1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2
This is a Jaguar, not a Citroën, this car is like the intruder of this website initially dedicated to Citroën cars.
So here is my 1970 E-Type Jaguar. This is in fact one of my father’s classic cars, he bought her in 1995, just after she got a complete restoration.
This is a 2+2 coupe with an automatic gearbox, originally from the United States. This is not the most desirable E-Type, in fact it’s more the opposite, but she’s gorgeous anyway, she drives like a charm and its engine music is wonderful.
For many years, I’m almost the only one to drive this car some times and of course, since I’m in Canada, driving opportunities are extremely rare. Now that this car is with me here, in Montreal, my mission is to drive and, of course, maintain it.
Here is a first presentation picture.
- Manufacturing date : Juin 1970
- Version : 2+2 coupe series 2, United States
- Serial number : P1R44193BW
- Mileage : 79 000 miles
- Body color : Red
- Upholstery : Black leather
- Engine : L6, 4.2 liters
- Supply : 3 Weber carburetors
- Gearbox : 3-gear automatic
- Options : Power steering
- Body : I believe this is the Carmen red color, JAG-303 (Glasurit reference)
The car in its initial condition
Note that I didn’t do any major modification or improvement onto this car
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