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United Kingdom848CRY

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Record Creation: Entered on 10 February 2020.


Record Changes

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2009-09-24 06:35:37 | XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was added: Registered: 2 BBC
  • 2011-01-21 05:54:37 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Original Owner Country was added: Great Britain
  • Notes From Heritage Record was deleted, old value was: Registered: 2 BBC
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: 848CRY|2BBC|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United Kingdom|United Kingdom|
  • 2013-01-10 14:43:20 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current Interior was added: red
  • Current Country was added: United Kingdom
  • Last Seen was changed from 1991 to 2012
  • Video of 850012

    The Car's the Star

    'The Car's the Star' - E Type Jaguar (1 of 2). Originally shown BBC2 1997. Presented by Quentin Willson.


    Photos of 850012

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    2004-01-20 19:47:34 | Lofty writes:

    Robin Sturgess competition car, then partly demolished by the mafia in the film "The Italian Job". The car was restored by Phil Porter. A picture of the car during restoration can be found in the April/May 1991 Jaguar Quarterly E Type 30th anniversary issue.

    2004-01-22 11:24:52 | pauls writes:

    Info gathered with permission from:

    850012 was reported as having been used in competition by Robin Sturgess, registered as 2 BBC. The car was used in the movie "The Italian Job", and was badly damaged. In 1991, it was reported to be under restoration.

    2008-10-27 18:48:42 | pauls writes:

    Car also appears in a documentary dated 2001, 20 Cars That Changed the World.


    2011-03-20 11:03:25 | Jim writes:

    This car can be seen being driven by Quentin Wilson in the 1997 BBC2 programme "The Car's The Star" here:

    2012-08-01 17:12:12 | pauls writes:

    The car is also featured in the following Top Gear video:

    2013-01-10 18:52:02 | Stefan writes:

    I loved the last clip but unfortunately it or better the person who uploaded this clip was removed / excluded from youtube.

    And I have searched the whole site through but could not find a dublicate of the clip..... :(

    And I would love to obtain both, the last the one before on DVD....

    Great car(s)

    2014-02-06 18:00:32 | Anonymous writes:

    Love to see that last mentioned video from Top Gear; shame youtube have to remove it. I don't recall ever seeing 848 CRY being shown on any Top Gear episode bar from the early 90s with Quentin Willson driving it for a Top Gear special (some of the scenes which were later used in the Car's the Star E-Type episode as mentioned above); not sure if it's the same episode or a different one. I know that on Eagle's website there is a photo of the car being filmed by a crew, presumable from said episode.

    2014-02-06 18:20:43 | Anonymous writes:

    Correction: I believe the photo from the Top Gear episode with the crew can be seen on theItalianJob.com website, not Eagle as previously stated. Looks like an early-mid 90s episode with Quentin Willson.

    2014-02-15 06:34:34 | John Elmgreen writes:

    Classic and Sportscar (UK), July 1989, p130: regd 2BBC. Raced at Mallory Park by Robert Sturgess in 1961.

    2014-06-23 12:19:07 | Jeremy B writes:

    There is a shot of Robin Sturgess racing 2 BBC, an OTS, at Silverstone in October 1961, on page 115 of THE JAGUAR XK SERIES by Jeremy Boyce.

    There is also shot of Sturgess at Oulton Park in Spring 1962, on page 226 of Andrew Whyte's tome JAGUAR SPORTS RACING & WORKS COMPETITION CARS FROM 1954. But this time 2 BBC is a FHC !

    Perhaps this version was never road registered? Anyone any ideas?

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