|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 9 August 2006.
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2006-08-09 09:09:28 | pauls writes:
Car to be at Christie's auction 8/06
This Series II E-Type, specified in the rarely seen combination of black with gray interior, tells a story that few others can boast. While working with the American foreign service, the current and sole owner since new collected this E-Type from the factory in Browns Lane, Coventry, England. He then used the car for a couple of years whilst on his posting and predominantly enjoyed the car for touring the array of countries one can visit with relative ease in Europe. When he returned to the US, the trusty E-Type duly followed and with nothing more than routine service was used for several more years before being put into storage in Laredo, Texas.
After years without use, the owner then decided to commission a restoration and therefore entrusted local marque specialists Jeff's Resurrections to undertake the work. Fortunately, having traveled so few miles, this Series II example was phenomenally original and thanks to the dry state it had been stored in was structurally sound throughout. So to replicate the experience first tasted back in England when the car was new, it was treated to a complete nut and bolt restoration to original specification of the highest order that even included a full mechanical rebuild encompassing the barely traveled engine, transmission and differential. Upon completion in 2002, the decision was made to take this one owner example onto the show circuit and in 2003 it battled for JCNA (Jaguar Club of North America) National honors where it claimed second place.
Since being on the show circuit the car has been sparingly used and has predominantly resided at the restorer's premises. Upon a recent visit, a Christie's specialist was privileged to briefly drive this fine example and a glowing response was reported thanks to a super smooth engine and transmission and well dialed in set up. The color combination is very striking and as the previous concours glory will attest, condition is without fault. Prior to the sale a thorough check through and detailing will be performed and we confidently boast that this documented example with such alluring provenance is sure to impress. Accompanying the car will be a generous array of paperwork related to the thirty-six year relationship the vendor has enjoyed with the car.
Auction Exceptional Motor Cars
Christies, Monterey Jet Center
Lot Number 49
Hammer Price -
Hammer Price (inc premium) -
Chassis number 1R13451
Engine number 7R12270-9
2009-03-23 02:37:30 | Sparky writes:
Vehicle sold at RM auction Amelia Island March 14/09 for $74,250 US (est. $75,000 - 100,000 US).
The Series II E-Type offered here has traveled less than 35,500 miles from new and is presently with only its second owner, after having been in the possession of its original owner from 1970 through 2006. The first owner purchased the car new while stationed in Europe as a military officer and, upon returning to the United States, used it for a few more years before placing it into storage in Laredo, Texas.
After years without use, the first owner commissioned the marque specialists at Jeff’s Resurrections to perform a thorough cosmetic restoration, and to prepare the car for future road use. The second owner subsequently spent an additional $50,000 on engine, suspension and other mechanical restoration (invoices included). Thanks to its low mileage, proper storage and sympathetic and costly restoration work, this Series II example is phenomenally original and pristine. In 2003, it competed for JCNA National Honors, claiming second place, before competing once more in September 2008 and placing first in the JCNA Driven Class, where the judges remarked that it could have easily contended the concours category.
As expected of a car with such ownership and restoration history, as well as its JCNA show successes, this E-Type remains in wonderful condition and, what’s more, is also a pleasure to drive. It is accompanied by tools, a jack, owner’s manual, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate attesting to its matching numbers, and an array of paperwork related to its recent restoration as well as its 36-year relationship with the original owner.