|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
|1961||Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 24 April 2013.
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2013-04-23 15:51:47 | pauls writes:
Car to be sold at:
29 Apr 2013 14:00 BST Hendon, RAF Museum
Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
1961 Jaguar E-Type 'Flat Floor' Roadster Project
Registration no. 564 DFJ
Chassis no. 850060
Engine no. R1229-9
£25,000 - 30,000
€29,000 - 35,000
US$ 38,000 - 46,000
Dating from the first few weeks of production, this vehicle is one of the earliest surviving right-hand drive Jaguar E-Type roadsters (the chassis number sequence commenced at 850001). Un-restored, the car has covered only 65,000-or-so miles from new and there can be few of its kind left in such original condition.
'564 DFJ' was purchased by the current owner in February 1965 from Jaguar dealer A J Beal of Exeter and used regularly until circa 30 years ago. Taken off the road, it was stored outside, covered over, for the first five years and then garage stored until today. The provision of Koni shock absorbers and a Lenham hardtop are departures from factory specification, while the foot well and rear bulkhead have been altered to increase legroom. The original hood is included in the sale and the car also comes with owner's manual, data plate, old-style logbook and Swansea V5 document. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, '564 DFJ' represents a wonderful opportunity for the dedicated E-Type enthusiast.
This car was not in fact converted to Koni shock absorbers.
2013-04-30 19:05:29 | Chris Short writes:
What a chance to preserve a piece of automobile history, one of a few original cars left unmolested, even taking into account the floors and rear bulkhead.
Looked at the car yesterday,restored sympathetically could be a reference for all the bad resto's out there, having Provence gives the car importance.
2013-08-12 09:51:19 | Anonymous writes:
best if luck with the restoration. I was one of the telephone bidders
2013-09-28 18:13:28 | Jacko writes:
One commentator writes that this "is one of a few original cars left unmolested". That is quite a claim for a car that has had the flat floor and flat rear bulkhead cut out and replaced with something none standard as well as holes punched in the radio console polka dot fascia. I would think that work constituted substantial "molestation" of the bodywork. No doubt this will be restored but it can never now be original
2013-09-30 09:18:42 | Anonymous writes:
Good point Jacko
Although it is probably still more original than most of the others, that rubbish can be cut out and preserve the remaing, how many reshell early cars are out there.
2014-06-01 11:08:04 | pauls writes:
Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC), the world's leading Jaguar restoration company, is halfway through the restoration-preservation of the sixtieth E-Type that left the production line in 1961.
Chassis No. 60, which had lain dormant in a garage for decades, was brought to CMC for a full 'nut and bolt' restoration in May 2013 after a client bought it at auction.
The company, who is famous for having restored some of the most historic E-Types, including Lofty England's Chassis No. 4 and the Lindner-Knocker Lightweight, took on the challenge and started dismantling the car in July last year.
Everything was carefully dismantled down to the last nut, bolt and washer, finding a lot of rust and corrosion. After a first thorough assessment CMC estimated that about 80 per cent of the original metal could be re-used. Almost 100 per cent of the mechanical components could be saved, including engine, transmission, differential and suspension.
Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC, said:
"We have made a lot of progress restoring the body in the past few months. The tub is now complete and we are currently repairing the bonnet. By the end of March, we will start preparing it for painting."
"The engine has been rebuilt and is now ready to be fitted back in the car. Most of the repairs on other mechanical components are finished too, including the rear axle and suspension, so we can reassemble the car as soon as it is painted. Chassis No. 60 will be the first E-Type restoration finished in our new facilities."
"Due to the state of the body, and because we are trying to save as much of the original car as possible, this restoration is taking about twice as long as a normal restoration. The whole essence of restoring and preserving these early cars is to bring them back to the original specification. Once finished, it will be just as it left the factory."
CMC expects to finish this restoration by December 2014.
2017-11-08 18:12:44 | Alex Mamas writes:
Purchased the book following the restoration and very impressed with most of the workmanship, Without being negative there are a few photos in the book that have raised a question mark on certain areas and i will add shortley but can anyone let me know how much the restoration cost £££ including the dreaded VAT.. thankyou Alex