|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
|13 April 1962|
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2018-11-01 13:19:45 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 11/18
NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2018
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster
Lot No.: 646
Chassis Number: 850438
Engine Number: R4650-9
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1962
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 110,000 - 125,000
The 438th right-hand drive roadster built, it was despatched on the 13th April 1962 to Henlys, Manchester
Subtly upgraded with racing head, triple Weber 45s, fast-road cams and Coopercraft front brakes
Series II synchromesh manual gearbox fitted, with the original box retained - so matching numbers
Early features include aluminium dashboard, flocked glass fibre glovebox and early heater
Presenting beautifully today the car comes from 11-year ownership, the third owner in 56 years
The history file is filled with receipts and previous MoTs that partly corroborates the 54,000 miles.
According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate, this delightful E-Type, the 438th built, was despatched to Henlys of Manchester on 13th April 1962, and registered to its first owner Miss M. G. McDermott. According to V5 records, the car has only had three owners and as our vendor purchased the car from a Mr Keith Spencer of Penzance, Cornwall who had owned the car since 16th December 1982, it seems quite likely. The car has been fastidiously maintained by our vendor since he took ownership on the 14th June 2007.
The car has been subtly upgraded with a competition cylinder head, fast road cams, and triple Weber 45s by David Butcher of DJB, Coventry who has a well-established reputation for race preparing the 3.8-litre engine. 'Coopercraft' front brakes aid retardation and other upgrades include adjustable Gaz shock absorbers, 'Classic Fabs' steel exhaust, period-looking 'dynator', an uprated cooling fan, and negative earth electrics. Any early E-Type owner will confirm that, although they look just wonderful and go reasonably well, stopping, lighting and cooling were not amongst the car's strong points and this, well-engineered, car appears to have addressed all those points. The enhanced power output is also effective and Mr Spencer, the previous owner, informed our vendor that he occasionally took the car on Jaguar circuit days and achieved speeds of 150 mph with ease.
This lovely 1962 car is presented to auction in very good order with an odometer reading of some 54,000 miles, a history file bursting with receipts, older MoTs, and previous ownership records. Perhaps the quintessential E-Type- a bright red roadster, black interior, chrome wire wheels, sorted suspension, decent brakes, and a serious engine.
As they say these days “What's not to like?”
Please note the private registration number is not included and retention proceedings have begun.