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