In 1969, Jaguar launched the much-anticipated Series 2 E Type, which now was complete with all the modifications necessary to be in compliance with new United States safety and emissions regulations. Produced from 1969 to 1971, the Series 2 Jaguar E Types can be recognized by their larger front grill opening and the repositioning of the front signal lights. Other updates included upgraded brakes and radial tires, which became standard equipment from 1969 forward. Some of the changes we saw in the Series 1 ½ cars also stuck around, including the change from toggle switches to rocker switches; rocker switches were said to be safer for driver and passenger in the event of an accident. Air conditioning also became a factory option. If you’re thinking about buying a 1969 Jaguar E Type, particularly if you’re looking for a true original, one of the items you will want to watch for is the wheel knock-off nut. U.S. regulations at the time required that the winged-spinner knock-off be replaced with a hexagonal knock-off nut that now needed a special socket to remove. Today, many have returned their 1969 and later models to the original spinner-style nut that was used prior to this model year. Of course, this is a style preference.
In total, more than 18,000 Jaguar E Type Series 2 cars were produced from 1969 to 1971. They were offered in three models: the Roadster, the Fixed Head Coupe, and the Fixed Head Coupe 2+2. Whether you’re searching for a great rolling chassis as your next restoration project and will consider only models that are free of rust or would like a pristine, showroom quality example of 1969 Jaguar E Type engineering and beauty, The Beverly Hills Car Club has the Buyer’s Tips and Buyer’s Guides to assist you in your search. Specializing in the sale of European and American classics of all makes, models and conditions, they are a renowned California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals. They would like to remind you that these cars are more than three decades old. Parts can be relatively easy to find due to high production, but they can be expensive. Rust is all too common on these cars and can be quite difficult to fully eradicate. Lucas electrical systems are renowned for being unreliable and will need maintenance throughout the life of your 1969 E Type. For many, the sleek styling, sensual curvature and strong power of the Jaguar E Type makes dealing with these issues seem miniscule.
When you’re ready to explore the 1969 Jaguar E Type autos currently available to you, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to browse their online inventory at your convenience. Don’t see the car you’re looking for? Let the team know your specific requirements and they will be happy to help you find the car you desire. Connect today!
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