E-type 2+2s carry on re­gard­less of sib­ling snobs

Classic Cars (UK) - - Chasing Cars -

Most of the fo­cus on rag­ing E-type val­ues con­cen­trates on the glam­orous road­ster and coupé mod­els. How­ever, much as it was back in the Six­ties there are a grow­ing num­ber of buy­ers who want to put ei­ther kids or a de­cent amount of lug­gage in the back when they go on tours or to shows. For that they need the 2+2 which, when Jaguar re­leased it back in 1966, quickly be­came the range’s best-seller.

The re­newed de­mand for fine ex­am­ples of six-cylin­der 2+2s is push­ing their val­ues pretty hard now. They’re al­ready up 45 per­cent in the last two years and will quite likely soon be in the £60-70k range.

If you get the call­ing, make sure it re­ally is a good one and not a quick tart-up. A lot of these have been run on shoe­string bud­gets, and even those in an out­wardly promis­ing con­di­tion can hide a mul­ti­tude of be­neath-the-skin sins.

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