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 3.8 Jaguar E-Type Carmen Red
 Open Two Seater Beige
 Right Hand Drive 
 850288 10 November 1961
 1961 Great Britain
 1961 Carmen Red
 2008 Black
 Rest: Nice 
 Original Bournemouth
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 May 2003.

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Heritage Notes

Registered: BSV 422

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2006-11-11 08:45:49 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 11/06

Auction description:
Lot Information
Lot 15
Estimate £30000 - 35000
Mileage T.B.A.
Trim Colour BLACK
Chassis No 850288
Engine No R26879
Registration No BSV 423
CC 3800
M.O.T T.B.A.
Finished in Carmen Red with black upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "good" (electrical equipment, interior trim, wheels / tyres) or "excellent" (four-speed manual gearbox, chassis, bodywork, paintwork) condition. Reportedly supplied new to Henleys of London in November 1961, chassis '850288' entered the current ownership during 1992. Apparently treated to a "full body restoration" (1995) and "engine rebuild" (2002), the Jaguar is said to have only covered 200 miles or so since the latter work was completed. An original UK market RHD roadster, the E-type is believed but not warranted to still retain its factory-fitted engine and gearbox (certainly, the quoted engine number relates to an approximately pre-March 1963 powerplant). Upgraded with a Kenlowe fan (though, the Jaguar alternative still accompanies the car), it is hoped that chassis '850288' will possess a new MOT certificate by the time of sale.

2008-07-31 19:33:09 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 8/08

Auction description:
Sale 16250 - A Sale of Jaguar Motor Cars and Related Automobilia, 9 Aug 2008
XK60, Goodwood, Chichester, Sussex

Lot No: 230
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I ‘Flat Floor’ 3.8-Litre Roadster
Registration no. BSV 422
Chassis no. 850288
Engine no. R-2687-9
Estimate: £33,000 - 36,000

Dating from the first few weeks of production, this vehicle is one of the earliest surviving Jaguar E-Types (the chassis number sequence of right-hand drive roadsters commenced at 850001) and has features typical of early production models, including the flat floor and welded-in bonnet louvres. ‘850288’ was manufactured on 15th November 1961 and despatched to Henlys in London on the 27th of that month. The car has been with the present owner since 1990 and in 1996 benefited from a full body strip-down and restoration, while only a few hundred dry miles have been covered since the engine was rebuilt in 2002.
Finished in Carmine Red with black interior, ‘850288’ has features typical of early production models, including the flat floor and welded-in bonnet louvres. The car comes with Jaguar/Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate confirming original engine and gearbox numbers; sundry restoration invoices; current road fund licence; MoT to June 2009 and Swansea V5 registration document. A change of interior colour from beige to black and the installation of a Kenlowe electric fan are the only listed deviations from factory specification. (The original fan is included in the sale)

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