Support from the Coventry Foundation: October 2023

Welcome! We're tracking 23,752 Jaguar E-Type cars, with 435,784 photos! (Learn More) > cars > detail


Browse similar cars:

< 850021 850023 >
 3.8 Jaguar E-Type Opalescent Dark Blue
 Open Two Seater Red
 Right Hand Drive Black
   KJ Motors, Bromley
 4 May 1961 Great Britain
 1961 Opalescent Dark Blue
 2022 Red
 Rest: Concours Black
 Original Birmingham
  West Midlands
United KingdomUnited Kingdom

United Kingdom160RKJ

Jaguar E-Type photo

3 more photos below

Record Creation: Entered on 2 September 2022.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits


Heritage Notes

Registered: As of 1991 Registered 160 RKJ

Photos of 850022

Click slide for larger image. This car has 4 photos. (Dates are when image was uploaded.)

Exterior Photos (1)

Uploaded November 2023:

Photo--click to zoom

Detail Photos: Other (3)

Uploaded December 2005:

Photo--click to zoom
Photo--click to zoom
Photo--click to zoom


We now require an email address to leave a comment. Your IP will be recorded in an effort to reduce spam. (Report problem posts here.)

2004-01-22 11:44:07 | pauls writes:

Info gathered with permission from:

Jaguar Quarterly stated in 1991 that this car was 'Last seen Birmingham area. " No date was given, current whereabouts unknown. Dispatched July 25, 1961.

2005-11-18 04:31:35 | Tony Brown writes:

This car is in Coventry and has been the subject of an ongoing restoration for years. In fact the owner works for Jaguar at Wrighton design plant. I have photos of the same including some very rare period parts. It was Gunmetal with red interior and is I believe being rebuilt the same - oneday!

2007-09-15 20:37:43 | Tony Connoly writes:

If this car comes up for sale one day, please contact my at

2007-10-01 12:40:54 | paul writes:

I have had this car since the mid 80's, I am the second owner, it is low mileage with full history and documentation, and is still part way through restoration to concours. Next to be seen on the concours circuit, who knows when!
If anyone has a rear hood chrome (unique to this era) let me know please as its the only original part missing!! By the way its colour scheme is opalescent dark blue with a red interior.

2014-06-01 18:35:03 | pauls writes:

Feb. 2001 Jaguar World states the car was supplied to P. J. Wright of Mottingham, dispatched 7/25/61.

2014-09-07 18:26:37 | Paul writes:

I'm glad to say 22 is progressing - the body is complete and in basecoat on its way to concours paint finish. I'm determined to find a way to make sure the exact shade of op. blue is used - not as easy as you might think!
Also I still work for JLR but I'm Gaydon least access to archived drawing information if necessary should ensure reassembly is day!!

2020-01-02 15:12:57 | Anonymous writes:

I can supply an original hood rear chrome trim. The same section as was used on XK 150s.

2021-07-08 03:32:54 | Paul writes:

850022's restoration was rewarded with 1st prize in the joint Jaguar Car Clubs' Concours D'Elegance held at the 60th E Type Anniversary event at Bicester on 4 July 2021. What better accolade on its 60th year too! The car hasn't been seen in public since 1972 when it was retired into dry storage with 28,500 original miles, meaning that the restoration was in part preservation with an inordinately high proportion of original parts re-used that would normally have been replaced in a typical restoration.

Much of the cars' cabin trim is original and, excepting the carpets and some hardura, where it isn't the cars' original, NOS matching vinyl has been used.

For replaced parts a huge number of NOS parts were used following 27 years worth of searching and collating, including NOS Dunlop RS5 tyres, unique factory A pillar seals, numerous Metalastic bushings etc etc.

The cars' credibilty is supported by its original green log book, warranty card, service book, sales invoice, initial dealer order confirmation, final dealer delivery note, sales brochure, operating handbook....etc etc. The car was one of the 18 first RHD cars manufactured to be allocated by Lofty England to competition drivers, but this car, although complete with some tuning modifications, was never competed with in anger.

The cars' condition is unique in many respects and a credit to its first owner who's care for the car ensured its long term authenticity.

2022-09-02 13:01:40 | pauls writes:

Nice article about the car at the below link. Assume "Paul" above is Paul Bridges its keeper.

You may leave a comment. (Comments are subject to our site terms.)

Spam prevention question (must be answered):
The father of jokes about warm beer and smoke escaping from wires is Joseph Lucas. Lucas died of typhoid after drinking infected water in Naples in 1902.

What disease did Lucas succumb to?

Your name (optional):

Your email:
Your comment: