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Heritage Notes

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Owner: Doug Stephen

1st car project ovner who totally loves it. my kids both claim the car is theirs. and they are only 3 & 6.

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Updated January 15th, 2004. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2004-01-15 00:41:44 | Doug Stephen writes:

The jaguar has been a great addition to our family. my wife hates it (it represents her desired kitchen) but my 2 kid love it. It has been the best toy for my one on one time with the kids.

2004-02-26 12:10:43 | Bob Williams writes:

I have a 67 OTS that came in boxes. I is almost complete but I need to look at one similar to mine so I can figure out where certain parts go. Would you be willing to allow me to take pictures of your car (engine compartment?)
Thanks

2007-01-24 04:24:01 | Anonymous writes:

Vehicle Description
Opalescent Silver Blue (as original)/Black leather; Series I; 4.2 litre; dual overhead cam 6 cylinder; 4 wheel independent suspension; 4 wheel servo assist disc brakes; one owner California Black Tag car; recent work performed: repaint, new chrome, new rubber, major tuneup including carb rebuild, entire rear suspension removed and all suspension parts-i.e. bushings, mounts, shocks, ujoints, and rear brakes were rebuilt or replaced, new front calipers, clutch and master cylinder rebuilt, all new belts and hoses, and radiator flushed. New identification plate installed--old one goes with the car.
Matching numbers: Body#4E22395; Eng#7E5162-9; Gearbox#EJ3943
Exterior: NEW paint, NEW chrome, NEW rubber. Excellent
Interior: No rips or tears. Minor interior upgrades-new carpeting. Headliner excellent.
Mechanicals: Excellent.

2007-01-24 11:36:28 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 1/24/07
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll
Current bid $18,100 reserve not met, 16 bids, 5 days left in auction. Previous owner Doug Stephen confirms he has sold the car. During his ownership the car was red but had been previously silver blue.

2007-04-24 08:55:59 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction at:
www.wwgauctions.com/houston2007.cfm
Auction May 5, '07 Houston, Texas.

Auction description:
LOT NUMBER: 11
ESTIMATE: $35,000 - $45,000
CHASSIS NO: 1E 31482

Previous ebay auction ended at $30,433.33 reserve not met after 31 bids.

2007-09-26 21:39:51 | pauls writes:

Car offered at: www.classicshowcase.com/CUVehicleZoom.asp Sellers description: This matching numbers 1966 Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe is a one owner car since new. With low original miles, a CA black plate, a spectacular color combination, and a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity, this classic Jaguar is a great car to add to any collection. Rust free and solid, this Jaguar has undergone a recent show-driver level restoration by Classic Showcase included a repaint to it�s original color, color sand and buff, rebuilding the engine, transmission and new clutch system, new rubber, new trim, new restored seats, new carpets, new headliner, panels, new exhaust system, new suspension rubber, recent rear end restoration as well as the brakes and the brightwork. This vehicle also features a Becker radio. A CD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Color Opalesant Blue Exterior/ Dark Blue Interior Miles 80,827 VIN # 1E31462 Engine# 7E5162-9 Body# 4E223595 Gear# EJ3043

2008-11-04 17:35:12 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.classicshowcase.com/CUVehicleZoom.asp
Location; Oceanside, California.

Sellers description:
This is a matching numbers 1966 Jaguar E-type with 80,000 original miles, CA black plates, and a Heritage Certificate.

Details
This matching numbers 1966 Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe is a one owner car since new. With low original miles, a CA black plate, a spectacular color combination, and a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity, this classic Jaguar is a great car to add to any collection. Rust free and solid, this Jaguar has undergone a recent show-driver level restoration by Classic Showcase included a repaint to it’s original color, color sand and buff, rebuilding the engine, transmission and new clutch system, new rubber, new trim, new restored seats, new carpets, new headliner, panels, new exhaust system, new suspension rubber, recent rear end restoration as well as the brakes and the brightwork. This vehicle also features a Becker radio. A CD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle.

