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United KingdomOSL662

United Kingdom3122SR

United KingdomHSS124

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Record Creation: Entered on 22 June 2016.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

Heritage Notes

Full list of registration numbers: OSL662 (United Kingdom) ; 3122SR (United Kingdom) ; HSS124 (United Kingdom) ; 171DBP (United Kingdom) ; .

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2005-03-03 11:23:50 | Herman Stöver writes:

According to the "International Jaguar E-Type Register Directory of Vehicles and Owners / 1986 edition" of the UK Jaguar Drivers Club this car was owned (1986) by [No addresses or registration numbers without the owner's consent, please.]

2006-11-14 08:32:32 | pauls writes:

An image of what is said to be #62 is listed at the link below with the following comment "Jaguar E Type 1961 open bonnet lock - RHD chassis no 62." The car is not red.

www.interesting-cars.com/gallery.html

2016-06-22 15:53:01 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 7/16
www.silverstoneauctions.com/1961-jaguar-e-type-series-1-roadster-chassis-62

Auction description:
The Silverstone Classic Sale 2016
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster Chassis #62
Registration: OSL 662
Chassis Number: 850062
Engine Number: R1176-9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3.8l
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Estimate (£): 140,000 - 170,000

Chassis #62 was distributed to Scotland via Henleys of London as a demonstrator for potential customers in Edinburgh and the surrounding area on 14th July 1961. It was later sold in the first week of September and first registered on the 8th September 1961 with the registration number 3122 SR. It was destined to remain in the Edinburgh area for most of its life until traveling deeper into Scotland, where it currently resides with our vendor. Number 62 is extra special in the history of E-types in that it has spent a very quite life in Scotland living under the radar and having had just five, geographically close, owners from new. The result of this sheltered life is that until now, its whereabouts have been a mystery to historians and always listed as one of the missing 92 early cars. We are pleased to be offering this car on the open market for the first time, finally placing it correctly in the timeline of the E-type.

Chassis #62 was distributed to Scotland via Henleys of London as a demonstrator for potential customers in Edinburgh and the surrounding area on 14th July 1961. It was later sold in the first week of September and first registered on the 8th September 1961 with the registration number 3122 SR. It was destined to remain in the Edinburgh area for most of its life until traveling deeper into Scotland, where it currently resides with our vendor. Number 62 is extra special in the history of E-types in that it has spent a very quite life in Scotland living under the radar and having had just five, geographically close, owners from new. The result of this sheltered life is that until now, its whereabouts have been a mystery to historians and always listed as one of the missing 92 early cars. We are pleased to be offering this car on the open market for the first time, finally placing it correctly in the timeline of the E-type.

Much like many of its sister cars, #62 has over the years lost some of its distinguishing early features which has partly helped to hide the significance of this car until now. While missing some of the more obvious early features the car retains not only the much revered 'flat floor', but in fact a whole myriad of other specific very early features including the split-link throttle linkage, thicker screen chrome mouldings and smooth cut-away groove at the top of the A-post cappings.

From studying the comprehensive accompanying history file, the car appears to have been subject to both major and minor restoration works. In the mid to late 1970s, it appears to have benefitted from a significant restoration both mechanically and bodily. At this point, we can see from accompanying invoices, that what we believe was the original 'outside lock' bonnet was replaced with a slightly later one by its owner at the time. Originally finished in Sherwood Green with a Suede Green Interior and French Grey roof, it was during this restoration that the car was repainted Carmen Red, the colour which it wears today and re-trimmed with its current lovely black interior.

It was again sympathetically restored in the 1990s, which included another full engine rebuild. More recently under current ownership the car has been subject to yet more renovation to safeguard this rare car for the future. This considerate restoration took place over a period of 18 months and consisted of much bodywork including a full repaint in its current Carmen red. Presented with #62 is an excellent history file that dates back to 1975 and of course includes a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The history file details much of the cars life in Bonnie Scotland through invoices from the 1970s to the present day.

2016-08-18 22:44:37 | pauls writes:

Sold for (£): 140,630. Car now on ebay:
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322216658285
Classified ad asking £224,995. Seller classicconnectiongroup, 29k miles.

