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Record Creation: Entered on 10 June 2017.

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Heritage Notes

The following number is on the bottom of Heritage Trust: RN/95/098/D2?C10P11

Owner: Gene Berghoff

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Updated March 2nd, 2013. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2004-03-14 01:19:07  |  Gene M Berghoff writes:

I purchased the car about 10 years ago from a Mr. Don Booth who lived in Lakeville, MN. Don owned the car for about 27 years. I traded him a beautiful Recency Red 71 V12 Coupe 2+2 for the car. At that time the car had been repainted but much of the car still needed to be completed and put back together.


2006-07-13 23:18:47  |  Gene Berghoff writes:

Note: I own car # 877958. My address has changed from Eden Prairie Minnesota to ShoreWood Minnesota. My email also changed to gberghoff@mchsi.com.

Gene Berghoff
612-298-5648


2007-12-30 20:26:46  |  Gene M Berghoff writes:

I recently completed a total restoration on my car (# 875978). The car was a show/driver quality car but I decided to restore it to a no. 1 show car. I have restored many XKE's over the years; this is only the second one I have ever done to this level.

Gene Berghoff


2007-12-30 20:43:05  |  Gene M Berghoff writes:

I just completed a no. 1 show quality restoration on my car. I was a very nice show/driver but I decided to take it to the top. I've restored many XKE's over the past 30 years but this is only the second time I have done a 100% restoration at this level.


2011-10-03 02:21:30  |  Sean kelly writes:

I've seen this car and have actually polished it with gene and after a fresh coat of polish it is absolutely stunning


2014-12-23 13:53:24  |  Anonymous writes:

For sale on eBay UK for £299,000

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1961-E-type-Jaguar-Flat-Floor-Roadster-XKE-/281523497878

This Number's Matching 1961 SR I E-type "Flat Floor" being offered for sale is one of the finest Concours level SR I E-type Show Cars on the market. It's truly a piece of art; the car's Laser Straight sheet metal, Consistent body panel gaps, and Brilliant Opalescent Silver Blue Paint Finish sets this car apart from any other E-type on the market today. The same attention to detail is carried throughout the car including the trunk area, engine bay, under carriage, and exterior making it a Superb investment Quality Car.

I have been collecting, restoring, and showing Classic Jaguars for 40 years, and an active member in the Classic Jaguar Community as a technical advisor, a club officer/board member, and judge at various shows. This car is one of many E-types I've collected and restored over the past 40 years; it is the flagship of my collection. I have owned it for over 20 years and since its recent restoration I've driven it very sparingly and it has been used ONLY for show. The car has ONLY 54,500 original miles since new, and approximately 1000 miles since being restored.

As seen by the photographs the restoration was very comprehensive. It was done at an astronomical cost with no expense spared. The car was a solid straight 2-owner car when I purchased it; not something pieced together and restored over cancerous sins that will surface over time. All of the sheet metal is the original factory sheet metal as you'll see in the restoration photos. If you take the opportunity to call me you will learn that I am very meticulous and you will have a better understanding as to the quality level of this car.

The car also comes with many rare accessories typically NOT FOUND on most of the early SR I E-types on the market today including, but not limited to, the Rare Removable Hard Top, Optional Tonneau Cover, Workshop Manual, Owner's Handbook, Boot Cover, Center Console Protector, Seat Belts, Car Cover, Display Board, Jaguar Specification Sheet, Show Floor Mats, and Original and Very Rare Tool Roll, Bottle Nose Jack, 1961-62 full aluminum insert Steering Wheel, and Original Radio Console. The Convertible Top, Tonnearu Cover, and Boot Cover are all made of high quality Stayfast material.

This car also sports Dayton Stainless Steel Wire Wheels, a Porcelain Exhaust Manifold, Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes, etc.

In terms of documentation, the car includes a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity, and detailed documentation and photos of the car's restoration.

As collector cars continue to become a primary investment in many people's portfolio, investors / collectors are looking for the best of the best to secure their investments. The 1961 E-type "Flat Floor" is the Holy Grail when fulfilling this investment requirement. They are rare, exotic, first of the E-types, and truly an important milestone in both Jaguar's history and the world of sports cars.

