|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
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2008-09-26 09:48:28 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 9/26/08
Opening bid $45,000 reserve not met, no bids yet, 9 days left in auction. Complete VIN on this car J671E33738
This car was owned and restored by Peter Egan, renowned columnist and staff writer for both Road & Track and Cycle World. It’s the car we all read about and saw so many times during Peter’s monthly visits to our dens, courtesy of the hallowed pages of America’s classic sports car magazine, and the car on the cover of his book, “Side Glances”. His stories have a habit of touching us personally, and making a lasting impression: If you felt like you rode along with Peter and Barb on adventures like "A Jaguar in Moose Country," (in which they drive north to, literally, the end of the road), then this special car is already under your skin.
This Jaguar’s present owners bought it from Peter in December ’04, in time for Christmas. They have had their own great drives in this car, and are now raising funds to build a beautiful new home in Northern Minnesota. It is in essentially the same condition as when they bought it, i.e.; It is sensational. Here is an E-type that can be driven anywhere, enjoyed every day, and proudly displayed. It is not going to be a trophy winner at a JEC national meet or at Pebble Beach, but that was not the point. The accent was on taking an original and rust free car, and rebuilding it as a correct, reliable and beautiful motorcar. Mission accomplished.
“Cons: 1: There is a small, not too visible dent in the lower driver's door where a kid who was visiting the R&T tent this summer at the Elkhart Historics hit it with a little plastic pedal-car, of all things. 2: That same door has a small, fingernail-clipping sized paint chip in the trailing edge of the door, which occurred because the body shop didn't align the door quite right after they repainted the car. There's also a very small paint chip at the edge of the rear hatch cover, near the latch. Not very visible, but there. 3: When I got the car, the doors fit perfectly and clicked shut like vault doors. The body shop boys didn't get them aligned quite right. 4. The Moss Green interior is all original, except for the new floor carpets. I like the smell and patina, so I left it the way it was. Looks fine, but doesn't have that new-car, just restored showroom gleam. Also, there's a small fabric tear on the lower inside vinyl of the hatch cover. 5. It starts and runs perfectly, but it's probably time for a winter tune-up for next spring. I've done regular 3000-mile oil changes 6. My tach quit working on our Canada trip, and my electrical engineer friend, Mike, traced the problem to the little cam-driven tach generator on the back of the engine. 7. The body shop disconnected the windshield washer hoses when they repainted the cowl, and the hoses are hell to get at, under the dash. Pump, water bottle and everything else are in place. 8. The car is totally rebuilt from the firewall forward, but I've never removed the rear suspension assembly or messed with it in any way. No malfunctions, problems or funny noises and everything looks clean, so I've left it alone. That's all I can think of. So there's a little finish-up finessing to get everything perfect, but I've been driving an enjoying the car in its present state for 2 years. It runs great.”
“Good Stuff: 1. Car spent its life in Dallas Texas and is totally dry. I've never found a spot of rust on it anywhere. When they stripped it for repainting, they found no Bondo, rust or any sign of collision damage. There is, however, a small spot of Bondo at the bottom of the front right rocker panel, where the body shop itself bumped into something while they were rolling the body shell around on a dolly. Otherwise, it's clean. 2. Engine bottom end rebuilt by Steve Stravaaldsen, a really good local race engine guy who's done all my FF and FC engines. All new pistons, bearings, chains, gaskets, etc. Cylinder head was completely reconditioned with new valves, guides, seats, etc by Straight Six in California. Steve claims they did a beautiful job. It fired right up and ran beautifully the first time I started it. 2. Radiator cleaned and rebuilt, with all new hoses, water, pump, etc. New header tank and cap. 3. I had all the front suspension A-arms replated with electroless nickel. All painted pieces, such as the front sway bar, torsion bars, radiator mounts,.etc. were powder coated. Throttle linkage, etc. replated. 4. All new suspension bushings and front ball joints. 5. New Konis on front suspension. 6. All brand new brake and clutch master cylinders, brake booster, fluid reservoirs, heat shielding and brake lines. New front pads (rears were new when I got the car) and wheel bearings. Rebuilt front calipers, with stainless steel pistons. New brake rotors. 7. New windshield, lightly tinted to match rest of glass in car. 8. New battery this summer, and new battery cables. 9. New front and rear seals and mainshaft bearings in transmission--done as a precautionary measure; Chris Beebe looked into the internals and pronounced them fine. 10. New clutch, and clutch hydraulics. 11. Exhaust headers were Jet-Hot coated in black, as ceramic stuff always chips off. 12. All new stainless body bolts on front subframe. 13. Has original tool kit, jack, new spare, owner's manual.”
