Gold Star Automotive was established in 1998
Gold Star started out in Balfour St. Launceston and in 2004, moved to its current location in Rees St. Invermay In 2011.read more
One of the most iconic cars ever produced, Jaguar’s E type, is now available at Goldstar Automotive Sales. A Series 2, this Open Two-Seater (usually called a convertible these days) features a 4.2 litre straight six XK engine, 4 speed manual transmission and is painted in Carmen Red to make it faster!
When introduced in March 1961 the E type caused a motoring sensation, not only because of its shape but low price compared to other “exotic” cars. Refinement caused it to morph into the Series 1.5, then Series 2 in 1968. These changes were mainly confined to the bonnet, brakes, bumper bars and seats/interior.
Compared to an early Series 1 the engine was now 4.2 litres, providing effortless power for overtaking and cruising. The seating position is much better with lower reclining seats and headrests, whilst the aluminium transmission tunnel trim has been replaced by vinyl to reduce annoying glare. This Carmen Red / Black interior is a classic combination which works well with the chrome wire wheels. Our example has had little use in the last 20 years, so as such will require “fettling” to get back into concours condition, or you can leave it as it is. E types have proved to be one of the best investments of all classic cars.
The qualified team at GOLDSTAR AUTOMOTIVE have been servicing and caring for all types of vehicles since 1981. Our technicians have had many years experience in caring for vehicles from right around Tasmania, even interstate visitors.
With our fully equipped workshop, over 90 years combined experience and our dedication to excellence; you can be assured that GOLDSTAR AUTOMOTIVE is the right choice for all your vehicle maintenance
"Upon purchasing and Land Rover Freelander, I was resolute Goldstar Automotive serviced this new purchase. I was recommended by an acquaintance to Goldstar some years ago, I am so grateful for the referral. I retained excellent customer service and I enjoy trouble free motoring".