Jaguar E Type Series One 3.8 FHC 1964

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Lot No: 55

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1964 Jaguar E Type Series One 3.8 FHC 26,215 (Not Warranted) £96,000 - 98,000

Description:

The following is an independent report commissioned by the vendor in December 2017.

1964 Jaguar E Type Series One 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe – Matching numbers

Exterior

Paint: Superb quality repaint in Mercedes Silver, the car was previously bronze.

Finish: Stunning and bright highly polished overall condition. Being critical there is a very small mark to the panel behind the driver’s door.
Panels and bodywork: The panels are perfect and dent free with excellent panel fit and door gaps.

Chrome: All original bright work, which has been properly re-chromed, the wiper arms and other detail fittings are in stainless steel.

Wheels: All stainless steel wire wheels.

Tyres: Michelin XAS 205/70/15 in excellent condition.

Lights: Xenon headlights, LED daylight running lights and hazard warning lights are fitted.

Glass: Replacement tinted glass is fitted with a heated tinted front screen and heated rear window. All excellent.

 

Trim, dash board and instruments

Condition: In stunning red trim throughout, the interior is presented in perfect condition overall.

Seat trim: Red leather, Mazda MX5 seats which are beautifully trimmed and perfectly in keeping with the vehicle.

Carpets: Red wool with red binding.

Dash: Black dash in superb condition.

Steering wheel: Standard wood-rim Jaguar wheel in excellent condition.

Instruments: All in perfect condition and fully functional. The radio is of period type but has been modified to meet modern standards, the clock is modified to incorporate an electronic movement. Modit rally computer fitted in glove box.

Headlining: Soft grey cloth headlining in excellent condition.

 

Engine, gearbox, chassis and running gear

Engine bay: Excellent condition, beautifully presented.

Engine: Excellent running condition.

Engine modification: Engine rebuilt by Sigma Engineering to fast road spec.
Underside: Immaculate presented throughout and clearly fully and carefully restored to a high standard.

Other: Stainless steel exhaust fitted amongst other modifications to improve the driving experience.

 

Summary

Built to LHD specification this E Type was, unusually, UK registered when new at the factory and then shipped to the USA. It reclaimed its original registration on its return to the UK in 2009.
The car was an original rust free import from California and underwent a full nut and bolt restoration, completed in 2006. The body shell was stripped by Cleaning Consultants with the body finishing undertaken by Nidor Bodyworks. Replacement engine frames from E-Type Fabs. The engine was completely rebuilt to “fast road” specification by Sigma Engineering as was the rear axle. The gearbox is a 5 speed supplied by E-Type Fabs.
Upgrades include: Aluminium radiator and header tank with electric cooling fan and manual override switch; Cable throttle from John Mangolesti; Exhaust manifolds coated by Zircotec; Stainless steel exhaust system; Brake and clutch fluid bottle mounting plate in stainless steel lined with Zircotec;
Uprated torsion bars and front antiroll bar from Rob Beere Racing; Fast steering rack from SNG Barratt; Electric power steering (switchable), from E Type Fabs.

 

Wheels are all stainless from MWS and fitted with Michelin 205 x 17 XZX tyres; Front brakes are 4 pot vented from Coopercraft with Mintex pads; rear brake callipers from Coopercraft with Mintex pads; Brake and clutch lines are Goodridge flexible; Wishbones and rear hubs zinc plated and powder coated for corrosion protection.

Fuel tank sealed against ethanol; SU Electronic fuel pump.

Heated and tinted windscreen and rear window for rapid de-misting; All glass tinted; Clock modified with electronic movement; Hazard warning lights, LED daylight running lights (can be removed), All other bulbs including interior are LED; Interior lined with Zircotec and Cool-It Insulation.

Wherever possible all nuts, bolts, screws and washers are stainless steel.

Interior trim from John Skinner and installed by Cotswold Classic Cars; seats are modified MX5 with head-rests, as supplied by CMC; Inertia reel seat belts are incorporated in the bottom of the B pillar as with Series 3 cars.

 

Disclaimer: This condition report was written by Julian Shoolheifer Limited in 2017 and while the details at that time were correct we cannot guarantee them and no claim can be made against Julian Shoolheifer Limited.

 

Auctioneers Notes: I don’t use the word concourse, but if I did, this car gets very, very close. The vendor, who is 80 years young, built this car to his specification for continental travelling and all the modifications carried out point in that direction.  It is worth noting that the original bucket seats which will need to be re-upholstered and the delightful Moss 4-speed gear box can be collected by the purchaser from the vendors home and he asked me to say that he would be very pleased to talk about the car to the new owner.  By the way, these items are included in the sale at no extra cost. The vendor asked me to mention that the rear shock absorbers  are adjustable for height and ratet and the front shock absorbers rate only.  All brake and clutch pipes are Goodrick flex pipes, and as bleeding E-Type rear brakes are a nightmare he has fitted a remote rear bleeding system – see photos on line.  There is a massive, comprehensive history file and the vendor has an original photograph of the car when he purchased her.  The car can be viewed by appointment, she is something special.

Should a RHD car be preferred, then the conversion is simple, very common and inexpensive. Companies such as M&C Wilkinson, (Danielle , 01777 618061) undertake this conversion, at a cost of less than £5,000

Full Details:

Lot No. 55
Auction 27th July 2018
Vehicle Make Jaguar
Vehicle Model E Type Series One 3.8 FHC
Year of Manufacture 1964
Mileage 26,215 (Not Warranted)
Registration 7582WK
Date first Registered 1964
MOT 26.07.18
Chassis Number 890279
Engine Number RA6039-9
Estimated Sale Price £96,000 - 98,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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