|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 5 May 2004.
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Registered: 33 VHU
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2004-05-05 16:20:03 | Herman Stöver writes:
According to the "International Jaguar E-Type Register / Directory of Vehicles and Owners, 1986 edition" of the Jaguar Drivers Club this car was owned (1986) by Richard W. Colton from Wellingborough , Northhamtonshire, Great Britan, UK registrationnr. 33 VHU / car was rebuild into a D-Type replica, color: Ecosse blue
2005-08-08 06:48:16 | robert writes:
car entered at Coys, Silverstone Auction Centre, Silverstone, estimate £35,000.-£40,000.- No sale REG # 33 VHU, Engine # RA 4628-9
2007-07-19 16:40:12 | pauls writes:
Additional info from Coys auction:
Bryan Wingfield was among the first people to build, not replicas, but recreations of the immortal Jaguar D-Type. People have copied cars for many reasons, but the integrity of Wingfields motives, and the standards of his work, have meant that his meticulous attention to detail now has its own following among the knowledgeable. There is no car enthusiast who would not love to own an original D-Type, but since they are rare and beyond the means of most people, a proper reproduction is acceptable. There have been many attempts at making replica D-Types, but only a handful pass muster and all of Bryan Wingfields cars are in that elite band. The car we offer was one of the very first two cars which Wingfield assembled, the beautifully crafted alloy body was created for him by Charlie Williams and Len Pritchard both who trained at world renowned coachbuilders H.J. Mulliner. Charlie and Len rolled their panels on a wheel, unlike many of the Italian body makers who hammered out metal on tree stumps (this is perfectly true) and then added filler by the bucket ! When cars with varnished Williams and Pritchard bodies appeared in Italy in the late 1950s they caused consternation and they changed the way Italian hand made bodies were made. Commissioned in June 1974 for a well known collector and enthusiast this very early example of a D-Type replica now benefits from the patina of an original. Bearing the E Type chassis number 861409, 33VHU employees many original E Type components and features the correct type Salisbury rear axle. Fitted with a Ron Beatty engine, with gas flowed head, larger valves and fed through a set of Weber triple carbs its output is a reported 285bhp, a recently fitted stainless steel ÷straight through' exhaust completes the sound of what is a very purposeful and exiting package, sitting on a set of 16 inch Dunlop wheels. Several years ago the car had the front brakes uprated to discs, the passenger footwell extended and a rear axle overhauled. Modeled on XKD 603 the 1956 -long nose' D Type owned by Sir Anthony Bamford, this magnificent Jaguar is finished in Ecurie Ecosse blue is in good condition throughout, the vendor informs us that a new Chronicmetric rev counter and speedo have been fitted and that it comes with a large history file from Wingfield, Lynx Engineering and other specialists together with an original sales brochure from Brian Wingfield. There are many recreations of these famous Jaguars but there can not be many that have the look and feel of a great battle scared racing car such as this, this look only comes with age, build quality and some of the great pedigree of names associated with Jaguar sports racing cars.
2015-11-25 15:46:09 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
1964 Jaguar D-Type Long-Nose Recreation
Posted by bradiger about 5 days, 20 hours ago
Location: Emeryville, CA
1964 Jaguar D-type Recreation by Wingfield
s/n 861409, engine no. RA 4628-9
Ecurie Ecosse Blue with Blue Leather Interior
This car is a particularly interesting example because it was the first example built by Bryan Wingfield, whose recreations are famous for their faithfulness and high quality. He is a noted Jaguar collector and vintage racer, who also produced high quality replicas of other important Jaguars including the XKSS and low drag E-Type coupe. This car is one of three built with an alloy Williams and Pritchard body and was the cover car for the 1974 Wingfield brochure (in which they refer to the car by their trade model name of "Deetype"). The car was also featured in Graham Robson's "Jaguar D-Type and XKSS" book (pp. 94-98), in which he states "The Deetype was as near to a perfect replica of the original as possible, right down to the use of the live rear axle suspension at the back."
The car was originally purchased by Robs Lamplough, who bought it off the 1975 London Racing Car stand for 7,900 GBP. Later owners included Richard Pilkington and Dutch vintage racer Cees den Haan. The car's specification is of a long nose and vertical stabilizing fin, which permitted a higher top speed. It was built on a 1964 E-Type and is titled as such. It has a Ron Beatty-built 285hp 4.2 liter wet-sump engine with new triple Weber 45 DCOE carburetors and the gearbox is a fully synchronized 4-speed. The rear end is a Salisbury 4HA and the car is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and 16" Dunlop wheels, and also comes with a passenger side windscreen. The car has a 2008 FIVA identity card and a letter of authenticity from Alan Collins. It was also featured on the cover of the June/July 2012 issue of the Jaguar Gazette, a Dutch Jaguar publication.
The car's current owner has a genuine D-Type in addition to this car, and purchased it in the Netherlands in 2014, although he did previously have the car on a V5c in the United Kingdom. He had Jaguar specialist Steve Gordon (owner of Vintage Auto Service) perform extensive maintenance, including all fluids (oil, filter, transmission, differential, coolant), new front brake lines, chassis lube, new motor mount, fit Mallory dual point distributor, new ignition wires, new spark plugs, new Lucas sport coil, alignment, new Pirelli Cinturato tires, new battery cables, new battery (vintage Lucas style)and hold down, perform miscellaneous electrical fixes, fit new radiator, new cool cat fan, new radiator hoses, and fit new Weber carburetors. In all, this work totaled over $13,000 and the car now runs and drives superbly.
The car has not been repainted since it was built and has plenty of patina, which gives it a lovely and authentic presence that is rarely achieved in recreations. The body shows excellent craftsmanship, with excellent fit and operation. The paint was done to high standards and shows numerous flaws: scratches, chips, and a few surface cracks. The Perspex and glass are generally excellent, aside from a small crack in one of the headlamp covers. The car wears vintage type Pirelli Cinturatos on 16" alloy Dunlop wheels.
The interior also has a lovely patina. The leather shows some thinning to the dye and a few creases, which gives the car a well-used racer feel. The dashboard is simple black wrinkle paint in nice shape, and the car has full Smiths instrumentation including an original 180mph D-Type speedometer. The 3-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel is correct is in appearance and in very nice shape. There is a hard tonneau cover for the passenger seat, and there is also a removable windscreen for the passenger side.
The engine compartment is very purposeful. The engine itself is clean and attractive, while the structural members and firewall show some aging and signs of use. The Webers, wrapped headers, aluminum radiator, and dummy oil tank give the engine compartment a business-oriented feel.
The car is a pleasure to drive, with a well-resolved and streetable feel. The car is loud but not obscenely so, and the engine is tractable and well-tuned. It makes good power, which, coupled with the light weight, gives a visceral, high-performance feel that is genuinely thrilling. The brakes are effective and even in their operation, and the steering is tight and precise. The suspension is firm, providing good body control and precise handling, but is still compliant enough for street use. In short, it is an easy to drive, high performance car that is well suited to street use, but would also be at home on the track or for tours.
This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire an interesting and beautifully-made D-Type recreation. One of the most faithful recreations made, this car accurately captures the excitement of the D-Type and is further distinguished by being the first example built by one of the pre-eminent manufacturers of such cars. Its FIVA card allows it to be used in a wide variety of prestigious events, while its charming patina is unrepeatable in a newly constructed example. It has recently been thoroughly sorted and is now an outstanding turnkey example.
2015-12-16 21:42:24 | pauls writes:
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