|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Cream|
|Fixed Head Coupe||Red|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Jaguar Cars New York|
|17 January 1964|
|RA4954-9||2 July 1964|
|6 January 1964||United States|
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First Owner: J. Seibert Mach. Corp. ; 119 Independence Drive; Menlo Park, CA
Owner: Jerry Mouton
Retired networking software architect living in Palo Alto and Austin. Love to drive including long tours, track days, and autocross. E Type owner since 1974, also love Porsches and BMWs and Volvos. Cajun from Lafayette, La. Raised in Houston. Argumentative.(email)
Updated December 5th, 2008. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2002-12-16 18:47:25 | Jerry Mouton writes:
Engine block and crank were replaced due to track incident -- blown engine. I don't know the S/N of the new block.
I have owned it since December, 1974.
2004-02-14 17:09:30 | Jeff Flynn writes:
Fun to see a car that really gets driven.
2008-12-05 16:06:12 | Jerry Mouton writes:
What I put in the New York Times Collectibles section:
This 3.8 Jaguar E Type represents the earliest and purest of the line. A true sports car, it could easily be driven to an automotive event, compete successfully, and then be driven back home on public roads. A Grand Touring car, it could achieve nearly 150 MPH and the coupe version could carry a significant amount of luggage. Driver and passenger were carried in comfort unheard of in any contemporary sports model. Controls were light and direct for the time. Derived from the design of the very successful Jaguar D Type that won Le Mans several times in the 1950s, it brought a true monocoque (stressed skin) tub, very light and strong, from the race track to the road. It boasts a wonderful independent rear suspension that is still often used today by US hot rodders. With disk brakes on all four wheels (rears inboard), it stopped much better than contemporary Ferraris. Weight is carried evenly front and rear, and this results in a superb balance when cornering. Like so many cars of the '60s, it responds subtly to changes in throttle by varying its attitude in a turn. A true drivers' car, it has also been called the "Greatest Crumpet Collector Known to Man", and the most beautiful automobile ever produced. A Jaguar E Type is in the permanent collection of MOMA. This example has been mine since 1974, and still competes regularly in SCCA autocross, fulfilling its sports car mandate. And while it has many recent hours on the racetrack, it can still win trophies in JCNA Concours d'elegance (Driven class, of course).
2015-08-23 18:22:47 | Jerry Mouton writes:
July 2015 -- Crunched into a Subaru Outback. Bonnet and frames replaced with Jaguar bonnet and uryk frames; everything forward of the bulkhead replaced or made new at Images Auto Body.
2015-08-24 01:00:04 | John S writes:
OOO sorry to hear that Jerry. I have 881249, March 64, progressing well on restoration.
2019-10-12 09:58:10 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Admin notes: This car is well known as MIK Jaguar by many of Jerry's friends, the car is and was in excellent hands and can be trusted to be as described and a desirable E-Type for us that knew him, wish I could buy it.
Location: Palo Alto, California 94303
86k Miles Shown, TMU
Rebuilt 3.8L DOHC Inline-Six
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Old English White over Red Leather
Repaint, Bodywork in 2015
Interior Refresh in 1990s
Electric Cooling Fan
Logbook of Fuel Fill-Ups
Factory Tool Kit
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
This 1964 Jaguar XKE is Series I coupe that was purchased in 1974 by the seller’s late father, who used it as a daily driver through the 1990s and in various enthusiasts’ events including SCCA and Porsche Club of America autocross competition and long-distance Jaguar tours throughout the years. Power is provided by a rebuilt 3.8-liter DOHC inline-six paired with a Moss four-speed manual transmission, and work completed in preparation for the sale included repairing fuel leaks and resolving rattles. Modifications added by the seller’s father include suspension upgrades, an updated alternator, a high-flow electric cooling fan, a vintage-look modern stereo, period-correct seatbelts, and LED lighting. Finished in Old English White over red leather, this left-hand-drive E-Type is now offered at no reserve with a fuel log, a variety of spare parts, a tool kit, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
A partial cosmetic refurbishment was carried out following a front-end collision in 2014, with body repairs and a full repaint performed by Images Auto Body in San Jose, California. A new bonnet from Jaguar Heritage UK was installed, along with a new engine frame and areas of the firewall before the exterior was stripped and repainted in Old English White, reportedly the car’s factory color. Close-up photos of the finish, trim, and lenses are provided in the gallery below.
15″ chrome wire wheels feature knock-off hubs and wear Vredestein Sprint Classic tires, and a second set of wire wheels wrapped in autocross-appropriate rubber is also included. Adjustable coil-overs have been added out back, with Spax shocks located up front. LED taillights were added by the seller’s father, and the grille guard was removed. A six-digit California black plate is retained at rear.
The cabin is trimmed in red leather and was reupholstered in the early 1990s with an interior kit from G.W. Bartlett. The bucket seats were rebuilt around that time, as documented in videos from 1989 here and here. Period-correct fixed three-point seatbelts have been added, with “leaper” logos on the buckles. A period-look modern stereo has been fitted in the console, with audio input for an MP3 player or other devices. Dash and console lighting has been changed to LED bulbs.
Smiths instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer and a five-digit odometer showing 86k miles, most of which were added by the seller’s father. A logbook notes a broken speedometer for a period of mileage in 1975. Other pages of the logbook record mileage and fuel usage continuously, and sample pages viewable in the photo gallery show odometer readings from approximately 39k miles to 49k miles between 2004 and 2008.
The triple-carbureted 3.8-liter XK inline-six was rebuilt by Classic Jaguar of Austin, Texas using a replacement block after the original block was damaged during a driving event in 2001. The rebuilt engine was installed in 2002, as documented in a photo archive compiled by the seller’s father. An updated alternator was added by the seller’s father, as was a high-flow, high-efficiency, multi-blade electric cooling fan. The electrical system has been switched to negative ground, although the positive-ground warning plaque remains in place to preserve appearance. Shifting is through a Moss four-speed manual transmission. The seller notes suspected leaks at the rear main seal and camshaft oil feed pipe, and states that there appears to be a leak at the differential.
The cylinder head reportedly was retained from the original engine when the lower-end replacement was carried out; stamping RA-4954-9 can be seen above and matches the number on the body tag. Work in October 2018 completed by a friend of the seller’s father included fixing fuel leaks around the firewall-mounted fuel filter and raising the idle speed to 700 rpm to prevent stalling at idle when hot, as well as correcting various rattles.
Included with the sale is a logbook documenting fuel fill-ups and mileage, which dates back to the 1970s. Also shown in the gallery is a note describing the condition of the car written by the owner of Images Auto Body, as well as photos of the factory tool kit. Various spare parts accrued during ownership can be included at the buyer’s request.
Numerous photos from events over the years can be seen in the seller’s father’s photo archive, along with pictures of the 2014 collision repair. Videos below include a ride-along from a 2017 SCCA autocross event and footage of the car participating in a 2003 SCCA autocross. The car was also featured at the entry to the Jaguar Pavilion during the 2011 Monterey Historic Races, and was shown in the Hillsborough and Palo Alto concours events. The seller’s father also used the car to participate in and lead Jaguar-lovers’ continental tours over the years, and was an active participant and contributor to the Jag-lovers forum.