Body and Exterior: As mentioned, the car is essentially the same as described above. The present owners have driven it spiritedly, but with great care, for a few thousand miles over the last 3.75 years. The little dent in the door from the kid with the pedal cat at the R&T tent is still there, as are the chips in the door edge and hatch lid edge. The paint has held up impressively. There are no other little dents and, amazingly, the nose remains nearly unmarked from gravel shots or little impacts. The paint is the original color, and I’m told Jaguar called this Ascot Creame. Let’s call it “sand”, and we’ll all know what we’re talking about. It’s a rare shade for a Series 1, which shows off the timeless lines to their fullest, and is a really welcome change from red/black/silver/ice blue. And it always looks clean! The paint quality is very, very nice. Not like a concourse mirror, but there is no orange peel and all is uniform: You can easily read a newspaper in the reflection, and it strongly resembles a factory finish to me. There are a few chips around the driver’s door opening, mostly down low, but the aforementioned fit issues have been fixed. There is some overspray visible on some small areas of the weatherstripping and on the windshield washer grommets. The nice paint continues right down underneath to the sills and the huge valance panels, where there are no scrapes or dents. The floors, monocoque, and sundry chassis tubes are all completely solid and straight; I saw no dents or evidence of accident damage visible anywhere.
The weatherstripping is only fair looking, but it is serviceable and the car did not leak when we washed it (always something to check on ANY old car!). That new windshield is still perfect; I couldn’t find a scratch, pit, chip, wiper mark, or even a bug on it. Ditto for the other glass. The chrome brightwork is nice and shiny from bumper-to-bumper. The front bumpers have a brilliant shine, and a trained eye can maybe detect some straightening, but they are really pretty and hang impressively right. The rear bumpers are slightly hazy, but way too nice to consider re-chroming at this stage; They are perfectly straight and perfectly fit. The chrome and stainless trim around all of the glass is excellent. There's some microscopic pitting on the taillight housings, but overall the brightwork is gorgeous. The taillight lenses, and the front signal and sidelight lenses are all genuine Lucas, crystal clear and beautiful. The chrome exhaust silencers peeking out from the rear still appear new and shiny. The (5) chromed wire wheels are straight, shiny, very pretty, with no damage or jarring marks. The left- and right-side “undos” have typical hammer marks and little divots, but have a nice finish and look just right on this car.
The door fit has been adjusted and made right again, and they click shut securely with no effort. Panel fit on the entire car is excellent.
When one steps back to admire this cat, it has an impressive stance that’s so often lost when cars get “restored”. It is level, straight, with fine panel fit and superb continuity to the reflections in the paint. Moving much closer, this car is still rust free. I couldn’t find the minor spot of filler that Mr. Egan referred to, but I did find perfect fender edges, clean, solid, original wheel wells, no evidence of rust in the floors or the myriad crevices and corners under this car. Just super. There is some paint loss under the car around the floor pans, and it could be touched up with black crackle or flat black from a spray can. Overall, this is the rare car that actually looks as nice upon personal inspection as it does in photos.
Interior: The lovely interior is a perfect compliment to the exterior color and condition. The hides are still the nice originals, though the driver’s side seat pad would benefit from some stitching up along a split seam. The new carpets are still clean and pretty, but have blended in with the rest of the surroundings, so everything looks a happy match, not pieced together. The door liners and luggage area have excellent vinyl and trim with few flaws and tidy fit. The headliner is clean and perfect. The instrument panel is a joy to behold, with the early style toggle switches and all those nice Smith’s gauges. The black vinyl covering is clean and free from any cracks or tears. The original chromed radio is here; It looks fab, but I only heard static (who’d use it in this car?). Best of all is the fantastic steering wheel, with nicely aged wood and just enough wear through the chrome plate to connote some age and summon up daydreams of all the great drives that must’ve been piloted right here. There are no big flaws. There is a speaker grille missing, and an incorrect cigarette lighter, but really very little to quibble about here. It’s the automotive equivalent of those jeans you have that look, fit, and feel just right. A really pleasant place to spend hours at a time.
Under the back panel, with the spare tire and tube, is the full compliment of Jaguar tools; All correct originals, I believe, including “Thor’s Hammer”.
MECHANICAL: With the aforementioned mechanical overhaul under 12,000 miles old, there is nothing pressing needed here. The obvious philosophy here was “do it once, do it right”. Under the present owners’ care, there have been timely oil & filter changes, regular chassis and linkage lubrication, a new fuel pump and filter, a replacement speedo unit, and periodic attention to minor glitches. The receipts provide a portrait of a Jaguar free of histrionics.
