|5.3 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Work In Progress|
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Record Creation: Entered on 5 January 2017.
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2017-01-02 23:53:38 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 1/2/17
Opening bid US $47,000, no reserve, no bids 4 days left in auction, seller richarmx, 7k miles reported.
The Jaguar was in excellent cosmetic condition when purchased, and has been undergoing a long-term high performance conversion. The red body and dark blue interior are in great shape. The Jaguar was moved from Virginia into storage just south of Salinas, California 2 years ago, to prepare for our move to California in 2016 or 2017. Pictures attached are before the high performance conversion was started, showing the original Zenith Stromberg carbs (no additional pictures can be taken until my next trip to California). The water pump is newly rebuilt (E-Type water pumps are hard to find) and a new chrome high-output alternator is included.
A high performance Jaguar V-12 motor and high performance automatic transmission are installed, with other high performance parts included and ready to install. Performance upgrades to the motor include 10:1 high compression Venolia pistons, ported/flowed heads (copy of the bench test report for the cylinder heads is attached), ported/flowed intake manifolds, (4) SU 2" carburetors (unused since rebuilt for high performance), and ceramic coated (inside and out) headers. The cylinder heads are the pre-HE heads that allow significant improvements in head flow. The motor is estimated at about 440 horsepower.
The four speed transmission installed is a new Bow Tie Overdrives Stage 2, 700-R4 General Motors unit, rated for 500 horsepower. It has a lower first gear than original Jaguar transmissions (automatic or manual), providing more power and acceleration from a stop. The .7 overdrive in top gear lowers RPMs significantly at highway speeds compared to original Jaguar transmissions. A custom driveshaft links the transmission to the Jaguar differential (the original driveshaft is included if an original transmission might be used instead).
Final work is needed to complete the high performance conversion, which includes reinstalling the front radiator support, reinstalling the alternator/power steering, etc., installing a transmission support brace (or modifying the original Jaguar brace), installing the carbs, installing an exhaust system (not included), installing air induction/air filters (not included), cutting the gear selector spring in the transmission (if the original Jaguar shift cable is used) OR installing a gear selection linkage with metal rods (which can handle the stock gear selection spring strength in the 700-R4 trans), reinstalling the interior carpets, bolting the seats in place, and final tune-up/carb calibration, etc.
The motor is not the original for the car. A non-original motor deducted significant points from concours judging, when it was judged at 96.58 points in 1990 by the prior owner. I have owned this Jaguar since 1996.
A message recently received stated the Venolia pistons and porting/flow work done could not yield 440 horsepower. The racing program of the firm that rebuilt the SU carbs, improved the flow for the intake manifolds, and supplied the headers had a number of wins with their E-Type (including over Paul Newman's Datsun racing team). The Gran Turismo Jaguar (GTJ) racing team won the 1980 SCCA C-Production National Championship (over the "unlimited budget" Datsun team) with a 6-Cylinder E-Type with 3 SU carbs. Because of their experience, I sent the SU carbs and manifolds to GTJ for upgrading for high performance use. Discussions with GTJ about the high compression pistons, the head work done, the carb/intake/header system provided by GTJ, and improved air induction systems are what the horsepower estimate in the ad was based on.