certificate on Order
Engine: 4.2L Inline-6 (7R 35051-9)
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Mileage Reads: 35,148
An overwhelming success for Jaguar, the supersession of the aged XK series cars was lauded by the public and critics alike. Considered by many to be extraordinarily pretty, Enzo Ferrari himself called the XK-E “the most beautiful car ever made.” With performance to match, the XK-E ushered in a new era for Jaguar; a new era for motoring in general!
With the development and expansion of the line came the (somewhat) roomier 2+2 version, with an additional back seat, raised roof, wider track and elongated by around 9″. The 4.2L inline-6 remained the same with two Zenith-Stromberg carburettors and producing a quoted 246bhp. The 2+2 also became available with an optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission and Air Conditioning.
This beautiful S-II car is just emerging from a long-time ownership by a Colorado collector. Purchased from a Pennsylvanian in the early ’90’s, the local owner enjoyed this car for around 10 years before commissioning a comprehensive restoration, accomplished by a local specialist shop, between 2003-2005. A full file of invoices (over $60k documented in parts and labor) and notes details the mechanical, interior and metal-paint work done. Interior trimming was accomplished by another (award winning) local outfit, and Classic Investments has provided recent service and detailing.
The quality of the restoration is evident in photos, as well as in person. 12 years on now, the paint still shows straight and clean. This is an excellent running and driving classic and the 2+2 is truly an underappreciated variant of the iconic “E-type” Jag. With prices continuing to rise on other models, watch for this up-and-comer which represents true value in today’s market.
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