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E-TYPE SPOTTER'S GUIDE
( text contributed by Patrick Golder )

(* = key identifying features)

Series 2 4.2 litre


    - Open two-seater October 1968 - September 1970
    - Fixed head coupe October 1968 - September 1970
    - Two plus two October 1968 - September 1970

Series 2 - (1969-1971)

- 2-seat coupe, roadster, 2+2 coupe.
* Rear bumper wraps completely around the rear of the car.
* Rear license plate mounts on chrome trim below the bumper.
* Taillights and front turn signal lights are larger than on Series 1
cars, and are mounted below the bumpers
. - Larger "mouth" opening in bonnet compared to Series 1 cars.
- Headlights are mounted higher and more forward than in Series 1.5 cars.
- Wire wheels have "flat" center hub section.
- No wings on wire wheel knock-off nuts.
- Bolt-on chrome wheels (not wires) were available as an option.

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Series 3 5.3 litre V12


    - Roadster March 1971 - February 1975
    - Two plus two March 1971 - September 1973

Series 3 - (1971-1974)

- 2-seat roadster and 2+2 coupe only. Both were built on 102" wheelbase.
* V12 engine; "V12" script on boot lid replaces "4.2" script.
* Chrome grille in "mouth" opening in bonnet. Air duct below grille.
* Flared wheel wells.
- Later cars have rubber bumper overriders.

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Various E-images:

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Vicarage E-type Series 1 4.2l- with our man Tony Parkinson on left hand side

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Vicarage E-type Series 3 Roadster

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Rob Beere Racings E-type - fastest racing E in the world?

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Racing E-type Series 1 roadster

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