The 1971 Jaguar E-Type II FHC, also known as the Series II Fixed Head Coupe, was a stunning car that captured the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. The E-Type was first introduced in 1961 and quickly became an icon in the automotive world. The Series II was introduced in 1968 with a number of upgrades and improvements.
The design of the E-Type II FHC is sleek and elegant, with a long, low hood and a short, tapered tail. The FHC, or Fixed Head Coupe, has a hardtop roof that gives the car a more classic look than the convertible version. The front of the car features the signature Jaguar grille and round headlights, which are set in a slightly recessed position. The curved rear window is a standout feature, giving the car a unique profile.
Under the Hood
The 1971 Jaguar E-Type II FHC was powered by a 4.2-liter inline-six engine, which produced 246 horsepower and 384 Nm of torque. The engine was mated to a four-speed manual transmission, although a three-speed automatic transmission was also available. The car had a top speed of 240 kmh and could go from 0 to 100 kmh in just 7 seconds.
The cooling system, always a thorn in the car’s side was upgraded with dual electric fans and the brakes also gained bigger calipers. The Series II Jaguar E-Type was also an improvement ergonomically over the earlier cars. Series II cars are more user-friendly with the aforementioned mechanical improvements.
The interior of the E-Type II FHC was just as impressive as the exterior. The seats were upholstered in luxurious leather, and the dashboard was adorned with wood veneer trim. The gauges were easy to read and provided all the necessary information about the car's performance. The car also had air conditioning, which was a rare luxury at the time.
The Jaguar E-Type II FHC has become a classic car that is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike. It was named the most beautiful car ever made by Enzo Ferrari, and it has been featured in countless movies, television shows, and advertisements. The E-Type II FHC was a true masterpiece of automotive design, and it continues to inspire car enthusiasts to this day.
The 1971 Jaguar E-Type II FHC was a car that defined an era. It was a symbol of luxury, performance, and style, and it captured the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. The E-Type II FHC remains a timeless classic that will always be remembered as one of the greatest cars ever made.
This US example comes from the last year of production of the second series. It is a sought after two-seat coupe example that was imported to the Czech Republic in 2017. It comes with a full service history, the engine and gearbox were overhauled in 2020. The Primrose Yellow paint is original! There is no corrosion and the car is regularly serviced.
|Engine||4.235 ccm, 248 PS, I6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Primrose Yellow|
|Color - interior||Black leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||24.884 mls|
|Chassis / VIN||2R28315|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
• 3-door coupe body type; • RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; • gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4235 cm3 / 257.5 cui, advertised power: 182 kW / 245 hp / 248 PS (DIN gross), torque: 384 Nm; • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4453 mm, width: 1657 mm, wheelbase: 2438 mm; • reference weights: base curb weight: 1321 kg; • top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph) (declared by factory); • accelerations: 0-60 mph 7.2 s, 0-100 km/h 7.5 s (declared by factory)
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia