|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 27 September 2010.
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
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2010-09-27 08:52:53 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 9/27/10
Opening bid $60,000 reserve pricenot met, no bids yet 6 days left in auction. Buy it now price $78,000.
1964 Jaguar Series I XKE Roadster. Chassis #880592; Engine #RA4291-9.
I've been told my ads can be a bit lengthy, so a quick description for those short of time (as always, all of the info is written out in detail below)...We purchased this incredibly original vehicle from its first owner in the mid-80's and, ever since, have been the vehicle's sole representative. It just returned to us from its third owner with 48,778 very true miles. Despite appearances, this vehicle has never been restored. The engine is as happy as one could hope to find and has undergone nothing but routine maintenence (much of which has been done at our shop in Northern Jersey). The car was repainted once in the mid-80's to factory specs (Gunmetal Grey) just prior to the first sale. The red leather was redyed about ten years ago but is otherwise untouched, as is the dash, top, boot, carpets, etc, etc. Original manuals and service records are present. All-in-all, this '64 Series I E-Type is as original as they come and is a real driver's car - happiest when far from home.
Over the past 37 years we have had the pleasure of becoming intimately acquainted with a few select vehicles, whether we have the opportunity to buy/sell such automobiles or simply maintain and store them for their loyal owners. This Series I XKE is one of those rare cars. We purchased the vehicle from its original owner and local client of ours in the mid-80's, then with 38,000 miles. We were then fortunate enough to sell it to yet another local resident and regular customer who enjoyed it for nearly a decade while adding just under 8,000 miles to the odometer. We found this Jag its third home in Westchester, NY in '94 where it remained until last week. Driven less than 3,000 miles since it arrived in Westchester, the vehicle now has a very true 48,778 miles. Looking back, we not only known every one of this vehicle's prior owners but have also serviced the vehicle on a regular basis. Hence, we are very comfortable saying that we know this car inside and out.
Anybody who has experience with E-Types knows their reputation for 'Grace, Space, and Pace' (as the old ads went). While all of the Series I E-Types displayed these qualities, they have also been known to be somewhat tempermental. However, every E-Type is unique and behaves as such. Some are downright unreliable their whole lives, needing constant attention and often times driving their owners to rebuild the engine, install new electrical equipment, and so on. Others are just the opposite. Now, nearly 50 years following their introduction, the best examples are making themselves more than apparent. From experience, it would seem that the most original of the E-Types behave the best. After all, if a vehicle has come this far without ever having the engine pulled, rebuilt, or replaced, it is a proven product and one sure to last far into the future. I can say it time and again - this vehicle is it. This vehicle has never undergone a restoration and, unlike so many out there, drives as if it were 1964. The odometer reads a very true 48,779 miles and has seen nothing but regular maintainence its whole life through.
Once again, I have to say that a more original E-Type is hard to come by. As far as the exterior goes, this vehicle was repainted once (in the mid to late 80's) and its opalescent Gunmetal Grey has kept its luster while the tone of the lacquer paint resembles that of the period far better than any modern job. Needless to say, it has been garaged its entire life. The interior and convertible top/boot, on the other hand, are almost entirely unmolested. The leather was redied about ten years ago, though never replaced. While the seats certainly show signs of wear, it would almost be a shame to replace them, considering their age and originality. Otherwise, the carpets, dash, top, and boot have gone completely untouched and appear as if new.