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E-Type 1E32915: Chassis Prep

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Finally got some time to work on our own 1967 E-Type chassis 1E32915.

This was at one point equipped with a 13.9:1 Shelby V8 and now are reverting it back to original spec.

The transmission tunnel is an absolute mess so thankfully Chuck from Monocoque Metalcraft can supply us with the four-or-so missing pieces.

And now begins the massive parts hunt for Jaguar unobtanium. At the top of the list is a 4.2 intake manifold if anyone has one going spare :).

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E-Type 1E32915: Donor Engine

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This 1966 Jaguar Mark X 4.2 will soon be scrap metal for future appliances.

That’s right. We are parting it out for a new heart in our engineless E-Type FHC. Peder Mansson is also getting the steering box for his cars in Switzerland.

But don’t fret too much because this big Jag (the biggest model they ever made) has sufferred from rot, including a leaky window seal that soaked the harness, gauges, switches and wooden dashboard for years.

The engine swap isn’t completely straight forward. The engine and cylinder head are identical units to the E-Type, but the engine mounts, water pump, exhaust headers, oil pan, oil filter housing, intake manifold and carburettor linkage are different.

With a minor rebuilt and repaint we are one step closer to getting the FHC on the road.

Garden-Find XKE

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“instead of getting it fixed he (the owner) put the car into storage in a lock up until the 1980s, he then moved it to his garden where is remained under a tarpaulin until the present vendor rescued it in 2015”

Leaving collector cars out to rot usually never ends in a good story.

That is unless it’s an early 3.8 FHC Jaguar and the value has recently skyrocketed.

Coys and the owner of this E-Type stand to profit from this storage misadventure by offering chassis number 861107 at their 2016 Spring Classics event.

Coy’s says the car’s fourth owner Frank Riches “raced both the E-Type and his MGTF at Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and Blackbushe between 1967 and 1969. Frank would drive the E-type to the circuit with the MG behind and would then race both cars and drive home! “

They also describe the condition “This wonderful “Barn Find” car is in original condition, with matching numbers and has never been restored. It retains all the features it carried in 1969 and is possibly one of the most original examples remaining today. The interior could be restored given it has all the original switches, gauges and tooled aluminium panels along with the original steering wheel etc. The seats have a lovely patina and should be saved. Obviously the car needs a total restoration but it has all the ingredients to make a superb example – this is a true rarity!”

It will be offered at Monday 7th March at the Coys Spring Classic Sale.

*** Update: sold for £62,000***

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Gorgeous E-Type OTS from Monterey

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While down in Monterey I spotted this gorgeous 1962 Jaguar E-Type owned by Randall Smalley of Mesa, Arizona: both at the Carmel Concours-by-the-Sea and during the 2015 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance.

According to the heritage certificate this E-Type, chassis 876040 was completed in November of 1961 and painted Opalescent Bronze with Beige interior for its first owner, J.L. Rein in Santa Monica, California.

On the great xkdata.com, 876040 is listed as sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2002 for $102,600 USD and Sports Car Market reported it was “one of the best in the world” at the time.

Looking at http://www.jcna.com, this car scored an impressive 99.040 at the JOCLA Concours.

Just pouring over the details it appears alot of passion and hard work went into a fit and finish of this caliber. It retains the J-62 tag issued only for the California state.

The owner reports that at the time this car cost “$5,595 against the Coupé’s $5,895, the Mk2’s $5,095 and the MK10’s $7,384.”

1969 Jaguar E-Type FHC: Coming Together 2

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Time to get caught up with the XKE S2 project at Porter’s Garage.

We have completely rebuilt and delivered the 4.2 engine in standard Series II spec.

Gary got the car rolling and we have assisted with items like the massive wiring harness sourced from the experts at Autosparks.

The rocker switches were somewhat fussy to rebuild and add complexity over the more basic Series I cars.

When working on a project like this two things are always going on at once while at the same time trying to plan to avoid future production delays. Lists are a must as is a good stock of SAE hardware.