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2004-08-24 10:16:58 | pauls writes:

Car sold at auction in '99, info at:
www.classicauctions.co.uk/car_search_index.html

Auction description:
Status NOT SOLD
Estimate £14000 - 16000
Mileage 34209
Colour METALLIC BLUE
Trim Colour BEIGE
Chassis No 878631
Engine No
Registration T.B.A.
CC 3781
M.O.T 15.5.2000
We are always looking for exceptional classic cars from any manufacturer but it is always very pleasing to get an 'E'-Type which of course is one of the definitive British classic sportscars.
This 1963 left hand drive Jaguar 'E'-Type 3.8 Roadster spent many years in the USA before being imported to Germany. It has recently returned to England and the vendor informs us that the car is generally in good condition.
It is finished in metallic blue and has a beige interior trim and upholstery, which are described as being very good, and we are further informed that the car drives very well. The car comes with the 3871cc six cylinder engine and the four speed Moss gearbox. We are informed by the vendor that there is a current MOT certificate until May 2000 and he has applied for a V5 registration document so at the time of the sale this should be available but PLEASE CHECK with the document office before bidding.
A wonderful car which will give immense pleasure to its new owner.
PLEASE NOTE: The solenoid is sticking on this car and therefore it will not start off the key.

2004-08-24 20:03:32 | pauls writes:

Car was withdrawn from auction in '00, info at:
www.classicauctions.co.uk/car_search_index.html

Auction description:
Status WITHDRAWN
Estimate £25000 - 28000
Mileage 34233
Colour SILVER BLUE
Trim Colour BLUE
Chassis No 878631
Engine No R88749
Registration XSJ 493
CC 3800
M.O.T 1.6.2000
This 1962 Jaguar 'E' type 3.8. roadster was rebuilt in 1996 to road/race specification using all 'E' type equipment and a special chassis from Wilkinson Engineering. It raced very successfully in 1998/99 achieving many class wins, fastest laps and indeed an overall win.
It was exported originally but now has a dry-sump engine, a five speed Getrag gearbox and a new full leather interior trim. Upon its return to the UK the rebuild was carried out and it is now is in outstanding condition throughout and in the history file there is a list of the parts that have been used on the rebuild.
With this superb car giving 250 bhp at the wheels it should give the new owner a wonderful buzz whether he uses it on the road or on the track - or better still - both.

2005-08-17 04:15:24 | Robert writes:

sold at H&H Buxton sale 9th Jun 1999 estimate £16000-£17000 hammer price £11500 Cond 3 year 1963

2008-06-01 10:25:25 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 5/08 in Monaco:
www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r

Auction description:
Sale 16508 - Les Grandes Marques à Monaco, 10 May 2008
Monaco
Lot No: 123
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Competition ‘Lightweight’
Chassis no. 878631

This lightweight racing E-Type was previously raced by Mark Wright and comes with copy results sheets for the Aston Martin Owners Club’s ‘Historic Sports Car Spectacular’ event held at Brands Hatch on 2nd/3rd May 1999. In the ‘Yokohama Jaguar XK Challenge’ (Race 2) Wright’s E-Type started from pole position, having lapped the ‘Indy’ circuit in a highly respectable 57.68 seconds, and won the 10-lap race by over one second, beating two other E-Types in a mixed field of Jaguars.

Chassis number ‘878631’ has been fully race prepared by Suffolk-based lightweight E-Type specialists, Zealia Engineering, while its 3.8-litre engine has been built by renowned racing Jaguar expert, Rob Beere, incorporating Hepolite Powermax 9.0:1 pistons and featuring triple Weber 45 induction. The cooling system has been up-rated with a generously sized Kenlowe electric fan, while the dry sump lubrication system benefits from a new tank. Power is transmitted to the road via a competition clutch, Getrag five-speed gearbox and 3.31:1 rear axle (with limited-slip differential). Described as ‘ready to race’, the E-Type has been resident in Switzerland since circa 2000 and has seen very little use since then. Representing a potentially most competitive entry into Jaguar and other historic sports car races worldwide, the car is offered with FIVA papers and Swiss Permis de Circulation. (It should be noted that although this car is currently right-hand drive, its chassis number indicates that it was built in left-hand drive configuration).

