|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1964||British Racing Green|
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2004-11-02 19:58:11 | pauls writes:
Car offered for sale at:
1964 Jaguar E-type
Serial number: 881139
This is a series 1 e-type roadster, painted in its original British Racing Green with tan leather interior, odometer shows 79K miles.
Engine: The 3.8 liter engine was rebuilt in the mid-1980's and performs very well. I just performed an engine compression test and it is excellent, all cylinders were within 2% of each other. The oil pressure is 40 PSI at normal operating temperature. Engine compartment is clean and unmodified. The engine number on the cylinder head matches the number on the block, which in turn matches the factory vehicle ID plate.
Gearbox: This car has the FULL SYNCHRO gearbox. I cannot tell if the gearbox is the original since the number is stamped on the top of the gearbox and would require much disassembly of the interior. I suspect it is the original gearbox since this car was very late in the production of the 1964 model year. Several books have stated the last 3.8 liter e-types left the factory with the full synchro gearbox. Clutch is strong and
Body: nice rust free body, the rockers were replaced in 1988 but floors and doors are all original. Bonnet is in very good condition. Overall this is how you want to find an e-type body ... straight and rust free. The car was last painted in 1988 using lacquer. The paint looks good from 10 feet but has started to craze in several areas (see photos). If you are simply looking for a driver the paint is good enough to leave as is
for several years. I have about 3/4 gallons of the paint from 1988 which can be used for repairs or to retouch the paint, if needed. My
recommendation is to drive the car "as is" for a few years, then put a very nice paint job. If this car had a really good paint job it would be priced much higher.
Interior: The interior was also redone in 1988 using a Bartlett kit (proper materials and patterns). There is some minor wear on the driver's seat caused by the seat belt. The tan canvas top is in excellent condition and includes the matching boot cover. All gauges are in working order. The radio is original and includes the service manual and warranty card.
Other: Chrome and glass are very good. Exhaust has four pipes which sound very nice. Tires are Michelin red lines which are showing some age, the spare is an original Dunlop in like new condition. Includes the original owners manual and the original warranty card. The warranty
card documents the name of the original owner and also serves as an additional verification that the engine number is matching.
2011-12-16 11:49:25 | pauls writes:
Car mentioned in the December 2011 edition of The E-type magazine, now said to be in Texas.
2015-01-08 23:08:19 | Anonymous writes:
this car is a late jan early feb manufacture . The gearbox number states it is a Moss box. The full synchro was likely an owner replacement
2017-01-23 20:55:39 | John S writes:
881108 has a moss box not a synchro.
I was in that car before it was sold to Europe. There were no late 3.8 cars that had synchro. That was a rumour started by the owners.All the grearbox numbers right to the 4.2 models were stamped with Moss box numbers.
2017-01-26 11:23:21 | pauls writes:
John, Not sure who told you that but thats definitely not true. Too many uneducated Etype 'experts' on this site unfortunately. shame.
2017-01-26 16:29:47 | John S writes:
Factory-Original Jaguar E- Type, by Anders Ditlev Clausager , page 26 second paragraph .
Would Anders be one of these "too many uneducated EType " experts" also ??