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 885099 2 November 1961
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 18 October 1961 United States
 
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Record Creation: Entered on 14 May 2019.

 

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2006-03-05 21:50:21 | XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Car Condition was changed from Nice driver to Rest: Nice
  • Current Color was changed from opalescent dark green to british racing green
  • Current State was changed from AZ to Arizona
  • Current Country was changed from US to United States
  • Last Seen was changed from 2002 to 2006
  • 2010-02-28 15:10:25 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current Interior was changed from tan to biscuit
  • Current City was changed from Scottsdale to Portland
  • Current State was changed from Arizona to Oregon
  • Last Seen was changed from 2006 to 2010
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: 30839|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United States!OR|
  • 2017-06-19 23:25:10 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: V1094
  • Engine Number was added: R2252-9
  • Gearbox Number was added: EB1336JS
  • Current City was changed from Portland to Branchburg, NJ, 08853
  • Current State was changed from Oregon to New Jersey
  • Last Seen was changed from 2010 to 2017
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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:

    Sold for US$ 123,200 inc. premium

    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.

    2019-06-26 06:27:29 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 6/26/19

    www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-E-Type-Series-I-Flat-Floor-Fixed-Head-Coupe/3923200 ...

    Opening bid US $164,770 reserve not met 0 bids 9 days left in auction, buy it now price $179,900 seller carsschmitt 65k miles. Car now in St. Louis, Missouri, previously Branchburg, New Jersey.

    Seller's description:

    The magnificent 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 “Flat Floor” Fixed Head Coupe featured here is finished in its stunning factory correct color combination of Opalescent Dark Green over a Biscuit leather interior. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate documents that the car was completed at the Coventry works on October 18th, 1961. In November 1961, this Jaguar was dispatched to New York where it was acquired by it first owner, M.L. Beresford soon after. As one of the first 100 Jaguar Coupes built for the North American market with left hand drive, this E-type is a highly sought-after “flat floor” example with welded bonnet louvers. A complete frame-off restoration was completed in 2005 with an emphasis on drivability and a meticulous attention to detail. More recently, over $40,000 was spent on this E-type to ensure a high level of performance and that it would be one of the best examples that can be found on the market today. We are proud to offer this stunning 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 “Flat Floor” Fixed Head Coupe to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the provenance and rarity of the early Jaguar E-Type. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    2019-07-16 07:22:32 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 7/16/19

    www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-E-Type-Series-I-Flat-Floor-Fixed-Head-Coupe/3923418 ...

    Opening bid US $164,770 reserve not met 0 bids 9 days left in auction, buy it now price $179,900, same seller.

    Previous auction removed.


    2019-09-18 06:37:06 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 9/18/19

    www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-E-Type-Series-I-Flat-Floor-Fixed-Head-Coupe/3924296 ...

    Opening bid $156,770 reserve not met no 0 bids car has a buy it now price of $169,900, 8 days left in auction, same seller.

    Previous auction received no bids.

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