|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Pearl|
|Open Two Seater||Dark Blue|
|Left Hand Drive||Blue|
|Jaguar Cars New York|
|28 June 1961||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 January 2004.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Date on block: 20-2-61
Photos of 875147
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Detail Photos: Interior (3)
Detail Photos: Engine (18)
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2004-01-23 10:29:27 | pauls writes:
Info gathered with permission from:
In early 1976 875147 was located in New Mexico. Its prior history, included at least two owners, and work performed by the last of these reportedly included removing the engine and transmission, overboring by 0.040 inches, and installing Hepolite pistons. The car had reportedly been altered to negative ground and had a Chevrolet generator installed. It had non-original seats, was fitted with a Parrish hardtop, and had wood trim on the dash. It had gone about 22.000 miles since its restoration. By 1977, it had changed hands.
2004-04-19 07:43:18 | pauls writes:
Tom Haddock (E-type restoration guide author) writes in the July '80 issue of Ejag magazine that this car has been added to his register of early cars
2020-03-27 00:48:28 | Hellmut Schumperli writes:
This very early LHD Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8L Roadster was manufactured on the 28th June 1961, making it one of the very earliest examples. The date cast number to show block is 20-2-61. These early examples featured "Outside Bonnet Locks" and "Flat Floors". The car was originally dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York where it sold to its first private owner Mr. Gordon Sweenie, presented in Pearl Grey over and Dark Blue Hide and with a matching Blue Hood. In early 1976 it was located in New Mexico. Its prior history, included at least two owners, and work performed by the last of these reportedly included an restoration of the engine and the transmission. The car had reportedly been altered temporarily to negative ground with a Chevrolet generator, non-original racing seats, a Parrish hardtop and had wood trim on the dash. By 1977, it had changed hands and all of it's original parts were reinstalled. In the late 1980's it was subsequently returned to the United Kingdom where it was owned by Mr. Chadwick of Chesire, England. It remained in the United Kingdom for circa 10 years before being sold to a gentleman located in Norway, first receiving Norwegian registration in July 1997 following a full and thorough restoration. The car remained with this owner until February 2004, when it was sold to Berge Paul Magne, still in Norway. Early on in his ownership the car was subject to a further sympathetic restoration, during which the color was changed to the handsome shade of Blue it today presents in. During this lasting ownership it regularly entered the small selection of Concours events available with commendatory results. In May 2018 it subsequently returned to the UK from Norway. Under DK engineering's care it has been subjected to a comprehensive mechanical recommission from where it was bought by Hellmut Schumperli, a collector in Zurich, Switzerland.
On December 18, 1989, Jaguar Cars Exports Limited confirmed to Mr. Chadwick in England:
Chassis No: 875147
Engine Number: R1228-9
Body No: R1242
Paint Color: Pearl Grey
Trim Color: Dark Blue
Date of manufacture: 28.6.1961
First Dealer: JCNY
The Gear Box Number was originally EB 332 JS. During an early restoration in the US it had been replaced by a MK1 gear box and subsequently imported back to England like that. During the mechanical recommission DK Engineering has exchanged it with a Gear Box of a very early Jaguar E Series 1.
The result is a beautiful Jaguar E Series 1, Flat Floor, Outside Bonnet Locks, all original, all matching numbers but the Gear Box.
2020-03-29 07:03:56 | Anonymous writes:
Was interested, but could not get the money together. And imho a bit too highly priced for the non-original parts....
Hopefully she will not end up as race car.
Is the new owner known? Where is she going to? Liked the original colour combination.... would have meant to do her once more
2020-06-25 12:02:20 | Helge Sutherland writes:
All parts on that car are original, see numbers and description above.
OBL’ E Types are exceedingly rare; examples maintaining their original components are rarer still. Recent market comparables include chassis 875143, as sold by Bonhams at their Goodwood Revival sale in September 2017 for £309,500 and chassis 875807 – a non OBL ’61 Roadster – sold by RM Auctions for in excess of £500,000 in May 2017.
2021-10-07 02:03:39 | Swiss Luxury Trade AG writes:
The owner of the nice E Flat Floor ( H.S. ) had a problem with the engine, nois, on the street and we did pick the car up for repair.
In our company we found that the valve seats were loose and that the camshaft would knock them back into the cylinder head. After consulting with the current owner, we have revised / restored the entire cylinder head: new valve seat liners shrunk, new valve seats, new valves, cylinder head converted to unleaded fuel and, and, and...
At work we found a hole in the head next to a valve, which we also processed / welded at the same time... All seals in the upper area have been replaced, missing washers and wrong nuts have been replaced. All carburettors have also been completely dismantled and revised / overhauled, cooling water problems have also been resolved - all in all a revision of the complete upper engine including electrics, gasoline and cooling water problem.
The front left and right suspension was also put together incorrectly, we were allowed to correct this after consultation with the customer and complete it with new components as well as the correct washers and nuts.
The engine now runs well and the chassis no longer causes any problems.
We did the work between the End of 2020 and the beginning of 2021