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United KingdomACM288B

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Record Creation: Entered on 19 May 2018.

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Heritage Notes

Originally registered to Veco Products Ltd, who traded as Peco Exhausts. The car was used a factory demonstrator and appeared regularly in their magazine ads in the 60\\\'s.

Owner: Lee Marshall

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

Photos of 861674

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2012-12-08 11:05:16 | Kent Thirley writes:

First Owner was Veco Products, part of PECO Silencers.

2015-12-23 14:21:32 | Harry Stevens writes:

For sale at Camberley Marine and Sports Cars of Fleet. A UK car finished in Carmen Red with a Biscuit interior and fitted with chrome wire wheels. Excellent history file. Superb condition. £82,995.

2016-01-15 14:24:38 | Kent Thirley writes:

Previously owned by myself 861674 retains its original factory matching numbers engine block. It has never had a replacement engine!

2016-11-07 15:04:00 | Lee Marshall writes:

Purchased by me: 01 November 2016 from Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton, Yorkshire.

2017-03-22 11:45:23 | Harry Stevens writes:

Offered for sale again in February 2017 and sold in March 2017 by The Classic and Sports Car Centre of Malton. Seller's description below. The URL is
www.classicandsportscar.ltd.uk/Jaguar-E_Type-Series-One-3.8-FHC/classic-cars-sol ...

ACM288B was manufactured on 5 May 1964, distributed from Henlys Manchester and was supplied new by Argyle Motors in Birkenhead. This 3.8 FHC was first owned by a Birkenhead based company, Veco Products and today still retains its original Merseyside registration mark ACM288B. Within the Veco stable of businesses was the Peco exhaust brand, which became the popular 'bolt on' performance brand from the early 1960's, based from their premises in Sandford Road, Birkenhead. Peco was at the height of its popularity in this period and grew to become one of the best established brands in the UK, with a regular presence in the motoring press. The E Type was registered to the company and quickly became a showcase for Peco's products and was seen in the June 1968 edition of Hot Car magazine wearing a pair of twin pipe silencers. We can confirm this lovely, useable example is a matching numbers car, retaining its original engine and many original features including its four speed Moss gearbox. We have found genuine original UK RHD supplied examples with matching numbers incredibly sought after, this is a top class driving example that can be used and driven with confidence.

This early E Type is a very well presented, strong car and earlier in 2016 had a programme of light re-commissioning that has put the car in fabulous shape. Being an older restoration dating back to the 1990's, it has required careful maintenance in order to keep it in such excellent, strong condition. The E Type has had some major work to include removal of the rear axle cage and prop shaft. The differential output seal were replaced, as was the pinion oil seal, handbrake pads and new V mount brackets were fitted. The rear cage was rebuilt and painted prior to re-fitting to the vehicle. The sump was removed, the timing case oil seal replaced and the sump re-fitted with a new gasket. A new temperature sender unit and bulkhead heater pipes were fitted, the triple SU carburettors were balanced and set up and new engine mountings were fitted. The brakes and suspension units were checked and any parts replaced as required and any cosmetic improvements to include new carpets, sill chromes and sill covers were carried out. The E Type comes with a comprehensive history file detailing various works over recent years. In 2011 a Jaguar specialist overhauled the suspension, rebuilt carburettors, re-conditioned various parts of the coolant system and replaced brake pipes at a cost of £4,500. More recently in 2014 over £2,000 to include new crank damper, crank pulley, various hoses, seals, speedo drive and rebuilt starter motor.

ACM288B is a very usable car that is impressive on the road. The original 3.8 six cylinder unit starts up with no hesitation, runs perfectly cold and warm and holds very good oil pressure. The E Type feels strong, powerful and on the road offers superb performance. The engine has been very well maintained and has had regular upkeep and is efficient, clean and sounds fabulous. The four speed Moss gearbox changes up and down smoothly, has all the characteristics expected of an early E Type and really adds to the driving experience. The Jaguar handles beautifully, no surprise when reading the recent work and brakes and steering are sharp, responsive and correct. The car presents nicely with lovely older paintwork still retaining a deep shine, panel gaps are very good throughout, chrome work is very impressive and the underside is body colour and stunning. The upholstery is fabulous with good quality leather, stunning carpets, headlining and smart dashboard. The boot area is nicely presented and the engine bay just right for a sharp car that can be used on a regular basis. This is an ideal drivers car, it would be perfect for long distance touring and has been thoroughly checked over in recent history. It clearly benefits from having had a very high quality restoration dating back to the 1990's and the quality comes through when not looking at the car, but driving it too. This is a rare opportunity to get into the early E Type market with a UK supplied matching numbers car that is priced sensibly and will no doubt over time prove a superb investment.

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