“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.
The last time we posted about the 1969 Jaguar E-Type restoration it was in baremetal under summer sunshine at Porter’s Garage.
Since then the steady progress of assembly has turned a tub into a E-Type. Here a few pictures of the 2015 progress. The color has been changed from Primrose to Gunmetal Grey and the red leather interior from BAS will be very striking once installed.
This week we secured ownership of a very interesting 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, serial 1E32915.
It had toured Victoria in the 1970s or early 1980s fitted with a Shelby Cobra engine. Fortunately the install was uninvasive, leaving the engine frames and picture frame intact. Futhermore, by some miracle, the original jaguar bits were saved for the XK engine including the harness rolled up near the firewall.
From what we can tell the car was painted from Primrose Yellow to bright red in the 1980s and the car was never put completely back together. So it sat for 35 odd years until just recently.
Upon close inspection this appears to be a Black on Black car from the factory which was somewhat rare. The mileage of 45XXX could be accurate aswell.
Plan is to use our MkX engine for this car and get it on the road. More to come.
Today the Keno Brother’s will stage their first autmotive auction in New York and offer 40 of the finest cars they could find. One is this first-year 1961 Jaguar Series I Roadster chassis 875323 with an estimate of $390,000 to $590,000USD.
Having just benefitted from a ground-up restoration by Classic Showcase in Califronia, this Opalescent Bronze roadster on white-wall tires really stands out. Classic Showcase are the predominant E-type restorers in America and took special lenghs to ensiure accuracy with the Butler license lights, voltage regulator, generator, starter, Dunlop master cylinders, sealed-beams.
Being among the first 400 E-Type’s produced chassis 875323 has many interesting one-year features such as the outside bonnet latches, a pumpkin-colored cylinder head and black-oxide fasteners.