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2004-01-22 23:47:56 | pauls writes:

Info gathered with permission from: www.hendi.nl/xke/main.htm

875045 was delivered on August to the US, it was fitted with wide-whitewall tires. Reportedly, its speedometer was calibrated in kilometers, and it was fitted with 'Lucas bulb type headlights', which would have been anomalies in a US-market car. At least to February of 1977, it still sat on its original wide-whitewall Dunlop RS5 tires, but had been fitted with a copper-cored radiator, and it was in the hands of the original owner until at least March of 1977. It reportedly had 97,000 miles on it at that time. Interestingly, one of its T-key covers was lost and was re-cast in sterling silver and chromed! By 1989 it had changed hands at least once, and was at that time still located in California. It was then fitted with a hardtop.

2004-04-19 07:38:08 | pauls writes:

Tom Haddock (E-type restoration guide author) writes in the July '80 issue of Ejag magazine that this car has been entered to his register of early cars.

2004-09-30 21:15:50 | pauls writes:

This car was listed in the classifieds of the 7/77 edition of Ejag magazine. The ad read:
1962 XKE Roadster no. 875045; very rare external hood latch model, bought new by me in August 1961 second oldest E-type known in USA; complete professional restoration just finished; new correct $2,500 metallic green paint with clear IMRON overcoat (will never crack, pit, or chip); all new correct buiscuit interior; all chrome to show specs., mohair boot and top; all original tools and manuals; every detail of this car is absolutely correct and flawless making it a sure show winner. $9,000 firm. Allan Stribley

2006-04-23 21:13:11 | Ron Laurie writes:

This is the first E-type roadster in California August 1961). I have owned the car for 30 years. I bought it from the original owner, Alan Stribley of San Rafael.

2008-09-13 17:05:18 | Ron Laurie writes:

Re pauls' earlier comment on speedo and headlights, these were changed by original owner Alan Stribley. He also had a '66 E-type coupe originally sold to France and he swapped the kilo speedo and bulb headlights from the French car. I acquired both of these cars from Alan, first the coupe and later 875045.

2008-09-14 07:31:11 | Roger writes:

Ron, fabulous that you've owned the car for so long. If you ever have the inclination/time, it would be great to see a photo.

2008-09-14 13:01:53 | Ron Laurie writes:

Done!

2011-07-30 08:08:54 | terry mcgrath writes:

In july 1977 it was owned by Allan Stribley San Rafael Ca who brought the car new in august 1961.
He was advertising it for sale for $9000 EJAG 7-1977

2012-01-16 22:43:26 | pauls writes:

The car appears in the February edition of The E-Type magazine along with some commentary by Ron, its owner. Restored for the E50 celebrations in 2011.

2013-01-01 16:25:26 | Ron Laurie writes:

Thoughtfully restored by Steve Gordon and Brian Hoyt for the 50th Anniversary E-Type Class at the Quail Motorsports Event in Carmel in August 2011 and voted best in class by the other 20 class entrants. At Quail, 875045 was reunited with Kjell Qvale owner of BMCD in SF, who sold the car new to Alan Stribley fifty years earlier almost to the day (photos posted above).

2022-07-13 13:48:36 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/22

www.goodingco.com/lot/1961-jaguar-e-type-series-i-38-litre-roadster-1a/_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Gooding+%26+Company&a ...

Auction description:

2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster

Chassis 875045

Engine R1071-9

2022-07-22 13:32:25 | xke7 writes:

www.goodingco.com/lot/1961-jaguar-e-type-series-i-38-litre-roadster-1a/%5BauctionType%5D%5B0%5D=Live%20Auction&filtersInput%5BauctionYear%5D ...

Lot 13

2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster

Estimate $500,000 - $600,000

Chassis 875045

Engine R1071-9

Car Highlights

The Most Collectible Example of Jaguar’s Iconic 1960s Sports Car

The 45th Left-Hand-Drive E-Type Roadster Built

Originally Equipped with External Bonnet Latches, Flat Floors, and Welded Louvers

Delivered New to Kjell Qvale’s BMCD in San Francisco; Bay Area Car from New

Award-Winning Restoration to Exacting As-Delivered Specifications

Accompanied by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, Hardtop, Owner’s Manual, and Warranty Card

Technical Specs

3,781 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Three SU HD8 Carburetors

265 BHP at 5,500 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes, Inboard Rear

Front Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Torsion Bars and Telescopic Dampers

Rear Independent Coil-Spring Suspension and Telescopic Dampers

Allen Stribley, Orinda, California (acquired new via British Motor Cars Distributors Ltd. in 1961)

Ron Laurie, Palo Alto, California (acquired from the above in 1977)

Current Owner (acquired from the above)

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, California, 2011 (Best in Class)

Reporting from Geneva, Switzerland, in March 1961, Autosport magazine declared: “The E-Type Jaguar has made its electrifying appearance, and at one stride Britain takes the lead in the Grand Touring market of Europe.”

