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2003-04-30 00:57:27 | Anonymous writes:

Barrett Jackson auction lot #717, Scottsdale, AZ January 2003. Sports Car Market report reads:

"Restored from junkyard discovery to street legal works racer look-alike. Bumperless, plexiglass windows, half-cage, fuel cell, 11:1 compression, comp cams, triple Weber 45 DCOEs. 5-speed box, 3.54:1 diff, vented discs."

2003-05-06 04:47:41 | Anonymous writes:

Seen on www.barrett-jackson.com. Description:

"1961 JAGUAR XKE FHC WORKS RACE-STREET CLONE
LOT #717 - RESERVE

2003 BJCCA CCA
HIGH BID OF $85,000



Full Size

Full Size

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OPTIONS
COLOR - SILVER WITH MAROON STRIPES
TRANS - 5 SPEED
CYLINDERS - 6
ENGINE SIZE - 4.2
VIN - 885985



A total nut and bolt restoration by Classic Showcase. Constructed as a Works Race or Street Clone XKE. Superb craftsmanship and fit. Many performance and street options. Balanced and blue printed rebuilt engine with 11 to 1 compression ratio, competition cams, ported head, triple x-vents, high volume water pump, and high flow and volume oil filler cap. Also has, stainless Billet harmonic balancer, high output starter, high output electronic ignition, fuel cell, custom headers and stainless exhaust system, new 5-speed transmission, aluminum flywheel, 354 rear end, vented disc brakes, with much more. A one-of-a-kind XKE."

2003-05-21 18:57:34 | Steven D. writes:

Also listed here:

www.classicshowcase.com/CUVehicleZoom.asp

1961 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 FHC
A Complete and total nut and bolt restoration by Classic Showcase, everything restored or new. constructed for vintage racing, competition and street use. Lots of high performance items. The craftsmanship is superb as well as the fit.

Specifications

Miles........................94,242
Color.......................Silver/ black
Car Number............885985

Work Completed

Mechanical and Body: Balanced and blue printed rebuilt engine with high compression OF 11-1, competition cams, ported intake and exhaust head, early style valve cover with Triple X vents. High flow water pump, high volume and high pressure oil pump, wet sump baffle system, oil cooler system, valve fliptop oil filler cap, braided stainless air equipped oil lines, 45DCOE Webber carburetors Triple 45’s, racing instruments, new fully synchronized 5 speed transmission with aluminum flywheel, competition pressure plate and disk.

Aluminum radiator, aluminum header tank. stainless steel billet harmonic balancer (vibration dampener).High output starter, high output electronic ignition, fuel cell.New suspension with urethane bushings, Koni shocks, completion torsion bars and sway bars, fully adjustable reaction plate. Under carriage rebuilt, rear end rebuilt and calibrated to factory specs, rear end ratio 3.54:1. Vented disc brakes, 4 piston calipers in the front, 2 piston calipers in the rear. Large diameter stainless steel free flow exhaust system with headers. Plexiglas safety windows, sound deadening insulation, original Dunlop peg drive pressed steel racing wheels with Avon vintage racing tires.

2003-05-21 19:01:41 | Steven D. writes:

BTW, almost forgot:

Condition: Show / Driver
Price: $125,000.00

2003-08-01 01:00:23 | Steven D. writes:

Car now listed on EBay:

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2003-08-01 01:05:38 | Steven D. writes:

Added car location info

2003-08-01 01:05:47 | Steven D. writes:

Strange, the EBay auction above lists the car as a 1961 but the car data at the top of this page lists it as a 1963. If the VIN number is correct I would think this is more likely to be a 1961 car than 1963.

2003-10-17 08:30:06 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 10/17/03
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had an opening bid of $115k, received no bids.

2003-10-18 06:30:54 | Anonymous writes:

Car returns to ebay yet again 10/18/03 a different listing than yesterday!
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Current bid $12,005.00 (Reserve not met), 3 bids, no buy it now price.

Ebay says of the previous auction (yesterday) "The seller ended this listing early because of an error in the minimum bid or Reserve amount."

