[concours] NEW Sidemarkers Question

My '69 has sidemarkers that are of the MK6 (?) variety… i.e. not
streamlined or flush with the curvature of the car but rather boxy and appx
1.5" tall at the rectangular end.

I’ve seen other '69s with the more streamlined side markers. I have a copy
of the “XKE Topless” ad that shows these markers on the front of a '69 as
does Mathew Stone’s book (streamlined front and rear)

I have a copy of Road & Track from August of '69 and it shows a car with the
taller side markers in the front.

Haddock’s book’s pictures would seem to suggest the taller on the rear and
more flush on the front for all SII cars.

Does anyone have any definitive information on this matter? I’m of the
opinion that it was simply a matter of which bin had reflectors in it after a
pint or so over lunch! :slight_smile:

Thanks!

bob
orlando

Bob: I have every reason to believe my 69 2+2 has the original side marker
lights, actually they just act as reflectors. The chrome housings measure
5-1/2 inches long and 2-1/4 vertically. The highest point, measured sideways
from the body panel, is 1-1/2 inches from the panel to the outermost portion
of the lens. The pointed end faces the front on the front and the rear on
the rear lights. Otherwise mine are identical front and rear except for lens
color, both lenses carry the marking “LUCAS P1 68”.

I have been told that the side marker lens from an XJ6 (cannot remember
series) will fit but the lens does not stick out as far as it does on the
E-type.

Hope this helps, Regards,
John Walker 69 2+2

In a message dated 99-04-13 19:07:11 EDT, you write:

<< My '69 has sidemarkers that are of the MK6 (?) variety… i.e. not
streamlined or flush with the curvature of the car but rather boxy and appx
1.5" tall at the rectangular end.

I’ve seen other '69s with the more streamlined side markers. I have a copy
of the “XKE Topless” ad that shows these markers on the front of a '69 as
does Mathew Stone’s book (streamlined front and rear)

I have a copy of Road & Track from August of '69 and it shows a car with the
taller side markers in the front.

Haddock’s book’s pictures would seem to suggest the taller on the rear and
more flush on the front for all SII cars.

Does anyone have any definitive information on this matter? I’m of the
opinion that it was simply a matter of which bin had reflectors in it after
a
pint or so over lunch! :)>>

It is my belief that the E-Type front sidemarkers are deeper than the XJ6’s.
you probably have the sedan markers. It is not uncommon to see them on the
e-types because they are often 1/2 to 1/3 the price and they do not stick out
beyond the bumpers so they do not get ‘dinged’.

Regards,

Rex Henderson
CT USA
72 2+2