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Record Creation: Entered on 23 December 2002.

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2002-12-23 23:34:26  |  Anonymous writes:

Barrett-Jackson auction, Scottsdale, AZ 1/16/1998 lot #625. Sports Car Market report reads:

"Chrome wire wheels. 1 of the first 386 LHD E-Types with outside latches and welded louvres. An older restoration to a high standard, showing few miles but with a fresh engine that brings the whole restoration into question."


2003-05-06 04:48:56  |  Anonymous writes:

Seen on www.barrett-jackson.com. Description:

"1961 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER
LOT #625 - RESERVE

1998 BJCCA CCA
SOLD FOR $32,025

OPTIONS
COLOR - RED
TRANS - MANUAL
CYLINDERS - 6
VIN - 875304

ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST COLLECTIBLE CARS OF THE E-TYPES. DOCUMENTED AS #304 LHD E-TYPES EVER PRODUCED. OUTSIDE BONNET LATCH WITH DROP IN LOUVERS (ONLY FOUND ON THE FIRST 386 LHD ROADSTERS). JCNA RATING OF 95+ POINTS. RED WITH BLACK TOP AND INTERIOR. RECENTLY MECHANICALLY RESTORED BY GROUP 44 OF WINCHESTER, VA."


2003-05-29 09:14:48  |  Lofty writes:

5/29/03 ad found at:
www.kars.com/categories/jaguar/
Sellers comment:
aguar E-type Roadster Documented as the #304 LHD E-type roadster produced. Outside bonnet latch with drop in louvers (only found on the first 386 LHD roadsters). JCNA rating of 95+ points. Mechanically restored by Group 44 of Winchester, VA. Color - red Transmission - Manual 4 speed Cylinders - 6 VIN - 875304 Condition - Excellent. For more information, send e-mail to: car4121@kars.com Located in: VA


2004-01-23 11:48:43  |  pauls writes:

Info gathered with permission from: www.hendi.nl/xke/main.htm

In January of 1987 875304 was located in Pennsylvania. It was reportedly in the hands of its fourth owner, and still retained its original engine, transmission, and body. It was advertised for sale in "restored" condition


2004-02-08 12:09:09  |  pauls writes:

2/8/04 Car listed for saleat:
www.kars.com/categories/jaguar/4121.html
VIN - 875304 Condition - Excellent. Located in: VA Asking: $45,000.


2004-03-16 21:19:02  |  Dan writes:

I purchased this car in 1980 and it was a basket case. I owned it/it owned me as I restored it and sold it in late 1989 or early 1990. The car was always a PA car. I sold it to a doctor in Kitanning PA. I was contacted sometime in 2003 by a gentleman in Houston who had just purchased it at auction as an original Arizona car. The car was originally BRG with black interior. I took MANY photos of the restoration that went to the doctor. I guess tha photos were "lost" when the car was re-born in AZ. Write me if you want more details. Dan


2006-08-28 11:40:48  |  pauls writes:

Car was at auction 8/06
www.rmauctions.com/AuctionResults.cfm?SaleCode=MO06#

Auction description:
Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction - Friday, August 18, 2006 - Saturday, August 19, 2006
1961 Jaguar E-Type E BL Roadster
LOT: 503
ESTIMATE: $70,000 - $90,000
CHASSIS NO: 875304
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $60,500

A Rare, Fully Restored Flat Floor External Bonnet Latch Example
The example presented here is the 304th Jaguar built of the original 500 Series I E-Types. It has the coveted flat floors, external bonnet latches, and welded hood louvers that define the very early cars. Of all early Jaguars, these are unquestionably the most desirable of the series. The example offered here was built on July 27, 1961 and delivered new to Miami Springs, Florida. According to the Jaguar Cars Inc. historical paperwork it was configured just as it is today save for the original exterior color being dark green.

The current private owner purchased the Jaguar several years ago with the intent of driving and enjoying the E-Type. The engine was fully rebuilt by a marque specialist in 2003 at a cost exceeding $9,000 and the car has traveled 4,000 miles flawlessly since that time and has participated in several rallies including the Great American Race. Additionally, the entire main dash harness was replaced and an updated radiator and cooling fan were added. This is a car that can be driven and enjoyed just as it has by its motoring enthusiast owner.


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