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United KingdomGPW223D

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Record Creation: Entered on 27 September 2011.

 

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2011-09-27 15:46:14  |  pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 10/8/11
www.coys.co.uk/auction.php

Auction description:
Lot 112 - 1966 Jaguar E-type S1 2+2 Estimate: No Reserve
Registration Number: GPW223D
Chassis Number: 1E 21070

As world leaders in the sale of television and film-related vehicles, Coys are delighted to be able to offer the following vehicle of significant historic interest.

The movie Brannigan, released in 1975 and shot on location in Chicago and London, told the story of a Chicago detective sent to Britain to organise the extradition of an American mobster. The lead role of Brannigan was played by legendary Hollywood star John Wayne, with Richard Attenborough in the supporting role.

After turning down the role of Dirty Harry, and seeing the subsequent runaway success of that film, Wayne went ahead and made two police thrillers in quick succession. After McQ he made this "cop out of water" film in the same vein as Clint Eastwood's Coogan's Bluff.

Tough Chicago cop Jim Brannigan is sent to London to extradite a notorious American gangster, Ben Larkin (John Vernon). Brannigan is assigned a local officer, Jennifer (Judy Geeson), to help while he is in London. Before he can collect him Larkin is kidnapped by Mel Fields (Mel Ferrer), and Brannigan spends the rest of the film running around London in search of Larkin. Whilst struggling to adapt to the British way of life, and the restrained style of policing, he employs techniques not usually seen in Britain. In the meantime, a contract has been put out on Brannigan's life by Larkin to prevent him from being extradited to the United States. The contract is picked up by Gorman (Daniel Pilon), whose steed of choice is a certain 1966 Series 1 Jaguar E-type Coupe.

Commander Swann (Richard Attenborough), in charge of helping Brannigan get Larkin to America, is a stuffy, upper class, Metropolitan Police Commander who's not afraid to get his hands dirty. There is continual conflict between Brannigan and Swann about Brannigan's carrying, and use of, his handgun.

The film is notable for its well-executed action sequences, including a spectacular car chase at the end of the film, during which this very E-type, GPW 223D, was used by Gorman to chase Brannigan to a dockside wasteland, before being fatally shot and launching the Jaguar off the quayside to a fiery death. GPW 223D was only used for the driving sequences, a fibreglass mockup is said to have been pushed over into the Thames for the flaming finale.

This fascinating Series 1 4.2 2+2 E-Type was registered on the 1st January 1966. Its earlier life is not known, however GPW 223D very prominently featured as Gorman's drive of choice in the film. At the time of filming the car was painted black with custom red pinstripe, but has since been repainted in the current shade of silver metallic, contrasted by a black leather interior.

Believed to have been bought direct from Shepperton Studios after the filming of Brannigan was complete, the car found its way to Leeds by the late 1970s, at which point it was purchased by the current owner. With the vendor for now 33 years, GPW 223D has been in dry storage since 1980. This excellent project will be offered with a previous MoT and tax disc (both dated from 1979), its older-style Vehicle Registration Document and even a copy of Brannigan on DVD.

This iconic Jaguar E-Type coupe, to be sold with no reserve, offers the lucky new owner a fantastic opportunity to buy a genuine star of the silver screen.


2011-09-28 16:37:06  |  Eric Ode writes:

what a lousy sales story for a FHC!


2017-12-04 02:32:32  |  todd writes:

...........This year....this model...............The most beautiful car ever built. Art on wheels.


2017-12-04 12:59:51  |  Clive writes:

There appears to be problem with the Coys auction house description and/or with the Chassis Number and/or with the Action Photos uploaded 2011-09-27 which show a 2+2 E-type. Number 1E21070 is a short wheelbase fixed head coupe number. It is not a 2+2 number.


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