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1E32208

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Record Creation: Entered on 22 November 2020.

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Heritage Notes

First owner:
Executive Car Leasing

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2005-03-20 16:39:49 | Mark Shipley writes:

I purchased this car in March, 2005. It had spent all of its life in California until 2000, when it was purchased by a gentleman in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who religeously avoided the snow and salt. The body is basically rust-free (no perforations), although it does have the usual dings and repaired areas expected of a 40-year-old car. It does not appear to have ever been in a major shunt. The current color is kind of a "baby-poop" brown that doesn't flatter the car's lines. The paint is cracking in several places. The interior is mostly original and very tired. I bought this car to replace 1E30036, sold in 1998. The car runs and drives, but will be restored before seeing regular use.

2005-04-25 18:30:08 | Mark Shipley writes:

Some more info on this car: 1E32208 orignally left the factory in December, 1965, in dark green with a beige interior. As near as I can tell, it's been red and gold, in addtion to the current, baby-poop brown. Based on the stack of receipts that came with the car, it's spent a major portion of its life in central and northern California. The engine was rebuilt in the late '80s and the car has only done around 11K miles since.

2005-09-05 17:24:36 | Mark Shipley writes:

Still more info on this car. I've been digging deeper into this thing, and it appears that the front subframes have been replaced, or at least off the car. The use of Grade-5 bolts and signs of repair to the frames gives this away. No dents in the firewall, but it appears to have sustained damage to the subframe at some point. No big deal because I'll be replacing all the subframes and possibly the bonnet. Aside from these details this thing is remarkably straight elsewhere. The left sill has had work, but it appears to be very well done.

2007-02-19 01:07:34 | Scott Willis writes:

So ya say you are off the wagon and back into FHC's. Great looking car. Keep the revs up. I just cannot believe my 66 runs 2500 rpm at 90 mph. It just chugs away and wants me to push much harder. I am very concerned of losing my license now that I own this E-Type. I never worried with my other LBCs. My MGA feels like it will blow up at 80 mph but of course it has it's advantages on very twisty roads. Cheers, Scott car #1E21032

2007-10-26 23:00:37 | TomD writes:

"I'll be replacing all the subframes and POSSIBLY THE BONNET." Is the bonnet fiberglas? Looks like great shape from your photos, but we all know what they look like after a good blasting. I'd be intrested in buying it if want to unload it
Tom 1E13902
tcd60@yahoo.com

2007-10-27 09:03:10 | Mark writes:

Hi, Tom. The bonnet has a ton of bondo in the nose, and some of the interior sheet metal is damaged. The car doesn't show signs of ever having a major accident, but has had more minor shunts than a New York taxi. You're right about what you often find after blasting. I haven't gotten into the body yet and am concentrating on mechanical stuff at the moment.

2008-03-05 15:47:43 | Mark writes:

I thought I'd better update my progress with this car. After a six-month hiatus, I intend to get back into this thing. I've been stockpiling mechanical bits, so getting the moving parts restored should go fairly quickly. Next on my list is to overhaul the differential and rear suspension, replacing the 3.54 gears with 3.07 units in the process.

I purchased a complete subframe from E-Type Fabs and I can't recommend them highly enough. The quality is superb. The decision to replace the bonnet has also been made, which will eliminate a lot of panel beating, as the existing unit has suffered several bodged repairs over the years. The tub has minor rust in several areas (boot floor, footwells, etc.) and has also suffered a poor repair in the right-rear corner. Apart from this it's remarkably straight. As I mentioned earlier, this thing doesn't appear to have ever been in a major accident, but there have been a lot of little ones.

I'll post photos when things really start coming apart--and going back together.

2008-03-17 16:28:24 | Martin van Velzen writes:

Mark, remember our internet forum contacts about 6 branch manifolds last year? Classicfabs.co.uk seems to produce again the very same manifolds and exhaust systems as E-type Fabs did! Even the pictures shown at the website are the same. I just ordered the short inside the frame system, can't wait to fit them to the Cylinder head.
Martin

2011-06-20 09:36:39 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 6/20/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-Jaguar-E-Type-Fixed-Head-Coupe-/250841958079
Current bid $1,225 reserve not met, 5 bids 6 days left in auction. Complete VIN on this car is J661E32208. 111k miles.

Sellers description:
1966 Jaguar E-Type Coupe project. This is a matching-numbers car originally sold in California. It is currently not running, but does roll. Title is clear, with no leins.

All that is good: Bodywork condition is everything with E-Types, and this one is relatively rust-free. There is no corrosion in the firewall (even under the battery) and both sills are solid. I drove this car some years ago, and the engine had good oil pressure (50 PSI @ 3,000 RPM) and the gearbox shifted nicely. The radiator is decent and the car ran cool in traffic. Someone also had the good sense to install stainless-steel Hydra-Cyl brake calipers all around.