All work since 2005 has been performed by Rick Simmons, who was once president of the Houston chapter of the Jaguar Club, a national Jag and Corvette judge, and has dabbled in old Alfas as well. Rick had serendipitously relocated his shop to Northern Minnesota. Capable, knowledgeable hands did all the wrenching here. Rick is the one who made the final adjustment to the door fit and got it right. Everything under the hood looks tidy, fresh and correct. This car is as ready as can be to hop into and drive as far as roads will take you. The auction winner can plan to drive it home with confidence.
The stated mileage of 74,500 is the simple addition of the mileage on the old speedo unit with the number of miles recorded on the replacement, and rounded up to next hundred. Based on service record receipts and files, its believed to be accurate and genuine.
Engine# 7E10860-9 ; Gearbox# EJ11539 ; Chassis# 1E33738 ; Body# 4E25220
ON the ROAD: This car performs flawlessly…And I say that without any exaggeration! Switch on the ignition, wait one to two seconds for the fuel pump to pressurize, hit the starter button: Suddenly it’s on, idling quietly and almost without vibration. No stabbing the gas pedal repeatedly, no prolonged cranking session, no finessing…It just starts. The throttle linkage is superb, smooth, precise. The gearbox is quick and accurate, a great leap over the older Moss ‘box, though I found reverse a little tricky until a I got the knack. The ‘box is quiet, as is the whole driveline. The steering is direct and responsive, not heavy, and the tracking is straight even under braking: All that front end work really shows here. There is a squeaky front bushing somewhere on the right, but it seems to go away when everything is warm, and some WD40 should probably fix it. Braking from the famous Dunlop discs is stable and drama-free, with good pedal pressure.
The real eye-opener here is the muscular flexibility and smoothness of the 4.2. This is not the 4.2 I remember from XJ6s and Series II E-Types I have driven. Acceleration is vivid and relentless from low revs up to high speeds. You can tip deep into the throttle from near idle, in any gear, without hiccups, coughs, sputters, stutters…Just smooth, willing torque with no complaints. Foot to the floor from a walking pace to a hundred-and-whatever in top gear in one seamless whooosh. I was so surprised by the flexibility and torque of this three-carb’ engine that I now cannot imagine why Jaguar made the V12…Seriously, there is very little to separate the two in characteristics of smoothness and outright speed. This is still a fast car today.
The gauges work, except for the tach and clock, and they all illuminate at night. Each of the toggles did what they claimed, except for the map light, which I never found. The three tiny jewel lights in the speedo ( for Ignition, Fuel, Lamps ) did not light up. The windshield washers still do not squirt. That’s about it for little details needing attention. The wipers wipe on two speeds, the windows wind up and down smoothly, all handles and locks work on one key. All exterior lamps and signals work on command, and the interior “courtesy” light works.
OVERALL: At the risk of falling into hyperbolic cliché, I will say that this car drives like a dream. If you’ve always dreamed about driving an E-Type, this is what you wanted it to be like. If you’re an experienced Jag veteran, this is how good you know they can be. An iron fist in a velvet glove, and a chassis with that magic coupling of a supple ride and balanced roadholding that was so carefully developed in Sir William Lyon’s Jaguars. Having driven many less well-prepared examples, I can tell you few are this good. It is a testament to Mr. Egan’s knowledge and experience that this car turned out so nicely, yet has been preserved so well. Having read all of those stories in R&T as they appeared, it was a fantasy for me to actually drive this special car. It exceeded my expectations. I will hate to see it leave my shop nearly as much as the owners regret having to let it go.
Articles about this car may be accessed through Road & Track’s web site. eBay will not allow us to publish the web address, but you can find it and access the “Features” area, which will guide you though Peter Egan’s “Side Glances” columns. Great reading, always.
2019-01-16 08:03:04 | Capt RD writes:
For Sale Listed at $120,000
Location: Cornelius, North Carolina
VIN #: 1E33738
Exterior: Valentine Beige
We are so very excited to offer this beautiful 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe. This great car is all matching numbers and a very rare color and an original California car. The original color is Valentine Beige and only 82 cars were painted this color from August 1966 to March of 1967. The Suede Green colored leather interior is all original and has nice patina. It was also owned by famed Road and Track automotive columnist Mr. Peter Egan. Mr. Egan wrote many stories about its purchase, restoration, maintenance and the sale of the car during his ownership. This Jaguar E-type is also on the cover of his book “Side Glances.” All matching numbers and ready to go. More pictures on our website at www.motorcartrader.com
Price: $120,000 negotiable
2019-05-11 07:45:24 | pauls writes:
And here it is BAT:
Location: Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
10k Miles Shown, TMU
Original 4.2L Inline-Six
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Series 1 FHC
Formerly Owned by Peter Egan
Suede Green Leather
Included Tools & Jack
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer