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Record Creation: Entered on 10 December 2008.

 

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2010-05-05 12:55:13  |  XKE Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was added: RA5054

  • 2012-02-05 21:04:36  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Gearbox Number was added: EB13188JS
  • Factory Paint Color was added: carmen red
  • Factory Interior Color was added: black
  • Original Distributor was added: Overseas Motors
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Replacement Gearbox was added: Original
  • Current Color was changed from bright red to carmen red
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1964
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 01
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 29
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1964
  • Factory Build Month was added: 01
  • Factory Build Day was added: 14

  • 2012-02-14 00:55:35  |  XKE Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: V7322
  • Engine Number was changed from RA5054 to RA5054-9
  • Original Distributor was changed from Overseas Motors to Overseas Motors Corporation
  • Original Owner City was added: Wichita Falls
  • Original Owner State was added: Texas

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    2008-12-10 09:59:32  |  pauls writes:

    Ebay item 12/10/08
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-E-Type-1964-Jaguar-E-Type-FHC-factory-race-option ...
    Current bid $20,100 reserve not met, 9 bids 8 days left in auction.

    Sellers description:
    This may be the ultimate E Type barn find. A totally rust free 1964 FHC with 15,862 original, one owner miles and racing upgrades from the factory!

    A proper and unique car with the provenance to back it up. We have all the original documentation, service manuals and even an original bill of sale specifying the racing equipment installed at the factory.

    This included:
    DS11 Brake Pads with racing brake fluid, competition clutch and driver plate, gas flowed cylinder head and intake manifold, polished crankshaft and connecting rods and a lightened flywheel. At 13 lbs, this is the lightest factory flywheel we have ever seen! Since the flywheel is balanced to the crank, the factory stamps the engine number on the flywheel...I am very happy to tell you that ALL the numbers on this car match!

    An unbelieveable find with rare factory racing options. These cars do NOT come along often. We've been through this car from stem to stern and there is ZERO rust in any of the body panels or structural members. This is literally the most rust free original E type that we have ever seen.

    A Little History:
    This car was purchased by Sidney Seligson in (about) December 1963 for $6265.50, including all the racing options he had added at the factory. Apparently, Sidney was a sophisticated batchelor for much of his life, enjoying the finer things in life. His daughter-in-law says he insisted on the best in everything in life. This Jaguar was a perfect example of his excellent taste. Sidney loved and babied the car and never raced it.

    Unfortunately, Sidney lived in Tornado Alley...specifically Wichita Falls, Texas, where he worked as an architect at the local air force base. On April 10, 1979 the 5th largest tornado ever recorded in the USA struck the town of Witchita Falls. As Sidney and his mother fled from their house in the family car, the E Type was left in the garage. The E was able to withstand the storm with only minor roof and (lh) side window damage from a falling limb that struck the garage. After the repairs were completed, the car was never fully reassembled and she never ran again. Sidney simply stored the car in his garage until his death in 1999.

    This is a genuine 15,862 mile car that should be recommissioned, not restored. Mechanically it obviously needs going through. Bodily, we have never seen a better original example. It literally does not need a single panel replacing. This obviously means huge savings over the cost of a normal restoration! The repaint that was done following the tornado damage was of poor quality. The car deserves a top quality, bare metal repaint. Much of the interior, including the hides, could be saved. The car has a complete tool kit, including the Dunlop tire gauge still in its plastic wrapper! The original jack and bag is also present.

    The car is available to view (strictly by appointment) at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas.


    2011-03-05 12:49:19  |  Lofty writes:

    barn find, restored by Classic Jaguar - Texas. Car ordered by first owner with special order racing mods


    2011-03-14 11:22:58  |  danmooney@classicjaguar.com writes:

    This vehicle has never been listed on ebay. Any reference to it having been offered for sale on eBay must therefore be as a result of a fraudulent listing.

    The car (which has been sold) is presently undergoing a sympathetic total restoration in the Classic Jaguar workshops in Austin, Texas.

    Regards to all, Dan Mooney


    2015-04-08 07:13:35  |  James G. writes:

    While restoring 861468, which was shipped new to Australia, I found the rear door trim panel was marked not with its body number of 7317 but 7322. Just thought this may be of interest to the owner of 889859. By the way, what was the number of this cars trim panel?


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