1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type, one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961. Its sleek, aerodynamic styling was derived from the LeMans winning D-Types and helped it achieve a top speed of 150 mph. More than just a beautiful show car, it combined the best race car practice with the newest technology, including Dunlop disc brakes all round, monocoque construction, rack and pinion steering, and an independent rear suspension. The early Jaguar E-Types came with the 3.8-liter straight six offering 265 horsepower, allied to the often maligned four-speed Moss box, later resolved with the adoption of an all-synchromesh gearbox in 1964. At the same time the engine grew to 4.2 liters although the power output remained the same, but offered considerably more torque. Other changes to the 4.2 model included stronger brakes, better electrics, improved interior, a 2+2 bodystyle, and the option of an automatic transmission. Most changes to the E-Type were announced in October of 1968, the so-called Series 2 models distinguished by new tail light clusters, minor changes to the nose, and a new dashboard with the old toggles replaced by rocker switches in compliance with new U.S. Federal safety regulations. To help cope with the newly optional air conditioning system, twin fans were added as standard equipment. Power steering and bolt-on chrome wires were also available at additional cost.

Few changes occurred in 1970 to the XKE 4.2-liter E-Type. Bodystyles included the roadster, coupe and 2+2 coupe with the roadster having a base price of $5,500. The dual overhead-cam six-cylinder engine displaced 258.4 cubic-inches and offered 246 horsepower and 263 ft-lbs of torque. A four-speed manual was standard and an automatic available on the 2+2. The Closed bodystyles had a large window in the back, and hinged rear quarter windows. The convertible had a large window in its folding top. The seating in the 2+2 was large enough to hold two very small children on the fully upholstered seats. Wide-spoke 15-inch wheels had center-lock quick-change hubs and rode on Dunlop high-performance tires. The mandated bumpers (wraparound in both the front and rear) contained overriders.


by Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

Related Reading : Jaguar E-Series History

The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961 the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show. Its design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel....
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1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 1R 11217
Engine Num: 7R 8467-9
Gearbox Num: KE 9742

Jaguar introduced their E-Type at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Though elegant, it was not without its shortcomings. The transmission had an unsynchronized first gear; the seat backs were non-adjustable; and the cooling system was marginal in som....[continue reading]

1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Built November 1969 this Jaguar was the 407th produced that year. ....[continue reading]

1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: P1R11852

This 1970 Jaguar E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 Blackhawk Collection Exhibit held at the Pebble Beach Concours. It carried a price tag of $125,000.....[continue reading]

1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Fixed Head Coupe

Chassis Num: 1R28106
Engine Num: 1R12574-9

This 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is Alpine Silver with a black leather interior. It is powered by a six-cylinder engine capable of produci....[continue reading]

1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Roadster

The Jaguar E-Type was based on the LeMans-winning D-Type and included independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. This car has been family owned since 1983, and it underwent a two-year restoration in 2016. The body was restored to its original....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: 1R 11217 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: P1R11852 
Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis #: 1R28106 
Roadster
 


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