1971 Jaguar XKE convertible- numbers matching and complete ownership history

1971 Jaguar E-Type E-Type 4.2L

Technical specifications of Jaguar E-Type 1971

Price: US $82,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Trim: E-Type 4.2L
Year: 1971
Mileage: 51,000
VIN: 2R14***
Color: Primrose Yellow
Engine size: 4.2L six
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4-speed
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1971 Jaguar 4.2 Litre E-type Convertible - Primrose / Black - believed 51,000 miles - complete ownership history and numbers matching

This beautiful '71 Jag E-type convertible has a complete ownership history and extensive Jaguar documentation for the numbers-matching engine, carbs and drivetrain. This is an opportunity to acquire a complete car that has not been taken apart or built up from parts and pieces of other Jaguar cars.

The iconic Jaguar XKE (also known as the E-type) is arguably the most beautiful car ever designed. This example is a Series II left-hand drive USA model with a 4.2L inline-six engine and twin Stromberg carburetors for the US market. The car's matching-numbers drive train is verified with paperwork from Jaguar Heritage Ltd.

The vehicle was originally purchased by its first owner on 02/20/1971 from Butler Motors in Indianapolis. The car remained with its original owner for 44 years until it was acquired locally in Indianapolis in 2015 by a friend of mine and refreshed. I acquired it right after the refresh was completed from my friend so the car has remained in Indy since it was sold in 1971, and its complete ownership history is known.

Please note: The odometer does not reflect actual miles and currently reads 11,260. Exact actual mileage is unknown. In 1991 is was documented by the original owner to have 46,000 miles, and the original owner stated that the car was rarely driven during the last years of his ownership. I believe the mileage to be about 51,000.

Overall, this is a solid, documented car and would make for a great addition to any collection. The car drives, steers, shifts and accelerates smoothly without rattles, and the engine pulls effortlessly through the gears. The suspension, wheels and tire package along with the small size makes tossing the car into corners as much fun now as it was 47 years ago. This is a gorgeous Jaguar and one that is ready to be driven!

The Jaguar has seen several in-depth refresh services over the past eight years, details are included below, and receipts are available.

​2010 refresh - $6,783 (Original owner)

Replace fuel tank and clean parts

Repair fuel gauge sending unit and clean

Flush lines and replace fuel pump

Rebuild carbs and replace fuel lines and filter

Balance, tune, and free up secondary butterflies

R&R distributor and free up advance and clean corrosion

Replace points set and time

Replace clutch master and slave cylinder and clean

Replace brake master cylinder, R&R and clean

Rebuild brake power booster and cylinder

Clean reservoir flush and bleed system

Replace brake pads front and rear

Install cooling system hose kit and replace clamps and flush system

Pressure wash motor compartments and suspension

Clean and buff chrome

R&R wheels and clean corrosion

Detail paint and body

2015/2016 refresh - $30,451.45 (Second owner)

Body repainted in original Primrose Yellow, new body rubber installed

Interior refresh - New seat covers, headrest covers and carpet from Original Specs Jaguar Interiors, New door sills

New convertible top

New front upper and lower ball joints and tie rod ends

New trailing arm bushings

Machined front rotors

New battery

Tachometer rebuild

New brake pads

New wheels and knockoffs

Front end alignment

The vehicle comes with:

· Original purchase receipts from 1971.

· Color chip for Primrose yellow.

· Jaguar Heritage documents and other miscellaneous early documents.

· Original Jaguar Warranty Booklet showing registration stamped by Butler Imports Limited and sold to original customer

· Complete Service Manual purchased by the original owner (not an owner's manual but a Jaguar service manual).

· Original Jaguar Metal Stamping Plate

· Documented letter from Jaguar Heritage Ltd. showing all chassis records including Model, Body Style, Specification, VIN/Chassis number, Engine number, Body number, Gearbox number, Colors, Build date, Distributor and First owner.

· Extensive service records over several years.

· Keys

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