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2014 Monterey E-Type Report

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.

 Special Operations revealed the 'New' Lightweight E-type in Monterey. They will be six customer cars each assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963.

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 has bare aluminum inside exposing the beautiful tub made by RS Panels.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 at Bonhams. 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unrestored, all-original, 19,000-mile E-Type at Mecum

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

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.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Nissan’s Austins

So time and time again I’ve head the tale: the Japanese copied the British designs, improved them and that’s where their thriving industry started.

And to a certain extent it’s true, except they did so with permission from the rights holders in Britain.

On a recent trip to Japan, we visit the Nissan Heritage collection in Zama, Japan and were pleased to see the Austins that Nissan used as a basis for their Prince line which is still produced by Toyota to this day for Tokyo’s taxi system.

Included is a Austin A40 Somerset Saloon and two Austin A50 Cambridge Saloons which became the Prince Sedan and Price Bluebird 1200 respectively.

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