All that is not good: There is some rust-through in the boot floor, at the exhaust hanger attachment and in a couple of other areas. The car apparently suffered collision damage to the left-hand sill as evidenced by the holes punched in the inner sill to gain access. It does not appear that the sill was replaced, only repaired. The footwells have the usual denting found on most E-Types. The bonnet nose has been repaired as well, and there is also minor accident damage where the bonnet attaches to the subframe. There is also evidence of rear-end damage repair. Bear in mind that the E-Type was once "just another used car," and repairs weren't always of the highest quality. In my opinion, the body should be the subject of a professional restoration.

Paint and interior condition are pretty obvious from the photos. The paint is oxidized and flaking, while the interior speaks for itself. The car was originally dark metallic green with a beige interior. All body rubber is perished, and I had to remove the headlamp covers and back window because they were literally falling out. These will be carefully boxed to prevent breakage.

The really good part: Before work and other demands swallowed up my available time, I had started stockpiling parts for restoring this E-Type. Included with this car is a complete front subframe from E-Type Fabs in England (the best by far). Also included are new brake rotors, front bearing kits, front suspension bushings, and numerous other pieces I knew would require replacement.

The fine print: This is the part I hate, but here goes. This car is being listed as a restoration project. All bidders must understand that it does not run and will require a considerable investment of time and money before it does run.

2011-06-28 07:29:55 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 6/28/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-Jaguar-E-Type-Fixed-Head-Coupe-/250845744726
Current bid $3,383 reserve not met, 8 bids 6 days left in auction. Buy it now price $19,500.

Previous auction ended at $17,211 reserve not met after 39 bids.

2011-07-31 19:17:03 | Mark writes:

Car sold to a private party on July 29, 2011, and willl be shipped to the Netherlands for restoration. After numerous delays due to work and other demands, I decided that this thing had sat long enough and needed a good home.

2011-11-10 14:26:28 | xke7 writes:

Vehicle offered at www.autoscout24.de
Seller´s description:
Jaguar E E-type 4.2 FHC
Fahrzeugart: Oldtimer

Endpreis: € 34.500,-

Karosserieform: Coupe
Kilometerstand: 11.217 km
Erstzulassung: 01/1966
Leistung: 195 kW (265 PS)
Kraftstoff: Benzin
Außenfarbe: Primrose Yellow
Fahrzeugbeschreibung des Anbieters
Great California project car. Very nice unmoleshed and original rust free body with excellent panel gaps.

Matching numbers, all original and complete and comes with Heritage Certificate.

This series 1 FHC Jaguar E-type was built on 23 November 1965 and delivered through Jaguar Cars New York to its first owner, Executive Car Leasing, Los Angeles, California USA.

The original specification was Opalescent Dark Green paint with Suede Green interior trim.

Comes out of long term storage, many invoices and history comes with this car. Perfect candidate for an easy restoration.

One of two solid restoration candidates of the series 1 FHC E-type currently in stock. Please contact us at any moment to make an appointment to view this E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Gewerblicher Anbieter

E-type Center Europe B.V.
Afdeling verkoop
Tel.: +31 (0)6 / 28475851
NL 3721 AH BILTHOVEN

2012-01-08 00:01:08 | pauls writes:

Now offered at:
www.e-typecenter.com

2012-01-31 14:45:39 | Mark writes:

Wow! It didn't take long for this one to change hands once reaching European shores. I hope whoever eventually ends up with this car will give it a proper restoration.

2013-10-14 08:57:04 | Mark writes:

It's been almost two years since I've seen any news about this car. Does anyone have any information regarding its restoration progress? Just curious...

2013-10-14 13:15:06 | DOC writes:

Typical "dealer go round". This is what caused the collapse of the market back in the late 80's. Once sold a v-12 OTS for 36,000 to a dealer who sold it to another for 38000 who sold it to another for 40000.

Sooner or later it has to land in the hands of a enthusiest who will enjoy the car for years, or the BUBBLE will burst. Are we headed for another bubble.......????

2013-12-04 20:03:02 | Mark writes:

DOC, I concur. I think we're seeing a repeat of the late '80s/early '90s, when E-Type prices went nuts. Once the market sees a glut of restored cars, I think we'll see a drop in prices. The auctions are nothing more than feeding frenzies--great for the sellers, but I think a lot of buyers are going to be taking some significant "haircuts" over the next couple of years.

2016-11-16 12:23:47 | Lofty writes:

Car is for sale by private party in Germany

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