Jaguar E-Types are certainly no longer within reach of the average enthusiast, if indeed they have ever been. Series One cars are trading for well over $100k. Series Three cars, with the long wheelbase, bulbous 2+2 body, and emissions-strangled V12, are not nearly as sought after. That leaves the Series 2, which still has the iconic straight-six, albeit with dual Stromberg carburetors rather than the mellifluous triple SUs of the early cars. As long as the 2+2 is avoided, the Series Two looks as good as the early car, too.
This 1970 model is absolutely stunning, and has been carefully restored. The paintwork is fresh, and magnificent. Of course, it wouldn’t be an English car without rust, so it seems the seller has carefully retained a bit of rot in the battery tray for authenticity. Otherwise, the car looks wonderful, and should prove to be a good value.
It’s on eBay in Utah for $49k or offer.