|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 18 November 2016.
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2016-11-18 10:29:26 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 11/18/16
Current bid US $10,200 reserve not met 29 bids 9 days left in auction, seller jaglov10, 67k miles.
1964 Series 1 E-type Coupe: We saved this original owner car from languishing in a warehouse in Tallahassee, Florida. Yes, apparently Speedwell has involved itself in the sordid occupation of saving lost cats.
While on other business in an old school Triumph speed shop in Florida, we noticed the top of an E-type Coupe just barely exposed in a pile of boxes and mechanical artifacts in a forgotten corner of the warehouse. The business owner is an accomplished hillclimb racer who has achieved a great deal of notoriety (10 year champion at Chimney Rock) in a Triumph TR6, so the E-type looked very out of place. We asked him what the story was with the car and he just shrugged his shoulders and said "Oh that? That's just my old car". As it turned out, he had purchased the car brand new back in 1964 and even took delivery of it at the factory in Coventry. He then brought it back to the US and used it for many years as his daily driver to and from work at NASA. The years rolled by and after he opted for a more modern car to serve as daily transport, he decided he would turn the Jaguar into an autocross car (In the pictures of the car's excavation you will notice the rear fenders had been flared so the owner could run wider rear tires). After doing several Autocrosses, he decided he would like to get into hillclimbing. He figured out that Triumphs could be more cost effectively turned into competitive racers than Jaguars and began what became a long and successful career in modifying the beasts to run hard up a mountain. The Jaguar was pushed into the corner and over the next 20 years became completely engulfed in boxes of parts, storage containers and all manner of shop debris while her owner became the Southeast's most heralded Triumph engine guru and one hell of a hillclimb driver.
Well, never being one who could sit idly by and watch a car like this continue to be unloved and neglected, I inquired as to if he would be willing to sell. After a great deal of back and forth, the owner finally decided he would part with it. The only condition was that my buddy and I would be charged with moving the mountain of parts and decades of shop by-products that were impeding the car's egress from the shop. Obviously I am still coming to terms with the fact that I am not young anymore and that I am, actually, not invincible, so I agreed to his terms.
We were able to free the old girl and bring her out into daylight for the first time in 20 years. Hallelujah, holy cow, I have never worked so hard in my entire life. Did I mention it was July and we were in Florida? I'm pretty sure I aged 10 years that weekend. My buddy is a Marine, so naturally he thought it was no big deal. He's not normal.
Anyway, we got the car back to Georgia, my buddy removed the hastily done rear fender flares and welded proper patch panels back in and we offer her for sale here on Ebay in the hopes that some kind soul will purchase her and return her to her former glory. This is a numbers matching car except for the gearbox which has been upgraded to the much better 4.2 4-speed. Obviously the car does not run, however, the engine does turn over by hand and makes no weird noises while doing so. The driveshaft is missing, along with the radiator and some other more minor parts. The car does have some minor rust issues, but is a very solid and restorable example of a Series 1 coupe. It does come with brand new seat frames and a new center console section.
The car is currently registered in Georgia and will come with a Georgia Bill of Sale along with the registration receipt and a Heritage Certificate from Jaguar's Heritage Archive.
2016-11-27 19:14:46 | Daniel writes:
Sold for $36,200 (£28k)