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2002-12-21 16:39:05 | Anonymous writes:

eBay/Kruse auction 1/12/2002, Scottsdale, AZ, lot #779. Sports Car Market report:

Four-speed. Chrome wires. A sweetie. Well-done paint, clean and fresh interior. Well detailed under the hood. Lots of pre-block attention. Plenty of details to keep it from being a #1, but an excellent Sunday driver.

2003-05-06 05:14:29 | Anonymous writes:

Seen on www.barrett-jackson.com . Description:

"1962 JAGUAR XKE COUPE
LOT #498 - NO RESERVE

2001 BJCCA CCA
SOLD FOR $16,200

OPTIONS
COLOR - GREEN
TRANS - MANUAL
CYLINDERS - 6
ENGINE SIZE - 3.8
HORSEPOWER - 34
VIN - 885099



The automobile was the 99th "E" type made according to the vin #885099 (the beginning chassis #885001 3.8 E-type F.H.C. was 1961.) This E-Jag was one of the first 100 LH drive, fixed head coupes made for the US market and is an early "flat floor" design. It was originally painted an off white color but was repainted red when owner purchased in 1986. The car was as originally built with exception of the fuel pump and alternator. The bonnet, front fenders, and rocker panels were replaced with new, factory made (Coventry, Eng.) pieces. Lucas fuel pump and dynamo (generator) replaced the US made units on the car, restoring it to its original state. The chassis was stripped and rebuilt. The engine is original and has not been rebuilt to my knowledge, I estimate approx 2000 hours usage over 60,000 miles. Braking system is stainless steel using remanufactured Girling calipers with stainless pistons, the car is painted green and clear coated. Exhaust system is stainless also."

2006-03-05 12:33:51 | pauls writes:

Car was at BJ auction 1/06
www.barrett-jackson.com/auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp

Auction description:
1962 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I COUPE
LOT #1206 - NO RESERVE
2006 BJCCA CCA
SOLD FOR $45,360
OPTONS
COLOR - BRITISH RACING GREEN
TRANS - 4 SPEED
CYLINDERS - 6
ENGINE SIZE - 3.8 LITER
HORSEPOWER - 265
VIN - 885099

Frame off restoration completed May of 2005 test driven 100 miles. Car runs out and handles beautiful. Engine, transmission, clutch has been gone through every part has been replaced if needed by Jaguar specs. BAS interior upholstery Connely leater, Welton wool carpet. Car needs nothing paint is British Racing Green DuPont single stage.

2010-02-28 10:20:48 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 2/28/10
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-E-Type-1962-Jaguar-E-Type-FHC-Flat-floor-Restored ...
Current bid $30,200 reserve not met, 9 bids 6 days left in auction. Car now in Portland, Oregon.

Sellers description:
1962 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
60734 miles

This Jaguar was at the very beginning of the E-Type legacy. This is number 99 of production and recieved the rare original flat floor design of the original design. It has been lovingly restored over the last decade with its engine just completely overhauled at a local Jaguar shop. reciepts are available.

2011-02-25 15:08:45 | Anonymous writes:

Car is now in NJ. Has T5 5-speed conversion. Car is still in nice condition.

2014-07-02 15:20:14 | nicole writes:

Currently looking for this car, I live I NJ, if anyone know s the owner, please have him contact me. nicoledudek777@aol.com

2015-06-13 02:19:06 | Anonymous writes:

Bought it - appreciate any history cwbenzjr@comcast.net and will continue to improve it

2017-04-19 11:45:20 | Daniel writes:

Car is now for sale on Hemmings for $190,000 :
www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/jaguar/e-type/1932791.html

Seller's description :
Location: Branchburg, New Jersey, 08853
VIN #: 85099
Mileage: 63952
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Excellent
Exterior: BRG
Interior: Biscuit

Seller's Description:

1962 FHC, flat floor, welded louvers, matching engine. One of first 100 cars to U.S. with build date Oct 18th, 1961. Car is excellent condition and has lots of early parts. BRG and biscuit interior & 5 speed. New rear brakes and recent electric work. Heritage Certificate. $190K. [contact seller]

Price: $190,000

2017-06-09 20:53:53 | xke7 writes:

Location: Branchburg, New Jersey, 08853
VIN #: 85099
Mileage: 63952
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Excellent
Exterior: BRG
Interior: Biscuit

Seller's Description: 1962 FHC, flat floor, welded louvers, matching engine. Nice very early car. One of first 100 cars to U.S. with build date Oct 18th, 1961. Car is excellent condition and has lots of early parts. BRG and biscuit interior & 5 speed. New rear brakes and recent electric work. Heritage Certificate. $180K obo. [contact seller]

Price: $180,000

2019-05-13 21:02:27 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 6/19

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25220/preview_lot/5264231/

Auction description:

Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupe

Chassis no. 885099

Engine no. R2252-9 (see text)

3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Triple SU Carburetors

Approximately 265bhp at 5,800rpm

5-Speed Manual Transmission (see text)

*The 99th left-hand drive E-Type Coupe completed

*Flat floor and welded bonnet louver example

*Nearly $30,000 in recent service

*Subtle upgrades for improved drivability

This E-Type Coupe is among the first 100 left-hand drive examples produced. Built on October 18, 1961 and dispatched on November 2nd of the same year, it was sent new to Jaguar Cars of New York where it was sent to its first owner, M.L. Beresford. Finished in Opalescent Dark Green over Biscuit hides, the color scheme it retains today, the early history of the car is as yet not well documented.

Known history of the car, based on past descriptions, indicate that the car was purchased by its likely-fifth-from-last owner in 1986. Painted red at the time of purchase, it was described as having been the recipient of a largely cosmetic restoration with the body and chassis both being stripped and rebuilt. Pictures from about 2000 show the car in dark green with a black interior and California black plates. Sold in 2001, it was then given a frame-off restoration that was completed in May of 2005. When the Jaguar was offered again in 2006, it was described as having a mechanical rebuild to the engine, transmission, and clutch along with a freshly retrimmed Connolly leather interior and British Racing Green paint. Selling for thrice what it had fetched in 2001, it head to Oregon for four years—during which time the engine overhauled again. It was sold again in 2010 and eventually came out East and into the garage of the consignor in 2015.

Since taking ownership of the car, the Jag has been meticulously maintained with over $27,000 in receipts on file. Among the major work completed includes a complete overhaul and rebuild of the suspension and brake systems including the replacement of many wear-related parts, the installation of electronic ignition, overhaul of the steering system, significant repairs to the electrical system, and cosmetic work to the paint and trunk trim.

Showing very nicely today, this early E-Type Coupe is currently fitted with an aluminum radiator and electric fan for improved cooling and a five-speed manual transmission for a better driving experience—especially at high speed. It should be noted that while the stamping on the head matches the chassis plate and is original to the car, there is no number present on the engine block.

Complete with a copy of its Jaguar Dailmer Heritage Trust Certificate, an owners handbook, and receipts going back to the current owner's purchase, this very early E-Type Coupe would make an excellent entry on any number of 1000 mile tours or a real show stopper at the next Cars and Coffee.

This car is titled as a model year 1962.

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