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Record Creation: Entered on 8 August 2019.

 

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2015-07-11 17:26:55 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/15
rickcole.com/1963-jaguar-xke-e-type-3-8-fhc/

Auction description:
1963 Jaguar XK-E Type; 3.8 Liter, 4 speed FHC; completely restored, matching numbers.

A preferred 'Series I' XKE with unadulterated early styling, continuing to benefit from a high-quality and correct, chassis-up restoration. Featuring matching numbers, outstanding colors, and exceptionally complete factory books and literature.

Clearly benefiting from a high-dollar, chassis-up restoration that was completed approximately 10 years ago under the prior long-term owner, this 'Series I' 1963 Jaguar XKE Fixed-Head Coupe is a striking and highly authentic example of these legendary road cars. Finished in Carmen Red over black leather with beautiful chrome and stainless brightwork and featuring excellent fit and finish, the high quality of this XKE's restoration and subsequent preservation are readily apparent. Crucially, it retains matching numbers throughout, corresponding to the Jaguar's original VIN and data plate residing under the tilting bonnet. Correctly finished, original-specification features abound, including the factory radiator, coolant-overflow tank and air-cleaner assembly, and the straight and correctly finished front sub-frame rails. A modern Optima battery provides enhanced reliability, a Battery Tender ensures a full charge when the XKE is at rest, and the electrical wiring is of the proper factory-specification, cloth-covered type, properly installed. Inside the correct interior compartment, the XKE continues to exude a pleasingly rich leather aroma, the rubber seals remain fresh, and the proper metal trim items are all in place, as is the correct and complete Lucas rear-view mirror. Notably, all four 'Triplex' side windows remain, being quite nice and appearing original to the car.

Only an approximate 600 miles have been traveled since the restoration was completed, with some 70 of them accumulated with the Consignor, who reports the XKE delivers an outstanding driving experience with strong power, excellent shifting action, and stopping to match, with all equipment functioning properly. In addition to restoration photographs, this XKE is accompanied at auction by the original Jaguar-issued books including the owner's manual, service manual, operator's handbook, dealer and distributor listing, folding maintenance poster, periodic dealer maintenance book, and vinyl pouch, plus a matching spare wheel, original tool kit, and jack complete with stowage bag. Riding on virtually impeccable chrome wire wheels surrounded by correct Avon tires, this outstanding 'Series I' XKE is an immensely collectible and enjoyable example of an unqualified sporting legend.

2019-08-08 09:26:19 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/19

worldwideauctioneers.com/auctions/car-details/index.php&rid=17

Auction description:

Lot 7

CHASSIS NO: 887985

• Timeless style and elegance

• Excellent road manners

• Fully chronicled comprehensive restoration

• Driven only 300 miles since

Offered here is a correct, authentic and beautiful example of this most iconic car, a sought-after Series I that has been wonderfully restored and has been driven a mere 300 miles since. Finished in Carman Red, this E-Type coupe has been well cared for and presents in striking condition. Jaguar’s smooth and sleek design starts at the front with a low nose and split front bumpers that were like nothing else on the road at the time. As a Series I, this example is fitted with the Lexan headlamp covers that defined the aerodynamic appearance of the E-Type. The menacing bulge in the hood gives it an aggressive stance but was actually necessitated by the tall twin-cam six engine. The E-Type’s appeal was found in the extremely long hood that gracefully terminated back to a long sloping hatchback that featured a side hinged rear door. Super long split rear bumpers completed the look and was also nicely set off by twin tailpipes just below the valance. The frame-up restoration of this car left nothing overlooked and it presents today in nearly new condition. The engine compartment is perfectly detailed with polished aluminum components and triple SU carburetors. It also carries an upgraded cooling system with a larger radiator and an electric cooling fan. All paint colors and wiring are nicely sorted, and the detail involved in this engine compartment is astounding. The interior is finished in black leather with black carpets and, in the interest of safety, this Jaguar has been fitted with seat belts. The perfect Grand Touring appearance is achieved with a real wood steering wheel that also matches the shifter knob. Authentic Series I toggle switches line the dashboard and all gauges are nicely restored. This Series I rides on period-correct blackwall tires with Jaguar chrome wire rims.

A recent test drive by a Worldwide Auctioneers specialist found the car to run and drive very well with good acceleration, responsive road manners and an overall highly enjoyable experience. Prospective buyers looking for an authentic Series I E-Type should look this example over closely in order to fully appreciate the craftsmanship and detail involved in its restoration.

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