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Record Creation: Entered on 2 January 2006.

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2006-04-26 06:33:17  |  Stefan Wagner writes:

Car is broken in two half - the car is known to be in Germany since the early 90s but seems to be never have been restored.

Bulkhead original with body number - frame shows also correct car number.
Had brackets for the external locks with the car but also the internal locking mechanism. Bonnet was missing.

Question is if both was installed or if it originally only came outside lockable or it had a kind of both.

Engine, Gearbox, Carbs believe to be not original.


2006-04-27 17:08:08  |  RN writes:

Your car came original with "Outside Bonnet Locks"! But on some of the "later" cars
(87525x) to( 875385) had a later " Bulkhead to sill closing panel" (BD28253) this
panel was also made for the later "internial locking bonnet"!!! (Have a good look at
#875273, there You can see it). Just remember that there was some changes from
#875001 to 875385.
Good luck in Your restoring, You know that You can order a "JDHT Certificate" this
can help You a little.
RN


2007-01-29 11:17:19  |  Anonymous writes:

The car has an interesting steering wheel, which is believed to be the originial one - at least it came in a plastic bag fully corroded and the wood in aweful condition hanging apart the alloy. It was restored using as much original wood as possible - caps were filled with new bits.

The outer size is the correct size but the inner ring is wider making the steering wheel ring thinner than usual 3.8 litre wheels. It is definitely not a 4.2 one but has almost the size and the fragile haptics of 4.2 ones. Nevertheless the profile is round and has not this indentation as 4.2 have. I will put photos in as soon as I have some.

Additionally the car came with the broader windscreen chrome, NoS Buttler licence plate lights, the correct carburetor linkeage, almost the correct jack (the type is correct but the it might have been from another Jaguar as the last bit is different - has an angle) etc.

Original colour is gunmetal grey and red


2008-07-02 14:53:31  |  Max writes:

Do you have any documents for this "car"? Are you interested to sell?


2011-01-13 05:49:16  |  Pekka T. writes:

listed on e-bay: (2011-01-13)

cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll

apparently body broken into two, stored are parts, seller's description:

Really rare opportunity: Jaguar E-Type Outside Bonnet Latch Roadster - 875268 (one of the nicest original colour scheme: outside: opalescent gunmetal grey; interieur: red) - totally dismantled in need of complete restauration for enthusiasts or professional restorer. New oldtimer opportunity forces quick sale - therefore reduced price! Normally I would have asked for 5.000,- more. This year it is the 50th anniversary of E-Types. An E-Type out of the first 500 (outside bonnet latch cars) is very hard to get (cars for restauration are almost not existing anymore) and an outside bonnet latch roadster is one of the most valuable cars within the E-Type range. Perfectly restored cars can exceed 100.000,-

And the restauration effort is not so much more as with any other corroded restauration project. In both cases replacement of floor inner and outer sill (rocker panels), trunk floor, back wings, etc. needs to happen on a bench.

New sheet metal parts worth more than 2.500,- Papers for the car are alone worth 8.000,-. A proper restorable engine costs alone 2.000,- , carbs. incl. manifold approx 1.000,-. Later bonnet with two mid sections comes with the car.

Car comes with rare parts like early window chrome - I am watching Ebay since almost 10 years and have not yet seen one for sale before. In addition early boot hinges (the double style typ), etc.

Body broken in two half and back tortured by a fork lifter. Bulkhead nevertheless in quite good condition. All sheets of bulkhead are there and only have surface corrosion if at all. No surprises. Moreover body number still original on bulkhead.
The frame rails and inside wings from the back also good and reusable. The front side frames are really good, no outside corrosion, even nothing below the battery (strange as frames believed to be original) or at looking at them not found any dents. Also org. pictureframe - need some welding.

Title states first registration in 1963 - this is incorrect! Car was produced, delivered and must also be firstly registered in 1961. This happened more often in the US - I know another 1961 car with supposedly first registration in 1963. Old heritage certificate tells exact date of manufacturing which was the 21st July 1961

Unfortunately non matching number car. But original E-Type engine R-84xx-9 (very good and reusable as non or only very little corrossion at the water flows in the cylinder head) and Moss Gearbox comes with the car (have not yet any fotos). Rear axle believed to be original. Early doors - imho rescueable and worth it. Car 98% complete. Suspension, steering, prop shaft, later replacement bonnet (complete), rear axle, starter, solenoid, generator, etc. are there, good original bumbers all around, very rare windscreen chrome, very rare trunk lid hinges (the double ones - according to original guide the fewest produced ones), many new body panels:
- New rear wings
- NOS trunk lid
- Many other panels at rear, etc.

Missing: seats and seat runners, front light glases, indicator and backlights (might be there but not reusable) and might be the one or other part.

Car is located close to Frankfurt am Main in the middle of Germany.

Title and custom declaration for Germany (do not know if also for complete Europe) as well as Heritage documents comes with the car.



Deposit of 20% due after 5 days after purchase by wire transfer (you will receive BIC and IBAN numbers). Full payment due within 3 weeks after auction end. Collection later possible - depending on agreement! I have offered the car also at other places and deserves the right to end the auction upfront. However, if you win the auction, the car is of course yours.

Enquire for more information on the car and for a whole bunch of photos! Honest sale - you see what you get and can identify the good and bad things. AND again, the most important part, the bulkhead is in good condition.

This is not a rustfree restauration basis with bad suprises afterwards!


2011-01-13 11:59:23  |  Pekka T. writes:

What's even more UNBELIEVABLE is that this car sold in a few hours for £14.000 GBP, January 13th 2011. Wow.


2011-01-14 17:22:47  |  xke7 writes:

Vehicle offered at suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/showDetails.html for 15.000 EUR

Seller´s description:

EINMALIGE GELEGENHEIT: Sehr reduziert, da schneller Verkauf anvisiert: Blechteile ca. 4000,- wert, Papiere 10000,-. Der Rest ist geschenkt! E-Type Vorserie-Roadster - original opalescent gunmetal grey, innen rot. Amerikanischer Title & Zollbescheinigung vorhanden. Laut Title wurde der Wagen 1963 erstzugelassen - das ist aber ein Fehler! Der Wagen wurde laut Heritage Zertifikat am 21.07.1961 "manufactured". Dieser Wagen ist aus der Vorserie der ersten 500 Wagen mit Außenhaubenverschlüssen, eingeschweißten Haubenschlitzen, Scheibenchrom nur bei ersten ca. 350 - rare as hen's teeth E-Type 3.8er Motor R84xx-9, Moss-Getriebe & originale Hinterachse vorhanden. Keine Matching Numbers - ansonsten wäre er 5.000,- Euro teurer. Viele Blechneuteile bereits erworben, wie beide Kotflügel hinten, NOS-Kofferraumklappe, etc. Wagen ist komplett zerlegt & durchgebrochen - wichtiger Bulkhead aber sehr gut. Nicht viel aufwendiger als teurere Restaurationsbasen. In Zustand 1 weit über 100k wert

Privatanbieter:
60389 Frankfurt Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)175 5763080


2014-06-02 17:14:05  |  Phil Stone writes:

Car has been subject of a ground up, nut and bolt restoration over the last 3 years at a cost of in excess of £100k. Body shell by Martin Robey Engineering, engine by VSE, trim by GB Classic trim. Parts sourced worldwide to ensure originality. Now restored to its original specification of Gunmetal Grey with Red interior. Currently in the process of being run in prior to sale.


2015-12-20 14:38:24  |  Mike mueller writes:

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