|4.2 Jaguar E-Type||British Racing Green|
|Fixed Head Coupe||Beige|
|Left Hand Drive||N/a|
|British Leyand Motors, Inc., New York|
|27 February 1969|
|5 February 1969||United States|
|1969||British Racing Green|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 August 2020.
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Production Record Trace Certificate No.11692
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2004-04-14 07:51:04 | Wm. C. (Bill) Unger III writes:
This car was missing the build plate and I cannot find the Body Number. Although cuurrently painted yellow, the original color may have been maroon (inside fuel filler housing and cap and inside front wheel wells) or BRG (behind dash and seats). I purchased it from used car dealer in Boston. Engine runs very well with no extraneous noises. Gearbox a bit crunchy. Suspension rides solid. I replaced all hydraulics, rebuilt carbs, refurbished or replaced electricals. I repaired footwells. Body and paint respectable, but some rust beginning to show at door edge and behind rear wheels. Several layers of new metal over the years. Interior decent with recent leather and headliner. Exterior glass fair. Missing some trim pieces -- thh expensive ones. Bumpers perfect. Very good daily driver at half the price of many new econo coupes!
2004-04-16 13:06:20 | Paige Unger writes:
Uncle Bill, the care looks good! Dad will be green with envy I'm sure. Lot's of love! -Paige
2006-03-06 18:58:12 | Lofty writes:
great to drive
2006-05-28 21:38:16 | Bill Unger writes:
Original BRG found under fuel tank and behind dash; brake discs replaced, cylinders rebuilt, front and rear suspension rebuilt; still a great daily driver !
2015-12-06 13:33:17 | William C. Unger III writes:
A full "frame off, nuts and bolts" rebuild was undertaken by the current owner from February 2013 through March 2014 which included all new front sub frames, interior vinyl, leather, heat and sound proofing, dash cap, headliner, weather seals, electrical wiring and switches, rubber and fasteners, rebuilt and refinished suspension and brake components, instrumentation, and lighting. Replacement body panels and paint were professionally installed. The car was refinished to its factory delivered British Racing Green exterior. A light gray finish was given to the front sub frames, firewall, and bonnet underside as a tribute to the color scheme of the early racing D-types and E-types.
Mild "street modifications" that most people would never notice include wider, tubeless, center laced SS wire wheels with winged knock-offs and modern radial tires. Recessed XK8 side marker lamps and headlamps with integral turn signals give the car a smoother, "cleaner" look closer to the original Malcom Sayer prototype design. LED exterior lighting, halogen headlamp bulbs, and upgraded wiring with modern Bosch-style relays provide increased safety and reliability for driving on modern roadways.
Lower end bearings were replaced, camshaft valve lash adjustments were made, and the original synchromesh manual 4-speed was internally cleaned and resealed. Mild engine modifications include modern electronic ignition control, gear reduction starter, and ceramic coated exhaust header pipes. Otherwise, the engine has been left as the factory intended with dual Stromberg carburetors and having a claimed 245 hp. The rear differential has been replaced with a 1985 XJS unit which has a 2.87:1 gear ratio to replace the original USA supplied E-type ratio of 3.07:1. This simple modification reduces engine speed 1000-1500 rpm at highway speeds for a more relaxed motoring with reduced engine heat, mechanical wear, and noise.
2016-05-05 13:02:30 | Mark Shipley, aka, \"Moeregaard\" writes:
Very nice job on the restoration. I especially like the side-marker treatment--much better than the ones taken from the British Leyland parts bin and used on everything from the MG Midget to the E-Type.
2017-02-27 14:51:47 | Bill Unger writes:
I finally recalibrated the speedometer to match the changes caused by replacing the original 3.54:1 rear axle with a 2.87:1. I installed a Classic Automotive Innovations GPS unit under the dash into which the speedometer cable is attached. About the same price as if I had sent in the speedo head for recalibration after rolling the car and measuring the cable rotations.
2019-12-08 13:11:31 | Bill Unger writes:
In January 2019, my wife and I were returning from a Saturday morning Brit car club get-together when I stopped to make a purchase. As I backed out of my parking spot to leave, I noticed a woman in a Lincoln Town Car driving into the parking lot for a shortcut to avoid stopping at the traffic light. I stopped in the drive way to let her round a curbed corner in the parking lot and be on her way. But she cut the corner spanning both lanes and ran into the left front fender and headlamp of my E-type!
In that split second when you suddenly realize that a collision is about to happen, you smack the center horn button only to be reminded that the E-type has the horn on the tip of the turn signal stalk. Wrong reaction ... and bang!
She immediately jumps out of her car car and accuses me of being in her lane. My car was stopped and not even moving! Long store shortened, she had no insurance and no driver's license, but that did not keep her from hiring the services of one of those TV personal injury lawyers (Akim Anastapouolo .... "Dial all sevens. If we don't collect, you don't pay!").
After six months and ~$15k, I got my car back. American Modern Insurance Group (through Heacock) has been fantastic. No deductible. And they have refused to pay the $65,000 claimed personal injury for a thumb injury and sore shoulder (probably because on her cell tel ... she was the whole time while waiting for the Highway Patrol). Unfortunately, in South Carolina, there is a two year period during which this claim will hang over me. I would love to go to court and hang her a** since we took plenty of photos proving that our car was at a dead stop when she hit me. All of the bits and pieces are lying there on the ground next to my front wheel!