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Sold: 1977 Jaguar XJ6C

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-Original and Correct XJ6C Coupé
-Fit with desirable European chrome bumpers
-JCNA Score of 99.2
-Longtime British Columbia car delivered new to Vancouver
-Massive pile of receipts from 1996 to present.
-Recent work from 1996 includes rebuilt rear end, differential, cylinder head, new windshield, new alternator
-Repainted in 2001
-Original Interior Upholstery

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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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***

*** Update: fully restored and offered by

Garden-find images:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVZXRGGit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK316qmf7iw

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.

1969 Jaguar E-Type FHC: Coming Together

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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.