E-Type production began for export markets in March 1961 with domestic production commencing in July of that year. Running changes defined first-year production: Early production cars utilized external bonnet latches until August 1961; welded bonnet louvers were fitted until the end of 1961; and from LHD Roadster no. 582 and RHD Roadster no. 358 the original flat floors were modified to incorporate footwells. Surviving examples with all three characteristic early features are among the most collectible and valuable E-Types.

As indicated by its chassis number, this Roadster is the 45th left-hand-drive E-Type built. As such, this car possesses all three early production features, making it a fascinating historical record. According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate on file, chassis 875045 was built on May 16, 1961, painted Opalescent Dark Green with Biscuit upholstery and a French Grey soft top. It was dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York and shipped to Kjell Qvale’s San Francisco dealership, British Motor Car Distributors Ltd.

Like all US Jaguar dealers at that time, BMCD was prohibited from selling any E-Type for a three-month period. On August 24, 1961, soon after the factory embargo ended, Mr. Qvale sold 875045 to Allen Stribley, a Jaguar enthusiast living in the East Bay suburb Orinda, California. Mr. Stribley kept the E-Type until 1977, when he advertised the car for sale in The EJAG News Magazine, describing it as a “very rare external hood latch model, bought new by me in August 1961‚Ķsecond oldest E-type known in USA.”

The second owner was Jaguar collector Ron Laurie of Palo Alto, California, whose stable included a Mk IV, Mk V, and XK120 SE, as well as a 4.2-Litre E-Type Coupe that he had also purchased from Mr. Stribley. During his ownership, Mr. Laurie commissioned the respected Jaguar specialist Steve Gordon and Brian Hoyt’s Perfect Reflections to restore this historic car to its original splendor. The restoration was completed in time for 875045 to take part in a special 50th anniversary E-Type celebration at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in August 2011, where it was voted Best in Class and reunited with its original selling dealer, Mr. Qvale.

Meticulously maintained since restoration, 875045 is desirably outfitted with an optional hardtop, BMCD radio, and fitted suitcase. It retains its original matching-numbers engine and body tag per the accompanying JDHT Certificate. The sale also includes the original owner’s packet, which contains the instruction manual and factory warranty card. This E-Type Roadster is a Bay Area car from new; it possesses three-owner provenance and an award-winning restoration, as well as the most desirable factory specifications. It is undoubtedly among the earliest, finest, and rarest extant.

2022-08-20 15:22:58 | Simon writes:

The car (Lot 13) sold at Pebble Beach for US$435,000 so well under the lower estimate for this very early car. The second OBL car to sell under the low estimate at Gooding & Co’s 2022 Monterey Auction week. See Chassis 885018 (Lot 135) at Gooding. Is this a downward trend for these very desirable early OBL XKE’s? Another (Chassis 875085) on BaT didn’t make reserve either last week.

2022-08-21 12:19:12 | xke7 writes:

www.goodingco.com/lot/1961-jaguar-e-type-series-i-38-litre-roadster-1a/

Lot 13

2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster

SOLD $483,500

Estimate

$500,000 - $600,000

2022-08-21 16:22:26 | Stefan writes:

@Simon: 875085 has imho achieved a decent price tag in respect of its originality. Some very important details were wrong / repro / missing:

- VIN plate (repro)

- Body no tag (missing)

- Dynamo (wrong)

- Dash top

- Center dash legend (repro)

- Colours (in- and outside)

- Brake fluid caps

- ......


The seller should imho have accepted the achieved sum

2024-07-06 07:47:43 | Anonymous writes:

Looks like the head has been restamped

2024-07-06 14:47:24 | Anonymous writes:

Based on which facts? Which details led you to that conclusion?

2024-07-07 14:04:45 | Anonymous writes:

The area under the ‘1071’ looks smooth.

the ‘1071-’ is more defined than the R and 9

the stamp on the block uses a sideways ‘1’

there are other casting marks on the head (unseen) that would confirm.

just my 2c worth

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