Specifications
Color Opalesant Blue Exterior/ Dark Blue Interior
Miles 81,988
VIN # 1E31482
Engine# 7E5162-9
Body# 4E22395
Gear# EJ3943

2012-10-04 20:00:47 | pauls writes:

Sold at Gooding & Co. auction in '09 for $93,500. www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1966-jaguar-e-type-4-2-series-i-coupe/ Lot 001 Pebble Beach 2009 1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series I Coupe Estimate: $95,000 - $120,000 SOLD $93,500 Chassis: 1E31482 Engine: 7E5162-9 Matching-Numbers Example California Car From New Documented, Recent Professional Restoration Ready For JCNA Shows And Long Distance Tour Finished In Its Original Color Combination

2013-12-31 14:07:30 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/14
www.bonhams.com/auctions/21392/lot/161/

Auction description:
Lot 161
1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Liter Fixed Head Coupe
US$ 90,000 - 120,000
€65,000 - 87,000
Chassis no. 1E31482
Engine no. 7E5162-9

*Matching numbers example
*Professionally restored
*Finished in the original color combination
*A long-time California 'black plate' car
*Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate

This very fine E-Type Fixed Head Coupe was finished at Jaguar's Coventry works during the latter part of 1965, benefiting from the upgraded, fully synchronized transmission and the larger 4.2-liter XK engine. It was built just like it appears today, a left hand drive model painted in the striking Opalescent Silver Blue metallic color and trimmed in black Connolly leather.

Like many E-Types, this car was destined for the United States, where a Mr. Johnson Peltier of Los Angeles, California became the first owner in December of 1965. The blue E-Type is believed to have remained in Mr. Peltier's possession for decades, before finding a new home in the San Pedro, California area in 2004. It would remain in Southern California until 2008, when the E-Type traded hands and went to the Jaguar experts at Classic Showcase for a thorough refurbishment. As a genuine, black-plate California car, the Jaguar was reported to have been in low mileage, largely original shape, still retaining its original engine and drive train, and showing no evidence of accidents or rust.

The work performed by Classic Showcase included a repaint in the car's original original color, a refurbishment of the engine, the transmission, and installation of a new clutch. Furthermore, the E-Type received a new interior with restored seats, new carpets, new headliner and door panels. A new exhaust system was installed, and new suspension rubber fitted with extra attention given to the rear differential and braking system. Photos of the restoration are available in the car's history file, as is a copy of the Heritage Trust Certificate, which confirms its original specification.

A wonderful example of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, the Fixed Head Coupe represents the purest form of the model. This matching numbers car, having enjoyed the loving care of just a few long-term Southern California owners from new, must be one of the best examples available today.
Footnotes

Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1966 with chassis number J661E31482.

2014-07-29 17:10:16 | pauls writes:

Car was at RM Auction in '07
www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm

Auction description:
Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
17 - 18 August 2007
Lot 593
1966 Jaguar Series I E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
Sold for $77,000
Chassis no. 1E31482

2019-04-14 09:43:07 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/jaguar/e-type/2253853.html

Seller's description:

Location: Orange, California, 92869-4592

VIN #: 1E 31482

Transmission: Manual

Condition: Excellent

Exterior: Opalescent Silver Blue

Interior: Dark Blue Leather

1966 Jaguar E-Type, Original color of Opalescent blue/dark blue leather matching numbers Head, Block, Vin and Body Tag

Original California blackplate car. It was sold from the factory in Coventry to a businessman in Los Angeles. No rust, excellent condition.

Rare factory "California" tinted glass. Car was subject to a full ground up nut and bolt restoration to original spec by noted marque expert. Engine and all mechanicals completely rebuilt, suspension overhauled, new rubber and seals, frame off concour quality paint and interior.

All factory tools, cover, manual, orginal Jaguar Certificate of Heritage.

Rare to find a factory matching numbers Series 1 coupe originally made in this color combination and delivered new to California.

Enjoy as great weekend driver or ready to show and win a concour as is.

Price: $190,000

2020-12-30 07:02:04 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 12/30/20

www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Jaguar-E-Type/174576798329

Car has a buy it now price of $179,900 for 29 days, seller rarevintagecarstuff, 83k miles, car now said to be in Encinitas, California, previously Orange, CA.

