|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Two Plus Two|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 19 April 2023.
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2023-04-19 23:23:31 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 4/23
26th Apr, 2023 Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire
1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 2+2
Estimate £45,000 - £55,000
Registration No: XBL 123H
Chassis No: 1R35481
1 of just 1,040 RHD home-market examples
Matching chassis and engine numbers with manual transmission
Subject to a previous extensive restoration in c.2011
Maintained in current ownership by CMC & Moorland Classics
Top-end engine overhaul in 2020 by CMC
Offered with Heritage certificate and a collection of invoices
Ordered as a manual transmission 'two-plus-two Coupé in right-hand drive, chassis 1R35481 was built on the 7th of August 1969, then distributed by Henlys in London, to Morris Garages of Newbury, Berkshire on 9th September 1969. 'XBL's' first UK keeper took possession on the 19th January of 1970 and is one of just 1,040 right-hand drive home-market examples, possessing matching chassis and engine numbers and has seen much mechanical and cosmetic attention over the years. Explaining its current condition and longevity, in 2011, ‘XBL’ was the subject of an extensive professional restoration. The 2011-2012 restoration utilised East Bilney Coachworks and Martin Robey Jaguar for parts; there are some photographs and invoices on file. In current ownership since 2018, ‘XBL’ has been maintained by classic Jaguar specialists CMC (Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth) and Moorland Classics of Stoke on Trent.
No expense has been spared during its current ownership, ensuring regular close professional attention has been paid to 'XBL' being maintained in first-class roadworthy condition, and as such the E-Type has only benefitted in that time. 2019 saw an inspection and service by CMC, repairs to the rear differential axle, anti-roll bar bushes, replacement of rear discs and brake pads and a re-set of the steering. Further work by CMC, in July of 2020, saw a top-end overhaul, it involved the stripping of the cylinder head, carburettors and manifold and timing gear, the removal of cams and the valves. The cylinder head was pressure tested with the valves machine-cut with new liners and buckets fitted. This included the fitment of a new oil pump, and a timing chain repair. Steering bearings, track rod ends and parking brake pads were replaced in 2021. Other work rectified a shock absorber bolt rattle and an inoperative full beam. Moorland Classic Cars took over garage duties in May of 2022 and re-wired the ignition, adjusted and re-fitted the carburettors and replaced the fuel pump. In excess of £20,000 has been spent, to ensure that ‘XBL’ has been maintained in excellent condition up to the present day.
Offered with a collection of old invoices, including invoices for a top-end engine overhaul and photographs of the previous restoration, there is also a Jaguar Heritage division issue reproduction tool-kit and a battery isolator switch fitted. A Heritage Certificate is on file, along with an original Green logbook and the current V5C.