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Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Type: Convertible
Year: 1970
Mileage: 15940
VIN: 1R 11343
Engine: 4.2-LITER DOHC
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 Speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States

1970 Jaguar E-Type Additional Info:

1970 XKE Roadster

This is a 3-owner car purchased new from British Motor Cars, in downtown Portland Oregon in 1970. The 1st owner was a woman who kept it 10 years, until 1980, and put 10,000 miles on it. The second owner retained it for the next 29 years and put 5,000 miles on the Jaguar. The 3rd owner, a well-known collector, received the car with 14,800 miles in 2009. He kept it 11 years and put about 1,000 miles on it, mostly to keep it in good running order. He knew about this car back in 1980. He even included astoryabout this car in a book he wrote. In the first year he owned it, he showed this in several venues. That year, 2009, this XKE won "Best Post War Original Car" at the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance. A major concours that attracts cars from all over the country and outside countries. 2 months later, it won the Lake Oswego car and vintage boat show, competing against 400 participants. The last 10 years he kept it quietly in his own collection. He is a good friend and when I took ownership, this had never been offered publicly for sale in 50 years.

This has excellent all original paint except for the center of the bonnet, refinished in 1980, due to 2 dimples on the hood. The fenders are factory paint. The last and 3rd owner was actually at Mike Sholpe's shop, where the car was being painted, 40 years ago. It was painted in lacquerand it is very difficult to detect it has been painted.

This has power steering and air conditioning (serviced 4 months before I acquired it) and blows cold. The Jaguar runs and drives like a new car. Remarkably, nothing has been apart on this car. For example: the carbs, (this has always had fresh fuel), gas tank, water pump, heads etc., etc., are just like this car left England.

The soft top and rear plastic window are still in wonderful condition. The top boot is soft, fits very well and not brittle. The seats, door panels, dash and carpets are nicely preserved. When you look under the dash, the heater motor has no dust in it. It has the original Lucas headlights. The chrome is excellent. The trunk and trunk mat are like new. The tools have never been used, as well as the spare tire. Hard to imagine, this has no oil leaking, and everything works. The radio (work's and sounds great), the gauges, interior and dash lights, instruments, brake lights, headlights, taillights and back up lights all work. The glass is like everything else.

I had already graduated from college and finished serving in the Army when this car was built. In my 50 years of owning collector cars, I cannot remember ever seeing a car (of any make or model this age), that is this well preserved. I have 150 detail photos available to a buyer. It has 16,000 original miles.


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