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There was no way to squeeze a back seat into one of these without altering the roofline a bit, and to me it was a bit too much, especially seeing that it’s unlikely that many people ever sat back there anyway. But there you go. The official name of this beauty is Jaguar “E” Type 2 + 2 Fixed Head Coupé, circa 1966/67; the ’68s would have had side marker lights; come 1969 they were into the Series II cars. The original two-seater “E” Type was introduced in 1961 for export; oddly, they weren’t available in the U.K. until a few months later. The last “E” Type was produced for 1974, which by then was a Series III car with a V-12 under the bonnet. I like the wire wheels with the red line tires (or tyres, as they say in the U.K.). Not sure though, about the black paint accents which were added later. This Ontario-tagged 2 + 2 was spotted recently outside of a Niagara Falls repair shop.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • MaxPlanck

    Lovely machine in all respects but its venue – a repair shop, its ‘natural’ habitat – is telling.

    • Jim Corbran

      Here’s another surprise (not): it’s been there awhile.