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Record Creation: Entered on 28 April 2013.

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2013-04-27 21:38:02 | Dan Meyers writes:

I just bought this Series 1 Coupe from Benedict Macfarlane who had owned the car since 1984. The car is quite solid- newer floors, sills and interior. Needs fuel system and brake work to be a driver. Will be back on the road soon!!

2013-06-23 12:25:05 | Dan Meyers writes:

Cleaned fuel system; new hard and flex gas lines installed; new two piston front calipers with new flex brake lines and new front brake pads; new plugs, wires ,cap; new slave cylinder; new front and rear shocks and springs; changed antifreeze; five new painted wire wheels and 5 new Vresestein Sprint tires: the car is ready to drive and enjoy! Dan

2013-10-02 07:41:50 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 10/2/13
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-E-Type-two-door-coupe-1963-jaguar-e-type-xke-coupe-great ...
Current bid $36,000.00
Reserve price not met, 7 bids 5 days left in auction, buy it now price $58,000.

Sellers description:
I have decided to sell my RED 1963 Jaguar XKE Coupe (NOT A 2+2 COUPE). VIN# 886763

I purchased this car about a year ago from a man named Benedict from State College Pennsylvania. Ben had owned the car since 1984. Sometime in 1985 he tore the car apart and decided to restore it. He had new floors and sills welded into the car, added a new "picture frame" front engine support and installed a new bonnet. He also owned a 1965 Jaguar 3.8 S sedan with a newly rebuilt engine which he swapped with the E-Type's tired 3.8 engine. So, this E-Type has a 3.8 engine block (numbered 7B59964) from a 3.8S sedan and the cylinder head from a 9-1 compression XKE (head # is 8688-9). SO THIS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED A NUMBERS MATCHING CAR because it does not have its original engine installed. The car does have its original Moss box 4 speed non synchromesh 1st gear transmission. Ben also liked the burl wood oak dash in his S Type sedan so he incorporated it into this E-Type- so it does not have the original metal dash and consol cover- it has a very nice looking and well done wooden dash board surround.

When Ben restored the car he had the speedometer rebuilt and had it turned back to zero. When I bought this car it only had 785 miles on the odometer: Ben had only driven the car 785 miles since 1985. THAT'S 785 MILES IN 28 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP! Ben also renewed all the rubber front suspension bushings and replaced the radius arm bushings and clutch. One of the photos (the one with five photos on the one picture) was taken by Ben during his restoration. Its shows how he painstakingly took the time to clean and restore each part including the rear end and radio consol.

I bought the car because it is an early E-Type with virtually no rust in the floors, sills or bonnet! After I brought the car home, I found it had many problems from sitting so long. It needed a new fuel pump, the gas tank flushed, all rubber hoses were leaking, tires were dry rotted, chrome wheels were in poor shape and I found that the car had very low oil pressure after I got it running.

Since buying the car, I have:
Had professionally installed by well known Pittsburgh Jaguar Specialist Boffo Motors a new oil pump, all new crank shaft bearings, connecting rod bearings, new cam shaft bearings, new valve cover gasket and washers, restore emergency brake to working status, buff the aluminum valve covers, plug off all oil leaks (new valve cover gaskets and many other new engine gaskets), install new Brad Penn high zinc oil and new oil filter, install a new tach generator, change rear end fluid, change fan belt, new otter switch in cooling system, balanced all three carbs and tuned engine, buffed the entire car paint. I HAVE ALL RECEIPTS FOR THIS WORK.

