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 885078 20 October 1961
 R2062-9 
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 9 October 1961 United States
 
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Record Creation: Entered on 29 May 2019.

 

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2004-11-08 08:38:03 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 11/8/04
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll
Current bid $1,735.00 (no reserve), 16 bids, 4 days left in auction.

Sellers description:
1961 Jaquar - Needs work, good project car - Car has been sitting at a garage for 4 years and was going to be restored. Customer backed out of the deal. Tires and wheels are not shown in the picture but we DO have them. Needs 'spinners' to lock wheels to car. Odometer states approx. 45,000 miles but the actual miles are unknown.

2004-12-08 00:43:32 | pauls writes:

Previous auction ended at $6,200. after 44 bids.

2019-05-29 08:17:49 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/19

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0056-1961-jaguar-e-type-series-1- ...

Did not sell.

Auction description:

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupe

RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 15 - 17 AUGUST 2019

Lot 366

Body No. V 1080

Chassis No. 885078

Engine No. R 2062-9

The 78th left-hand-drive fixed-head coupe built, chassis number 885078 was dispatched on 20 October 1961 to Jaguar Cars New York. While the first owner was not recorded and the early history remains unknown, by 2004 this early-production E-Type found its way to Michigan. Photos from this time show the E-Type, now painted red, in need of restoration. Nevertheless, an online advertisement caught the attention of the current owner, who had the perfect restorer in mind—marque expert Josef Palotas, owner of Mühlental Garage in Switzerland. Never one to turn down a project, Mr. Palotas ascertained immediately that all the correct parts remained, including its matching engine and gearbox, and each body panel was stamped with the correct body number.

Seven years later, the E-Type had undergone a complete nut-and-bolt restoration and was nearly unrecognizable. Now in concours condition, chassis 885078 shone in its original colors of Pearl Grey over a Dark Blue interior—one of just two cars ever finished in this combination. Mr. Palotas had done extensive research to ensure that the E-Type was period-correct, as these early flat-floor models differ from the more common later-production models. Small details such as the smaller rear deck lid and smaller gas-cap door ensure that chassis 885078 underwent the most authentic restoration.

Now prepared for any concours on the international stage as well as Jaguar club affairs, this is an outstanding example of the iconic E-Type in its purest form.

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