|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Open Two Seater||Tan|
|Left Hand Drive||Sand|
|11 July 1965||Canada|
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Record Creation: Entered on 30 October 2017.
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2017-10-30 10:15:09 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 11/17
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster
£120,000 - 160,000
US$ 160,000 - 210,000
Collector's Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
Registration no. OSL 493
Chassis no. 875202
* Delivered new to Canada
* Matching chassis and engine numbers
* Restored between 1997 and 2000
* Converted from left- to right-hand drive
* Only 335 miles since restoration
* Dry-stored and re-commissioned for sale
Completed on 11th July 1961, this 'flat floor' also features the external bonnet locks and welded bonnet louvres typical of these early models. Originally finished in Opalescent Dark Green with Tan interior and Sand hood, it was shipped to Jaguar of Eastern Canada, Montreal and first owned by C W Crothers of Toronto. Subsequently there were owners in Alberta, Canada and Syracuse, New York, the latter in 1989 when the car was red in colour.
In 1989 the E-Type was bought by the previous owner in Florida as a restoration project, and in 1997 was purchased by the current owner in partially restored but uncompleted condition. The car was then shipped to the UK. The previous restoration work being considered unsatisfactory, a full 'last nut and bolt' bare-metal rebuild was commenced in November 1997. Undertaken by a retired engineer, the restoration was completed in July 2000 following some 3000-plus man-hours of work, which included conversion from left- to right-hand drive. All parts were stripped back to bare metal and then refinished appropriately, with over 100 components being stripped, polished, and re-plated, while the colour scheme was changed to the present Opalescent Light Maroon with maroon-piped cream interior.
The front frame members were tested, and any thin or perforated tubes replaced with aircraft-grade tubing. Restoration of the body panels undertaken by shrinking, stretching, and lead-loading, with only minimal amounts of epoxy filler used. All electrical equipment was stripped, tested, and overhauled. Interior trim and leatherwork was undertaken by John Skinner.
On the mechanical side, the engine was bored out to +0.020"; the cylinders honed; the crankshaft reground and balanced; new bearings, pistons, and seals fitted; the cylinder head cleaned; and the valves and seats reground. The gearbox and rear axle were overhauled with new bearings and seals; and the suspension springs, rubbers, bushes, shock absorbers, and hubs replaced. Fuel and brake lines were replaced, and new 6"-rim stainless steel wire wheels fitted.
Following completion, 'OSL 493' was dry-stored from 2002 until July 2017 when it was re-commissioned by Roman Garages of Grantham. Presented in generally excellent condition, this collectible early E-Type is offered with restoration invoices, shipping paperwork, a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, MoT to August 2018, and a V5C registration document.
2017-12-06 14:44:30 | In the know writes:
4.2 Tub. Wrong bulkhead/internal locking cut outs/welded up twin drains
4.2 rear axle
Only correct early parts are the screen brightwork
Lots of 'in the know buyers' looked at it and didn't bid.
Made 4.2 money for a reason!
2017-12-06 17:26:31 | Daniel writes:
Reported as sold for £149,340 (€169,060) inc. premium