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United KingdomUnited Kingdom

18Z C097

United KingdomBYC 859B

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Record Creation: Entered on 23 August 2004.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"


Heritage Notes

First Owner not recorded - First registered UK 1964, re-registered UK 1988

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2004-08-23 09:20:14 | pauls writes:

Car was sold at auction in '97. Info at:

Auction description:
Status SOLD
Estimate £22000 - 25000
Hammer Price £20500.00
Trim Colour RED
Chassis No 861760
Engine No RA73799
Registration BYC859B
CC 3781
M.O.T APRIL 1998
When one considers that there were less than 2000 right hand drive examples of the Jaguar 'E' type 3.8 fixed head coupe built and that there is probably less than a few hundred left, we are justifiably pleased to offer this original U.K. example today.
This car had an amazing amount of money spent on it in 1990, in excess of ú35000, and over 1200 man hours of of labour as well. This was done, not only to create a showpiece that was just like it was when it rolled off the production line at Browns Lane but also one which could be driven and enjoyed as it was meant to be. They succeded on both counts.
We are not going to try to list everything that has been done to this car - suffice it to say there are seven A4 sheets of paper in the history file which can be viewed by any prospective purchasers. It has the correct cross-ply tyres fitted and it is finished in Dark Blue with Red leather trim and the whole car is complemented with chrome wire wheels. All the photographs and history must be viewed to appreciate the work that has gone into this car and remember it has only covered about 6000 miles since it was rebuilt.
So there is not much more we need to say - it comes with a current M.O.T. until May next year and the exempt tax disc and if you want the best............

2005-02-18 10:15:07 | Taff Evans writes:

I have recently purchased the above mentioned car. Although produced in 1964 it wasn't registered in the UK until 1988. Enquiries to the original dealership and subsequent importer have revealed nothing of its past.

2005-08-17 03:45:09 | Robert writes:

sold at H&H Classic auctions Buxton 24th Sep 1997 estimate £18000-£20000 hammer price £15500 Reg # BYC 859B Cond 1 Year 1964

2011-05-18 07:10:42 | HYWEL EVANS writes:

I am trying to trace the history of this car - there are no records from DVLA (DMV) pre 1988 apart from it's re-import from the US as 18ZC097 from Shreveport LA - as it is an original RHD it would have stood out somewhat - anybody got any information regarding it's time in the US?

2011-05-23 06:45:19 | Hywel Evans writes:

Further to the above - as there is a large USAF airbase (Barksdale AFB) next to Shreveport LA I was wondering whether a member of the USAF based in the UK might have taken the car over to the States when posted to Barksdale?

2019-12-05 03:27:19 | Daniel writes:

For sale at auction (CCA December Classic Car Sale 2019) :


Auction description :

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC

Lot: 583

Estimate (£): 60,000 - 70,000

(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)

Offered for sale is a 3.8L 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC manual that has been with the current owner for the last 15 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 102 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Needing no introduction, fully restored Series I E-Type FHC 3.8... ....


Genuine UK-supplied, right-hand drive car finished in Jaguar Dark Blue with a Webasto roof

Absolutely superb interior in Navy-piped light grey leather and pristine light grey carpets

Original restoration in 1991 then a full body restoration during 2009-2011 by the current custodian

All restoration works documented and photographed, latterly by a renowned Series 1 expert 

Front and rear suspension fully rebuilt along with brand new MWS stainless wire wheels in 2017

Comprehensive history from 1988 and a Heritage Certificate confirming UK, right-hand drive status

Very attractively guided considering the sheer quality on offer 

#Vendor wishes us to mention that the engine bay was not painted during the latest restoration#


Lot Details

Registration: BYC 859B RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive Year: 1964 Engine size: 3.8L Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 90000 Model: E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC MOT expiry: 2020-08-15 Warranted:NoChassis number:861760

Exterior : Slight pitting on one front chrome bumper and one side bumper on rear. 1in part of chrome missing on side of decorative strip from windscreen to rear window.

Interior : Complete re-trim (BAS International supplied trim) 2011, carried out by renowned expert

Engine : Top half bored out to 20thou in 2003 by previous owner

Transmission : Original Moss Gearbox

Runnin Gear : Front & Rear suspension completely rebuilt 2011, 2,000mls since. 4 MWS stainless steel wire wheels fitted in 2017

Electrics : Uprated Starter Motor, Kenlowe Fan fitted. Original Dynamo replaced by Alternator. Original dynamo & starter motor parts stored.

Vehicle History : Original RHD but no records of where it has been apart from imported to UK by Marksdanes Classics in 1988 from USA (Louisiana). Full documentation after, unable to trace history 1964-88 apart from Heritage Certificates. Suspect, Car was purchased by serving US Military and brought to US. Definitely original RHD.

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