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1R7583

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Record Creation: Entered on 10 March 2008.

 

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2008-06-02 06:25:32  |  XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: 4R1620
  • Engine Number was added: 7R1028-9
  • Gearbox Number was added: KE2380
  • Factory Paint Color was added: british racing green
  • Factory Interior Color was added: suede green
  • Factory Top Color was added: black
  • Original Distributor was added: Jaguar Cars New York
  • Original Owner City was added: Lexington
  • Original Owner State was added: Kentucky
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Notes From Heritage Record was added: original owner's name and address is known via the vehicle trace certificate
  • Note About Originality was added: 1
  • Current Interior was changed from black to suede green
  • Current City was changed from Atlanta to Bellingham
  • Current State was changed from Georgia to Washington
  • Factory Delivery Year was added: 1968
  • Factory Delivery Month was added: 11
  • Factory Delivery Day was added: 11
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1968
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 11
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 25
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1968
  • Factory Build Month was added: 10
  • Factory Build Day was added: 29

  • 2008-06-02 13:47:57  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Delivery Day was changed from 11 to 28

  • 2008-11-02 09:16:06  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Replacement Engine was added: original
  • Current City was changed from Bellingham to Portland
  • Current State was changed from Washington to Oregon

  • 2009-08-17 07:23:39  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Top Color was added: black
  • Car Condition was changed from Scruffy driver to Work in progress
  • Last Seen was changed from 2008 to 2009

  • 2010-08-14 03:49:28  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Note About Originality was deleted, old value was: 1
  • Last Seen was changed from 2009 to 2010

  • 2014-07-15 04:11:33  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was changed from original owner's name and address is known via the vehicle trace certificate to original owner's name and address is known via the vehicle trace certificate
  • Current Color was changed from dark green to british racing green
  • Last Seen was changed from 2010 to 2014

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    Heritage Notes

    original owner's name and address is known via the vehicle trace certificate

    Car Number Prefixes and Suffixes:

    Owner: Bart

    Health Scientist by profession, British sportscar enthusiast by interest. Currently living/working overseas. 1R7583 will be stored and enjoyed in the great Pacific Northwest, USA. (email)

    Updated June 14th, 2008. Not legal proof of ownership.

    Video of 1R7583

    Jaguar XKE in Manzanita, Oregon

    July Evening in Manzanita, Oregon with 1969 Jaguar E-Type, Open-Two-Seater...scruffy driver..even scruffier video work.

     

    Photos of 1R7583

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    Exterior Photos (9)

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    Interior Photos (2)

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    Details Photos: Exterior (13)

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    Detail Photos: Interior (2)

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    Detail Photos: Engine (2)

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    Detail Photos: Other (1)

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    Restoration Photos: Stripdown (4)

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    Restoration Photos: Metalwork (3)

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    Restoration Photos: Engine (1)

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    Restoration Photos: Interior (4)

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    2008-03-10 11:11:07  |  pauls writes:

    Ebay item 3/10/08
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-E-Type-XKE-1969-Jaguar-E-Type-XKE-Roadster-air-co ...
    Current bid $10,099 reserve not met, 6 bids, 6 days left in auction. Buy it now price $32,500. 77k miles.

    Sellers description:
    I bought this car from a gentleman who had owned this Jaguar since 1972. He purchased it in Kentucky and drove it to Atlanta where it stayed for the next 30 years. It was NEVER in a northern state where they use salt on roads during the winter causing undue corrosion to the underside of cars. He kept it in an enclosed garage, registering it every year, and the last few years drove it less and less until he decided to finally sell it.

    MECHANICAL CONDITION...This car was always maintained and never abused. Over last few years the previous owner hardly used the car so some systems had to be gone through. The engine sounds and runs great. The carbs were rebuilt. New radiator hoses and heater hoses. Rebuilt distributor. Rebuilt front brake calipers and new brake lines. The dash oil pressure gauge isn't working although we manually put a gauge on the sending unit and it has great oil pressure-over 50lbs at idle when cold. We've put around 10 miles on the car since going through it-the brakes, transmission, clutch, and engine all work very well.

    BODY...As I said earlier, this car has always been in the south. NO sign of any major accident damage anywhere. The bonnet looks very straight. The gaps on all the body panels look uniform. The car was painted many years back and still looks great. Of course, it has minor chips and wear and tear from the years but the paint still holds a great shine and draws many looks going down the road. The original floorpans have a bit of scaling on the inside of the car and there are some pinholes in the floorboard-they could easily be repaired if you didn't want to install new floorboards at this time. There is some minor bubbling in the paint on the drivers side rear rocker. There is some corrosion under the battery on the inside of the car. Overall a very solid car.

    INTERIOR...This Jaguar has a rarely seen item on the 6 cylinder roadsters-air conditioning. The AC seems to still work fine-the compressor kicks on and cold air comes out of the under dash vents. I didn't do any maintenance to the system and it's possible that it could need a freon charge before the hot summer. The seats are original and show a bit of patina (wear and tear) from the years. The dash looks great. The unusual top has a built in sunroof-the top is still in pretty good condition with no rips or tears. Under the center console is a period correct 8 track player that had a Soul Train tape in it. This bit of provenance was too cool and I thought the next owner could decided whether to keep this bit of nostalgia in his/her new Jaguar! All the gauges seem to work except the oil pressure gauge. As stated earlier, we hooked a gauge to the sending unit and it has great pressure. I imagine the old gauge is perhaps stuck from a lack of recent use.

    SUMMARY...If you're looking for a Jaguar E-Type Roadster and don't want to pay six figures for one, then this car deserves a closer look. It's had just one owner for most of its life who took loving care of it. No wreck history. Very little rust. Looks great. Runs good. This car is ready to enjoy right now! I've put a very fair buy it now price in hopes of a quick sale.


    2008-05-22 10:55:54  |  Bart writes:

    learned today from classic heritage search company that 1R7583 was manufactured on October 29, 1968; original color; BRG. Original trim color; Suede Green. Black rag top.


    2008-05-22 15:45:44  |  Bart writes:

    original interior is still intact and the color of suede green, not black as is listed on the detail plate above.


    2009-04-04 15:15:26  |  Anonymous writes:

    Member of Facebook Jaguar XK Owners Group www.facebook.com/group.php


    2009-09-17 22:38:22  |  ken writes:

    great looking car and great video.... and i do like the music but really...! the XK Engine sound would be sooo much better.... do another one and lets hear that sweet sound.....
    Ken...


    2014-07-12 04:35:04  |  Barto writes:

    vehicle body/paint completed, under-going fresh trim from BAS; July 2014.
    Restoration work by BritishAutoworks, North Plaines, Oregon


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