|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||Sand|
|Open Two Seater||Beige|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Jaguar Cars New York|
|2 March 1965|
|1965||Opalescent Silver Grey|
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Record Creation: Entered on 3 November 2004.
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2004-11-03 10:35:24 | pauls writes:
This car was mentioned by its owner in a JCD article at:
NEW REGISTRATION - Chassis 1E10720
I would like to add my newly acquired E Type to the Register. Like most men of my age I have always hankered after and E Type, but never thought I would be lucky enough to own one. I have had a couple slip through my fingers over the years, the most notable being a 1966 open two seater in need of total restoration that could have been mine for £1,000 in 1985. Unfortunately I also needed somewhere to live, and the money that would have been used to restore the E Type was instead put into restoring a house. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Several years later I could have sold the restored E Type and bought the house for cash! Having missed this opportunity I went on to purchase an Austin Healey which also needed a total restoration; one that took the best part of ten years and outlived my marriage. I never quite lost the need to own a Jaguar though, so in 1996 I started looking again. However, due to a bank account decimated by solicitors and an ex-wife I could only afford a basket-case E Type or something more modern. Early in 1998 I purchased my first Jaguar, a gleaming JaguarSport 6 litre XJR-s. This sated my desire for the next five years, but the need was deep rooted - and surfaced again recently.
I have now decided that I shouldn't be put off by previous bad experiences and have therefore decided to try again: marriage, that is. My future (long suffering and waiting) wife, Pen, had agreed that we would have a touring honeymoon in a Classic Sportscar. I thought I might be able to talk her into a 2+2 or a coupé at the most, but it wasn't to be....she wanted a Roadster!! So here I am, registering our new pride and joy. The car, I believe, was imported in 1989/90 by J.A. Cook of Nottingham, although I haven't confirmed this yet. The car was then red with a Paisley(?) leather interior and obviously LHD. The previous owner (Martin Scarlett) then carried out the restoration with 'Post War Cars' of Brough in Cumbria. The car was first registered in this country in July 1995, shortly before he put it back on the road. I don't believe he did much mileage in it, as it only had 1,735 miles on the (rebuilt) clock since its restoration. However, in late 1999 or early 2000 he had it shipped to Australia, where he was working at the time, returning to this country in 2002. He has since decided to return to Australia, this time without the car, and hence sold it to Penny and myself. If possible, I would like to try to find out more about its life across the Pond, but I'm not sure where to start. Talking recently to Michael Kilgannon at Oulton Park, he suggested that you might be able to point me in the right direction.
2004-12-29 08:56:05 | Doug Foulds writes:
This car was imported back into the UK in 1989 or 1990 by John Cook Coachworks Nottingham England. When it arrived it was red with an unusual "paisley" pattern leather interior. The previous owner (Martin Scarlett) carried out a full restoration, converting the car to RHD. I purchased the car in July 2003.