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United Kingdom1436WF

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Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2003.

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2004-04-02 07:38:16  |  Herman Stöver writes:

According to the "International Jaguar 'E' Type Register Directory of Vehicles and Owners / 1986 edition" of the UK Jaguar Drivers Club this car was ownes (1986) by Ronald Kayser from Glasgow Scotland UK, color: Carmen Red UK registration nr. WF 1436


2005-06-03 11:26:20  |  Nigel writes:

The 100th production E Type FHC, built December 1961. I purchased this car in 2003 in non-running condition. It had remained registered to Ronald Kayser until 2002. The car was in good structural condition, but had very poor paintwork (a mixture of dull Carmen Red with primer in places) and the interior had been badly refinished with cream vinylcoat or similar. (the car was originally Opalescent Silver Blue with navy blue trim). The original 'flat floor', engine and moss box were all in place, together with the original registration (1436 WF). I got the car running and roadworthy (UK Mot'd), before selling it on and accquiring car 860861.

860100 has now returned to Yorkshire where it was originally registered in January 1962.


2009-12-18 12:38:02  |  Trevor Ripley writes:

Purchased from Nigel in 2003. Although mot'd it ran very badly needing considerable work. Full rebuild of engine carried out along with new brakes all round and interior retrim amongst other things. I considered a full strip down and restoring it to original colour but decided just to give it a quick blow over in red to tidy it up. Still a bit scruffy but now mechanically sound. No concours winner though. Now just a good usable car.


2013-12-13 16:30:51  |  Michael Scott writes:

This car is mentioned in a letter to "Jaguar Driver" magazine of March 1981 by the then owner, Ron Kayser of Glasgow. He detailed the extensive restoration work he was having carried out (when funds permitted!) saying that the car had not been driven by him since 1976. He hoped to complete the restoration by 1982.


2014-02-06 05:57:45  |  Trevor writes:

I met up with Ronnie Kayser last year and had a great chat about the car. He gave me some old photos taken when he had it. It was white when he bought it and he re-painted it red. The original owner was Gerald Barton who owned Humber Oil Company, later re-named Humbrol. (Paints ). Sadly Gerald passed away a few years ago but I haven spoken to his widow, Sheila. She remembers the car well and drove it herself quite a lot. Gerald was a Jag fan and had his name down to have one of the first E-Types. It was traded in for a Jag saloon after about 3 years as no room to get the kids in. According to Beverley local archives the car remained registered in East Yorkshire until the mid 70's, about the time Ronnie bought it.( no record of owners though ). I am still trying to trace the owners between Gerald and Ronnie ( about 1965 to 1976 ). Anyone out there know anything ????


2018-04-14 09:41:23  |  Trevor writes:

Well, after 15 years of owning and enjoying this car I have decided the time has now come for it to have a new owner. I seem to use it less and less due to having other classics. Very usable car as it is but the new owner may decide to restore to original colour. A thing I was going to do many years ago but never did.
It is up for sale with Silverstone Auctions at their sale on May 19th 2018.


2018-05-13 11:24:23  |  Lofty writes:

1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 'Flat Floor' Coupe
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Registration: 1436 WF
Chassis Number: 860100
Engine Number: R3145-9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3.8
Year of Manufacture: 1961
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 80,000 - 100,000
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1961 Jaguar E-type 'flat floor' chassis number '860100' believed to be the 100th RHD Jaguar E-type Coupe produced.
Original engine still fitted, R.3145/9-rebuilt in 2004. Original Moss gearbox and original East Yorkshire reg number
Delivered in Opalescent Silver Blue now Carmen Red. Not Concours but an attractive 'daily driver' and guided accordingly
Owned since 2003 by our vendor. Lots of work during that period. Now lightly (but regularly) used
Drivers Handbook, Heritage certificate, Receipts for work done (£14,000). VSE engine rebuild datasheet
MOT valid until 15th, April 2019. Very seldom do we see such an early E-Type. Part of Jaguar's history


One such customer who was quick off the mark in 1961 was Gerald Barton, owner of the Humber Oil Company (later Humbrol Paints). He was a long-term Jaguar enthusiast and placed his order for an E-Type at the first possible opportunity, appreciating that he may have to wait some time. His patience was rewarded when, late in December, he took delivery of an Opalescent Silver Blue Fixed Head Coupe, registered 1436 WF and bearing the Engine Number R3145-9 and the Chassis number 860100. According to Jaguar records, chassis numbers for right-hand drive, fixed head coupes began at 860001 and ended in 1964 at 861799 so it would make sense to assume 1436 WF was, in fact, the 100th Coupe off the line. The Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms that it was manufactured on December the 12th, 1961 and dispatched to dealers, RB Massey in Hull, on December the 21st. Gerald loved his E-Type but an expanding family necessitated two more seats so, in 1965, it was part exchanged for a new Jaguar Mk.II saloon.

The records office in Beverley confirms that 1436 WF remained in East Yorkshire until 1976 when it was purchased by Ronald Kayser from Glasgow and moved north of the border. He was to own the car up until 2002 and planned to restore it "as and when funds permitted", however, although various works were carried out including painting it Red, it doesn't appear to have ever been finished.

Its next owner was Nigel who writes "I purchased this car in 2003 in non-running condition. It had remained registered to Ronald Kayser until 2002. The car was in good structural condition but had very poor paintwork (a mixture of dull Carmen Red with primer in places) and the interior had been badly refinished with cream vinyl coat or similar. The original 'flat floor', engine and Moss box were all in place, together with the original registration (1436 WF). I got the car running and roadworthy (UK MoT'd), before selling it on."

It was at this point that our vendor's 15-year ownership commenced. He writes "I bought the car in 2003 and used it for a couple of years. I then took it to Hutson Motor Company in Bradford for some remedial work including rear axle removal, rebuilt brakes etc. Whilst this work was being done (2004) the engine was removed and sent to VSE Engineering in Llandrindod Wells for a full rebuild. This was then returned to Hutsons and refitted to the car." Further into his ownership the Jaguar has been retrimmed and repainted in Carmen Red and benefitted from a new fuel tank and a full stainless steel exhaust.

The car is only used occasionally for classic car runs and shows and has covered just over 1,200miles since most of that work was completed. The bodywork is described as solid with no obvious rot issues, the paintwork is 'micro-blistered' in places and has the odd scuff here and there, the engine has only covered 1,200 miles, the gearbox and transmission are good and the electrics appear in good order. All in all, this is a very usable 'flat-floor', not Concours, but still smart and much admired.

It is accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, Drivers Handbook, receipts for work carried out totalling over £14,000, the VSE engine rebuild data sheet, and MoT certificates from 1990 to date. It was issued with a fresh 12-month MOT on 15/04/18 with 'No advisories'.

In early 1962, this would have been the most shockingly beautiful car the people of Hull had ever seen, but, since then, this venerable old girl has been on quite a long journey and, whether the new owner wishes to return her to those heady days or just keep her well maintained and treated to an occasional day out, it would be good to play a part in the next stage of that journey.


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