RESTORATION DETAILS

· Body - sheet metal / paint finish

o Sheet metal - as seen by the restoration photos, this car had a rust-free body so it required very little sheet metal work except for straight-lining and adjustments to the

metal to achieve a laser straight body and perfect panel gaps throughout.

o Paint finish - the body and sub-frame were stripped down to the bare metal, and numerous coats of color and clear coat were applied, wet sanded, and then buffed to a brilliant finish - wet sanding included the engine bay and the trunk interior which is typically not done due the expense.

o Sub-frame - Stripped / painted along with the body

It's the quality of the paint finish and sheet metal work on this car that sets it apart from any other E-type on the market.



· Wire Wheels and Knock-offs - Dayton Stainless Steel/Chrome

· Chrome - show quality

· Rubber, grommets and seals throughout

· New Vredestein high speed rated tires

· Connolly Leather Interior kit

· New Trunk kit

· Restored original rare early 1961-62 SR I E-type style Steering wheel with aluminum complete around the inside circumference

· New Glass, including covered Head-light glass

· Original Radio - upgraded electronics

· New Carpeting - includes second carpet mat for show only

· New rubber Floor mats - to protect carpeting

· New high quality Stayfast Convertible top - only been up 2 times

· New full cockpit high quality stayfast Tonneau cover

· New high quality Stayfast Boot cover

· Engine bay detailed throughout - per original Jaguar specifications but quality of finish/plating well beyond original

· Under carriage - as clean as the top side

· Mechanicals

o New Clutch

o Rebuilt Transmission

o Engine - top end rebuilt

o New Brake system including rotors, pads, and brake lines

o Rebuilt Carburetion / Fuel System including the original SU Carburetors

o Rebuilt Cooling system including new radiator

o Rebuilt complete Suspension (upper/lower ball joints, shocks, tie-rod ends, etc.)

o Rebuilt Steering rack and column

o Rebuilt or replaced new Misc mechanicals (wheel bearings, water pump, etc.)

o New Exhaust system - New Porcelain Exhaust Manifold, and New Stainless Steel Exhaust pipes and tail pipe

o New Hoses

o New Belts

o Restored Removable hardtop - new paint, chrome and rubber (rear chrome not mounted)

§ Rebuilt or replaced new misc. Electricals (generator, wiper motor, windshield washer pump, heater fan motor, fuel pump, heat/pressure switches, coil, battery, etc.)

SPECIFICATIONS

· Jaguar 3.8 E-type roadster

· Matching numbers

o VIN/Chassis number: 875978

o Engine number: R2459-9

o Body number: R2229

o Gearbox number; EB1582JS

· Open Two Seater

· Original four speed manual transmission

· Wire Wheels

· Radio

· Left Hand Drive

· Body color: Correct Jaguar Opalescent Sliver Blue

· Interior color: Dark Navy Blue

· Hood, Boot, and Tonneau color: Navy Blue



EXTRAS

· Original factory Removable hard top - restored - very rare and valuable

· Optional Factory Tool roll and tools - rare and valuable

· Detailed documentation - see 3 ring binder shown in photos

· Heritage certificate from Jaguar

· Original bottle nose jack and handle - very rare and only came with the early SR I E-types

· Extra carpeted floor mats - one set for driving, one for show

· Rubber floor mats

· Seat belts - including sock covers to protect from scratching

· Rubber foam mat that lies on the center aluminum console to protect from scratching

· Trunk blanket and towel to protect trunk areas

· Owners handbook

· Work shop manual

· Show presentation/display board - see photos

· Jaguar literature

· Car cover


2014-12-31 11:49:44  |  pauls writes:

Car comes to ebay US 12/31/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-E-Type-SR-I-Flat-Floor-Roadster-Early-XKE-Excellent-Conc ...
Car has a buy it now price of $465,000 for 20 days.

Description same as above. UK classified ad still running, 1 offer.


2015-01-05 14:34:25  |  john s writes:

lovely and correct car. Do you have the passenger footrest?


2015-01-08 00:46:58  |  Michael DeBacker writes:

The flat floor cars were not supplied with footrests. The earliest car I have seen with one supplied from the factory was made in mid 1963. (The car was purchased from the original owner and the footrest was supplied with the car when new). The footrest is shaped in a way that it will only fit in a car with foot wells.


