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 3.8 Jaguar E-Type 
 Fixed Head Coupe 
 Right Hand Drive 
 1962 Opalescent Silver Blue
 2002 Black
 Nice Driver 
 Original Letchworth
 5 Speed 
United KingdomUnited Kingdom


Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2003.


Heritage Notes

Registered: 100 DYR


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2004-10-21 10:29:18 | pauls writes:

Car was sold at auction in '02
Sold at £18750

Auction description:
1962 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC
Registration Number: 100 DYR
Chassis Number: 860451
Engine Number: R 4869-9
One of the great motoring icons of the last century, Jaguar's E-type is a car that has always inspired loyalty and devotion. Born out of the fabulous D-type racer, it soon acquired a strong competition heritage of its own. Faster and more glamorous than virtually all its production rivals, it was more supercar than sportscar at its 1961 Geneva Motor Show launch. Certainly, few could live with its 150mph top speed or the savage acceleration that allowed it to touch 60mph in less than seven seconds. In an age when a decent family saloon could call upon its engine for 65bhp, the E-type's 3781cc, dohc, straight six produced an additional 200bhp. While Ferrari's lauded 250 SWB and its 250 GTO successor made do with live rear axles, the E-type utilised a sophisticated independent rear set-up with inboard disc brakes. Rack and pinion steering enabled a driver to make the most of the monocoque chassis's excellent roadholding and handling, putting it light years ahead of American designs like the Corvette. With such a fine blend of qualities, it is perhaps unsurprising that the first owner of this beautiful 3.8 FHC (originally supplied by Henly's, London) kept it for thirty-nine years. Having lived with a Series I for so long, he was not blind to its shortcomings and in the early 1990s decided to eradicate them. Thus, the recalcitrant Moss gearbox was replaced with a modern Getrag five-speed unit whose gearing allowed 30mph / 1000rpm in top. The brakes, another weakness, were substantially improved by fitting Series II specification callipers and servo. While, a conversion from dynamo to alternator and the installation of twin cooling fans helped to ensure good traffic behaviour. A stainless steel exhaust system completed the upgrade programme since when the car has covered only around 5,000 miles bringing the believed total from new to just 51,500. Finished in striking opalescent silver blue with black leather interior (complete with aluminium fascia panel and sliding Webasto sunroof), it remains in very good overall condition. With decent panel fit and a well-presented engine bay, it sits on new chrome wire wheels carrying 215/65 section radial tyres. Sympathetically and sensibly modified for regular use on today's roads, this a good opportunity to acquire an early, low mileage, ultra desirable Series I FHC with good history. Offered for sale with V5 registration document, original handbook, history file (including Jaguar/Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate) and MOT current until June 2003.
Estimate: £20,000 - £22,000

2005-08-17 06:40:39 | Robert writes:

offered at Barons Donington 20th Oct 2002 £21000-£25000 No sale Reg # 100 DYR Engine # R48699

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