|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Right Hand Drive|
|1963||Opalescent Silver Blue|
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2012-02-23 10:56:58 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 3/12
Lot 337 - 1963 Jaguar E Type FIA Race car
Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: BGC 6B
Chassis Number: 861288
This Series I FHC E Type Jaguar was built in 1963 at the factory at Browns Lane and was first registered in 1964 as a British Road Car. It was progressively converted to a club racer by its then owner - Andy Earl - from 1999 onwards and competed in many club events successfully over a 10 year period in his hands, including an outing at Spa, turning in a 3 minute lap time.
Purchased by its current owners in 2010, the car was completely dismantled to a bare shell and re-built with many new panels and every mechanical part rebuilt or replaced at vast expense . All the major engine components were supplied by Rob Beere Racing and the engine produces in excess of 300 bhp on triple SU carburettors.
This car was completely rebuilt specifically to participate in the 2011 HSCC 50th Anniversary Challenge under Class 'B' (homologation sheet 34). All detail is 100% correct for any European Historic Sports/GT race programmes; the car was a class winner and had fastest lap at Silverstone Classic -July 2011, and also won fastest lap at Brands Hatch in June 2011. Other results were:
Class winner and fastest lap at Croft Nostalgia in the Guards Trophy, finishing 2nd overall to a Chevron.
August 2011 class winner, fastest lap and seventh overall at the Gold Cup at Oulton Park August 2011.
At the Goodwood Revival Meeting in 2011, this car was selected from a handful of class B cars to compete at the greatest historic race meeting on earth. It started 29th and finished 17th with a faultless performance from Jonathon Hughes and Mike Adams.
Arguably the best all steel car in current historic racing, it comes with a spare brand new set of Dunlop L section tyres and is ready to race.
2012-07-10 18:08:15 | pauls writes:
Car returns to auction 7/12
The Silverstone Classic Sale
1963 Jaguar E Type FHC
Lot No.: 243
Registration: BGC 6B
Chassis Number: 861288
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Estimate (£): 85,000 - 95,000
This car was professionally prepared for the 2011 season by the well respected team at Revival Motorsport from Mallory Park, and it has since entered all the significant major UK historic racing events. One of the drivers for the 2011 season was two times British Touring Car Champion John Cleland who commented "whenever I drove BGC 6B I was amazed how taught and precise it was and certainly surprised how it could give so many of the Class A cars a run for their money".
It is built to F.I.A. homologation 34 (Pre '63) specification and runs in class B of the E-type Challenge with correct HTP papers and is therefore eligible for all major British and European historic sports car events, including Carol Spagg's Pre-63 GT Series.
Chassis no.861288 was originally a road car supplied in Oct 1963, but was converted in to a race car in 2002 and went on to win the Jaguar Cup in the Thoroughbred and Sportscar Championship in 2005.
At the end of 2010/early 2011, the car was stripped and rebuilt for the 50th year celebration of the E-Type, including a complete repaint of the all steel shell. It was also fitted with a T45 6 point cage by Custom Cages, a 6 point harness and twin aluminium leather covered racing seats. The car runs on the correct 5.5 X15 MSW stainless steel spokes and chrome wire wheels, and is shod with Dunlop racing tyres. The brakes and suspension are fully optimised within the regulations and feature Gaz custom shock absorbers, poly bush mountings, hollow torsion bars and competition brake pads etc. Transmission is via an all synchro close ratio 4 speed gearbox combined with a 3.54 power lock diff and GKN driveshafts.
Power comes from a reliable Rob Beere 3.8 engine built to full race specification with forged pistons and a tuftrided crankshaft, giving 315bhp and running an 11:1 compression ratio.
The car had a hugely successful 2011 season with class wins at the Oulton Park Gold Cup, The Guards Trophy at Croft, The Silverstone Classic and the Goodwood Revival. Now ready for a new owner to enjoy and win again, the car is offered today at a fraction of its recent rebuild cost. It could also still be used on the road, it has a current MOT, and is therefore also eligible for all sorts of Tours and historic rallies.