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Record Creation: Entered on 30 October 2005.

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2010-12-14 12:29:46  |  Lofty writes:

Data updates and pictures by new owner of car 12/2010.


2011-01-08 10:21:17  |  pauls writes:

Ebay item 1/8/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-E-Type-XKE-S1-FHC-1966-Jaguar-XKE-E-Type-Series-1 ...
Current bid $16,355 reserve not met, 4 bids 5 days left in auction.

Sellers description:
Numbers matching 1966 Jaguar XKE E-Type Series 1 FHC 4.2 liter in Signal Red. This is a very nice car that has properly been sorted and is fully operational. In my opinion, the condition of the car is better than a “number 3”. It is nearly “number 2” condition but definitely not perfect by any stretch. Upon first approach, the car is quite visually stunning.

This car was used in the 1966 Rose Bowl Parade and as such the rear side windows have roses etched into them. It looks very tasteful and gives the car an interesting history. Other than that, I have history on the car back as early as 1982, but I don't think it is anywhere near complete. The previous owners tell me that the history traces back to the original owner, but I have not verified it. This car also comes with miscellaneous spare parts and some extra glass.

I will start by describing what was done to the car in or around 2005 by the prior owner. At that time, the car received a metal up respray, base and clear, as well as a complete rechrome. I believe the cost of this was $5000 for the body and paint and about $1500 for the rechrome if the receipts are any indication. Doors, windows and chrome were removed (I have some pictures of this process) Much of the interior was redone at that time including reworked door panels, dash top, carpet and rear compartment. The seats are still nice but have some seam splitting. All new rubber was installed for windows, doors, rear hatch and bonnet and the car has a new windshield as the original cracked when being put back into the car after the repaint. The car received partial rewiring, new brake master and slave cylinders, ignition switch, brake lines, choke cable and hardware, light sockets, various brackets, handles, beading, grommets, gaskets etc. The car was running and driving up until about 2-3 years ago and then sat in the prior owner's garage as he lost interest and ability to do more to the car. The last thing he did was to replace the ignition switch, but he wired it wrong and could not get the car started so he gave up. One other thing worth mentioning is that the floors were redone at this time as well, however they were riveted in place. They are solid and fully functional and have been sealed.

This brings us to the present when I acquired the car as it sat. The first thing the mechanic (a well known specialist on vintage Jaguars – his contact information will be provided to serious and qualified buyers) did was run a compression test and found all readings to be good and within 4 PSI of each other. I had the paint profesionally polished to bring out a very nice finish. It is not perfect show quality, but is very nice. The chrome was also polished and shows well, but again not perfect. The bodywork is nice and for the most part straight with good panel fit. It shows well but under very close scrutiny you can see some minor flaws here and there. The mechanic went through the car and made several recommendations of what it would take to make the car a reliable and fully operational ride. This included a tune up, new brake hoses, replacement distributor, rebuilt carbs, new clutch master and slave cylinders, clutch hose and so forth. I told him to do whatever he thought it needed. He noticed that the head has been reworked when he had the valve covers off – cams are good and timing chain looked good. Some of the gauges are not currently working properly as you will see in the video. When you include the buffing and new set of tires/used wheels I had installed (the originals had one wheel that was rusty and the shop had a good set of used wheels), I have invested about $7500 to get the car up to snuff so all you have to do is enjoy it. The steering and suspension are tight, the car tracks properly and is a joy to drive. Again, it is turn-key, ready to get in and drive and would definitely be a standout at a local car show or cruise-in, but will not be taking home any concourse trophies.


2011-01-18 21:03:52  |  Anonymous writes:

Car sold for $34000. Paid for in full today. Hopefully the new owner will be pleased.


2011-11-07 07:18:48  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 11/7/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RESTORED-ORIGINAL-SERIES-E-TYPE-4-2-JAGUAR-HERITAGE-CERT ...
Current bid $5,100 reserve not met, 6 bids 6 days left in auction. Buy it now price $42,500. 49k miles. Same location.

Sellers description:
The car I am offering for sale comes with a large file folder of documentation. It was built on the 6th of October. 1965, but is titled as a 1966. It comes with a framed Jaguar Heritage Certificate.The established ownership chain is as followers:

1965: Original Owner: Allen Broster of Atascadero, CA. Broster must be the one who had the roses etched on the each rear side-window glass, shown in the pictures and walk around video. The story I was told is that this was done as a memento of the car having been in the Rose Parade in 1966.

1982: Robert Baker, who lived near San Diego, buys the car, probably from the original owner, although the records are unclear on this point

1987: Baler sells the car to the Hale family in West Virginia.

1988: David J. Fekete of Columbus, OH purchases the Jag.

1990: Richard L. Sells of Franklin, OH becomes the owner. He soon moves to Florida and keeps the car for the next 12 years.

2002: The Jag returns to Columbus, OH when Earl and Patti Hassler buy it. Earl Hassler begins a slow restoration of the car. He replaced the rusty floor pans with reproduction units. There was no other rust on the car, no doubt a legacy of it having been in California so long. He also replaced the exterior rubber, took care of the chrome and completed numerous other smaller jobs as detailed in the folder of receipts. By January 2005, he had the car stripped and painted, see image 3q. During reinstallation of the glass, the windshield cracked necessitating the purchase of a new one.

August 2005: The last receipt for work on the car before my purchase. The story I was told is that Earl Hassler became ill and died. Patti Hassler covered the car and left it in the garage for the next five years.

2010: An automobile broker discovers the car and buys it. He takes it to John Grim of Performance Auto Restoration near Columbus, OH, a noted Jaguar specialist, and has seven thousand dollars worth of work done to make the car roadworthy.

