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2014-06-24 08:00:45 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 6/24/14
www.osji.com and cost about $3,200. I personally would just enjoy the E-type as it is but a future owner may opt for such interior work being done and this has been considered in the value of this vehicle.

Mechanical:
This E-Type is impressive mechanically and well sorted. This was a nicely running and driving vehicle prior to receiving the recent refurbishment, not some sort of barn find. It has received about $15,000 worth of mechanical refurbishment since 2011. I have a four page itemized receipt with totals and dates scanned and pictured. There are some mechanical details that can still be worked out like with any 40+ year old car but the major important aspects in many of the different systems (suspension, brakes, engine, cooling, etc.) are taken care of resulting in this being a very fun to drive vehicle. Some of the significant recent work includes:

-New stainless steel exhaust, new manifold studs
-New clutch, new slave cylinder, new reservoir
-Rebuilt carbs
-Engine serviced, cleaned, and painted, new choke cables, new water pump
-Starter rebuilt
-Radiator reconditioned, new fans
-New ball joints
-New battery, cables, and tray
-New brake master cylinder, front brake rotors, some brake hose replacement
-New tires and tubes
-New u-joints
-Rear hubs: One hub rebuilt, one replaced
-Fluids throughout

As stated, there are a few items that could still be sorted. The tachometer works intermittently, with it functioning less often than not. A British car needs to drip something, and this one drips from what looks like what be the rear seal of the transmission. It is not so extensive to the point that the car should not be driven. With the car sitting, it will leave about a 50 cent piece diameter size of gear lube underneath it and will drip on the exhaust. A temporary heat shield could remedy that. This E-Type does have factory A/C which is known to be somewhat useless. The compressor and other under-hood parts are supposed to currently be en-route via the mail to me as they were left at the shop where the car was refurbished. If and when I do receive those parts, I will ship them at my expense to the new owner if received after the E-type is picked up if the new owner wants them. Other than those items, I am unable to think of what else could or should be done. Those involved in the classic car hobby know the above are pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of the vehicle.

One of the sweetest parts of the E-Type is its engine. The engine is numbers matching to the car (7R9274-9). I hate to say it as it is an un-intended pun, but this 4.2L inline six cylinder just purrs. It starts up cold most often on the first try, otherwise usually the second. It has a stable idle without surging or sputtering. The valvetrain and other internals sound silky smooth. It stays strong at the proper temperature, even on 90+ degree days. Extremely excellent oil pressure. Excellent throttle response throughout the RPM range. The 4.2L offers gobs of torque down low to cruise all day in 4th gear and revs strong and smooth through the RPM range if more spirited driving is in order. Absolutely no issues noticed in regards to the engine. The dual overhead cam engine itself sounds beautiful as does the note from the stainless steel dual exhaust. The gearbox is the original four speed unit and it shifts very sweetly. It is nice and tight. Absolutely no grinding/synchro issues whether it is warmed up or not. Reverse is fine as well. Driveshaft, differential, axels, and hubs are good to go as well with no issues noticed. Steering system is fine. Suspension overall is very compliant and comfortable. It rides quite smooth and confidently. Tires are brand new which help aid driving enjoyment as well. The brakes offer excellent feedback and are the original four disc system all around. No rotor warp, leaking, or other issues noticed with the braking system. Odometer works and reads 86,000 miles. Headlights, turn signals, brake lights, wipers, fuel gauge, and etc. work as well.

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