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 3.8 Jaguar E-Type 
 Fixed Head Coupe 
 Right Hand Drive 
   Henlys, London
 860001 26 August 1961
 10 July 1961 
 1961 Opalescent Dark Blue
 2015 Red
 Rest: Concours 
 Original Bridgnorth
United KingdomUnited Kingdom

United KingdomXVE1

United Kingdom1VHP

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Record Creation: Entered on 22 January 2004.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"


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2004-01-21 23:35:14 | pauls writes:

Above info retrieved with permission from:

2004-04-02 07:05:09 | Herman Stöver writes:

This car Is (was ?) owned by Philip Porter (also the owner of the famous "first" E-Type" Left Hand Drive FHC 885002) it is the first Rigt Hand Drive production FHC, UK registration nr. "XVE 1"

2004-04-15 19:48:34 | pauls writes:

This car is discussed in the June '86 issue of Jaguar International magazine in an article written by Richard Iott. It was mentioned that Jaguar Cars provided information that this car was at the time owned by Phillip Porter.

2004-08-16 11:08:31 | Herman Stöver writes:

This is the first Right Hand Fixed Head Coupe.
Was owned by Phillip Porter, but sold in 1998 to Classic Motor Cars for 1 pound ! (it was part of a deal between Porter and CMC, in return CMC restored 885002/9600 HP "the first E-type" which was als owned by Porter for him) After purchase of 860001 CMC did a total restoration on the car

2004-09-29 17:54:50 | pauls writes:

The 1/77 issue of Ejag News magazine mentions that this car was originally sold by Henlys.

2008-08-15 10:40:15 | pauls writes:

Car was at Goowood XK60 8/08

2011-09-23 16:52:37 | pauls writes:

Seen at the Goodwood Revival Sept. 2011

2014-04-30 13:27:34 | pauls writes:

Car was restored by CMC:

The very first right hand drive production Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe. Supplied by Jaguar Cars in August 1961, 1 VHP was Henly's London E-Type demonstrator. In 2001, this very important E-Type underwent a total CMC Jaguar restoration, including rebuilding the XK engine, restoring the bodywork, retrimming and painting in its original Opalescent Dark Blue.

On 1 VHP, we carried out a similar conservation restoration as we had with 9600HP, although we had to replace more of the bodywork as the car had had previous repairs. A full mechanical restoration followed the body renovation together with a complete retrim.

This was another conservation restoration of a very historic Jaguar.

2015-12-24 04:26:42 | pauls writes:

The car is featured in the Dec. '15 issue of Octane magazine

The car is taken to Germany for an attempt at 150mph, they achieved 146 and still accelerating when interrupted by traffic. Car is said to be bone stock however well restored.

2019-07-14 02:27:58 | david hamer writes:

i owned this car in the 1970's it was then registered 480 HYT I was 20 years old when I bought it for £250. How times change. I sold to to Adrian Hamilton for £1750. At the time you could get a reasonable e-type for £500It was my every day driver. My wife and I had holidays in it and our Honeymoon in 1974. It was fitted with full harness seat belts when I got it.

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