2010, December, the present owner buys the car and undertakes additional work.

The documentation furnished with the car leads me to believe that the present odometer reading of 49,927 miles is the correct mileage for this beautiful Jaguar, although this is not definitively established. Consider:

July 3, 1984: California smog test, recorded odometer reading is 43,089

June 15, 1989: oil change, recorded mileage is 45,760

September 10, 1990, sales contract, recorded mileage is 47,225

December 2010, odometer reads 49,760 when I bought the Jag.

November 2011, the car is offered on eBay; odometer reads 49,927 when the pictures were taken.

An additional reason to think this is the correct mileage for this car is that when the starter was replaced during the summer of 2011, the access port necessary to remove one of the starter bolts still had the original sealer and appeared to never have been opened. The starter itself appears to be the original unit. It still works and goes with the car if the buyer wants it.

WORK ON THE CAR COMPLETED SINCE IT CAME OUT OF STORAGE IN 2010

1. CAR CLEANED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

2. GAS TANK DRAINED AND FLUSHED

3. CHANGED THE OIL AND FILTER

4. REPLACED SPARK PLUGS AND SPARK PLUG WIRES

5. REPLACED DISTRIBUTOR, DISTRIBUTOR CAP, ROTOR AND CONDENSOR

6. ALL THREE SU HD-8 CARBURETORS REBUILT AND TUNED

7. REPLACED BOTH FRONT BRAKE HOSES AND ONE REAR

8. REPLACED CLUTCH MASTER AND SLAVE CYLINDERS

9. REPLACED STEEL CLUTCH HYDRALUIC LINES AND FLEX LINES

10. REPLACED FOUR WIRE WHEELS AND SPINNERS (spare wheel not replaced)

11. REPLACED TACH GENERATOR

12. INSTALLED FOUR NEW RADIAL FIFTEEN INCH TIRES

13. REBUILT THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

14. REPLACED TEMPERATURE SENSOR

15. INSTALLED NEW RON DAVIS RACING ALUMINUM RADIATOR (much greater cooling capacity)

16. ADDED NEW KOOL KAT ELECTRIC FAN (much greater cooling capacity

17. REPLACED ORIGINAL (nonfunctional) THERMO SWITCH FOR FAN

18. INSTALLED TOGGLE SWITCH UNDER DASH TO CONTROL FAN (I use the manual switch instead pf the thermo switch.)

19. REPLACED OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT

20. INSTALLED NEW STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM (made in England)

21. SAND BLASTED EXHAUST MANIFOLDS AND HAD A MODERN CERAMIC COATING APPLIED IN SATIN BLACK (will not burn off like the original)

22. CARBURETOR DOMES AND CAM COVERS SANDED AND POLISHED

23. SEAT FRAMES SAND BLASTED AND PAINTED

24. INSTALLED NEW SEAT FOAMS

25. SEATS AND CONSOLE REUPHOLSTERED IN CORRECT BLACK LEATHER

26. NEW CARPETS IN FOOTWELLS, NEW DASH TOP AND NEW DOOR PANELS

27. REPLACED HEAT SHIELD (between exhaust manifold and brake fluid containers)

28. REPLACED ORIGINAL STARTER WITH MODERN HIGH TORQUE GEAR REDUCTION STARTER

29. INSTALLED TWO NEW RADIATOR HOSES, GEARSHIFT KNOB AND RADIATOR CAP

30. INSTALLED NEW GLOVE BOX CUBBY

31. REPLACED CHROME DOME NUTS ON HEAD AND CAM COVERS

32. INSTALLED NEW ALTERNATOR BELT

33. REPLACED CHROME GRILL AND LATCHES AT REAR OF BONNET

34. REPLACED RADIATOR STONEGUARD

SUMMATION
This car is a sharp looking, nice driving Series I E-Type. The view out over the long, low bonnet just might be the most exciting in all motoring. Some practical upgrades have been installed to increase the driving pleasure, namely the aluminum radiator, Kool Cat fan, complete new stainless steel exhaust and gear reduction starter. As the video shows, this is a magnificent looking car that could win awards at local shows. If you look closely, you can find a few hand touch ups in the paint so it is not concours quality. It's a really fast, exciting car to drive that has been reliable during the time I've owned it. As shown in the oil pressure video, using a mechanical oil pressure gauge (far more accurate than the factory electrical sending unit), the engine shows very good oil pressure. This is indicative of an engine without a lot of miles. The file folder of receipts supports this as does the presence of what I think was the original starter. It also indicated by the compression check as follows:

Cylinder 1: 155 (rear)
Cylinder 2: 163
Cylinder 3: 159
Cylinder 4: 156
Cylinder 5: 150
Cylinder 6: 157 (front)

These are really good readings for the 6-cyl Jaguar dual overhead cam engine.

Rust is a great enemy of E-Types, so the buyer must be really careful. Particularly susceptible areas are the floor pans, rockers, the trunk area and the lower part of the bonnet where the hinges attach. Being originally a California car, this Jag had only minimal rust, which has been repaired by replacing the floor pans. I've looked the car over carefully and can find no other areas of rust. The trunk floor, underside, rockers and bonnet attaching points are all solid.


2011-12-01 15:04:34  |  G Dedrick Robinson writes:

Owner's comment, November 2011: A lot of work completed on this car over the past year including new leather seats and console, detailing of bonnet area, polishing cam covers and carbs, satin black cermaic coating on exhaust headers, stainless steel exhaust system, gear reduction starter and Kool Kat fan. Sold car on eBay for $41,605. The buyer got a bargain.


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