1969 Jaguar X-KE 2+2 Series II •Low production, one of only 5,326 2+2 models made between 1968 and 1971 •American Market Left-hand drive model showing only 52,000 miles •British Racing Green exterior with black leather interior •4.2L DOHC straight six-cylinder engine with dual Zenith-Stromberg carburetors •Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission (Model 12) and 3.54 gearing •Air-conditioning •Wire wheels mounted on new tires Jaguar fans, if youre looking for an E-type thats a very original survivor versus a fully restored car, this might be the Jaguar for you. Made in Coventry, England, this example is one of 5,326 2+2 models manufactured between 1968 and 1971. The exterior, done in British Racing Green, is at best in good, original order but there are places of orange peel and cracking on the hood and in other places, please see photos. The Jaguar body is straight, the chrome wraparound bumpers fit tightly to the body and or in good, overall shape. This big cat rolls on new Firestone all-season radials, size 165/65R15 at every corner that were installed Spring of 2020 and each tire is mounted on a factory wire wheel. The wheels are in overall good order. Under the distinctive and large forward-hinged hood, is a 4.2L DOHC straight six-cylinder engine with dual Zenith-Stromberg carburetors that the previous owner reportedly had both carburetors serviced in 2020. The motor is backed by a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission (Model 12) and a 3.54:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning but the compressor is inoperable. In the Jags cozy cockpit, the original black Connolly leather is in satisfactory original shape, as is the corresponding Wilton wool carpet. The headliner is also black. A three-spoke steering wheel with a wood rim, along with the inner door panels and instrument panel and floor-mounted gearshift are all in the same good, original order but the horn is inoperable. The instrument panel has a distinctive aircraft appearance, with toggle switches and flat black paint. A factory AM/FM stereo completes the interior. The E-type employed what was, for the early 1960s, a novel racing design principle, with a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub. No ladder frame chassis, as was common at the time, was needed and as such the first cars weighed only 2,900 pounds. The Series 2 introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration mandates. The most distinctive exterior feature is the absence of the glass headlight covers, which affected several other imported cars, like the Citron DS, as well. Unlike other cars, this step was applied worldwide for the E-Type. Safety and emissions regulations in the North American market resulted in Series 2 and 3 E-Types being fitted with a larger grille, wider wheel arches, and bigger bumpers. And they were also fitted with a bigger radiator and cooling system because the Series 1 were notorious for overheating. Other hallmarks of Series 2 cars are a wrap-around rear bumper, larger front indicators and taillights re-positioned below the bumpers, and an enlarged grille and twin electric fans to aid cooling. Additional U.S.-inspired changes included a steering lock which moved the ignition switch to the steering column, replacing the dashboard mounted ignition and push button starter, the symmetrical array of metal toggle switches replaced with plastic rockers, and a collapsible steering column to absorb impact in the event of an accident. New seats allowed the fitment of head restraints, as required by U.S. law beginning in 1969. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial "ribbed" appearance. It was de-tuned in the US with twin two-barrel Strombergs replacing three SUs. Combined with larger valve clearances horsepower was reduced from 265 to 246 and torque from 283 to 263. Air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options. On its release on 15 March 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it "the most beautiful car ever made." In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online list of the Worlds "100 most beautiful cars" of all time. Outside automotive circles, the E-type has featured in the Diabolik comic series, Austin Powers films and the television series, Mad Men. Competition to this Jag in 1969 included BMWs 2800 CS, Lotus lan and Mercedes-Benzs 280SL. If youre looking for a Jaguar to keep you occupied well into the new decade, this one would be a good place to start. Come by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to review this cat in person. VIN: 1R41174BW EIN: 7R36563-9 TIN: 33958 Body #:4R36386? This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 52,503 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Ohio title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!? Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.