2004-07-22 09:12:42 | pauls writes:

Car sold at BJ '04 auction in Palm Beach, Florida
www.barrett-jackson.com/auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp
Auction info:
1961 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I FIXED HEAD COUPE

LOT #406 - RESERVE
2004 PBCCA CCA
HIGH BID OF $75,000
COLOR - SILVER WITH MAROON RACING STRIPES
TRANS - 5 SPEED
CYLINDERS - 6
ENGINE SIZE - 4.2
VIN - 885985

A TOTAL NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION BY CLASSIC SHOWCASE. CONSTRUCTED AS A WORKS RACE OR STREET CLONE XKE. SUPERB CRAFTSMANSHIP AND FIT. MANY PERFORMANCES AND STREET OPTIONS. BALANCED AND BLUE PRINTED. REBUILT ENGINE 11 TO 1 COMPRESSION RATIO, COMPETITION CAMS, PORTED HEAD, 3 X-VENTS, HIGH VOLUME WATERPUMP, STAINLESS EXHAUST SYSTEM, 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION, ALLOY FLYWHEEL, 354 REAR END, TRULY A UNIQUE JAGUAR VERY FAST GREAT LOOKING "A ONE OF A KIND E-TYPE FHC"

2023-09-28 09:07:40 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 9/23

cars.bonhams.com/auction/28012/lot/37/1962-jaguar-e-type-series-1-fixed-head-cou ...

Auction description:

Lot 37

Audrain Concours Auction|29 September 2023, 16:00 EDT|Newport, Rhode Island, International Tennis Hall of Fame

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe Race Car

Chassis no. 885985

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine (see text)

Triple Weber DCOE Carburetors (see text)

Est. 300bhp (see text)

5-Speed Tremec Manual Transmission (see text)

4-Wheel Independent Suspension

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Prepared by Marque Specialists Motorcars, Inc.

*Restored by Classic Showcase

*Race-Prepped 4.2-Liter Engine

*Roll cage, fuel cell, Lightweight alloy bonnet

This 1962 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe began life as a 3.8-liter model, finished in Opalescent Gunmetal over a Red interior. The accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate shows this US-spec car was delivered to the first owner at the factory and was issued a Coventry registration number when new, presumably for a tour of the homeland before being exported to the United States via Cars in New York.

Little else of the car's early life is known, until it was discovered in the early 2000s as a derelict project by marque specialists Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California. The car was rebuilt from the ground up as a dual-purpose, road-legal racer and track-day special inspired by the Works Lightweights.

A full restoration of the body shell took place, and it was stripped of its bumpers and any unnecessary trim and given race-inspired touches like an aluminum bonnet and Lexan windows. Finished in an attractive shade of metallic silver accented with red double stripes, the livery is a modern take on a classic E-Type racers of yore. The cockpit is stripped down to the bare essentials for the track, outfitted with racing seat, multi-point harnesses, a forward-braced roll bar, on-board fire system, and a Fuel Safe racing cell. The wide Torq-Thrust wheels with fat racing tires give the Jaguar a distinctly purposeful, aggressive look.

Replacing the long-lost original 3.8-liter engine is an XJ6-sourced 4.2-liter, rebuilt for performance with 11:1 compression pistons, a ported head with big valves, and hot camshafts. Breathing in through triple Weber DCOE carburetors and out through stainless steel headers and a sports exhaust, this E-Type makes an estimated 300bhp which is certainly enough to get the heart racing. Backing the 'six is a suitably uprated Quartermaster Clutch, light alloy flywheel, and a tough 5-speed Tremec gearbox.

Since the initial restoration and upgrades by Classic Showcase, it joined the Messenger Collection where additional preparation was done by Motorcars, Inc. of Plainville, Connecticut to dial it in for track-focused use. The Jaguar E-Type is consistently ranked one of the prettiest road cars ever made, and with the right modifications, it becomes one of the prettiest racers. This gorgeous example is an outstanding selection for the seasoned racer looking to step into a more powerful machine, or a club-level enthusiast desiring a purpose-built racer for track days and vintage motorsport.

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