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2007-09-12 21:29:50 | pauls writes:

Car offered at:
www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C21444

Sellers description:
This car is a competition car that was raced in the early 60'S until 1970. The last major race the car was in was 1969 at Daytona Motor speedway as # 99. The car was later retired and stored until last year when I purchased her. The car was sitting still for over 37 years. This car can be traced back to the very early days racing at sebring and also at daytona. The car is still in its 1969 paint scheme and numbers along with the original equipment from racing at that time. The car will require restoration to bring her back to the racer she once was. The front hood ( bonnet) is all in aluminum from the 60's and the car maintains both race seats with alloy underpan and also alloy comp race tank. The roll bar is also still in as well as the race belts. The car has the monster su carbs and the head has been reworked by the original owner. The car has race mags that replace the knock offs. This wheel was found on most early racers for strength and durability on 12 to 24 hour gruling races.This is also a flat floor very early jag #96 LHD. Finding cars like this is next to impossible.
Make: Jaguar
Model: XKE Coupe semi-lightweight
Year: 1961
Price: £250000 As stated
Country: USA

2007-09-16 05:23:01 | Anonymous writes:

Someone gone mad here........ asking 400k € or 500k € for buying it now!
For an alloy bonnet and "rare" race wheels and some race experience.

2007-10-04 21:03:19 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 10/3/07
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-E-Type-1961-JAGUAR-COUPE-SEMILIGHTWEIGHT-RACE-CAR ...
Car has a buy it now price of $750,000, available for 4 days, 8 offers :-O Car now said to be located in Woodstock, Georgia.

2014-07-27 18:03:06 | pauls writes:

12 Hours of Sebring 27.3.1965
#28 Jaguar E-type #885096 - Richard B. Robson, Jr. Driven by: Richard Robson (USA)/Art Baggely (USA) Result: did not finish (Head gasket)

2019-01-29 14:23:53 | Capt RD writes:

Nice article about the restoration and upcoming appearance posted here:

bringatrailer.com/2019/01/29/from-the-bat-mailbag-important-early-e-type-enduran ...

2022-08-03 10:37:16 | f writes:

now for sale at Fiskens: www.fiskens.com/cars-for-sale/Jaguar-E-Type/13726.htm

2023-02-10 12:20:13 | pauls writes:

Info from above offer:

1961 (Pre-65 Spec) Jaguar E-Type FIA Competition (ex- Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours)

Outstanding period competition history includes endurance racing appearances in the 1965, '66, '67, and '68 Sebring 12 Hours, and 1967, '68, and '69 Daytona 24 Hours 

Early flat floor coupe chassis 885096 delivered new to Florida, then rebuilt in period to FIA GT spec by long-term owner and privateer Richard Robson of Titusville Florida

Incredible long-term preservation after its final appearance at Daytona in 1969 until a comprehensive restoration and race preparation by specialists Valley Motorsport in 2019-2020

Appeared at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours, and was a front runner in both the 2021 Goodwood Revival RAC TT and the 2022 Mugello Classic in Italy 

Race ready with current FIA HTP papers, semi-lightweight construction with alloy block, bonnet, doors and boot-lid

Chassis 885096 is one of the best-preserved period Jaguar racers to emerge from the United States in recent times. Veteran of three Daytona 24 Hours and four Sebring 12 hours, then sealed in a garage for decades, this competition E-Type benefits from a recent restoration, building on its outstanding period competition history.  

After use as a road car with first owner William Blood, this early flat-floor E-Type (the 96th LHD FHC) was acquired by privateer racer Richard Robson of Titusville Florida, and rebuilt to FIA GT specification. 

A young bachelor engineer then in his 30s, and President of the Fort Myers Sports Car Club, Robson teamed up with Rajah Rodgers of Fort Myers and William Buchman of Sarasota, campaigning the E-Type in endurance racing from 1965-1969. Weekend heroes, they raced for GT class honours, mixing it with other privateers and factory-sponsored teams with deep budgets.

Robson was on personal terms with the likes of Dan Gurney, A.J. Foyt, and Carrol Shelby, and raced to enjoy the competition and become a better driver. Race prep meant working till midnight two weeks before every race, with prize money and personal funds ploughed back into the car. “I do all the work on the engine,” said Robson in a 1967 interview. “It’s a lot of work but a lot of fun. Compared with drivers who have millions of dollars in factory backing, I run on a shoestring. So, when I place or even run well with these people, I consider it an accomplishment.” 

Period race history for chassis 885096 includes appearances multiple appearances in the classic Florida endurance racing events held at the legendary Daytona and Sebring tracks:

1965 Sebring 12 Hours

1966 Sebring 12 Hours

1967 Daytona 24 Hours

1967 Sebring 12 Hours

1968 Daytona 24 Hours

1968 Sebring 12 Hours

1969 Daytona 24 Hours

The history file is replete with the most atmospheric photos documenting this E-Type’s period racing campaign. Results included hard-earned class victories, honourable finishes against truly superior factory equipment, and of course the inevitable retirements expected in this gruelling class of racing.

After a final run in the 1969 Daytona 24, this E-Type miraculously remained untouched for 37 years in Robson’s garage, preserved as a time capsule still wearing its final race number. Spared from unsympathetic interventions, with all her period racing equipment, her long sleep made 885096 an outstanding survivor. 

Released into new ownership, a painstaking restoration was undertaken by marque specialists Valley Motorsport in 2019-20, producing a front-running competition car worthy of living up to the example of its glorious early years. 

After a public debut at the Amelia Island Concours in March 2020, this FIA Competition E-Type has recently seen track action again in Britain and Europe at the 2021 Goodwood Revival and at the 2022 Peter Auto Mugello Classic in Italy, she has also received an invitation to the 2022 Goodwood Revival.

Wearing her period green livery, this is an opportunity to acquire a race-ready FIA E-Type with outstanding history. Racing “for the fun of it” like Richard Robson, her fortunate new owner can write the next chapter at all the best historic racing events!

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