1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Roadster

Lot: 160

Sold for (£): 62,160
Offered for sale is a 4.2L 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 SII Roadster manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 122 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Matching numbers, low mileage, and in excellent form...

  • US-supplied, left-hand drive, Series II in sparkling condition
  • Showing 26,100 miles believed to be correct by a respected marque expert
  • Unrestored and largely original apart from being fitted with triple UK-spec SUs
  • First prize Concours d'Elegance winner at Jaguar Club North America
  • Serviced and a fresh MOT prior to the auction
  • Accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, History file and Concours' trophies



Lot Details

Registration: BHY 902H RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 4.2L
Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 26100
Model: E-Type 4.2 SII Roadster MOT expiry: 2020-02-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1R12375

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 122 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Very original superstructure with what looks like factory boot, floors, doors and sills and original picture frame stamp. The paint has been refinished to a high standard at some stage probably before the car's show circuits in the early 2000s, it still shows extremely well.



Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Original Becker Europa TR radio (requires refurb) with a separate amplifier. The switchgear, dash and steering wheel have all the signs of authentic low mileage. The seats and door cards are superb originals, the footwell carpets are new. The hood is superb but being pale inside is showing a few marks. The boot is superb with as-new spare and jack kit. Brand new 3-point period seatbelts just fitted.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Benefitting from Triple SU carburettors and standard 9:1 compression. The engine sounds superb, is rattle and smoke-free and idles at 25 psi. The US style exhaust system sounds great. The engine bay is very clean and tidy overall. Carburettors rebuilt, new plugs / points / condenser / fuel pump and full engine service <100 miles ago (receipted).


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Shifts provide for a rewarding and engaging drive becoming ever smoother at operating temperature.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The car rides and drives superbly and exactly as it should without creaks or rattles throughout - again indicative of low mileage. The wheels are superb and the tyres are brand new Sprint Classics.


Minor: Major:


Having a new MOT, everything works perfectly although the wipers are a little slow. Brand new battery just fitted. Headlamps fitted are correct RHD Lucas as original additionally complimented with the correct European specification front sidelights and rear tail lamps.



Vehicle History


Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms the rare original colour scheme and matching numbers, the car was dispatched to the USA on 11 Feb 1970. Accompanying Show & Concours-winning trophies. Known history: Current South Carolina title (copy included) and plates. Last serviced at 25,928 miles June 2017. Service sticker attached showing 25,567 miles July 2010. Mileage recorded as 24,379 in 2006 (Sold by Daniel Schmitt & Co to prior owner). Mileage recorded as 24,360 in 1996 (prior owner title). Whilst it is not fully documented there are many indicators within the car that it is mostly original which substantiate the recorded mileage. Fully UK registered as an Historic vehicle (per the V5) qualifying for free road tax. Supplied with original operating and service handbook, original LHD headlamps (boxed) and superb car cover.




About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history