|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Open Two Seater||Biscuit|
|Left Hand Drive||French Grey|
|Jaguar Cars, New York|
|3 June 1961|
|16 May 1961||United States|
|1961||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Rest: Concours||French Grey|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 January 2004.
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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:
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).