Lot 140

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1971 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2-Litre Roadster

SOLD $98,000


$120,000 - $140,000| Without Reserve


2R 14259


7R 13490-9

Car Highlights

Remained in Single Ownership for Over 30 Years
Highly Original Example Displaying Less than 14,000 Miles
Finished in the Rare Color of Sable; Retains Matching-Numbers Engine
Benefits from Major Mechanical Work Performed in 2012
Offered with JDHT Certificate, Books, Tools, and Jack

Technical Specs

4,235 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Inboard Rear
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Register to Bid

This beautifully preserved E-Type has benefited from careful ownership over the course of its life as well as thorough mechanical servicing in recent years. Distributed through British Leyland Motors of New York in September 1970, the car was finished in the rare color of Sable over a beige interior with a black convertible top. The second owner, John Bulzacchelli of Scarsdale, New York, purchased the E-Type in 1975, and it would remain with him for over 30 years. According to a note on file, he cherished the car, meticulously maintaining it and adding a bit over 2,800 miles.

In 2012, under new ownership, the Jaguar received a major mechanical servicing. This included work to the engine, clutch, radiator, ignition, fuel system, brakes, suspension, and electrical system. It was also converted to a three-SU carburetor setup at that time. The consignor states that the car retains its original paint and interior and remains in lovely preservation-class condition. Displaying just under 14,000 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloguing, the Jaguar is also fitted with its matching-numbers engine per its accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. The E-Type is further accompanied by its books, tools, and jack.

It is rare to find an example of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type in such original condition. This example is sure to capture the attention of those interested in preservation-class collector cars, as it represents a unique opportunity to acquire an intact example in distinctive specification.