Seller's description:

1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 FHC

This IS a true investment-quality Series 1 It is NOT a 5-speed converted, wrong driveline, wrong color, rusty undercarriage, crash-repaired, 

poorly driving or incorrectly-restored E-Type like so many out there. I have over $200,000 in this car. $20,000 in recent mechanical work by the concours-level shop Classic Showcase of Oceanside, CA. (The same well-respected Jaguar specialist that performed the car's restoration.)

Approx 3,000 miles on a Nut & Bolt Rotisserie-Restoration. DVD of restoration photos included. 

Original Engine, Body and Gearbox, as authenticated by Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Correct Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue Interior.

CA car since new. Orig. CA Black Plate.

Meticulous bare-metal repaint in original color. Original tinted glass, for all windows (rare.) Excellent body panel fitment. Excellent undercarriage. Excellent chrome. No-hit body. 

This is a great driving, fast and fun E-Type Series 1. Fully Sorted. Runs Cool.  

All Numbers Match:

VIN: 1E 31482

Engine: 7E 5162-9

Body: 4E 22395

Gearbox: EJ 3943

Jaguar Heritage Certificate with name of first owner: Johnson Peltier of Los Angeles. August 9, 1965 Build Date.

 MECHANICAL:

Fully-rebuilt numbers-matching 4.2-liter engine with original triple SU carbs. New custom long-tube headers and stainless exhaust. Rebuilt numbers-matching 4-speed gearbox. Shifts smoothly and precisely. Brakes are better performing than stock, dual-piston front calipers. Correct chromed wire wheels and spinners. New Pirelli Cinturato correct-size 185/15 tires (including spare) with less than 200 miles. Tool Roll, jack, and knock-off hammer.

Original Smiths gauges, switches, controls, steering wheel, etc. Original Becker Europa II AM/FM radio. Original (circa 1966), Jaguar Associate Group club decal on rear window.

HOW IT DRIVES:

Engine starts right up, idles smoothly, sounds great and has plenty of power. Runs cool in traffic, or idling. When driving on a 70F degree day, temp rarely goes above 70C. During the hour it took to shoot the interior photos, the engine was idling the entire time (hood closed!)  Coolant temperature never went above 90C. 60 PSI cold oil pressure at idle. 45 PSI hot oil pressure at idle.

Electrics operate properly.

Gearbox shifts smoothly, 

Car tracks straight. 

Steering is accurate. 

Brakes are strong.

Excellent ride and handling. 

THE SELLER:  My name is C. Van Tune. I am the former Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend. 

I had been searching for a lovely Series 1 E-Type 4.2 for over 10 years. 

After looking at and driving many supposedly “restored & well sorted” cars, only to be disappointed at them running hot, having electrical and/or mechanical problems, rust, prior body damage, or just not being worth the asking price, I found this car in 2019, in SoCal.  It met all my criteria, and more. 

If you have been searching for a superb looking & driving, fully restored, original CA black plate Series 1, this is the car.

“The team at Classic Showcase performed a rotisserie-restoration to bring the Coupe back to factory standards. 

Included in the restoration process, the vehicle has been completely dissembled, and the interior has been removed and documented, the body has been stripped to bare metal and placed on a rotisserie, and the body has been worked, metal finished, fitted, and leaded as needed, and all body parts and chrome was fitted to the E-type in bare metal. 

The car has been primered, sealed, and had base coat and clear coat applied, followed by color sanding and buffing to the beautiful finish you see today. All body parts were painted off the car separately.

All systems have been gone through and be restored, or replaced, as necessary. The transmission, clutch, and hydraulic systems have been restored, replaced, and the car has received all new rubber, grommets and seals. In addition, the britework has been fitted, and re-plated to Show level quality. The car has received all new upholstery, which was fitted and installed in the correct materials by master upholsterers in our Upholstery Department. The Coupe's parts and components have been restored in the proper colors and finishes as well, and NOS parts have been used wherever possible. Extreme attention to detail was given because of the importance of this early, highly original E-type.”

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