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Record Creation: Entered on 19 March 2004.

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2004-03-19 02:40:25 | Lofty writes:

Reported as a "barn find", presumably in Switzerland.

2004-04-02 06:39:32 | Herman Stöver writes:

According to the "International Jaguar 'E' Type Register Directory pf Vehicles ans Owners / 1986 edition" of the UK Jaguar Drivers Club this car was owned (in 1986) by Maximillian Brand from Uster Switzerland, orginal color was Blue

2007-04-19 06:34:46 | Lofty writes:

Some "changes "from "Fisher Body" are made. See pictures

2007-04-19 06:36:15 | Roger writes:

You ask in the engine photo if it's right. The number above the oil filter head on the block should match the number stamped on the builder's plate on the top of the right sill in the engine bay. On an early car, the head should also be stamped on the vertical surface just in front of the first spark plug.

Those valve covers were used from 68 on...and the alternator is definitely later. But the numbers will tell you.

2007-04-19 06:38:43 | Roger writes:

Sorry, should add it's not completely uncommon to find these covers on earlier engines, especially on unrestored but well-used cars, as they don't crack like the early ones do.

2007-04-19 06:47:40 | Marc writes:

Wow - thats fast. Good morning Roger. Thanx for your information. I bought the car "just by chance". I have no idea about e-types. I drive an old Porsche 911. Lets see what future will bring.

2007-04-21 06:22:10 | Roger writes:

I think you'll enjoy it once it's sorted out! There is a very good email list and forum on "jag-lovers.org" which has very helpful people on it. There's a link to it in the "links" section to the left.

2007-04-25 06:57:21 | Neil Purves writes:

Marc. Looks like you have a nice project with some additional interesting features from Fisher. I guess the answer to whether you should keep the body modifiactions or not would depend on how they look. Photograph them well and keep the pieces if you decide to go back to the original form then you can always reverse the process.

I used to live also in Mannheim (worked with John Deere) but now live in Belgium. I however pass by on a regular basis still. If you need any help then let me know.
Neil

2018-07-23 17:05:23 | Anonymous writes:

Interesting details about the car:

First delivery to an architekt from Geneva Switzerland in exact the same colour combination as the Geneva exhibition car (885005 - opalescent gun metal / beige). Maybe ordered at the show - one of the 500 orders received at the show, if there were orders for FHC up to 123 LHD pieces or more --> highly probable.

Moreover, the tank is an early outside bonnet latch tank plus sump. Most likely a left over in the shelfs as it does not seem to have been changed. Bit who can tell after that time. History can be chased back up to 1967. After that the tank was not changed.... Or beforehand swapt? Maybe with 885005 ;) ;)-;)

2018-07-27 18:13:02 | Anonymous writes:

Up for restoration now by me

First in disassembly process. Some good and rare stuff on the car. Some stuff is missing or wrong.

Current aim: original outside colour, but not beige inside. Maybe bright blue or kind of tabak colour. Car to return back to original spec as far as possible with exception of 5-speed gearbox and maybe tuned head, better period brakes and uprated suspension.
But details as butlers lights, early split carb shaft, seats and runners and much more will be reinstalled...

2018-08-02 08:26:04 | Anonymous writes:

As data update is delayed, some facts about the car:

Original specifications:

Exterior: opalescent gunmetal
Interior: beige

Engine: R 2268-8 (low compression)
Gearbox: EB 1360 JS
Body No.: V 1160 (on VIN plate and Heritage Certificate) but V 1151 pop riveted in the trunk area (where the label is supposed to be)

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