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2008-08-01 01:38:58 | XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Title Year was added: 1963
  • Car Condition was added: Nice driver
  • Current Color was added: silver
  • Current Interior was added: dark blue
  • Current City was added: Goodwood
  • Current Country was added: United Kingdom
  • Last Seen was added: 2008
  • 2009-09-24 16:41:50 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was added: Registered: ABM 824B
  • 2014-04-15 15:03:12 | XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current City was changed from Goodwood to Munich
  • Current Country was changed from United Kingdom to Germany
  • Last Seen was changed from 2008 to 2014
  • Heritage Notes

    Registered: ABM 824B

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    2008-07-31 01:20:24 | Jag-Lovers.org writes:

    Bonhams Auction

    Sale 16250 - A Sale of Jaguar Motor Cars and Related Automobilia, 9 Aug 2008
    XK60, Goodwood, Chichester, Sussex

    Lot No: 215

    1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster
    Registration no. ABM 824B
    Chassis no. 879300
    Engine no. RA1237-9

    Estimate: £27,000 - 30,000

    This desirable early E-Type was manufactured in left-hand drive configuration and sold new in the USA via Jaguar Cars, New York. It is understood that the car was re-imported to the UK in the 1980s; accompanying expired MoTs date back to 1989, since when it has covered approximately 20,000 miles. (The odometer currently displays a total 60,000 miles, though it is not known if this is genuine). The car is believed to have been restored in the early 1990s and converted to right-hand drive by its then garage-proprietor owner, who kept it until circa 2004. During the past year the vendor has spent over £5,000 having the brakes, exhaust system, suspension and rear axle refurbished, the latter being rebuilt with the UK-specification 3.07:1 final drive ratio. Refinished in silver (from original silver-blue) with dark blue leather interior, the car retains the original-specification Moss gearbox and appears quite tidy under the bonnet. The seats are in good condition but the soft-top would benefit from being re-covered. Benefiting from its recent mechanical refurbishment and reported as driving well, the car is offered with road fund licence to July 2009 and Swansea V5 registration document.

    2017-11-17 21:50:30 | pauls writes:

    Car to return to auction 12/17

    Auction description:
    1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series 1
    Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. 879300
    £150,000 - 180,000
    US$ 200,000 - 240,000
    London Olympia
    Collector's Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia

    • Delivered new to the USA
    • Matching numbers
    • Restored in Germany between 2010 and 2014
    • Little used since completion
    • Beautiful condition

    This sought-after E-Type Series 1 roadster comes with a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate showing that it was built in left-hand drive configuration and despatched from the factory on 15th February 1964 to Jaguar Cars, New York. Its original colour scheme was Silver Blue with Dark Blue interior trim and Black soft-top, the same as it is today. The Certificate also confirms that '879300' retains matching engine and gearbox numbers.

    The E-Type was acquired by the present owner in 2008. The odometer reading at that time was 60,499 miles, of which 12,466 miles had been covered by the previous owner during the period 1989-2008. The car was restored by the present owner between 2010 and 2014 with great care being taken to preserve its originality. It was completely disassembled - bonnet included - and then stripped and rebuilt following extensive body repairs: the floor, inner and outer sills, boot floor, and door panels all being replaced. The engine likewise has been fully overhauled, and an upgraded starter motor and upgraded radiator fitted. The entire restoration was carried out by German specialist companies to the highest standards.

    Accompanying documentation consists of invoices and photographs of the restoration; miscellaneous German TüV reports; German registration papers; three expired UK MoT certificates: and the aforementioned JHT Certificate. It should be noted that although the car was previously registered in the UK as 'ABM 824B', it is not known if that registration mark is still available.

    Since the restoration's completion this exceptional E-Type has been driven only a few kilometres, which included being displayed at the 40th anniversary meeting of the Jaguar Drivers' Club Switzerland (JDCS), and is described as in cosmetically and mechanically excellent condition. Presented in its original, rare and elegant colour combination, '879300' represents a wonderful and rare opportunity to purchase a well-restored example of this most iconic model in such good condition.

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