|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Carmen Red|
|Open Two Seater||Biscuit|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|Jaguar Caes, New York|
|12 September 1961|
|EB717JS||Mrs. H Panack|
|1 September 1961||United States|
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2019-07-21 07:53:16 | Josh Mazer writes:
Hi, 875463 spent it's life in NYC, Nashville, and Kentucky. I acquired the car from the family of third owner- it was with this family since 1963.
The car has a driver's seat modification purportedly done at the factory to allow the seat to move back a little further.
I acquired the car in 2015. After driving it for a six months, it went to a local expert who has completed a comprehensive re-commissioning including full engine and transmission re-build, new wiring harness, new interior and top, etc.
The selling family has been friends of my family since the mid 1980's, The story with the car is that the family acquired the car in 1963 when it was won in a poker game at University of Kentucky frat party. That original owner's wife sold me the car. She had many stories to tell about the car- all of which have proven to be true.
One intriguing story she told me that remains unverified is that the car was originally delivered to NYC in 1962 after being ordered by a female members of the Royal Family. The car was gifted to the Royal's hairdresser, per the story. Supporting the idea that the car was originally celebrity owned is that no selling dealer is listed, and the cars were extremely difficult to obtain for mere mortals during that time frame.
If anyone has any more info on this chassis please share. Especially anything on whether a (female) member of the Royal Family with ties to NYC in the early 1960's may have been photographed around an early Series I OTS LHD....
2019-07-21 10:59:44 | Josh Mazer writes:
seeking info on early NYC history of this car. story with the car is that is was ordered by member of Royal Family for use by her NYC hairdresser.
Yes, a wild story. However, the car was sold to me by the family that owned it since 1963. The wife of the deceased long term owner told me the history of the car. She said the Royal connection was a known part of the car's early history when her husband acquired it in 1963. If anyone has any early history of the car or info on Royal Family owning Jags in early 1960's NYC please send along.