1969 Jaguar E-Type Coupé 4.2L series II FIXED HEAD85000-105000  - Estimate

The Roy Savage Collection of Classic Cars

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AUCTION: Sunday 4 December 2016, 2.30pm

Thursday 1 December, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 2 December, 10.00am – 7.00pm
(Extended Evening Viewing, 5.00pm – 7.00pm)
Saturday 3 December, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 4 December, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Viewing Location
19 Omahi Street, Waikanae 5036

Auction Location
Southward Car Museum
Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga
Paraparaumu 5036
New Zealand

Reference Number 446578

as of 5/30/2017

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Lot 127

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Car 1969 Jaguar E-Type Coupé 4.2L series II FIXED HEAD
VIN 1R 25720 
Registration UT3206 
Mileage 65.650 km 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History


Chassis No: 1R 25720

Engine No: 7R 2767-9


Jaguar entered the swinging sixties with the ultimate object of automotive desire; the highest in performance and the car destined to become an icon of the era. The sensational Jaguar E-Type was developed as a racing car as well as a road car and heralded a position in automotive history since its appearance in 1961. In 1996, the New York City Museum of Modern Art recognised the significance of the E-Type by including a blue roadster in its permanent design collection, one of only six motor cars to receive this distinction.


It really all began with the genius of one man, the fascinating and charming Malcolm Sayer - arguable one of the two foremost aero-dynamists of the 1950s and 1960s along with Frank Costin. Sayers success, his many contributions to these advancements and the direct opposition he posed to Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz with the Jaguar C-type and D-type—need only to be considered. At around 500lb (227kg) lighter than the XK150, the E-Type's performance had been more than satisfactorily gained through Sayer’s and Jaguar’s racing and passenger car experience. These technological advancements came together to create one of the most stylish and dexterous shapes ever in original motor car design and the light Series 1 E-type Jaguar changed the sports car world forever.


As the marque progressed, October 1964 saw the launch of the 4.2-litre E Type model, offering a gearbox with synchromesh on first gear together with the bigger, torquier engine. The Series 2 E-Types underwent a number of design changes that were phased-in during 1967, largely due to U.S. design legislation. From 1969, major changes were made to the bodywork with a more raked windscreen; the most distinctive feature being the absence of the aerodynamic glass headlight covers. Improved engine cooling was achieved thanks to an enlarged air-intake and twin electric fans. The smooth polished cam covers were changed to the easily identified ribbed appearance. The engine was detuned for the US market with twin Stromberg carburettors and larger valve clearances, but in the UK and Europe, triple SUs were retained with tighter valve clearances. The Series 2 4.2 had a factory quoted top speed of 149mph and achieved 0-60 in 7.2seconds. Accordingly, bigger brakes were fitted.


This Series II 4.2 FHC for auction was acquired by Roy Savage in 1979 following its importation in to New Zealand in 1976 by Mr. Geoffrey Easterbrook-Smith. Easterbrook-Smith was Roy’s neighbour and a member of the Diplomatic Corp in Switzerland. It is believed he purchased this car on the Continent from a previous owner and brought it back to NZ when his commission had finished. According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, this car was originally delivered to the Swiss distributor Emil Frey, Zurich on 13th February, 1969 as a fixed-head coupe, left hand drive. The car retains its original livery of Regency Red with black interior. It is believed Easterbrook-Smith brought the factory components to make the conversion to right hand drive on this car and that the work was carried out in NZ.


An interesting example of the marque and offering a very good opportunity for a collector, this E-type is in good running order showing approx. 65,650kms on the clock. It is a genuine triple SU carburettor model with the 4-speed gearbox and the original Smiths gauges. The paintwork is in fair condition for its age and use and shows various areas of retouch work and fading. The body work is straight and the glassware and chrome work is in good condition. The interior is original and its overall condition is consistent with its age and use. A desirable after-market Moto-Lita steering wheel has been fitted. General maintenance has been regularly attended to with receipts available.


Approximately 4,855 Series 2 FHCs were built between 1968-1971 making this car an inspiring opportunity to acquire a car with solid provenance and accompanied by the auspicious Jaguar Trust Heritage Certificate representing a classic 4.2-litre, triple SU carburettor, 4-speed manual E-type. Of particular importance, it has been retained and cherished within the Savage Collection for over 37 years.

This vehicle will be sold licenced with WoF.