|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Black|
|Fixed Head Coupe||Tan|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Jaguar Cars, New York|
|3 July 1963|
|3 June 1963||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 2 August 2014.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
Originally supplied with registration number 5070 WK, now reallocated to the car.
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2014-08-01 07:08:57 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 8/1/14
Current bid US $10,000, no reserve, 7 bids 6 days left in auction.
"Barn-find" 1963 Jaguar XKE with what appears to be 79K+ actual miles, but no way to confirm or guarantee the mileage. No, this was not found in this barn, but the same being found in a "conditioned" air garage/shed in its current state for the last 25+ years as told by the previous owner. Hard to believe it has been bare metal and primered in some places as depicted in the pictures for this long. There is some minor rust damage to the passenger side floorboard but included in the auction is an OEM replacement floor board/panel. Driver's side floorboard is in good condition. There also appears to have been some metal replacement and work in the spare tire area and filler work started on the outside but it will not take a whole lot of work to complete that portion of the bodywork. I also believe this is why the rear tail pipes were removed for ease of accessibility. There is a small spot of rust on the passenger side rear fender/quarter as shown in the pictures but nothing major.
Over-all it appears as though the car has not been in any major accidents but does appear to have some filler work on the hood, which when we found the car, the hood was taken apart and primered on the inside and lower front nose apron inside and out. The hood looks straight on the inside. I reassembled the hood and the hood is firmly mounted to the space frame front end for transportation purposes and to give it a more complete look. The car looks like it was originally a black car outside.
We were also told by the previous owner that the motor was taken apart and new bearings and piston rings installed. Oil appears to be as fresh as the day it was changed and the motor does turn over by hand. We were told that a new radiator was purchased ($450.00) and it does appear to be new. We also were told that the rear end was removed and freshened up with new seals and fluid and that appears to be true. As told by the previous owner, the original breather had been cut and separated from the three SU carbs to have some after market breathers installed. The original breather is included but needs to be welded back together to make it original. .
All the original glass, including front windshield, rear door glass and driver's side rear quarter glass, which do pop out, is included and in excellent condition. Driver's door had been removed and disassembled and the interior disassembly was started but appears to have all the pieces there except for the interior window crank and door handle. Also missing is the driver outside door handle. For the rest of the interior, the seats are in decent shape. With some cleaning the passenger seat could be reused and the drivers seat has some tears across the seat bottom, but to do this car justice should be reupholstered. Some of the carpet pieces are missing but for what remains is in good condition. The dash pad on top looks great for a car this age. Headliner is nothing to write home about.
Over-all except for the missing pieces as mentioned above this seems to be a fairly complete car although I am not a Jaguar expert. The headlight assemblies are there and complete including the outside glass bezels as well as the front turn signals the rear tail light assemblies. One front turn signal and one rear taillight lens is cracked. All chrome pieces for the body are there and in good condition including the chrome hood and front fender beads. The motif is missing however from the front grill. Bumpers are there and complete and the chrome is in good condition, not pitted. A little polishing and they should turn out okay. Wheels are in amazingly good condition, need a good cleaning, but don't appear to be pitted or rusted, including the spare. Both front snouts are there and all sheet metal. For some reason the previous owner had removed the hydraulic brake and clutch pedal assembly and slaves, which are there and included.
Included are two Jaguar owner's manuals that show step by step how the car is supposed to be assembled and maintained and some receipts.
I personally own a part-time restoration shop and would judge this car as an excellent restoration candidate without a complete major overhaul.