|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 8 December 2018.
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2014-12-24 03:53:04 | Lofty writes:
1962 Jaguar E-Type Special For Sale
£ 80,000 ( approx. $ 121,187 or CHF 115,044 or € 94,229 ) Or Near Offer
Chassis no. 877245
Engine no. RA6829-8
3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Fresh from nearly four decades of storage
*Modified in the 1970s to replicate the legendary E2A Prototype
*Powerful six-cylinder model with great roadholding
*Sure to stand out at any Jaguar club gathering
*A unique project for restoration
This unique Series I E-Type is "barn" fresh from 37 years of storage in Missouri. Prior to its departure from view during the midst of the Carter Administration, the owner at the time decided to turn his Roadster into a recreation of the legendary 1960 Jaguar E2A Le Mans Sports-Racing Prototype . The 'missing link' between the E-Type and D-Type, E2A was a single prototype racer built for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours. Entrusted to American sportsman Briggs Cunningham and piloted by Walt Hansgen and Dan Gurney, the car performed well until a gasket failed and knocked it out of the race. Following Le Mans, the prototype E2A would run successfully in SCCA races across the United States.
While not made of riveted aluminum like the original, this E-Type features shaved door handles, smoothed out front and rear bodywork devoid of bumpers, single bullet taillights, iconic driver's side headrest hump and raised filler cap, and white paint with blue stripes echoing the Cunningham team's color scheme -- if somewhat uniquely given that it is one wide blue stripe with pinstripes on either side as opposed to two evenly sized blue stripes.
While racy on the outside, inside things were left largely unchanged save for a sporting steering wheel with drilled holes in the spokes -- much like E2As, faux wood veneer on the simplified center console, and a relocated choke pull.
Since discovery of the car, the vendor has gotten it running, but a thorough re-commissioning of the mechanical systems is advised to bring the Jaguar back to road-worthy condition. Whether one wishes to return the car to its original specification or refine the prior owner's dream of recreating E2A, either way it is sure to turn heads.
2014-12-27 05:09:00 | Anonymous writes:
Also in the Bonhams Scottsdale auction 15 January 2015
Fresh from nearly four decades of storage
1962 Jaguar E-Type Special
US$ 125,000 - 175,000
£80,000 - 110,000
To be sold without reserve
2015-01-02 22:58:30 | John S writes:
someone sure wrecked this car. My guess at the auction is 75,000 and purchased by someone who will sink another 70,000 into it.
2015-01-02 23:01:42 | Anonymous writes:
Why are the engine # different from the listing and the engine photo?
2015-03-11 14:07:16 | xke7 writes:
1962 Jaguar E-Type Special 877245 - sold for $57,200
2016-09-25 13:50:36 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 9/25/16
Opening bid US $100,000 reserve not met no bids 6 days left in auction, seller mele*2012, car now said to be in Oceanside, California, 32k miles.
This hidden treasure has recently been pulled out of a barn after 37 years in storage. We have further woken the car to running, driving and stopping condition. Now is your opportunity to bring it back to its glory days-call it a dream project to restore to your specifications and desires.
The car is all original all complete and most importantly hasn't been infected by RUST.
2018-12-08 06:22:50 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 12/8/18
Car has a buy it now price of $95,000 for 6 days, same location and seller classicshowcase.
This 1962 Jaguar E-Type Roadster is a unique example, whose previous owner modified and modeled after Jaguar's ultra-rare and early lightweight race car, the E2A. The car holds a Missouri title as well as license plates, and was last driven there in 1977. **Please note the car is being offered as-is**. A PPI inspection is welcomed by a person of your choice; if you don't have an inspector, we can recommend one for you.
The Roadster was rediscovered several years ago, after spending 37 years in storage. The car’s previous owner had started the transformation of this stock E-Type to a similar presentation as the famous E2A racer, but was unfortunately unable to complete the restoration and put the car in storage. The E-Type is a great restoration candidate to either 1) complete the E2A concept and look, or 2) to bring the car back to a stock XKE roadster configuration. The body of the Roadster is wrapped in white vinyl and can be easily removed.
Please note the original parts that were removed from the car for the E2A transformation are *not* included with this purchase, however the parts may be sourced to bring the car back to its stock state.
The car would greatly benefit from a professional restoration, and you may commission the team at Classic Showcase to meet your vision with this car. At the minimum, the car will require a full service and tire replacement, etc. before it is put on the road. This unique E-Type provides the serious Jaguar restorer or collector looking for a unique project the opportunity to bring this storied treasure aesthetically back to life, and would make an excellent choice for modified campaigning and eventual competition!