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 3.8 Jaguar E-Type Opalescent Dark Green
 Open Two Seater Suede Green
 Right Hand Drive Black
   P.J. Evans, Birmingham
 850555 25 June 1962
 19 June 1962 Great Britain
 1962 Cream
 2022 Red
 Rest: Nice Black
 Original Hadlow
 5 Speed 
United KingdomUnited Kingdom

United Kingdom81LBP

United KingdomARF911A

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Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2003.


Record Changes

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2006-02-28 13:14:25 | XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: R4070
  • Factory Paint Color was added: opalescent dark green
  • Factory Interior Color was added: suede green
  • Factory Top Color was added: black
  • Original Distributor was added: P J Evans
  • Original Owner Country was added: Great Britain
  • Replacement Gearbox was changed from Original to 5 speed
  • Current City was changed from Wirral, Merseyside to Near Norwich
  • Last Seen was changed from 2005 to 2006
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1962
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 06
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 25
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1962
  • Factory Build Month was added: 06
  • Factory Build Day was added: 19
  • 2012-12-14 14:58:30 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Top Color was added: black
  • Notes From Heritage Record was changed from Registered: ARF911A to Registered: ARF911A
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: 81LBP|ARF911A|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United Kingdom|United Kingdom|
  • 2021-04-15 08:14:23 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current City was changed from Near Norwich to Dorset
  • Last Seen was changed from 2006 to 2021
  • 2022-04-13 11:52:29 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Original Distributor was changed from P J Evans to P.J. Evans, Birmingham
  • Current Color was changed from white to Cream
  • Current Interior was changed from red to Red
  • Current City was changed from Dorset to Hadlow
  • Current State was added: Kent
  • Last Seen was changed from 2021 to 2022
  • Heritage Notes

    Registered: ARF911A

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    2005-07-25 20:43:20 | pauls writes:

    Car was offered at auction 7/12/05

    Auction description:
    Model E-Type 3.8 SI Roadster
    First Registered 1962
    Registration No CherTran
    Engine No R6203-9
    Chassis No 850555
    MOT May 2006
    Colour White

    This example of the most iconic classic dates from 1962 and is an original RHD, UK supplied car. Said to have been restored in the late eighties, the car was acquired by the vendor some four years ago and has since undergone considerable refurbishment, which includes the following. Professional refinishing of paintwork, upgraded suspension with new Gaz adjustable shocks, new rear springs, uprated anti-roll bar and poly bushes throughout, conversion to negative earth, plus alternator, sports coil and Lumenition electronic ignition, Hayward & Scott, 6 branch exhaust manifold and stainless boxes, 6" competition spec, chrome wire wheels, Getrag 5 Speed gearbox conversion, high torque starter motor, new hood and tonneau on refurbished frame, new windscreen, new timing chain, Cooper Craft front brakes with steel braided hoses, all rubber seals, hoses etc replaced.

    The car is described as being in excellent order throughout with detailed engine bay, as new and upgraded interior, outstanding mechanics and superb bodywork.

    Offered complete with receipts for all of the above mentioned works and JDHT Heritage Certificate, this early E-Type roadster is said to have been used only during dry weather while in the vendors ownership and has always been stored correctly, when not in use.

    Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.
    Estimate: £29,000-32,000

    2005-08-08 06:39:57 | robert writes:

    Car sold for £ 30,000.- incl premium

    2005-08-17 10:11:36 | Robert writes:

    Offered at Barons Sandown park auction surrey 7th Jun 2005 estimate £35000-£40000 No sale Reg # chertran Engine # R6203-9 Cond 1 year 1962

    2006-02-28 10:43:23 | D Harris writes:

    Vehicle now in my ownership, engine was shot on my purchase, now being rebuilt by VSE (very good) have put right most of the little mistakes of previous owners and am looking foward to european touring this summer.

    2006-04-06 16:34:09 | D Harris writes:

    Engine rebuild now complete and we attenede a track day at Goodwood car was fantastic, I can highly reccomend VSE

    2006-06-17 06:11:21 | D Harris writes:

    lots of up dates done, vented discs, alloy rad, alternator, 45 dissy, rob beere oilcooler, vented rear discs. Engine now run in and is grteat, VSE are the best, and highly reccomended

    2006-06-17 06:20:48 | Anonymous writes:

    Forgot to memtion re-registered from cherished no 81LBP back to original reg ARF911A

    2007-08-08 16:22:48 | D Harris writes:

    Well it was a very sad day for me, Last Tuesday I went back to Barons and sold 'ARFA' as we have come to call our beautiful white e-type. Not much we could do about it, with an impending move to Australia just around the corner, and Australian import duties being what they are. I cannot understand why you can import £20000 worth of antiques and pay no duty but if it has an engine and wheels you pay through the teeth. Our car sold for £34000 plus buyers comission, I even managed to get Barons to waiver their sellers comission so am happy with the price I got. If the new owner ever reads this then you got a great car pal good lock.

    2015-05-31 09:40:53 | Andy writes:

    ARFA now in my possession in Southern England. What a stunning car! Still beautiful in every respect and a high quality example. Well done to all previous owners for preserving such a prestigious car, now rarer than ever. ARFA is safe with its next owner with years of happy driving ahead.

    2022-04-12 11:52:22 | Harry Stevens writes:

    Sold by E Type UK of Hadlow in March 2022. Abbreviated and amended seller's description below.

    First built in June 1962, this original UK right hand drive roadster was originally finished in Opalescent Dark Green over Suede Green with a Black mohair hood. Distributed by P J Evans it was sold just 6 days later with the registration the E Type retains to this date. The earliest documentation in the history file is the reissued replacement green log book issued in Leeds in the early 1980s. The following years saw the E Type pass through a number of ownerships including Royle's Car Restoration near Darlington who sold it in December 1985 to Mr Forbes. He arranged restoration, to include many new panels supplied by Martin Robey. The restoration completed around 1990 and the car was finished in Cream, with Red trim and a Black mohair roof, as seen today.

    The car moved to Leeds in 1995 and Warwickshire in 2000 where the new owner put the car through a performance upgrade programme to include 5 speed gearbox, alluminium radiator with electric cooling fan, 6 branch competition exhaust manifolds, oil cooler, high torque starter motor, uprated suspension, electronic ignition, chrome wire wheels, Cooper Craft front brakes withs steel braided hoses and new hood and tonneau cover. It was then registred 81LBP on a personal plate. In 2005 it was sold with the original number re-instated. The new owner commissioned VSE to upgrade the original engine to Clubsport fast road specification, and converted to an alternator and full stainless steel exhaust system. It passed to a new owner in 2017 and has since been used sparingly and been meticulously maintained, only being dry stored. Today the car offers the opportunity to purchase a desirable Series 1 roadster that presents exceedingly well.

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