|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Gunmetal|
|Open Two Seater||Dark Blue|
|Right Hand Drive||Blue|
|5 June 1962||Great Britain|
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Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2005.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Owner: Chris Lack
Updated January 11th, 2005. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2005-01-11 06:53:54 | chris Lack writes:
This car is UK registered WWC22. It originally was the demonstrator model for Henlys Of Chelmsford. Though Built in June 62 it was not regisrered till Feb 63. I have owned this car since 1983,
2010-01-11 08:56:36 | Mike Newcomb writes:
I owned this car for quite some time, but the rust in the body was just too much and eventually I sold it for £400 I think in the late seventies.
It was sold to me by a guy in Blackheath and already had oversills fitted.
I fitted the 4.2 rocker covers to the 3.8 mill.
Did love it though and assumed it had long gone to Jaguar Heaven.
2011-05-16 11:02:13 | chris writes:
Mike...just seen your message I would love to hear about your time of ownershio
2011-05-28 04:22:24 | Mike Newcomb writes:
Would love to see the car again, as (sadly) when I owned it I did not take any photos.
By coincidence in the last couple of months I had to drive a couple of fully restored ones, which was the first time in around 30 years I had been in one. Although I had been in a replica, but it was not the same at all.
For about £200,000 one can buy a new one E Type, which is built using a replica body, and the latest Jaguar technology. Have been in one, which was very nice.
At the time I did all the mechanical work. This included major tasks, such as dropping the rear subframe, in order to change the handbrake pads.
I removed the engine on occasions. One time was for replacement of the main gearbox shaft (cost then £30) as the first gear was chipped. The gearbox itself though I left to professionals, as much setting up is required when rebuilding.
Problems with the gearbox seem to be caused by no synchromesh between neutral and first, and ( I seem to recall) first and second gears. Clearly a design fault.
I had all major brightwork re-chromed. The company that did that are still in existance and produce out of this world results, although it costs and one has to wait depending on their workload.
2011-08-25 05:23:52 | chris lack writes:
Mike sorry to take so long to answer .......If ever you are near Harrogate let me know by e mail and come to see/drive your old motor......among my stack of receipts are some in your name
2011-08-28 06:37:31 | Darren writes:
Regarding the comment about the £200,000 E Type built using a replica body, I'm curious to know if they are made from fibreglass? I ask this as my dad and I (who owns a Wildcat E Type replica) broke down in it recently down a country lane in Parbold, near Wigan. Co-incidentally, a chap came out of his stone cottage and just happened to say that his neighbour had an E Type. I questioned him further and he said that it was an export from the US, was black, had a 4.2 ltr engine, and strangley, he said it was fibreglass, but said it was a real E Type. I never saw the car. He could've been mistaken about the fibreglass of course.
He didn't know what series it was, apart from that it wasn't a convertible. Unless it is either a Challenger or JPR Wildcat replica (both fibreglass) I don't know of any 'real' E Types that are made from fibreglass. It could've been an Eagle E Type but unlikely. There's no record of an E Type in that area on this site that have been listed, but it's unlikely that every E Type owner is going to list their car on a database. Can anyone shed any light on this?
2012-02-05 13:24:08 | Mike Newcomb writes:
to the best of my knowledge, there was no fibreglass E-type, other than one with a replica body.
Although one could purchase fibreglass body parts such as bonnet, doors etc.
I tried these doors, but they were a disappointment, and I did not use.
Problem is they were thicker, in order to provide the required strength. This was clearly visible at the edges such that the body line was incorrect. Also there was no drain tube from the front drip tray, which was asking for trouble..
At the time I did not investigate the body material on the £200.000 version. But thinking about it now, feel it was metal as the complete vehicle was just so perfect.
Regards - Mike
2012-03-07 09:42:29 | Mike Newcomb writes:
two to three weeks back I emailed you though this website, accepting your offer to see your car, hopefully some time in the summer, and providng all my contact details.
As have heard nothing from you, I wondered if you had received my email.
Thanks and regards - Mike.
2012-06-09 07:42:43 | Anonymous writes:
2012-06-10 01:47:59 | chris lack writes:
Mike E mail me telling me when you are nearby
2012-06-18 14:31:12 | chris writes:
Mike I have just been going through some paperwork for your old motor.......I have the receipt showing you paid £675 for the car on 21 st Aug 1971 and all the corres re tha accident in 1972 when you were paid £23.50 in settlement of your claim from Associated Newspapers
Very Interesting period documents ( no I am not a trainspotter )
2017-05-28 09:55:51 | Paul writes:
I purchased WWC 22 in march last year and love it... I would like to hear from you both...
2019-02-18 18:37:03 | Paul Jorgensen writes:
Car was restored in 2015/2016 back to its factory original colours by Winspeed in Guildford.