1970 Jaguar E-type 4.2 S2 2+2 manual £49995

Motodrome are pleased to offer  this absolute unicorn,  a 1970  Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 2+2 manual.

1970 Jaguar E-type 4.2 S2 2+2 manual for sale at motodrome


A unicorn in that it’s almost completely original, has never been rebuilt or restored, has had just 2 owners from new, and has a warranted mileage of 79000.

Chassis 1R35575 is an original RHD example, first registered 2nd Jan 1970. Her first owner kept her for 6 years and 68000 miles, before being purchased by the last owner in 1978, who cherished it ever since, kept it garaged, and put a further 11000 miles on it.

Finished in the original Powder Blue with dark blue leather, and equipped with chrome wire wheels (new wheels and tyres fitted in 2020), electronic ignition, stainless exhaust,  heated rear screen, and period radio/8 track player (we’re told the 8 track doesn’t work)

Exterior-wise it looks to be largely original paintwork-wise, hence after 53 years there are one or two excusable minor blemishes, but the paintwork still looks vibrant as the photos attest.

Interior-wise, again, original, bar recent new carpets and the leather has been connollised.

Chromework – again, original, so one or two minor pits and marks but still pretty fine.

Mechanically – standard, and as far as we’re aware, the engine and gearbox have never been out of the car. The rear suspension was rebuilt a few years ago.


As above, it’s covered a warranted 79000 miles in the hand of just 2 owners from new, and comes with a sheaf of bills from the 1978-2023 ownership, and old MOT’s back to 1978.

I’ve a real soft spot for originality, and this iconic car has that in spades, and is a credit to it’s last Devon owner who’s clearly loved it for over 44 years. When was the last time you saw one with this provenance?

My first classic car experience was as a six year old boy, being taken out in a midnight blue E-type S2 OTS, and, whilst this is a 2+2 (so as an adult at least I can fit in it) driving this fine example brings memories flooding back.

Underneath the photo gallery, you’ll find our usual two videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, both of this particular example.

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