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860120

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2018-06-12 03:34:09 | Lofty writes:

seen for sale by Richards of England - Lincolnshire - UK

seller's description:

- Chassis no: 860120 (car number 120 off production line) -

- Complete restoration of the highest standard -

- Engine, gearbox (manual) & differential rebuild by Jaguar specialists M&C Wilkinson -

- Finished in its original Imperial Maroon colour -

- Original right-hand drive fixed-head coupe (matching numbers) -

- Retrim in a dark red Connolly Vaumol leather, as per the original -

The Heritage certificate shows the car starting life at Henleys of London, with date of manufacture being 18th December 1961 and first delivery 10th January 1962. From there the car was sold and delivered to a wealthy farmer in Ladybrand, South Africa. Mr Albie Malan was well known for his expensive taste in motor cars. He was a very successful farmer and a very capable driver, known to travel from his farm to Bloemfontein in record time. Its believed that the car was then sold to the owner of Dorian Hats in Johannesburg during the 1980s. It was seldom used during its time in Johannesburg and is believed to have been kept for its looks. In 1988 the car was sold and shipped to a John Lawrence in Aukland, New Zealand. From then until 2015 the car was cherished with many MOT and Servicing invoices present in the cars history. In October 2015 its believed a David Malins sold the car on behalf of John to our client in London.

The Jaguar is currently undergoing a complete restoration. From the chassis to the smallest component, the car in being brought back to life with care and attention. The engine has been completely stripped and rebuilt by Jaguar specialists M&C Wilkinson. The body shell has undergone around 500 hours of work within our in-house fabrication department, working with replacement panels, but retaining as many original panels as possible. Our body shop has just completed painting the body shell, bonnet and various components in its original colour (Imperial Maroon). Of which, the shell is being taken to The London Classic Car Show on our stand B50 to showcase this motor car up to its current restoration stage. You can view the cars transformation up until this point on our website www.richardsofengland.com, which is regularly updated, detailing the ongoing progress.

Following the show the car will undergo a complete mechanical rebuild to the underside, suspension, brakes, axle/differential & engine bay. A dark red coloured Connolly Vaumol hide will be used on the bucket seats and centre console as original. To complete the interior, wool carpets and a traditional wool head lining will be fitted. All whilst retaining the original alloy dash and original wooden steering wheel.

2020-02-08 12:35:52 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jaguar/series-1/2372154.html

Seller's description:

Location: Lincoln, UNITED KINGDOM

Condition: Mint

Exterior: Imperial Maroon

Interior: Dark Red Connolly Vaumol

1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 "Flat-Floor" Coupe

Right-hand drive and full matching numbers

Chassis No: 860120

A rare opportunity to own an original flat-floor, full matching numbers, right-hand drive, fixed-head coupe.

Car number 120 off the production line (Chassis no: 860120).

Complete restoration to the highest standard by Richards of England.

Engine, gearbox (manual) and differential rebuild by a prestigious Jaguar specialist.

Finished in the original colour ways of; imperial maroon paint over dark red Connolly Vaumol leather.

£POA

The Heritage certificate shows 860120 (chassis number) beginning life at Henleys of London. The date of manufacture was 18th December 1961 and first delivery was the 10th January 1962. From there the car was sold and delivered to a wealthy farmer in Ladybrand, South Africa. Mr Albie Malan was well known for his expensive taste in motor cars. He was a very successful farmer and a very capable driver. He was known to travel from his farm to Bloemfontein in record time. It's believed that the car was then sold to the owner of Dorian Hats in Johannesburg during the 1980's. It was seldom used during its time in Johannesburg and is believed to have been kept purely for its looks. In 1988 the car was sold and shipped to a John Lawrence in Aukland, New Zealand. From then until 2015 the car has been cherished, with many MOT and Servicing invoices still present in the cars history folder. Lastly, in October 2015 it's understood that David Malins sold the car on behalf of John to our client.

It was at this point that our client commissioned chassis number ‘860120' to undergo a complete restoration. From the chassis to the smallest component, everything on the car has been brought back to life with care and attention.

Restoration

The engine was stripped down, along with the differential and original Moss gearbox, before being rebuilt by a renowned Jaguar specialist. Following soda blasting, any corrosive sections were removed and any required panels replaced, all carried out within our fabrication shop. This process saw over 500 hours of work being put into the body shell alone. Much of the original metal work on the Jaguar was retained using traditional techniques, including being lead loaded and filed. The car was painted in its original colour (imperial maroon) within our state-of-the-art paint shop. A light texture black finish was applied to the underside of the body shell to complete to process.

Following this the car had a complete mechanical rebuild to the underside, suspension, brakes, axle/differential & engine bay. At Richards of England we put extra time and effort into smaller details to ensure a truly authentic finish. Details such as, colour matching the ‘dark/mid blue' Girling shock absorbers, found only on early flat-floor Jaguars. We also introduced an exact replica of the early ‘side fin' radiator, but manufactured in aluminium to help with cooling. This has been painted black, in-keeping with its correct period colour. The independent rear suspension (IRS) has been assembled in house and was dry fitted initially, allowing us to determine the correct tolerances and for the shims to be fitted. This is an essential process to the E-type. The ‘cage' and required running gear components have been ‘wet painted' in a Selemix satin black finish, along with a ‘colour matched' silver to mimic the now obsolete ‘cadmium plating'. This finish carries much more quality than the popular ‘powder coating', along with being thinner and more hard wearing. Therefore, showing off the casting marks and batch numbers of the components, which is a nice detail.

The interior was re-trimmed using Connolly Vaumol VM893 Luxan hide (maroon) with vinide (vinyl) being fitted to all other trim panels. Correct wool carpets and a traditional wool head lining were cut by hand, before being fitted. The original bucket seats were repaired and painted prior to the trim being carried out. Along with the original ‘polka dot' centre console, having been lightly restored to carry patina. To finish this stunning and iconic interior, the original steering was fitted. This showed some light splits and expected ‘wear & tear', which were repaired and restored to a beautiful lustre finish.

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