2016-10-05 02:24:25 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/1867-Jaguar-XKE%20Lightweight%20%20%20%20%20%20%20% ...

Sellers description:
1962 Jaguar XKE Lightweight Conversion by Zealia Engineering
s/n 878631 Engine no. 7B641111-8
Silver with Dark Blue Leather

This particular example is offered for less than what it would cost to construct today, and is far more affordable when compared to other conversions by Eagle, or RS Panels.

According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate on file, this particular E-Type was sold new in late 1962 as a standard roadcar, and was originally black with tan hides. Sometime in the 1990s, the car returned to the United Kingdom where it underwent a remarkable conversion to Lightweight-style specification by Jaguar Specialists Zealia Engineering.

This build was incredibly comprehensive in nature, and included nearly all mechanical, structural, and cosmetic aspects of the car. A 3.8 liter belt-driven dry sump engine has been built by renowned racing Jaguar expert, Rob Beere with 9.1 pistons, wide blade rods, a larger water pump, a Zealia custom aluminum radiator, and 45 DCOE triple Weber carburetors. Zealia reports achieving 250 horsepower at the wheels, fed through a Getrag 5-speed transmission and a 3.31 final drive ratio rear end with limited slip. The car sits on original pattern lightweight magnesium wheels, 7.0" fronts and 7.5" rears with three-ear knock offs. The standard configuration E-Type suspension was retained, with higher spring rates, and Koni shocks front and rear. Girling XJ brakes are used, in the rear, whereas the fronts are based on Willwood 4 pot Superlite 11s with alloy calipers with separate discs and hats, using 11.3" discs and a non-servo set up. The body is comprised of a new Series I type base, floor, and bulkhead with a lightweight works type gearbox tunnel to accommodate the 5-speed Getrag unit (can be serviced without the removal of the engine!), and the standard front chassis trunnions and "picture frame". All the remaining panels, including the rear fenders and tail section, doors, boot lid, hardtop, and engine cover are composite, employing Lightweight dimensions to include mildly flared rear arches. A 2" FIA specification roll hoop fits snuggly beneath the hard top. Other features include an alloy outside fuel filler, vented boot lid and hard top, Spartan interior with correct Series I seats, Luke 4-point harnesses on the driver's and passenger's side, a Moto Lita steering wheel, Vicarage speedometer and tachometer, a dash mounted kill switch, and a removable fire bottle. The side and rear windows are Plexiglass, and the windscreen is glass. Attractive outside bonnet and boot latches are featured front and rear, and Lucas PL lights illuminate the late night trip home from the pub, the track, or both.

Once the conversion was completed, the car was actively exercised in race events at Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, Donington Park, Oulton Park, and Silverstone by the owner at that time, Mark Wright. The car proved immensely competitive with several poles and victories achieved by Mr. Wright, as well as fastest laps. Copies of results, scrutineering cards, and event programs are included within the documentation binder for this very potent E-Type. During this time, Mr. Wright held the car on a V5 UK registration document, suggesting he may have driven it to and from the various events! Later, the car was owned by Aldo Vinzio of Switzerland, who applied for and was granted a FIVA identity card in 2001, and a color copy of this accompanies the car.

While this Lightweight Conversion clearly has competition orientation, it is currently titled and road-registered in the United States, having been re-imported here in recent years. The driving experience is certainly visceral, but not so aggressive or raw that it could not be enjoyed on road focused rally or tour events, or for spirited jaunts in the countryside. Indeed, the present owner, while a talented racer in his own right, has enjoyed this example solely as a road car. The engine has mild enough cams to use pump fuels, and the 5-speed transmission offers wide enough ratios to cruise on the freeway, yet still supply brisk acceleration. The suspension is compliant enough, and the brakes stop the car with confidence. Very recently, the carburetors have been tuned and synched, and it is awaiting its next driving adventure with its new custodian.

Cosmetically, the car has a pleasant patina, which would lead any onlooker to believe it could be an original factory lightweight. There are use marks and age evident in the paintwork on several panels, and light wear on seats, but it does not detract from the overall presentation. The engine bay and underside are generally clean and in good mechanical and structural order, just not detailed to concours show standards. Many attractive and correct features are present such as an original-type window washer bottle.

