1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 2 S1 BACKDATE COUPE – A E-TYPE YOU CAN ACTUALLY DRIVE!
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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
Features and Specifications
1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC Coupe
1970 Jaguar E-Type S2 Backdate Coupe’
Exterior Color: Willow Green
Reserve Collection Listing – Truly Breathtaking car
*Standard and long term exotic/collector financing available – See details below!
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Very unique S2 Jaguar E TYPE FHC finished in willow green over black leather interior. This 1970 Series 2 has been owned by a well known car enthusiast and collector for over 30 years and will be featured in a new book "Me and My E-Type "Coming march 2019! The owner spared no expense in performance and reliability upgrades as well as many preferred aesthetics including, but certainly not limited to, a 20k S1 Covered Headlamp conversion. This E features a completely rebuilt original 4.2 engine, 4 speed transmission and an upgraded rear end to a European version 3.07 ratio make this one of the very finest driving Jaguars in the United States. Unlike many early Jaguars, this incredible coupe, with a simple pull of the choke, fires right up and runs / drives with incredible power. Enjoy smooth shifting through all gears and unparalleled driving speeds compared to a “standard” S2 as well as safe acceleration to 100mph+ with the aforementioned rear end, absence of cooling issues and modern radial backdated tires. If you are not familiar with vintage Jags please do expect the usual spotting under her if sitting for a while – this is without exception a standard with these cars.
The many highlights of this incredible Jag include a new zinc coated fuel tank to avoid potential adverse effects of Ethanol gas, an Airtex fuel pump makes for solid fuel reliability and first and foremost and the entire electrical system connections have been “double grounded” to circumvent well known Jaguar gremlins. Under the bonnet are more upgrades including a 1 wire alternator, aluminum radiator and an adjustable electric fan. These of course were to address the most common issues with E-Type cars. Other modifications include vented performance front rotors, covered headlights with halogen sealed beams, series 1 exhaust, Lotus Elan taillight, sealed ball joints, earlier polished valve covers, triple SUs restored and performance tuned by Joe Curto hinself, Series 1 seats (original to the car – series 2 seats are comparable seat but only with a headrest now deleted), wire wheels w S1 original knockoffs (a new wooded knockoff wrench/socket included) and these with 6” offsets wrapped by new Michelin radials which have been professionally de-labeled on the outer face and have had the vintage red line band molded to present as vintage tires but with reliability, safety and performance.
While the AC system has been updated in her lifetime the system is antiquated and requires regular maintenance, a complete 5k+ Retro Air model specific system is included new in the box with the car (While complete pre-sale services have been done, our pending facility change has limited our technicians to priority only issues thus we have not installed the new system)
Additionally the new owner will find a a stealth Bose featured audio system allowing use of your tablet or smartphone as an audio source. This easily removable system adds the option of entertainment without altering the aesthetics of this vintage Jag. No speakers or permanent modification(s) are cut into the car whatsoever.
If you are a Brit car purist holding out for only Amelia Island level concours event participation then she of course is not for you. But, if you’re an enthusiast seeking an E-Type to actually drive on a long Sunday outing while continuing to love, maintain and tinker . . . well then this is your car . . .
This cars Books, keys and service records are included along with the heritage certificate and showroom brochures.
Hundreds of photos available. Call (770) 460-1300 for more information and details - Facility Hours 11AM-7PM Mon-Sat - or via email: Sales@GearsMotorsports.com Many detailed images including the engine bay, interior and wheels are detailed in these images . . . . eBay limits images to 24 thus if you require such images please request accordingly
As we develop our new store/service center, the car is on display at one of our interim Atlanta dealership locations showroom. Due to security this store is not open to the public outside of appointment. She of course gets far more attention than any of the exotics on display . . . regardless of make or price point.
There are no issues with this rare Jaguar. Yes, the engine bay is that clean. This being said, a couple of ground rules are merited here . . . please, our staff is not in need of a history lesson, directives re authenticity, someone to “market” her for us nor will the staff entertain car bashers. If you want to flip it to your "customer in Europe"then buy it and add your fee . . . please don’t ask us to facilitate your profit margin nor draw up falsified documents to circumvent VAT/Taxes. Additionally, If you have “0”, unpaid buyer or no feedback please contact the store before buying. If you are an international customer we have solid relationships re shipping facilitation and the process will not only be safe it will be cost effective. Note: Many vintage cars do not have a “title” but instead include a transferable registration.
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*Financing: G.E.A.R.S® has recently partnered with a trusted investment group providing long term extended finance options for collectible European and or Exotic Cars. Please contact us for complete details. One example of options on this unit include a extended Collector term 10% DP, 5.99%, 120 months