|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 July 2012.
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2012-07-28 09:56:05 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction in France.
1965 Jaguar Type E coupé Série 1 4,2L Châssis n° 1E20518
Moteur n° 7E3482-9
- A very desirable Series 1
- Exceptional condition
- Its like time had stood still
- Recently restored
This car is from the very desirable Series 1, which retained the purity of the original design, but with the more powerful 4.2-litre engine that followed the original 3.8. On top of that this right-hand-drive car has received a very thorough restoration, spread over nearly three years and done without any cost constraints. The body was removed and completely stripped, sandblasted and then phosphate-treated prior to painting in its original blue that was found on the underbody. Several body sections were replaced: two wings, mud flaps, rear apron and all the fittings. As for the running gear, brakes were redone with new parts: master cylinder, brake booster, pipes, discs, four-piston Coopercraft calipers. All isolators, seals, rubbers and hardware are new, as are the rear shocks and exhaust, replaced by one in stainless steel. The rear axle was dismantled, adjusted and re-assembled.
The original engine too received attention. After opening up and checking the cylinder head, it was decided that re-boring was not necessary, after checking the compression. The oil pipes have been checked as have been the camshafts. The valves and seats are new, as well as the bearings and bushings. The cooling system has been revised: the radiator refurbishing was entrusted to a specialist, Kevlar hoses have been used, a Kenlow electric fan installed to operate at 70 degrees, and a new heater put in. The carburetors have been rebuilt, and the ignition coil converted to an electronic unit. The alternator and 'high torque' starter are new. The mechanical work was done by a retired professional of 65 years, with the right experience. Parts invoices totaled over Euros 30,000, while the man hour that has gone into the car is estimated at over a 1,000. Since its restoration, the car has covered less than 2,000km (1,250 miles). The car revs up promptly without overheating and drives perfectly well. The restoration is documented by detailed photos and a file full of all the invoices and expenses for the purchase of the parts are there for potential buyers to examine.
Estimation 46 000 - 64 000 €
Sold for 55,994 €