|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Silver Grey|
|Fixed Head Coupe||Red|
|Right Hand Drive|
|11 December 1961||Great Britain|
|1962||Opalescent Silver Grey|
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2012-04-10 21:46:58 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 4/12
Lot 134 - 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Flat Floor Fixedhead Coupe
Estimate: £55,000 - £65,000
Registration Number: LAS 832
Chassis Number: 860080
This rare and very early 3.8 E-Type fixed head coupe was built in December 1961 and first registered on the 2nd January 1962.
Chassis number 860080 is one of only about 150 flat floor examples produced in right hand drive and the 80th car off the production line.
Described as being in excellent condition throughout, it was restored approximately 15 years ago by a well known member of the Jaguar Enthusiast's Club which included a rear axle re-build and a re-painted engine bay; all work is detailed in a comprehensive history file and includes all work, receipts and bills to the present day. Since completion of the restoration the car has received very light usage and we are informed it is still in superb condition, having covered 66,000 miles in total.
Finished in Gunmetal silver grey and red hide interior showing a light patina of usage, modern upgrades include the subtle addition of a Kenlowe fan, Coopercraft brakes and new chrome wire wheels - and a recently fitted stainless steel exhaust and manifold.
Supplied with the car is an expansive history with a file of photos and bills going back to the early 1970s, including a green log book, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, V5 document and current MoT certificate valid until August 2012.
The owner reports he has fastidiously maintained the car and has never taken it out in bad weather; it has been stored in a de-humidified garage with other classics. We are informed it drives with good oil pressure and a strong revving engine.
An ultimate design icon of the 20th century, and one of the world's most instantly recognisable cars, this is an opportunity to acquire an exceptionally well appointed example of what remains one of the most highly prized motor cars ever made.
2012-05-19 08:15:40 | pauls writes:
Car not sold at above auction:
Lot Number 134
Outcome NOT SOLD
2014-01-19 13:07:22 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
Just arrived this early Flat Floor, being no 80 built - Chassis No 860080. There where around 150 RHD FHC Flat floors ever built, making this car very rare. So if you want the ultimate E Type, a genuine UK RHD car, here it is. Supplied first to Hatfields, the car was built on 11/12/61 & dispatched 21/12/61. Colour Opalescent Silver Grey, trim colour red. There is a heritage certificate on file & the original buff log book.
Having a total of 5 previous owners the cars history is well documented. It is hard to know where to start the history file is that extensive. On file receipts for parts, labour maintenance etc date back to as early as 1974 & is quite detailed. There is too much to list here individually, but anyone is welcome to inspect the file.
Brief Early History
In 1981 the car was purchased by a Peter John Fox. The history file supported by a full photo album of the time, shows the car underwent it's first full & major restoration. At this time the cars colour changed from Silver Grey to Red.
In the photo album some interesting features are a quote under one of the photos, showing the engine being removed & stripped quotes "not bad for an engine some 20 odd years old". It is interesting to see in other photos, early 1980's "modern cars & vans" including a MK1 Transit, today a 30 odd year old Classic! A photocopy of the log book is on file.
History in the 90's
Next probably the most famous of owners in the Jaguar Club world where Raymond & Barbara Guiver. Acquiring the car some 12 years later in 1993. The cars history at this point steps up a notch. Being obviously massive enthusiasts & members of the JEC Southampton Region. In a news article on file it states "the Guivers are in the papers more than Ginger Spice these days".
Firstly they restored for the 2nd time in the cars history
In a document on file Mr Guiver states the restorations was as follows:
Bare metal respray
New doors with new skins
New boot floor
New correct sills
New inner sills
Kenlow fan fitted
Cooper craft brakes fitted on the front
Seat restored by BAS
New interior supplied by BAS
New interior fitted
New floors fitted
Waxoiled all inner sections
The car was then painted back to it's original colour along with the trim.
The photographic history of the restorations shows this was very extensive & thorough.
The Guivers restored the car to use, & use they did. The car seemed to open doors for them. In next 8 years they attended at least 22 major events & where special guests at some prestigious venues.
My favorites include:
The Tour of America ending in New York
Invited to Goodwood for the launch of the S Type in 1999
Victory at Portsmouth 1999
Invited to take part in the parade for Le Mans 24hr 200
There are many others & what is very interesting is that Mr & Mrs Guiver documented many of the events in the history file. Each one documented isn't just with photographs, a detailed written almost story like log is with each, along with newspaper articles on each event. Making the file an interesting read.
During this time the Guiver's did around 14,000 miles, which although well traveled is only just over 1,000 miles per year. Which leads me to the mileage. There are loads of old MOT's with the car right back to the early part of the cars life. All with corresponding mileage increases, suggesting that the current mileage is in fact genuine.
In a heart felt letter in 2002, to the new owners (yes the Guivers sold her). Mrs Guiver writes to the new owner stating, they had chosen the new owner as the best candidate, & compared selling the car to marrying of a daughter. She states she hopes the two of them take care of each other & it is with their blessing.
The car has since had further restoration work done to it, to keep it in its fantastic present condition. This including a repaint, interior work & engine, all as recent as 2011-2014.
The car comes with some of the best door gaps we have ever seen, & along with the best sounding & sweat engines we have ever heard. This car will be hard for me to part with myself. If I had to pick a car personally as an all time favorite? You've guessed it. The only way I could improve on this car is maybe chassis no 1!
Price: £124995 As stated
2014-03-08 12:39:04 | Jim writes:
Still for sale by
Cotswold Classic Car
Now on eBay, same price as above.
2014-08-20 04:35:49 | Trevor writes:
On ebay again at considerably more.
2014-10-19 01:45:40 | Anonymous writes:
Really looking forward to the good old classic car bubble burst again....
2015-01-03 09:15:17 | Lofty writes:
It is now on eBay as an auction
2019-07-11 15:26:01 | Harry Stevens writes:
Sold by E Type UK of Hadlow in June 2019. Abbreviated seller's description below.
An original UK delivered, early Series 1 fixed head coupe, one of only 150 flat floor examples built in right hand drive and 80th off the production line. Built in December 1961 and delivered to Hatfields Jaguar; finished in Opalescent Silver Grey with Red interior, it was registered in January 1962. The car has an extensive history file with MoT certificates dating back to 1970, and the original log book.
The first owner was Mr Alan of Sevenoaks, then Mr Hammerman of Essex. In 1981 it passed to Mr Fox who had the car for over a decade. During this time it had its first nut and bolt restoration, finishing the car in Red with a Beige interior. Well known Jaguar Club enthusiasts Raymond ad Barbara Guiver acquired the car in 1993, They restored it in 1994 to its 1961 glory.
Competed works included new boot floor: door and inner skins: bonnet refitted, front Coopercraft brakes fitted; new Kenlowe fan; bare metal respray in factory Opalescent Silver Grey; interior restored to factory Red. A photographic record archive highlights the extensive restoration. Over the next 8 years the car attended many events including the Jaguar Tour of America, Guardian RAC Classic Rally and Le Mans 24 race.
The current owners purchased the car in 2015 and commissioned a full engine, gearbox and rear axle overhaul. This early Series 1 is in excellent condition throughout. Presented with matching numbers, this is a rare and desirable example.