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Record Creation: Entered on 22 January 2004.



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2004-01-22 10:59:17 | pauls writes:

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850001, also known as "Prototype Number 4," was assembled about the middle of 1959. Possibly because it was the third running E-type, it was sometimes erroneously called 'Prototype Number 3.' lt was for a time referred to as the "First Production Type' before this term was applied to 850002.Ilt was used for development and testing, and was eventually destroyed by the factory.

2005-08-02 15:07:24 | pauls writes:

In the "Victory by design" DVD it was mentioned that 850001 and 850002 were confirmed scrapped by the factory. 850003 is the oldest surviving E-type.

2014-05-31 19:53:16 | pauls writes:

Feb. 2001 Jaguar World states the car was returned to factory for parts and ultimately scrapped.

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