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 3.8 Jaguar E-Type 
 Open Two Seater 
 Right Hand Drive 
 1961 Cream
 2005 Red
 Rest: Concours 
  New South Wales
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Record Creation: Entered on 22 January 2004.


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2004-01-22 12:28:20  |  pauls writes:

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This car was reported in another register in September of 1988. It was reported to have been sold new in Australia, and to be located in N.S.W.

2005-04-20 09:01:24  |  pauls writes:

Reference to this car was found on the web at:

Sellers description:
1961 Roadster, Chassis number 850085. One of only 81 of the first very early spec (flat floor & external bonnet lock) RHD roadsters which left the factory. Cream, red leather. First E to be allocated new to Bryson's Sydney as their launch car. Featured in Modern Motor magazine. Concours winning, painstaking detailed restoration with superb mechanicals. Extremely rare & desirable. (CMW583).

2005-08-31 18:48:39  |  pauls writes:

Car was found for sale on the web 8/31/05

Sellers description:
Classified Ad Number: 1243 Posted on: 19 Aug 2005 Expires: 20 Nov 2005
Email: Victor Waterhouse
Location: Sydney, NSW
FOR SALE: The most significant E-type Roadster in Australia
850085 is one of the extremely rare, original production specification RHD E-type roadsters (81 left Browns Lane).
Despatched 27th of July 1961 to Brysons as the Sydney launch car, also the very first E-type sold in Australia.
Almost three decades later, a painstakingly accurate restoration (few early cars retain so many original parts) earned State and National Concours d’Elegance wins.
The provenance is impeccable and as well as a comprehensive history file, comes complete with original registration number (CMW583), tools, jack, literature - even an original Bryson key ring. Included will also be the original road tests and unpublished photographs.
Meticulously maintained by renowned Jaguar expert Graeme Lord, she is one of the finest examples anywhere in the world today and, undoubtedly, the most significant E-type roadster in Australia.

2005-09-09 18:26:31  |  pauls writes:

Car found for sale on the web 9/9/05

Sellers description same as above with the following:
Model E TYPE
Series SERIES 1 3.8
Year 1961
Colour CREAM
Body type roadster
Transmission manual
Price $225,000
Currency AUD
Pricing Notes POA
Reference Code CW1083-CMW583
Stock Number CMW583
Engine No. 3.8 LTR
Registration No. CMW583

2005-10-12 21:20:51  |  pauls writes:

Car is offered for sale at:
Same description as above.

2006-03-25 18:59:54  |  Anonymous writes:

So how much did this car sell for

2009-07-01 06:51:25  |  Denis Weily writes:

I purchased the vehicle in Nov 2005, a magnificent restoration, it made its first publc appearance for quite some time at the Tasmanian Jag National Concours, Easter 2009, but was not entered in the concours, but was awarded the Ian Cummins National Trophy for the best presented car not in the concours event. The car now resides in Williamstown in Victoria Australia..... cheers Denis

2017-08-06 00:17:53  |  John Elmgreen writes:

This car was sold new through Brysons in Sydney, Australia, having been despatched from the works on 28 July 1961, the same date as 850086 was despatched to Brysons in Melbourne. 850085 was sold new to the Sydney motor mower company Victa Limited, when Gary Richardson traded in his XK150 S DHC (T827360DN) on the E Type. These were the first two E Types sold new in Australia. See "The Jaguar XK in Australia", page 21.

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