|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Registered: 793 XMO
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2006-02-25 22:55:15 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 2/25/06
Current bid $20,100.00 (Reserve not met), 17 bids, 5 days left in auction.
Rare 1970 Jaguar XK-E Survivor
The E-Type for auction here is a very special find. Sold new in Germany to a U.S. Air Force officer, the cat was soon shipped back to Southern California to be stationed near its original owner's base in Riverside County. Used sparingly, as a sunny-day-only toy, the car was pampered like a favorite child. In fact, the late owner's son told us that dad never let any of the kids ride along with him, so obsessed was he with keeping his "baby" clean. Today, the Jaguar's odometer shows a mere 14,551 miles. Since this estate car did not come with supporting records, we can't guarantee it to be accurate. However, judging by the car's pure state of preservation, it could in fact be the Jag's actual, original mileage.
Built in June of 1970, VIN *1R28187* is one of only 1,454 LHD 2-seater Coupes built for the year. All its numbers match; except for wheels and consumables (such as battery and tires), this Jag is all original, "as delivered."
Still proudly wearing its original blue-and-yellow California license plates, this feline is as healthy as a show cat travelling with its own veterinarian. It has never left the benevolent climate of the Golden State and is currently registered through August 2006. It has never been involved in an accident, is completely rust free, and has never needed any rust repair, either.
The original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook is still with the car. Not shown, but also included, is a supplementary information manual, which is part of a factory shop manual.
When inspecting a vintage Jaguar, closely examining the structural integrity of its monocoque ("unit body") is of paramount importance. Apart from being damaged by accidents, rust is a Jaguar's main enemy. Even in California an E-Type can rust from the inside out, if moisture has been allowed to be trapped inside its tunk compartment or beneath its floor mats!
Luckily, this fabulous specimen has always been kept in a well-ventilated, dry garage and has never been exposed to any traffic hazards. Hence, it still proudly wears its factory-applied coat of 'Royal Blue' paint. Subtle wear marks and a few, highly interesting manufacturing flaws--almost always erased during a restoration--further confirm its originality. This XK-E could serve as a true "reference car" at JCNA gatherings.
A straight body, hallmark of unmolested originality. The long, sexy bonnet and the doors open and close smoothly and feature perfect shut lines.
More important than shiny paint: a healthy undercarriage. Ol' Sherlock himself could inspect this cat's belly with his magnifying glass and would not be able to find an ounce of corrosion. The car still displays the correct factory undercoat; no spray can artistry of any kind was ever performed. Even the vulnerable footwells are immaculately preserved.
Sure, you might be able to restore a rusty car, but you can't bring back originality for all the money in the world. It's priceless!
And, yes, the original paint is still very glossy, irrefutable proof of the sheltered life this FHC ("Fixed Head Coupe") has led for almost 36 years.
This one runs smooth and without valve train clatter, doesn't overheat and displays great oil pressure, even after extended runs. Smoke upon start-up, oil consumption, annoying leaks? Not here!
A close look at the front suspension confirms: everything is clean and tight!
A cockpit lifted straight from the Le Mans-winning D-type, the dash on our example presents itself phantastically preserved, with an absolutely crack-free top. White-on-black SMITHS instruments look beautiful; they all work, save for the clock, which is as timeless as the cat's design. Elegant, wood-and-aluminum steering wheel looks immaculate. An interesting, dealer-installed option is the WIPERDWELL dial for variable windshield wiper speeds. The Jag also features the rare German Nebelschlussleuchte (rear fog light) and its original, fully functional PHILIPS AM/FM radio.
Our trip took us from Ventura to Santa Barbara, way up on Highway 154 to the Cold Springs Tavern for lunch, and back home again. The E-Type performed flawlessly, with superb 4-wheel disc brakes, taut suspension, and the easy-to-use 4-speed manual transmission, cradling us with the old-world opulence of a true 1960s supercar. Actually, the E might be the last affordable classic supercar, though prices are definitely on the rise. Will you ever be able to find another unrestored, low-mileage example such as this one?
This fine motorcar is currently displayed in our Showroom, located at 5528 Everglades Street, in beautiful Ventura, Calif. 93003.
2006-03-17 10:02:29 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 3/17/06
Current bid $10,100, reserve not met, 10 bids, 6 days left in auction.
Previous auction ended at $29,850, reserve not met after 32 bids.