|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Open Two Seater||Beige|
|Left Hand Drive||French Grey|
|Jaguar Cars New York|
|20 June 1961|
|1961||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Rest: Concours||French Grey|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 January 2004.
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2004-01-22 23:45:06 | pauls writes:
Info gathered with permission from:
875038 has originally shipped to Jaguar Cars New York. Reportedly it is in the same collection as 875003. Dispatch date July 3, 1961.
2007-08-04 10:19:04 | pauls writes:
Car is mentioned in the Aug '07 issue "the E-type" magazine as having been obtained from Mark Miller in the San Francisco area and are in the restoration process.
2007-08-06 07:52:35 | pauls writes:
The car is pictured in the article, fresh paint. Can not determine the color in the lighting provided.
2014-06-19 16:36:17 | Neal writes:
Car offered for sale:
Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach 2014 Auction
Estimated to bring between $300,000-$400,000
2014-07-26 19:54:16 | pauls writes:
Additional description from above 8/14 auction:
Pebble Beach 2014
Estimate: $300,000 - $400,000
The Most Collectible Example of Jaguar's Iconic 1960s Sports Car
The 38th Left-Hand-Drive E-Type Roadster Produced
Desirably Equipped with External Bonnet Latches, Flat Floors, and Welded Louvers
Recently Completed Concours-Level Restoration
Accompanied by JDHT Certifcate, Round Tool Kit, Hardtop, and
2014-07-29 13:47:17 | Anonymous writes:
ABOUT THIS VEHICLE
Mr. Wikof, San Bernardino, California (acquired new in 1961)
Mark Miller, San Francisco, California
Lee Smith, Blackhawk, California (acquired from the above circa 1994)
Current Owner (acquired from the above)
Reporting from Geneva in March 1961, Autosport magazine declared, "The E-Type Jaguar has made its electrifying appearance, and at one stride Britain takes the lead in the Grand Touring market of Europe." Descended from Jaguar's Le Mans-conquering D-Type sports racer, E1A development car, and E2A Le Mans prototype, the achingly beautiful E-Type combined impeccable lineage, technical sophistication, and shattering performance. A landmark automobile, the E-Type totally redefined the sports car concept from launch, and its timeless qualities remain captivating today.
E-Type production began for Jaguar's export markets in March 1961 with domestic production commencing that July. Running changes defined first-year production. Early-production cars utilized external bonnet latches until August 1961; welded bonnet louvers were fitted until the end of 1961; and from LHD Roadster number 582 and RHD Roadster number 358, the E-Type's original "fat floors" were modified with the addition of footwells. Surviving examples with all three of these characteristic early features are among the most collectible, historic, and valuable E-Types.
As indicated by its chassis number, this outstanding 1961 E-Type Roadster is the 38th left-hand-drive E-type produced. As such, it possesses all three of the aforementioned early-production features, making this particular Jaguar a fascinating historical record.
According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT), 875038 was dispatched from the factory on June 20, 1961, and shipped to California, where it was sold to San Bernardino resident Mr. Wikof. It is understood that this early E-Type has been a California resident from new, and it has been owned by two of the Golden State's most respected Jaguar collectors: Mark Miller and Lee Smith.
During the mid-2000s, Mr. Smith commissioned Jaguar expert Dave Ferguson of Images European in Campbell, California, to perform a complete restoration of this important E-Type. At this time, the bodywork was stripped to bare metal and refinished in the correct Dark Opalescent Green. Mr. Smith greatly admired the car's refinished body, so much so that he kept it on its jig and stored it under cover at his home.
Circa 2010, the consignor acquired the E-Type from Mr. Smith. From there, the restoration resumed at Images European in spring 2012 and progressed to completion in May 2013. Due to its early-production status, 875038 was treated as a historical artifact, with its numerous interesting and unique characteristics, many found only among the first 50 cars built, carefully preserved or painstakingly restored for posterity.
During the restoration process, the paint finish was color-sanded and polished, rare NOS parts were sourced, the cockpit was restored with the correct Suede Grey upholstery, and all chrome brightwork was triple-plated. Star Machine in Oakland rebuilt the engine; British Motorsports refurbished the gearbox; and Images European restored the independent rear suspension, installed the wiring, and completed the final assembly process. The sole deviation from factory specification is the use of a black convertible top rather than the original French Grey material.
Following completion, Mr. Ferguson, who is a longstanding JCNA concours judge and Jaguar Association Group chief judge, scrutinized the E-Type to ensure authenticity in every detail.
Beautifully restored and meticulously prepared by a respected marque specialist, 875038 is accompanied by a JDHT certificate and desirably outfitted with a fully restored hard top, a rare spare-tire-mounted tool kit, and an owner's manual.
As offered, this significant Jaguar has covered approximately 40 test miles, and it has not yet been exhibited or judged at a concours event, providing an exceptional opportunity for the new owner. With outstanding provenance and the most desirable factory specifications, this E-Type Roadster is unquestionably one of the earliest, finest, and rarest extant.
2014-08-19 09:32:15 | Anonymous writes:
Sold for $ 528.000 at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction 16 & 17 august 2014
2014-08-31 15:43:48 | Lofty writes:
Information above is misleading.Flat floors were installed in some 1,581 LHD OTS cars,and highly regarded as such.See 876581.
2015-01-23 18:16:53 | Dave writes:
Lofty, Could you kindly elaborate on your comment regarding the number of "flat floor" LHD OTS E-Types produced? Especially the source of this number? From what I have seen in print and online, there are wildly varying production numbers quoted for these "flat floor" cars. And, as I udnerstand it, even Jaguar's records can be inconsistent.
Your reply will be gratefully appreciated.
2015-01-23 18:22:35 | Dave writes:
Hello, again Lofty:
Please email me as well on the "flat floor" production numbers. I would really appreciate it.