Description:
Jaguar E Type 3.8 Roadster, red with black leather interior, 1961 chassis no 62! UK matching numbers flat floor car, originally supplied with outside bonnet catches. Showing 29,000 miles with heritage certificate and service file going back for many years. This is an incredibly important piece of Jaguar history and we feel very fortunate to own it and to able to offer it for sale. It has spent all of its life in Scotland and was originally a demonstrator for the Jaguar main dealer in Edinburgh. In the early seventies the bonnet was replaced with the standard inside lock and pressed louvered type, if only the owner back then realised how rare this car was! However it was probably only worth at the time the price of an expensive meal today. We have already sourced the bonnet catches and the louvers, so it is our intention to return the bonnet to its original form. The car is in superb condition bodily, the paintwork is perfect and the interior is in lovely condition. The engine bay is presentable but would benefit from some improvement. Mechanically the car performs perfectly and the engine and gearbox are faultless. This is an opportunity to acquire the rarest model E type in existence at a realistic price. UK Home Market supplied matching numbers cars with outside latches can fetch in excess of four hundred thousand pounds after full restoration. Even the horses were stunned at how beautiful this car is when I was taking the photographs in the New Forest. Enthusiasts may notice that the registration OSL 662 could stand for OutSide Latch and chassis number 62.

2016-08-29 14:45:59 | Anonymous writes:

Strange, the wipers park on the left as if this is a LHD car?

2016-08-29 14:57:27 | Stefan writes:

@Anonymous: desite the fact that you are right, I looked closer and it is possible to see, that they park on the left side but are RHD wipers. So the wiper parking position must have been tweaked or a LHD wiper motor was installed but the wiper themself are RHD ones.

Cheers!

2016-09-20 14:03:06 | Anonymous writes:

Should this aged car not have outside bonnet locks - must have had a new bonnet at some point?

2016-09-20 21:16:34 | John S writes:

Perhaps reading the all above information will answer that question.

2016-12-11 10:37:29 | Quentin Willson writes:

Rossleigh Ltd Edinburgh dealer demonstrator and one of the original 56 roadsters released to UK dealers in July '61 pictured outside Browns Lane factory. The first E-type in Edinburgh.
Bought in '71 by Ian Simpson for £250 as a rusty but complete car. He rebuilt it using original engine, gearbox and back axle which it still has. Sold in 1979 in part exchange with an MGB for a TVR Taimar.

2017-03-28 07:10:28 | quentin willson writes:

Copy of green log book from DVLA archives shows an early reg of 171 DBP (Aug 1961 issue from West Sussex). HSS 124 was transferred in 70s from Massey Ferguson tractor by owner Ian Simpson.

2019-06-16 09:39:53 | Quentin Willson writes:

171 DBP won the Premier Class Royal Brierley Trophy in the Jaguar Drivers' Club concours at Prescott Hill Climb Jaguar E-type Day June 9th 2019

2019-11-09 10:57:47 | Quentin Willson writes:

850062 171 DBP was a finalist in the November 9th 2019 Jaguar Drivers Club Champion of Champion concours at the Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham

2020-08-01 14:36:24 | Stu Carter writes:

Offered post Silverstone Auction for £316,000

www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-live-on ...

Auction Description :

Extremely early hand-finished, no heel wells car with outside bonnet locks
Matching numbers throughout with original engine, gearbox and differential
One of the first batch of 56 dealer demonstrator launch cars. Pictured outside Browns Lane
Fastidiously restored to its original specification by XK Engineering over two years

This was a total restoration of every part of the car with forensic attention to detail
Sherwood Green over Suede Green, all colours, fabrics and finishes are as original
Recently finished, the two-year, six-figure project featured in Classic Car magazine throughout
Owned by and offered directly from film actor, comedian and petrol head ~ Steve Coogan
The story of the E-Type requires little introduction, however, what perhaps may need some explanation is the position in the market of the very early cars and their importance to collectors and marque enthusiasts alike. In common with Works of Art, Furniture, Philately, Fine Wines and all the other things people collect, the rarest and best quality items tend to attract collector's interest and inevitably, the harder they are to find, the more expensive they can become. Should there be a number of well-heeled collectors chasing a particular painting, for example, then the result can be a serious clash of egos and wallets. This is equally true of Classic Cars and the E-Type is a perfect example. The most sought after of all the E-Types are the first 92 right-hand drive cars produced and these are easily distinguished by their outside bonnet locks. Fifty-six of this first batch were supplied in July 1961 to Jaguar dealerships to be used as demonstrators and they were expressly forbidden to sell them until that September. Interestingly, this car can be seen in the historic photograph outside the Browns Lane Factory of the first batch of RHD 'demonstrator' E-Types set to go off to dealers. With most of the first 20 cars produced being allocated for competition use, the very first road cars are considered to be the Holy Grail of E-Types, and arguably of all collector's cars.

