|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|24 April 1961|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 January 2004.
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Registered: 9023 DU
Photos of 875027
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2004-01-22 23:43:15 | pauls writes:
Info gathered with permission from: www.hendi.nl/xke/main.htm
875027 is the third of "Cunninghams Three," the other two being 875015 and 875026. It, along with 875015 and 875026, were delivered to Cunningham as a group. It was built as a standard steel production car on April 24, 1961 and originally registered 9023 DU in the UK. Jaguar factory records indicate it as a "demo." The car was heavily modified toward light-weight "E" specs. It was fitted with a 'D' type wide-angle cylinder head, and many body panels were aluminium, including the hood, hardtop and trunk-lid. It was reportedly fitted with an iron block, wide-angle head, Weber carburetors (now updated), aluminium headlight covers. the thick lower windshield chrome strip, Jaguar competition wire wheels an auxiliary gastank over the rear axle, a brake vent in the rear license-plate nacelle, a radiator blind (similar to those found on lightweights, and MK IX front brakes. In 1973 the car was described as having been fitted with a ZF gearbox (although this is now felt to be incorrect). to have been repainted. and to have had "some engine work." The car has been reported as having an extensive racing, history in the 1962-1963 period, Including Daytona in February 1962, and possibly in the April 1962 at "Le Mans test days In 1973 the car was for sale from Colorado. Around 1974 it was returned to UK, where it was sold to an owner who had it for about 15 years. Between 1988 and 1993 it changed hands at least three times, but apparently remained in the UK In 1993 this car was described by Paul Skilleter as "surely one of the most original, early-sixties racing-spec. The hood is also blue.
2004-11-03 10:35:59 | pauls writes:
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2005-12-23 10:46:27 | pauls writes:
Lynx motors was involved in racing this car at Goodwood Festival of Speed 1996 Jaguar E-type # S875027.
2006-06-20 07:42:19 | pauls writes:
Car offered by:
1961 Jaguar E-Type "Father of the Lightweights" Chassis number 875027 One of three cars delivered New to Briggs Cunningham in the USA. Race history.
2008-01-02 11:22:07 | Anonymous writes:
Car offered for sale by:
1962 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Chassis Number: 876397 Engine Number R3280-9 7,400 Original Miles! The E-Type is considered by many to be one of those rare gifts to the automotive world. This brilliant car was the result of a very passionate team with a clear focus. So sensuous was its visual presence that it is widely considered to be the most attractive car ever built. This superb original example was bought new in Beverly Hills, California and was also owned by World Renown collector, Jack Ruscilli.
2010-12-30 14:36:44 | MQ writes:
Built from scratch with standard monocoque; raced Daytona '62, ? Le Mans test in '62; resided at Cunningham Museum; sold to Anthony Bamford (UK); sold to Michael Fisher who crashed and rebuilt; sold to Adrian Hamilton; sold to Bill Tracy (USA); sold to Oglesby; sold to Campbell McLaren; sold to John Freshman (US) who fitted with steel block; sold to to Campbell McLaren; '95 sold to David Vine (UK); displayed at Blackhawk
2019-08-07 01:32:35 | Anonymous writes:
I saw the car not long ago and she is totally original still. Hard top with running lights on, old style filler cap, alloy bonnet, extra instruments on dashboard - in fact exactly as she raced 56 years ago. Nicknamed "The Heavyweight" due to the steel body.
2020-09-23 10:14:03 | John S writes:
Jan 2 2008 above comment placed under wrong vin page.