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2018-04-29 10:06:12 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 4/18
www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/jaguar-e-type-series-1-coupe-3-8-1963/
Sold for £42,000.00 + buyers premium.

Auction description:
The vendor purchased this very original car in June 2009 from Eagle Racing LTD who imported it on 05-04-2005. It seems to be a sound car although it is not running. All duties have been paid and the new purchaser (if a UK resident) will have to apply for a new V5 and register the vehicle in the UK.

Auctioneers notes: The fact that Eagle Racing LTD bought this car speaks volumes. Also comes with a heritage certificate. The vendor stored this car in a dehumidified heated garage. We have checked and the vehicle has matching numbers.

Lot No. 51
Auction 27th April 2018
Vehicle Make Jaguar
Vehicle Model E Type Series 1 Coupe 3.8
Year of Manufacture 1963
Mileage 77,358 (Not Warranted)
Registration KIT939 (USA)
Date first Registered 05-06-1963
MOT N/A
Chassis Number 888785
Engine Number RA2348-9
Estimated Sale Price £25,000 - 30,000

2023-11-25 10:47:08 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/e-type-si/1963/991089

Seller's description:

1963 Coupé

Drive LHD

Exterior brand colour Opalescent Silver Blue

Interior colour Blue

Interior type Leather

Location United Kingdom

Gearbox Manual

• 1963 Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 FHC

• Recent full restoration by Merlin Engineers Ltd

• Original colours of Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue interior

• Matching-numbers engine

• Brakes and cooling system subtly upgraded

Like so many Jaguar E-types throughout production, this Series 1 3.8-litre Fixed-Head Coupé was sold new in the USA, and it retained its original left-hand-drive layout during a recent restoration.

Built on 5 June 1963, chassis number 888785 was fitted with engine number RA 2348-9 and dispatched on 1 July to Jaguar Cars, New York. Its first owner, however, was based all the way across the country on the West Coast – American Plant Growers Inc of Lomita, California. Its first US registration was KIT 939.

State registration cards issued during the mid-1980s show that it was owned at that time by William Tharalson of Anaheim, on the south-eastern fringes of Los Angeles. In April 2005, however, it was brought back to the UK by Eagle Racing in need of restoration. It passed to a new owner in 2009 and was always kept in dry storage, and in April 2018 it was acquired by Merlin Engineers Ltd.

The company specialises in the restoration of historic aircraft and classic cars, and its owner brought those same exacting standards to the rebuild of his new E-type. The bodyshell was stripped to bare metal and chemically cleaned – thanks to its time in California and careful storage in the UK, it was found to be remarkably rust-free.

Even so, new floors and outer sills were fitted, plus door skins and the bonnet lower panel. Once the necessary metalwork had been done, everything was sprayed in the car’s original colour of Opalescent Silver Blue.

The engine was fully rebuilt and balanced, with most of the work being done by Ivor Searle Ltd. Upgrades include electronic ignition, the rear crank seal and a Dynator alternator conversion. The differential and Moss four-speed gearbox were inspected and rebuilt by A1 Gearboxes.

The mechanical components were all rebuilt and, where necessary, etch-primed, epoxy-primed and finished with 2K gloss top coat. Dull zinc was used in order to replicate the original cadmium plating, which is now obsolete, and the chromework was refinished by Vehicle & General Platers. The interior retrim, meanwhile, was carried out by GB Classic Trim in its original colour of Dark Blue.

A number of sensible modifications that are popular with E-type owners were carried out, including an alloy radiator with cooling fan, Coopercraft alloy brake calipers, a stainless-steel exhaust and wider wheels.

This beautifully restored Jaguar E-type is now in exceptional condition throughout and is offered for sale with an extensive history file that includes all of the receipts from its rebuild, plus a full photographic record of the work that was carried out. It’s just as ready to grace a show field as it is to fulfil its original brief as a high-speed Grand Tourer.

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