2017-12-12 21:00:04 | Daniel writes:

Car still for sale by fantasy junction : www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/xke/1962/439394

Asking price : $134,500 (€114,312)

2019-12-11 07:38:47 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 12/11/19

www.ebay.com/itm/1962-JAGUAR-E-Type-3-8/202850413351

Classified ad price: $187,500 seller vantage1227, car now said to be in Huntington Station, New York, 15k miles

Seller's description:

1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 LITER SERIES 1 LIGHTWEIGHT: --Jaguar Gunmetal Grey with Dark Blue leather bucket seats, Black hardtop, Complete Lightweight conversion by Zealia Engineering in the UK, 3.8 liter dry-sump engine, 5-speed Getrag transmission, lightweight magnesium wheels, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. According to the accompanying Heritage certificate, this E-Type was manufactured on November 19, 1962 and first sold in New York as a Left-Hand Drive Roadster in Black over Beige leather. Graham Hill’s celebrated the E-Type’s racing debut in April of 1961. The elevation of the GT class to Manufacturers’ Championship status for 1963 prompted Jaguar to develop a few very special lightweight cars to challenge the likes of Ferrari. In the 1990s, this Series I E-Type was sent back to England to replicate the racy lightweight cars. All conversion work was performed by Zealia Engineering in Suffolk, UK including the conversion of Left to Right Hand Drive for racing and street use in England. The 3.8 liter belt-driven dry sump engne was built by renowned Jaguar racing expert, Rob Beere. The engine was built with 9.1 pistons, wide blade rods, a larger water pump, a Zealia custom radiator, and 45 DCOE triple Weber carburetors. Zealia engineering reports the engine prodcues 250bhp at the wheels fed through a Getrag 5-speed and 3.31 final drive ratio rear end with a limited slip. The E-Type sits on original pattern lightweight magnesium wheels with 7 inch front wheels and 7.5 inch rears with three-ear knockoffs. The standard E-Type suspension was retained, with higher spring rates and front and rear Koni shocks. Front brakes are Willwood 4 pot Superlite 11s with alloy calipers and Girling XJ for the rear brakes. The build utilized the Series I base, floor and bulkhead with a lightweight works-type gearbox tunnel to accommodate the Getrag. All remaining panels, including rear fenders and tail section, doors, boot lid, hardtop, and engine cover are composite in nature, with Lightweight dimensions to include flared rear arches. Other build items include a 2 inch FIA spec roll hoop, alloy outside fuel filler, vented boot lid and hardtop, Luke 4-point belt harnesses, Moto Lita steering wheel, Vicarage speedo and tach, dash mounted battery cutoff switch, Plexiglass side and rear windows, outside bonnet and boot latches and Lucas PL lights. The new recipient of this build was Mr. Mark Wright who used the E-Type at various race events throughout England. This E-Type saw use at Brands Hatch, Mallory Parkm, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Silverstone. Wright drove the Lightweight to several poles and wins. Many of his race and results sheets are accompanied in the documents file. During his ownership, Wright held the car on a V5 UK registration document. After a few years around the circuits, Wright sold the E-Type in 2001 to Mr. Aldo Vinzio of Switzerland. Mr. Vinzio was granted a FIVA identity card in 2001, of which a color copy is included in the files. After Mr. Vinzio’s ownership of limited use around Europe, the E-Type then changed hands in 2008 and was brought back to the United States by Mr. Bret Curtis, a gentlemen racer out of Austin, TX. It was then sold and road registered to a collector in California. During this ownership, the body and hardtop received a thorough repaint to period correct Jaguar Gunmetal Grey, new weather stripping, bonnet and boot latches and bonnet straps. The Zealia Lightweight E-Types have their own place in the world of Classic Jaguars. Based upon a correct E-Type chassis, this example is beautifully shaped to replicate a proper Lightweight. The result is a very light, very fast and very competent E-Type suitable for use on both road and track. While this Lightweight Conversion clearly has competition orientation, it is currently titled and road-registered in the United States. The driving experience is certainly visceral, but not so aggressive or raw that it could not be enjoyed on road focused rally or tour events, or for spirited jaunts in the countryside. This E-Type has been well taken care of by its previous owner in California and has been maintained regardless of use. This E-Type comes with a large folder with much racing documentation, ownership history, European registrations, a Zealia Engineering spec sheet and a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. A recent road test attests to the car performing flawlessly in every way, and it is indeed ready for immediate use and enjoyment.

