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1E78377

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Record Creation: Entered on 10 April 2010.

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

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2010-05-15 15:41:13  |  XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Title Year was added: 1968
  • Car Condition was added: Work in progress
  • Current Color was changed from maroon to opalescent maroon
  • Current Interior was changed from red to maroon
  • Current City was changed from Wichita to Highland
  • Current State was changed from Kansas to Michiga
  • Last Seen was added: 2010

  • 2010-05-16 00:13:00  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Replacement Gearbox was added: Original
  • Current State was changed from Michiga to Michigan

  • 2010-05-26 02:03:39  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was added: 7E54673-9
  • Gearbox Number was added: KJS221

  • 2010-05-28 13:54:54  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Paint Color was added: opalescent maroon
  • Factory Interior Color was added: maroon
  • Original Owner City was added: Denver
  • Original Owner State was added: Colorado
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1968
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 04
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 25
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1968
  • Factory Build Month was added: 04
  • Factory Build Day was added: 02

  • 2010-06-05 00:14:20  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Replacement Engine was added: original

  • 2010-07-15 00:08:48  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Note About Originality was added: 1

  • 2011-11-07 15:18:58  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Gearbox Number was changed from KJS221 to KJ8221
  • Last Seen was changed from 2010 to 2011

  • 2014-04-07 03:05:08  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current Interior was changed from maroon to red
  • Current City was deleted, old value was: Highland
  • Current State was deleted, old value was: Michigan
  • Current Country was changed from United States to Germany
  • Last Seen was changed from 2011 to 2014

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    Car Number Prefixes and Suffixes:

    Owner: Mark Meyer

    New caretaker of this car. Purchased car in Wichita KS from son of long time owner. (email)

    Updated December 13th, 2010. Not legal proof of ownership.

    Photos of 1E78377

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    Exterior Photos (7)

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    2010-04-10 10:07:18  |  Clive writes:

    Advertised on ebay March 2010. Description as follows:
    " New Interior. All original.
    Fresh engine rebuild. Clean title. Has some rust in floor board. Owned by father last 25 years.


    2010-05-15 22:20:55  |  Lofty writes:

    Newly purchased, and relocated to Michigan. Will be doing a "rolling restoration"


    2010-05-25 22:00:58  |  Mark Meyer writes:

    More updated Info


    2010-07-14 23:38:08  |  Mark Meyer writes:

    Further Validating data on the car


    2011-11-07 07:40:22  |  pauls writes:

    Ebay item 11/7/11
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-Jaguar-2-2-Coupe-Rare-Series-1-1-2-/140634565758
    Opening bid $2,500 reserve not met, no bids yet 6 days left in auction.

    Sellers description:
    1968 Jaguar 2+2 Coupe for sale. It has 62106 miles on the Odometer, its unknown if those are actual miles. I can tell you I bought it in 2010 in from the son of the prior owner in Wichita Kansas. His Father purchased it 20 years earlier from the Denver Colorado area. It has been certified to have matching numbers and the color of exterior and interior is the same as it was built. It has been garaged most of its life, and has very little rust. Main issues are a small area on the front of the drivers side floor, and a little bit over the rear wheel arches. My plan was to do a rolling restoration and drive it. I have built a new alloy cooling system, rebuilt the distributor, converted it to electronic ignition, rebuilt the stromberg carbs and modified them to use adjustable jets. I have not started the engine since this work. The engine does turn over and has good compression so I do expect it to run well. The cam covers have been off and the engine looks very clean inside. Car is a very rare model and has factory air .

    Fuel System has been gone through
    Carbs rebuilt with adjustable jets
    Distributor Rebuilt with 1967 advance curve and vacuum advance
    Custom radiator w/ new hoses and clamps

    Paint is good and shines fairly well, there is some evidence of some minor accident repairs, but the car is straight. Carpets have been lost and need to be replaced. Leather interior looks new and over all the interior looks pretty good. Please see listing in XKE data site for further info xkedata dot com, search for car=1E78377.


    2014-04-05 00:24:52  |  pauls writes:

    Car was at auction in France 2/14
    www.bonhams.com/auctions/21768/lot/372/

    Auction description:
    Lot 372
    1968 Jaguar Type E 4.2-Litre série 1½ coupé 2+2
    Sold for €49,450 (US$ 67,746) inc. premium
    Chassis no. 1E78377
    Engine no. 7E54673-9

    Manufactured in 1968 during this transitional period, this 'Series 1½' 2+2 Coupé was delivered new in Denver, Colorado, USA and originally finished in opalescent maroon with matching interior, its present colour scheme. It then spent some decades in Wichita, Kansas before being purchased for the current (fourth) owner's private collection in Germany. During 2012/2013 extensive works were undertaken to bring the car to its present excellent condition, including a repaint in original livery and the replacement of numerous mechanical and other parts. Around €35,000 was spent, as evidenced by bills on file, and since completion the E-Type has covered only some 1,500 kilometres. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned bills; a selection of restoration photographs; an illustrated professional condition report (dated March 2013); and German TüV and Fahrzeugbrief.


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