Chassis #62 is a rare opportunity to enjoy the thrill of ownership inherent in one of these special early cars. It was rumoured to have been destined for Jaguar dealer, Rossleigh in Edinburgh, as a demonstrator for potential customers in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, however, it was in fact first registered by West Sussex County Council as 171 DBP in August 1961 and sold by Wadhams in Chichester to a Mr Cutley at Hurstpierpoint. Mind you, it did arrive in Bonnie Scotland sometime later and is recorded as belonging to Ian Simpson of North Berwick who owned the car until 1978. According to a letter on file, he apparently bought it as 'a rusty wreck' for £250 subsequently restoring it and registering it as HSS 124, a number plate that was transferred from a Ferguson Tractor. It later became the property of a Mr D Russel of Edinburgh who in turn sold the Jaguar to Mr A Stewart in Fife before a previous client of Silverstone Auctions purchased the car from a gentleman in Edinburgh.

Number #62 is extra special in the history of E-Types in that, from the mid-seventies, it has spent a very quiet life in Scotland living under the radar and having had a number of geographically close, owners. The result of this sheltered life is that until recently its whereabouts have been a mystery to historians and it was one of only a few of the original 92 cars that hadn't been found. This was the case right up until Silverstone Auctions sold this car at the Silverstone Classic in July 2016, and it was then spotted by the eagle-eyed and much-noted TV classic car personality, Quentin Willson. In conversation with his friend and fellow petrol head, actor and comedian Steve Coogan, they hatched a “cunning plan" to go and find the buyer and extract it for Steve’s ever-growing and special collection of rare and desirable classics.

Much like many of its sister cars, #62 had over the years lost some of its distinguishing early features, which had partly helped to hide the significance of this car. Once acquired and following advice from Quentin, himself a prior owner of a very early E-Type FHC, the decision was made to send the car to XK Engineering in Coventry for a total nut and bolt complete restoration which was to take over two years from 2017 until 2019 to complete. The car most importantly retains its original matching numbers body (although naturally a number of panels had been replaced) and engine - including matching cylinder head - as well as the original Moss gearbox. The car also retained not only the much revered 'flat floor' but in fact, a whole myriad of other specific very early details including the split-link throttle linkage, early rearview mirror, different bonnet louvres, chrome windscreen frame (first 500 cars), correctly dated steering rack, wiper motor and screenwash pump and, of course, the famous outside bonnet blocks. This restoration has been completed to an absolute forensic level of detail. Every single component has been replaced or restored to create today an absolutely stunning Concours-standard car, perhaps as close to the day when it was new as it has ever been since! This entire restoration process has been closely followed and reported on by Classic Cars magazine, allowing the next owner to encapsulate the whole journey from start to finish with the full story and colour detailed pictures as a permanent record of the whole experience. When collected by Steve from XK Engineering early in 2019 it headed straight to several Concours events and came first in the JDC Royal Brierly Trophy Concours in June 2019 and was a runner up in the JDC Champion of Championships at the NEC in November. It has since resided at his home in pride of place amongst his collection.

The history file shows that it was previously restored in the mid to late 1970s by Ian Simpson and also in the 1990s by a later owner during which a colour change was made from green to red. However, this car was originally finished in Sherwood Green with a green leather interior and French Grey roof as it is presented today. Accompanying #62 is an excellent history file that dates back to 1975, and of course, includes a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The history file details much of the car's life in Scotland through invoices from the 1970s to the present day.

Possibly the definitive Jaguar connoisseur's dream collectable, this lovely E-Type is in Concours condition and represents a very special opportunity to own one of the very first cars and experience the excitement and pride that must have been felt by its first owner way back in 1961 and, in so doing, adding your name to the annals of Jaguar history.

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