1962 Austin-Healey Sprite
-The Eponymous Bugeye Sprite
-Recent bare-metal restoration by Jetstream Custom Auto
-Purchased from Arizona with no rust
-Fitted with original Bugeye heater system and working blower motor.
-New interior trimming
-Upgraded with 1275 engine including the ribbed transmission
-Sold as is with no warranties.
Today the OECC South Island Branch concluded their calendar of events with the English Car Affair in the Park (ECAIP) held at the Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Park in Colwood, BC.
We used the occasion to show off our 1935 Bentley 3½ Litre Park Ward Sports Saloon among a great selection of RROC cars including another 1934 Bentley 3½ owned by Nick Northeast.
Jetstream Custom Auto debuted their Morgan S, a hybrid Honda S2000 and Morgan +4 that uses many original parts of each car such as the 8,300 rpm Honda engine and a widened version of the original Morgan body.
The great organizers of ECAIP celebrated Triumph this year with many TR3s, 4s, 6s, 7s and 8s in the centerpiece display. Hats off to them and the many volunteers that makes these events possible.
Triumph Feature Marque Display.
Our 1935 Bentley chassis B-90-EF alongside its Nick Northeast’s twin.
The impeccable Morgan S by Jetstream Custom Auto.
Stickered proof of a well-travelled and unrestored 1950 Austin A40 Devin of Margaret Daly.
Well enjoyed TR3s proudly showing off all they have to offer.
Pam Sinclair’s father Les Watkins was an adamant Austin fan.
David Gill’s 1935 Austin 7 Opal does just fine with 747 ccs
Beautiful Talbot Junior on Ian Hughes’ Austin Healey BN6
This 1978 MGB is presented in its rare and original color scheme.
Tom River’s lovely TR3 sits in its original colors as delivered to Mr B.E. Orondal of Vancouver.
Allan Millham wins our ‘award’ for best concours spread of the show.
Let’s end with the Bentleys. Our flying mascot leans back which they changed to have no interference with the hood.
This year the 1961 E-Types proved their dominance in the market and Gooding broke the world record at auction by selling chassis 875038 for $528,000 USD.
This report assembles all the E-Types auctioned during the 2014 Monterey week including cars from Gooding & Company, RM Auctions, Bonhams and Mecum.
But first we take a look at the first continuation lightweight e-type which Jaguar debuted at Monterey during a gala event and later displayed it at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Jaguar Special Operations revealed the ‘New’ Lightweight E-type in Monterey. There will be six customer cars produced and each assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963.
The new Lightweight is bare aluminum inside exposing the beautiful tub made by RS Panels.
Not quite sure where Jaguar source the Wide-angle head and all-new mechanical injection, but it is a sight to behold.
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875038 – sold for $528,000 at Gooding and Company. The Most Collectible Example of Jaguar’s Iconic 1960s Sports Car. The 38th Left-Hand-Drive E-Type Roadster Produced. Desirably Equipped with External Bonnet Latches, Flat Floors, and Welded Louvers. Recently Completed Concours-Level Restoration. Accompanied by JDHT Certifcate, Round Tool Kit, Hardtop, and Owner’s Manual.
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Roadster 875331 – sold for $440,000 at RM Auctions. Early outside-bonnet latch, flat-floor, welded-louver Series 1. Received 100 points at the 2014 JCNA Concours and a First in Class at the 2014 San Marino Classic Concours. Tremendous preservation of its original sheet metal and mechanicals. Documented as matching-numbers engine and transmission by JDHT.
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 881712 – sold for $247,500 at Gooding and Company. Believed to Be a Three-Owner Car. Beautifully Presented Roadster with Factory Hardtop. Thoughtfully Executed Performance Upgrades.
1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 880500 – sold for $148,500 at Bonhams. Matching numbers example. Scored 99.96 points in JCNA judging. Many past Concours awards.Restored by marque specialists. Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 860402 – sold for $93,500. The Boillot Helsel Roadster. Matching numbers example. Many tasteful and subtle performance upgrades. Complete with books and tools. Desirable factory hard top. Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Fixed Head Coupe 1E30680 – sold for $159,500 at RM Auctions. Offered from the collection of Elton Stephens Jr. Featuring a recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening by marque specialist. Accompanied by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe 1E33454 – sold for $60,000 at Mecum. Series 1 XKE Fixed Head Coupe. Original 4.2L inline six cylinder. Engine No. 7E10182-9. Triple carburetors. 4-speed transmission. Opalescent Maroon paint with great patina. Black interior. 160 MPH speedometer. Jaguar wire wheels. Smiths gauges. Believed to be 12,563 original miles. Unique Series 1 Jag with covered headlamps, front and rear marker lights above the bumpers and center exiting exhaust.
1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre 2+2 1E76624 sold for $104,500 at RM Auctions. Offered from the collection of Elton Stephens Jr. Featuring a recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening by marque specialist. Accompanied by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster 1E14542 – sold for $167,200 at Bonhams. Matching numbers example. Beautifully restored. Complete with books and tools. Over $26,000 in recent receipts. Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I½ Roadster 1E15082 – sold for $82,500 at Bonhams. Highly original example with fewer than 64,000 miles from new. Matching numbers E-Type presented in factory-delivered color combination. Few owners since new. Rally and Concours d’Elegance veteran. Accompanied by hard top, books, tools, history file and Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe P1R28035 – sold for $55,000 at Bonhams. Beautifully restored in and out. Tastefully upgraded for enhanced performance. Elegant fixed-head-coupe E-Type. Presented in classic BRG over Tan. Ideal for rallies and driving events.
1970 Jaguar XKE Roadster – sold for $47,500 at Mecum. 1970 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Roadster. Open two seater. One family owned California car since 1982. 4.2L inline six cylinder engine. 5-speed manual transmission. Ribbed cam cover. Believed to be 66,000 miles. Carefully maintained for over 42 years. Custom wire wheels. Recently repainted. Blue with Black interior and Blue soft top. Wood rimmed steering wheel.
1974 Jaguar Series 3 E-Type Roadster UE1S23577 – sold for $55,000 at Mecum. Seattle, WA car from new believed to have had three total owners. One owner since 1992. Garage find fresh out of long term climate controlled storage for nearly two decades. Never fully restored. Numbers matching 5.3L V-12 engine. Borg Warner automatic transmission. Believed to be 54,734 actual miles. Factory air conditioning. Nardi wood rim steering wheel. Chrome wire wheels. New tires and fresh servicing. Auxiliary removable hardtop. Dark Blue paint with Navy leather interior and Navy Blue soft top. Maintenance records and owner history. Owners manual and three set of keys. Listed in XKE Registry. Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate.