|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Right Hand Drive|
|24 September 1961|
|1961||Opalescent Dark Green|
Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2003.
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2004-09-29 18:01:15 | pauls writes:
The 1/77 issue of Ejag magazine mentiones that this car was originally sold by Henlys
2005-08-17 06:58:35 | Robert writes:
offered at Coys London 5th Dec 2002 estimate £30000-£40000 no sale Reg # LSK 793 Cond 3 year 1961
2013-09-10 14:13:55 | David writes:
Oroginal registration number was RU55
2013-09-11 12:38:15 | David writes:
Lt.Col Ronnie Hoare was the Ferrari importer to the Uk, was this car checked out by Ferrari?
2016-09-08 18:13:04 | Michael Scott writes:
This car was the subject of a letter from the then owner, Chris Tye, of Wells, Somerset to the Jaguar Driver magazine October 1993. He stated that the car was despatched to Henlys London 24th Sept. 1961. The first owner was Col. Hoare who used it in the UK and South Africa for 10 years, eventually selling it to a farmer in Natal. The car was found lying derelict near Johannesburg and bought by Brian Hubbert in 1989. Mr Tye purchased the car in the UK in 1993. Original paint colour was opalescent dark green.
A colour photo of the car was reproduced in the J.D magazine.
2016-09-08 18:36:04 | Michael Scott writes:
This car is listed in the Jaguar Drivers Club E Type Register 2001 edition as being owned by G Missetzis
2016-09-10 18:13:38 | Michael Scott writes:
Further to the above the Jaguar Driver magazine published a letter in its April 1994 issue from "Lofty" ENGLAND of Jaguar who cast doubt on what Mr Tye had said about the car's history.
He wrote"860006-the car he had never went to South Africa....there is no doubt that the car referred to was never owned by Col. Hoare"
2017-08-16 08:55:50 | Stefan writes:
According to an article on classicdriver currently in possession of Guy Berryman from Coldplay:
Section in English:
What's the story with this E-type?
This car is number six off the production line. It was originally owned by Colonel Ronnie Hoare, the legendary UK Ferrari importer, and he actually took it to one of his dealerships so they could see what Ferrari was up against on the track. They disassembled it, put it back together, and then sold it to Mike Hailwood. It's going to be restored eventually, but very sympathetically. The interior alone can tell a few stories, I'm sure...
Section in German:
Welche Story verbirgt sich hinter Ihrem Jaguar E-type?
Das Auto ist Nummer sechs der ersten Produktionslinie, also einer der allersten E-types überhaupt. Erstbesitzer war der legendäre Ferrari-Importeur für das Vereinigte Königreich, Colonel Ronnie Hoare. Er nahm den Jaguar mit zu einem Ferrari-Händler, damit die Jungs dort sehen konnten, welche Konkurrenz ihnen hier erwuchs. Sie nahmen ihn komplett auseinander, setzten ihn wieder zusammen und verkauften ihn dann an Mike Hailwood. Ich werde dem E-type jetzt bald restaurieren, doch sehr behutsam. Allein das Interieur könnte Einiges erzählen, ganz sicher.
2017-08-16 08:56:29 | Stefan writes:
Link to the above article in German: www.classicdriver.com/de/article/autos/guy-berryman-von-coldplay-zeigt-uns-seine ...
2017-08-16 08:57:01 | Stefan writes:
Link to the same article in English: www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/coldplays-guy-berryman-secret-car-collecto ...
I was not allowed to post with two links. Thus I split up Information....
2019-11-23 12:00:48 | Jonathan Sheard writes:
I believe the original registration number (based on information on information on Charlie Leith's website) was 4774LJ.