2015-01-09 21:21:04  |  John S writes:

Thank you Michael, you are a knowledgeable fellow.


2016-08-18 23:33:49  |  John S writes:

This car and photos and information from it is presently for sale in the Auto Trader.ca. It is a false ad that has been circulating around for a while, for sale at 65,000 Canadian.
I emailed the thieves and got a reply from Marissa Cramer 804 6313161 sales@southcarsales.com . They also gave this link of the photos

imgur.com/a/yit4E.
These photos were also stolen from original photos. This info also came with the email. It appears that the thieves are using old info from an actual car dealer.

Norman Register
Business Address: 2027 E Washington St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Website: www.southcarsales.com
Email: sales@southcarsales.com
Phone: +1 (804) 631-3161
Fax: +14342880455
The address is an empty former car sales office.
This is why this site is so important to all xke cars.
The thieves were so confident they even gave me the vin number .


2017-06-10 14:22:32  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 6/10/1`7
www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-E-Type-Roadster-/152579773169
Car has a buy it now price of $399,900 for 20 days, seller fox-motorsports, car now said to be in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 55k miles.

Sellers description:
Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue Leather and Top; Early-Production; Flat-floor LHD E-Type OTS (Roadster) (#978); Numbers Matching; Tools/Jack/Books, etc; Cosmetically and Mechanically Restored to a High Level; Well Documented; Excellent Records with Tons of Recent Service Work.

This 1961 Jaguar 3.8L E-Type Roadster was completed on November 1, 1961 and then imported by Jaguar Cars New York. Its first owner was R.W. Loveland in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It's number 978 of 1,581 flat-floor roadsters produced in left-hand drive (LHD). The exterior was originally finished in Opalescent Dark Green with Suede Green interior and a French Grey top. The current colors of Opalescent Silver Blue/Dark Blue/Dark Blue are a period factory Jaguar configuration.

It was purchased by a local Jaguar collector and client of Fox Motorsports out of a private collection in Minnesota in January of 2015. That Minnesota owner had recently completed a comprehensive, show-quality restoration of the body and interior of the car including thorough engine detailing--plating, paint, etc (records on file). Upon arrival in Michigan, a full inspection revealed a beautiful car needing mechanical sorting (see below full work list).

This early Jaguar E-Type is stunning in its current factory color combination.The body work and paint are finished to a high standard, complimented by equally impressive chrome trim. The interior is also excellent. With the recent mechanical improvements, this E-Type is now a beautiful, well-sorted example ready to show or drive.

Included with the car: Jaguar Heritage Certificate, two sets of carpeted floor mats (one for show), cockpit tonneau cover, boot cover, tool roll and tools, original "Shelley" jack, car cover, show presentation board, owners handbook in original pouch, and front license plate bracket assembly.

Mechanical Work Performed by Fox Motorsports:
Engine
-Full rebuild including:
--New pistons and liners
--Updated crank seal (including machine work)
--All bushings, bearings & seals replaced
--New timing chains & guides
--New valves/seats/guides
--Polish crank
--Balance engine
--New paint on block and head
--New motor mounts

Transmission (original Moss 4-speed)
-Full rebuild (Vintage Jag Works in Blackfoot, Idaho)

Brakes
-Full rebuild including:
--New brake discs (machined to 1961 spec)
--New brake pads
--Rebuild brake calipers front and rear
--Shim, center, and properly space rear brake discs/pads/calipers
--Replace sleeves, spacers, side bearings, and seals in rear differential

Replace driveshaft
Replace left and right rear hub bearings
Rebuild SU Carburetors (x3)
New tires and tubes (qty 4; 185HR15 Vredestein Sprint Classic)

Fox Motorsports manages automobile collections and is a registered dealer in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


2017-07-01 14:23:14  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 7/1/17
www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-E-Type-Roadster-/152606693012
Car has a buy it now price of $389,900 for 20 days, same seller.


2017-07-22 14:30:11  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 7/22/17
www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-E-Type-Roadster-/152632919795
Car has a buy it now price of $325,000 fro 20 days, same seller.


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