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Record Creation: Entered on 19 December 2002.

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Heritage Notes

This car lists the first owner as celebrity comedian Jerry Lewis.

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2002-12-15 05:11:51  |  Anonymous writes:

As seen on eBay. Asking price was around $20,000, as I recall. Don't know if it sold.


2006-08-13 02:04:51  |  Anonymous writes:

This car's first owner was comedian Jerry Lewis.


2007-11-07 13:38:52  |  Darren Cooper writes:

This is my 62 E-Type. Yes, Jerry Lewis was the first owner. I have the heritage certificate. Since this picture I have had the bonnet, doors, boot lid and petrol cover's paint removed via Redi Strip in Indianapolis. The "restoration" shop that had it before me was doing a sub-standard job. The seats and console were sent off to BAS in Blain WA for recovering in their original red. The engine was completely rebuilt with new pistons, etc. Terry's Jaguar did the head. I plan on a full resoration.


2007-11-07 13:46:22  |  Darren Cooper writes:

PS. Asking price was much more. The bid went up to 28,800. I did not sell her.


2007-11-07 13:52:33  |  Darren Cooper writes:

Oh yes,

It was listed on eBay in the year 2000. I purchased the complete interior kit and top from BAS. I didn't expect to find her here.


2007-11-08 13:21:49  |  Roger writes:

I own 876073 which is why I had a record of the car. Glad that you're doing it up right! Black with red (if you're sticking to it) is a great combo on an E-Type.


2010-02-14 12:19:21  |  Darren Cooper writes:

New major interior kit and top, in original red leather/black top/black top boot with red piping, from BAS Jaguar interiors. Full restoration in progress.


2015-07-27 23:46:14  |  pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/15
www.rmsothebys.com/mo15/monterey/lots/1961-jaguar-e-type-series-1-38-litre-roads ...

Auction description:
Monterey
13-15 August 2015
Lot 312
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster
To be auctioned on Saturday, August 15, 2015
$325,000 - $425,000

Chassis no. 876032
Engine no. R 2472-9
Body no. R 2284

Originally owned by famed entertainer Jerry Lewis
Fresh restoration by marque specialists at E-Type UK USA
Early "flat floor" car; original engine and in its original colors
Very high-point scores in Jaguar Club of North America Concours judging
Documented by its JDHT Certificate

"Many a night I'd get into my XKE Jaguar and speed down Sunset Boulevard, blasting the horn for no particular reason except to feel monumentally important."
Jerry Lewis, 1983, in interview with The Village Voice

Like most automobiles that lit the world on fire when introduced, the Jaguar E-Type quickly acquired a cult following of sorts among celebrities. Among them was Jerry Lewis, the American entertainer beloved worldwide as the long-time comedic partner of Dean Martin, the zany star of classic 1960s films, including Cinderfella and The Nutty Professor, and the host of television's The Jerry Lewis Show. He is also renowned as a philanthropist, having spearheaded and hosted for over 40 years the Muscular Dystrophy Association's tremendously successful Labor Day telethon.

According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, a copy of which is on file, this E-Type Series 1 3.8, a desirable early "flat floor" model, was originally delivered to Lewis in Beverly Hills, California, by distributor Jaguar Cars of New York on November 22, 1961. Lewis obviously got a lot of enjoyment and pleasure out of owning his E-Type, as expressed in the quote above, recorded over 20 years after he had purchased the car!

In its present ownership, after being found in a small town in Illinois, the car's restoration was completed to concours specifications by marque specialist Harry Fulford, of E-Type UK/USA in Newbury Park, California. Finishing the car in its original, sporting color combination of Black over a Red interior with a Black top, it was a full mechanical and cosmetic overhaul, with new parts used wherever necessary, and it was detailed to highly correct standards. For instance, the top is properly counterweighted, with bags of shot sewn into the headliner; the cylinder head paint is the appropriate "pumpkin" color; and the correct factory tags were used on the master cylinder. The engine (including block and head) and chassis match the original numbers on the Heritage Certificate. The gearbox is, importantly, a freshly rebuilt and upgraded fully synchromesh Jaguar unit in order to improve the driving experience.

The restored E-Type has never stopped questing for perfection. It was brought to the Jaguar Club of North America Concours d'Elegance in Fullerton, California, on May 17 of this year and scored 99.39 points. Copies of the judging sheets are on file. With the judging sheets revealing the tiny demerits, the car was then brought back to E-Type UK/USA to have those corrected, and at time of cataloguing, the car was being prepared for a return to JCNA judging in search of an even higher score.

Many "celebrity ownership" cars exist, with exaggerated and undocumented provenance and usually in subpar condition. This E-Type is a happy exception, with its ownership by one of the world's most beloved comic figures and humanitarians, it being documented by its JDHT Certificate and judging sheets, and it now benefiting from a fresh restoration that has left it truly "better than new."

It would make a fitting centerpiece to any Jaguar collection and would no doubt make the new owner feel, in Jerry Lewis's words, "monumentally important."


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