Worked part time this week on The Italian Job, our 1965 Jaguar E-Type restoration. Careful and correct assembly of the engine Reynolds 531 sub frames and pressed steel picture frame were completed, then work could begin on the suspension and steering rack. The project is now complete enough to pass through the wiring harness, attach the steering column and attach the wheel hubs to have a rolling restoration!3
Monthly Archiv: July, 2014
11th anniversary event held as a JCNA sanctioned Concours d’Elegance at Windsor Park field in Oak Bay on Saturday, July 26th.
Over 125 cars were on the field including the XJ6C which we worked together with Jetstream Auto to produce a stunning showcar.
Today we are presenting The Italian Job, a Series 1 1965 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupé that was originally ordered new in Italy and delivered in New York.
This bright red car has spent a large portion of its life in Boulder, Colorado where it was loving preserved and cared for 65,000 miles. Fortunately, the Colorado weather has preserved this car far better than most. For instance there is none of the typical corrosion and every body panel is original.
The intention with this job is to refresh the front-end of the Jaguar. This means giving the engine, suspension, brakes, steering box and cooling a mechanical and cosmetic restoration.
At Monterey this year Mecum will offer this completely unrestored 1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type 4.2 Roadster chassis 1E14561.
Mecum describes the car:
“Now showing just 18,700 miles, the car still sports its original Black paint and original Black leather interior; the Black soft top was replaced by Mr. Mueller in 1985, and the original tires were replaced with new Michelin X radials on its original chromed wire wheels. The car is otherwise completely original.”
1E14561 was first delivered new to Mr. Reginald Dean of Fort Worth, Texas. It then had a succession of three long term owners in Florida who preserved and maintained the cars original fit and finishes.
Being a late-production Series 1, this car benefits from all the stepwise upgrades introduced over the E-type’s production right before the model received open headlights in 1968 which somewhat diminished the car’s outward appearance.
It is also a great reference car so we have included many of the great shots from Mecum prior to the upcoming sale on Saturday August 16th.
***Update. This car did not sell at Mecum with a highbid of $90,000 USD. Having inspected the car in person the subframes, suspension & expansion tank were clearly painted after assembly which is untypical of factory practice.
-December 1956 build BN4 registered as 1957.
-Originally delivered new to California in Healey Blue with wire wheels and overdrive.
-Licensed and insured in BC, Canada.
-Well maintained by previous owners including Paul at Styles Upholstery and John Slauenwhite.
-150-150-150-155-156-155 compression test by Jetstream.
-A get-in and go, driver condition BN4
-Fitted with original BJ8 seats
-Exceptional dashboard trimming
-Fitted with working thermal electric choke
-Sold as is, with all defects and no warranties.
Contact Richard Owen at 250 891 7475 anytime.