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Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2003.

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2003-05-10 20:37:44  |  Anonymous writes:

Car now being offered for sale at:

www.vintagemotorssarasota.com/Car_pages/Jaguar/62jaguar/62jaguarresto.htm

1962 Jaguar SI E-Type Roadster Opal. Burgundy/Bisquit Stunning nut&bolt restoration


2003-05-10 20:38:49  |  Anonymous writes:

1962 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Roadster Restoration Information

Numbers:
All numbers on the car and matching and certified as authentic by Jaguar Heritage:
Chassis #: 875994
Engine #: R2451-9
Gearbox #: EB1550JS
Body #: R2247

Documentation:
The restoration of this car has been fully documented with receipts and photographs. These can be referred to when reading this summary of the work done.

Early History and Work:
We found this car in Detroit in March 2000 where it had been stored for some time. It looked to be in good, solid original condition, fully assembled and running and driving. However, the engine was running badly and we knew it would need reconditioning.
Once the car was in the workshop made the decision to completely strip it and start the restoration process from a completely bare shell. A full photographic record has been kept to prove that the work was done properly and professionally.

The Body:
The body was stripped of all components and we ended up with a bare tub, which was blasted to remove all old paint, rust and filler. It was thoroughly inspected and was checked for straightness on a modern body alignment machine.
Many new panels were imported from England for its restoration, including sills, floors, trunk floor and so on. Particular attention was paid to the finish, fit and alignment of the sills, doors and hood.
As can be seen from the photographs, the areas attended to included:

* The complete trunk floor and side panels were removed and a new ones fitted
* The sills and internal reinforcing panels were removed and discarded and new ones fitted
* The bonnet was completely dismantled and re-assembled to fit correctly
* New engine frames were fitted
* The complete front and rear floor panels were cut out and new ones fitted
* The petrol filler recess was cut out and a new one made and installed
* All defective metal in the A and B pillars was cut out and replaced with new metal
* The doors, trunk lid and hood all re-fitted with correctly aligned gaps
* All areas that were closed off (eg, inside the sills) were primed, painted and rust proofed before closing them.
* No filler was used in the restoration except for lead filling in areas originally designated by the Jaguar

Painting:
Once the body was structurally perfect it went directly to the paint shop where it went through the final preparation of flatting back the undercoats until a perfect surface was obtained. It was then painted in highest quality two-pack paint, which was cured by baking in a modern heated clean-air oven.
The color chosen was an original Jaguar color Opalescent Burgundy (also called Opalescent Light Maroon in some color charts). The paint itself is the highest quality Standox brand.

Engine:
The engine, gearbox and rear end were all fully overhauled by the Jaguar specialist XKE NZ Ltd.
The major problems with the engine were that one sleeve in the bore was cracked and the crank was worn, which lead to the poor running that was originally noted.
To rectify this, the following work was done;

* Block was completely re-sleeved and surfaced
* New standard sized pistons and rings fitted
* Rods aligned and crack tested
* The crank was ground +.010 and new bearings fitted
* New timing chains and tensioners
* New oil pump
* The whole internal assembly and clutch assembly were balanced.
* Cylinder head reconditioned with new valves, guides and seats
* Flywheel machined
* Clutch reconditioned, with new friction plate
* The exhaust manifolds were fitted with new studs and re-enamelled.
* The carburettors were fully reconditioned and the bodies polished.
* All alloy parts were highly polished including the cam covers, inlet manifold and oil breather.

Gearbox:
The original Moss gearbox was stripped and checked before reconditioning and fitted with a new layshaft, bearings and oil seals


Rear End:
The rear assembly was completely stripped for inspection. The diff was found to be in perfect condition, so the unit was re-assembled with new bearings, bushes and oil seals.

Suspension & Brakes:

* All the brake callipers were re-sleeved with stainless steel cylinders and pistons, the external housings were zinc plated, the rotors were machined, new brake pads and handbrake pads fitted together with a new handbrake cable.
* The power booster was reconditioned and tested before fitting.
* The steering box was reconditioned with new bushes and tie rods before being painted.
* All suspension parts were stripped, painted and reassembled with new ball joints, bushes and seals
* New brake lines and fuel lines were fabricated and fitted.
* A complete new twin stainless steel exhaust system and mounts was imported from England and fitted

Interior and Finishing:
A quality Connelly leather interior was fitted to the car, including Wilton carpet, Hardura matting and a cloth soft top.
With the body now being assembled, a complete set of new wiring harnesses was installed and all the instruments and switches were checked for correct operation and repaired or replaced as required.
A complete rubber kit was imported from England and installed.
Where available, all original parts were de-chromed, repaired and re-chromed using the triple plating technique (copper, nickel, chrome) to give the best quality finish.
New wire wheels with stainless steel spokes were fitted to the car, together with a rare set of NOS Michellin radial tires.


2004-01-05 23:44:26  |  Roger writes:

See

www.motorcities.com/contents/03HPB291960712.html


2004-03-13 23:47:27  |  chuck goolsbee writes:

Seen at RM Classic Car Auction at Amelia Island. I was not present when on block, so I don't know what it was bid at.


2004-05-22 21:45:24  |  Anonymous writes:

Sold at $52.8K RM Auctions, Amelia Island Fl., March 13, 2004. SCM reports "Nicely done and shows well but not a #1, sold in correct range for condition."


2004-05-22 21:49:59  |  Anonymous writes:

Could not have been in Detroit in March 2000 "where it had been stored for some time" and Auckland, NZ (2000) simultaneously!


2004-11-10 07:03:22  |  pauls writes:

The 2000 dates are given at:
www.vintagemotorssarasota.com/Car_pages/Jaguar/62jaguar/62jaguarresto.htm
It is not uncommon to ship cars from the US to NZ for restoration (seems its cheaper there) so its entirely possible the car was in Detroit in March but in NZ during the mid to latter part of the year.


2005-01-09 11:41:40  |  pauls writes:

Car was offered at an undated RM auction in Monterey, California. Not sold, bid
$59,000. Auction: RM Monterey, VIN: 875994, Lot #: 173


2006-01-16 22:42:12  |  pauls writes:

Additional information from the '04 RM auction:

The desirable early 3.8-liter roadster offered here is a matching numbers example, which is accompanied by a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The extensive restoration is fully documented with photographs and receipts. While this roadster, when found, appeared to be in good, solid original condition the decision was made to undertake a total restoration on it by famed New Zealand coach-builders, Tempero Coach. The Jaguar was stripped to the bare tub from which all traces of old paint, rust and filler were removed prior to the refinishing. Many new panels were ordered from England, including sills, floors, trunk floor, engine frames and sections of A-B pillars. All panels were refitted with proper body gaps on the restored chassis tub, which had been trued on a modern alignment machine. All E-Type cavities, which are normally closed, were primered, painted and rustproofed before final closure. The body was then painted in Jaguar’s Opalescent Burgundy with “Standox” brand paint of a two-part type. The engine, gearbox, differential, suspension, brakes and steering were totally rebuilt. The interior received new Connolly leather, Wilton carpets, Hardura matting and a quality soft top. The list is almost endless; a new wiring harness, triple plated chrome, body rubbers, brakes lines and fuel lines, just to name a few of the details performed. A lovely automobile restored to the highest standards, this 1962 Jaguar XKE 3.8 roadster offers no disappointments.


2014-09-08 08:49:56  |  Peter writes:

Last seen in Germany 2014 near Koblenz


2015-09-01 11:02:03  |  peter writes:

Do anyone has informations about the history of this car?


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