2019-12-27 14:21:33 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/20

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25718/lot/41/

Auction description:

Lot 41

1962 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition Roadster

Chassis no. 878631

US$ 150,000 - 180,000

£ 110,000 - 140,000

To be sold without reserve

Sold for US$ 89,600 inc.premium

The Scottsdale Auction

3,781cc DOHC Dry-Sump 6-Cylinder Engine

3 Twin-Choke Weber Carburetors

Est. 290bhp at 5,800rpm

5-Speed Getrag Close-Ratio Transmission

4-Wheel Independent Suspension

4-Wheel Competition Disc Brakes

*Masterfully refurbished Series 1 E-Type built to Lightweight spec by Zealia Engineering

*Equipped with a host of highly desirable performance parts and upgrades

*Finished in stunning Opalescent Gunmetal Grey over a Blue racing interior

*Accompanied by comprehensive history file, FIVA Passport and Heritage Trust Certificate

According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate, this E-Type was manufactured on November 19, 1962 and first sold in New York as a Left-Hand Drive Roadster in Black over Beige leather. In the 1990s, this E-Type was sent back to England to be configured to replicate the rare lightweight cars. All conversion work was performed by Zealia Engineering in Suffolk, UK including the conversion of left to right hand drive for racing and street use in England. The 3.8-liter dry sump engine was prepared by renowned Jaguar racing expert, Rob Beere with 9.1 pistons, wide blade rods, a larger water pump, a Zealia custom radiator, and 45 DCOE triple Weber carburetors.

Zealia engineering reports the engine produces 250bhp at the wheels, fed through a Getrag 5-speed and 3.31 final drive ratio rear end with a limited slip. The E-Type sits on original pattern lightweight magnesium wheels with 7-inch front and 7.5-inch rears with three-ear knockoffs. The standard E-Type suspension was retained, with higher spring rates and front and rear Koni shocks. Front brakes are Willwood with alloy calipers and Girling XJ for the rear brakes. The construction utilized the Series 1 base, floor and bulkhead with a lightweight works-type gearbox tunnel to accommodate the Getrag unit. All remaining panels, including rear fenders and tail section, doors, boot lid, hardtop, and engine cover are composite in nature, with Lightweight dimensions to include flared rear arches. Other competition items include a 2-inch FIA spec roll hoop, alloy outside fuel filler, vented boot lid and hardtop, Luke 4-point belt harnesses, Moto Lita steering wheel, Vicarage speedo and tach, dash mounted battery cutoff switch, Plexiglass side and rear windows, outside bonnet and boot latches and Lucas PL lights.

This E-Type saw use at Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Silverstone, where its owner earned several poles and wins. In 2001 the E-Type was sold to a collector in Switzerland, who was granted a FIVA identity card in 2001, of which a color copy is included in the files. The E-Type then changed hands in 2008 and was brought back to the United States by a gentlemen racer from Austin, TX, before being acquired by a collector in California. During this ownership, the body and hardtop received a thorough repaint to period correct Jaguar Gunmetal Grey, while new weather stripping, bonnet and boot latches and bonnet straps was fitted.

The Zealia Lightweight E-Types have their own place in the world of Classic Jaguars. Based upon a correct E-Type chassis, this example is beautifully shaped to replicate a proper Lightweight. The result is a very light, very fast and very competent E-Type suitable for use on both road and track. The driving experience is certainly visceral, but not so aggressive or raw that it could not be enjoyed on road focused rally or tour events, or for spirited jaunts in the countryside. This E-Type has been well taken care of by its previous owners and has been maintained regardless of use. This E-Type comes with a large folder containing much racing documentation, ownership history, European registrations, a Zealia Engineering spec sheet and a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. A recent road test attests to the car performing very well, and it is indeed ready for immediate use and enjoyment.

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