|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 6 November 2010.
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2010-11-06 13:21:22 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 9/10
Auction Date: 25 September 2010
Lot 61 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster
* Registration: WDJ 566
* Chassis Number: 861365
* Engine Number: RA4340-9
* Odometer reading: tbc
* Estimate: £40,000-£50,000
* Hammer: Not Sold
* Plus Commission: Still Available
This righthand drive series 1 example is finished in carmen red coachwork with red hide, a black mohair hood and was converted to a roadster from a series 1 fixedhead coupé approximately 10 years ago using a new Martin Robey body shell. Purchased by the vendor as an unfinished project, he set about finishing the car and making it a usable and presentable example. First registered on January 15th 1964, this nicely presented roadster has been regularly maintained by its enthusiast owner and has been driven regularly since its build. Indeed the vendor has just returned from an enjoyable round trip to Budapest in the car and WDJ 566 behaved perfectly throughout the journey.
The history file contains service invoices, a number of previous MoT test certificates and photographs showing the car at various stages of the conversion. The car was last serviced by a Jaguar specialist in June 2010 and will be freshly serviced prior to the sale. Given the value of a factory built series 1 3.8 roadster in today's marketplace, WDJ 566 represents excellent value for money and one would be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and a factory built example without consulting their chassis numbers.
2011-03-02 23:00:22 | pauls writes:
Car to return to auction 3/11
2011-06-10 09:56:42 | Jim writes:
Car offered for sale on eBay. Classified Ad price £54,995
1964 JAGUAR E TYPE SERIES 1 ROADSTER 3.8
DescriptionRed Leather, Red Carpets, Wire Wheels, New Mohair Soft Top, We are delighted to have been able to offer this iconic car, it is the best model, best colour combination and an original RHD. The car was restored 12 years ago to an extremely high standard, has the original Moss gearbox in excellent working order, the car is completely rust free. It has no modern upgrades except an electric cooling fan(very handy for modern day traffic), the numbers are matching and has had only 7 owners since it was built in 1964. This E Type drives beautifully, has stunning performance even by todays standards and is stunning to look at from every angle. This is not a concours example but it would'nt take much to make it one, it's just a very usable iconic classic and great investment. Please contact us for more details and pictures
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2011-07-15 21:07:59 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 7/16
Lot 127A - 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8L Series I Roadster - Matching Numbers
Estimate: £46,000 - £52,000
Registration Number: WDJ 566
Chassis Number: 861365
This earlier Series 1 3.8 model underwent a detailed refurbishment in 1999 which included the supply of a new monocoque by well-known Jaguar specialist Martin Robey. This is documented in a photographic record of the restoration which is supplied with the car.
WDJ 566 is offer today with invoices for work undertaken, a UK V5 registration document, current MoT certificate (valid until May 2012) and also previous MoT certificates.
One of the world's most instantly recognisable and desirable design icons of the 20th century, this is a very well presented example of a highly iconic motor car.
2012-03-12 06:46:54 | Gonsenheimer writes:
for sale at www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C260298
asking price is 49995GBP.
Carmine Red with Red Leather and Red Carpet Set. Wire Wheels, Wood Rimmed Steering Wheel, Bucket Seats, Triple Windscreen Wipers, Faired In Headlamps and Starter Button!
This car was restored by a company called Wilbour Engineering in 1999 when the values of E-Types were at an all time high. The quality of the rebuild is very good, we have had Martin give it a very close inspection checking the monocoque, sills, rear subframe and engine subframe which are all in good condition without structural rust. The fit of the body panels is excellent, especially where the bonnet meets the rest of the body and the bottom of the doors which are notoriously difficult to line up if the rest of the body has not been put back together absolutely perfectly. Being an early 3.8 Series 1 this E-Type has the more beautiful features around the front grill, rear valance and, of course, those famous faired in headlamps. There is a massive difference in price between a perfectly and recently restored E-Type and one that was done nearly 20 years ago. This car is at the lower end of the financial bracket (even at £55,000!) and from five paces this car looks stunning. When you get up close or under artificial light you can see little imperfections across the paintwork. None of these are there as a result of poor repairs under the paint, but rather are there because independent paint shops just didn't have the same facilities as they do now. 7 out of 10 people who see the car outside, polished up won't notice, but if concourse is your thing rather than an excellent drivable car you will need to invest in a re-spray to make it perfect. This wouldn't be lost money, but if it was me I would just crack on and drive it! The black Mohair hood is in great condition and will keep all but the most persistent rain out of the cockpit.
The engine and gearbox in this 3.8 E-Type is in very nice cosmetic and mechanical condition. The engine bay looks a treat with its period style battery and nicely detailed block, manifolds and cylinder head. Starting from cold is easy, move the choke position to 'cold' allow the electric fuel pump to build up a little pressure and press the starter button and it fires into life. When cold there is very little chatter from the timing chain and as it warms through the engine sounds wonderful. The clutch has a mid pedal bite point and all of the gears engage easily and cleanly. The 'Moss Box' takes a little getting use to as 1st and reverse are very close, but this mastered and you will find you can really press on in your E-Type.
The inside of an E-Type is a very special place to be. No matter how many times I get to sit inside one I feel very lucky and a huge smile sets across my face that I simply can't shift. The traditional red leather interior has been completely refinished. The seats are comfortable and hold you very well given their lack of side bolsters. Hunkered down behind the big wooden rimmed steering wheel there is a surprising amount of space even for tall drivers, although getting in and out can be a bit of an acquired art with the hood in place!
This car originally left the Browns Lane factory as an Opalescent Golden Sand, right hand drive coupe on the 19th November 1963 and has had a total of 7 former keepers. In the 90′s the prices of restored right hand drive roadsters sky rocketed and it became common practice to re-body coupe's during restorations. Why restore a coupe when a roadster would be worth so much more was the common thinking. The E-Type uses a central monocoque to which an engine cradle is bolted at the front and a rear subframe to hold the rear axle and suspension. During this time there were two places in the UK that you could buy a new central monocoque, specialist Martin Robey and SNG Barratt both well known today and still very much in the business of supplying parts to keep historic Jaguars on the road.
The car was restored by a company called Wilbour Engineering in Devon in 1999 who stripped the coupe to its component parts before rebuilding it around a brand new monocoque we believe from Martin Robey. Although not an original roadster the monocoque is the big area that suffers from rust and due to its construction is very difficult to thoroughly check. It is, therefore, a comforting to know that this crucial part of the car is just over 20 years old, and has been cherished, rather than 50 years old and gone through a period of unknown ownership and periods of being stored outside. It is important to not that the car is registered as a Roadster and has matching chassis, engine and registration numbers from its original build and registration sheets.
Since the restoration the car has had 3 owners who have kept a file of history with invoices, MOT's and notes on improvements and general servicing. There is also a number of photographs from the restoration. There are hand written notes in the file from the second owner (after the restoration) which detail a huge mechanical overhaul approximately 10 years ago. We have given the car a thorough mechanical and body inspection and find it in fine condition and although it won't appeal to the purest or investment buyer it should be very attractive to those of you who want to use their E-Type, hanker after a Series 1, but would rather spend Series 2 money!
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