I have also:
Installed a new steel gas line under car
Installed new rear chrome exhaust pipes
Installed new front motif chrome bar and growler emblem
Installed 4 new chrome wheel spinners
Installed and balanced 5 new painted Dayton wire wheels
Installed 5 new Vredestein radial tires
Installed 6 new shock absorbers- front and rear shocks
Installed 4 new springs on the rear shocks which raised the rear of the car a bit
Changed all fluids (engine, transmission, rear end, clutch, radiator, brake fluids)
Installed two new Volvo 4 pot calipers on the front wheels for better braking
Installed two new Jaguar series 2 rotors on the front wheels
Installed all new stainless brake flex hoses
Installed new fuel sending unit and gas gauge
Installed all new radiator hoses
Had radiator flushed professionally
Installed new radiator overflow tank
Installed all new vacuum lines for brake system
Installed new fluid bottles, hoses and sending units
Installed new fluid bottle heat shield
Installed new Clutch slave cylinder and flex hose
Installed new in tank fuel pump and filters
Installed new Pertronics ignition, new spark plugs, plug wires, new distributor cap
New Lucas sport coil
Installed new battery and battery shut off switch
New oil relief valve and new oil pressure sending unit
Installed new hard line oil pressure gauge below dash
Had heavy duty generator rebuilt
Installed new voltage regulator
Installed new rear AMCO bar between rear bumper guards
Installed a newer rear luggage divider panel
Installed new map light bulb holder so map light come on when door is opened
Installed 3 new wiper blades
Installed a locking gas cap
Installed a fuel pressure gauge under the bonnet
New air filter
I have done many other repairs which I am sure I have forgotten to mention

Now that I have all the "bugs" worked out, the car rides very well, runs very nicely, brakes much better and has been very reliable over the approximately 1200 miles I have put on the car. We took the car on a trip to Watkins Glen NY for the September vintage races. The car rides VERY SMOOTHLY and has no shimmy or shake in the steering or braking. I am selling the car because another car that I want has become available.

This is a very nice looking, non rusty early E-Type coupe.

The car runs very well with wonderful oil pressure (heated up to 90 C, no lower than 50 PSI oil pressure) due to the new bearings and oil pump. All of the gauges and lights work with the exception of the rear luggage area dome light which seems to have a mind of its own. The doors lock and unlock as they should. The bonnet and door gaps are very acceptable. The rubber door, bonnet and rear hatch gaskets have been replaced. The rear radius arm donuts are in great shape with no rust in the floor connections as the floors were replaced. The exhaust is in nice condition but is not stainless steel. The black interior is in really nice condition and the seats are the original egg shaped bucket seats and the leather is in good shape. The dash has no cracks in the vinyl covering and all the glass is in very good condition. The head liner is in nice condition and does not hang down. The paint is not perfect but is very presentable- it has a few cracks- but the red paint shines and buffs up very nicely. The red paint under the bonnet is shiny and presentable. The paint under the dash/fuse panel is red. I have one set of keys for the car. The car comes with its original jack, jack bag and jacking tools. If, and only if, you buy at the "buy it now" price, I will include a series 1 genuine tool kit / tool roll that I sourced after I bought the car.

This car is ready to drive and enjoy. The prices on these early XKE's are appreciating quickly. I am a 30 year member of the Jaguar Clubs of North America, a certified Concours judge for JCNA, and a 2 time past president of our local Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh. I have 100% positive feedback on E-bay. This is my personal car and I have worked on the car and bought the best available Jaguar parts to make this car a reliable driver. The car is registered in PA. as an antique car. If you want the original steering wheel instead of the replacement 14" wheel that is shown in the photos, I can install the original steering wheel back into the car as it is in very nice condition- just let me know which one you want on the car when you get it.

The car has been switched over to a negative ground system. I installed a sign near the battery so no one would get confused.

The Volvo calipers are very much like the series 2 Jaguar XKE calipers. According to my engineer friend David, these calipers and rotors give the car 90% more "swept area" than the standard early XKE front brake calipers. I found this set-up described on the JCNA website and it does not get deductions at a Concours.

2013-10-09 10:40:14 | Dan Meyers writes:

I just sold my 1963 XKE on E-Bay and it is going to a new owner named Ian in Victoria Australia. He is a member of the Melbourne Jaguar Club and he sounds like a real Jaguar enthusiast. Cheers!

2019-01-03 22:13:37 | Ian writes:

Car has been the subject of an extensive 3 + year restoration and is now back on the road in right hand drive configuration - more photos to follow

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