|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 June 2014.
Photos of 1E31319
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2014-06-26 19:13:30 | pauls writes:
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This 1965 Series I E-type fixed head coupe (chassis 1E31319) was purchased by the seller as a very solid barn find that he kept dry and unused for a dozen years or more. A comprehensive and costly restoration began with a full tear down in 2011 and finished with the attractive, numbers matching, Jaguar Heritage certified and tastefully upgraded car seen here. Less than 500 total miles have been driven following completion, the sellers adding that they're unable to bring themselves to drive it following such a large investment of time and money. It is now available in Hood River, Oregon for $88,500.
A three step dip of all metal components (caustic striping agent, acid and rust inhibitor) done in the early stages of refurbishment revealed a very solid starting point that required no major repairs. Two stage Glasurit matching the original Opalescent Maroon was applied on top of the reassembled body panels, and standard steel Dunlop 5" wide wheels were replaced with inch wider aluminum rim/stainless spoke items like those used by Eagle. Center laced rather than standard fit edge laced, they offer more outward offset and push dimensions as far as possible within unmodified wheel arch restrictions, while 205mm Vredestein tires give great stance and offer big improvements in grip.
Refinished in factory correct Mulberry, the cabin looks just as fresh as the exterior with nicely done upholstery, carpets, and trim. Switchgear, electrics and gauges are fully functional and in excellent cosmetic condition, but the speedometer still requires recalibration following a gear ratio change. As with the rest of the car, wiring, rubber and so on is all fresh, and the radio-delete panel has been filled with a GPS unit.
Mechanicals were given equal treatment and benefit from many well executed and sympathetic upgrades. A short list of details includes:
· Rebuilt engine and transmission
· Euro spec 3.05:1 differential gear ratio (vs. Standard NA 3.54)
· Distributor-less electronic EDIS ignition with MegaJolt PC controller
· Stainless headers, brake flex lines, and heater tubing
· Hi performance harmonic balancer by Pro Race
· Four pot Girling calipers in front with late XJ6 Girlings at rear
· Wilwood brake and clutch hydraulics--the former converted to manual
· Extensive custom aluminum heat shielding and sound proofing
· Adjustable front torsion bar reaction plate for ride height control
Suspension parts are properly coated in silver and cadmium per the factory and not in nickel as is commonly used. The original radio is included, the car is kept in climate controlled storage, is said to start with a short tap of the starter button and drive as or better than new.