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Record Creation: Entered on 23 November 2014.

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Heritage Notes

Built Nov 62, first registered March 63

Owner: Russell Brown

I bought 861023 in November 2014 and it's having a full restoration to get back on the road for Summer 2016. The first owner was Paul de Ferranti Craddock Pycroft who raced the car and won trophies in 1963 and 1964. He was also the winner of the first ever race at Goodwood in 1948 - also driving a Jaguar. This E-type was one of only 76 to be supplied with a close ratio gear box (confirmed by JDHT) and that might suggest why it was built in November 1962 but not registered until March 1963 when E-types were in high demand. The CR option would have cost more and was only sought after by people like race drivers. Original colour combination was Opalescent Dark Blue with red interior. This is the same as 1 VHP used by Henlys as a demonstrator. It's been suggested that 861023 may also have been used as a demonstrator while waiting for a buyer. It was originally registered in Anglesey where the first registration was sold on in the early days.

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Updated March 7th, 2016. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2014-11-23 05:38:39 | Lofty writes:

For sale at Brightwells auction on 26th November 2014

classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php

Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 Coupe
Lot number 93
Estimate £30,000 - £32,000
Description Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 Coupe
Registration 620 JGC
Year 1963
Colour Green
Engine size 3,781 cc
Chassis No. 861023
Engine No. R9064-9


This E-Type 3.8 Coupe dates from 1963 and has been in the current owner's hands since 1975 when he purchased the car from the Somerset area. Over the years it has seen much restoration work, but has lain largely unused since 1996 due to a series of house moves.

The vendor and his wife undertook a trip to the Cote d'Azur in 1984, following which they entrusted a professional bodyshop to fit new wheel arches and sills and paint it Jaguar Racing Green. The buff logbook confirms that it was originally painted in Blue Mist, although it has also spent some of its life wearing Aubergine paintwork. The engine and gearbox are believed to be the originals, the engine itself being overhauled less than 1,000 miles ago with new Hepolite pistons, timing chain etc. It has a full length Webasto sunroof which is believed to have been fitted from new, bearing the supplier's plate, Kent Bros. of London.

Much work has continued since, including fitting new exhaust manifolds, a brand new stainless steel exhaust system, new radiator, new brake master cylinders, discs and pads, piston rubbers and a hi-torque starter. During its storage, the vendor painted the chrome trim to protect it against corrosion and has told us that the engine runs nicely and the car drives well although he advises that the braking performance still leaves something to be desired.

It comes with a number of useful spares, a new partial seal-rubber kit, its original radio (plus two spares), a very large quantity of invoices for components purchased since 1993 and a workshop manual along with the majority of its toolkit.

Driven to the sale, this appealing car ticks all the boxes - a sensibly priced, matching numbers, UK-supplied Series 1 FHC which is eminently useable as it is but would also be an excellent basis for a 100 point restoration should the new owner so desire. Early E-Type projects like this don't come up very often, so grab this chance while you can.

CATALOGUE AMENDMENT: Bidders are advised that this car now has a Heritage Certificate confirming that the number on the head is correct for the chassis. The vendor has been unable to find the engine number but believes it to be the original too. Bidders are asked to satisfy themselves as to the number on the block. It is confirmed as the 1023rd RHD Coupe built and will be having its 52nd birthday just two days after the sale! It is was declared manufactured in November 1962 but not dispatched until March 1963.

Please note that the car was originally delivered in Opalescent Dark Blue and not Sea Mist as catalogued.

2014-11-30 10:27:55 | Anonymous writes:

Hammer value £39,500, so well above estimate

2014-12-05 06:59:07 | Russell Brown writes:

Car will be undergoing a complete restoration over the Winter (2014-15) to return to original spec colour and trim as well as all body and mechanical work needed.

2014-12-05 07:20:45 | Russell Brown writes:

This car was with its previous UK owner from March 1975 to November 2014 and I am in contact with him. I would be interested in making contact with anybody who has previous history of the car from 1962-75.

2014-12-19 12:47:54 | Anonymous writes:

would be great to see some more pictures when the work is complete, should look good
cheers

2016-03-07 11:38:53 | Anonymous writes:

Bodywork now fully underway with a target to get her back on the road for late Summer 2016

2018-10-31 04:42:44 | Robert writes:

Hi Russell, very interesting history and very similar to my car 861008 (see listing) which also went through Henlys. Would be good to swap notes

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