|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Silver Blue|
|Open Two Seater||Dark Blue|
|Right Hand Drive||Dark Blue|
|14 July 1961|
|W Sparrow, Yeovile|
|28 June 1961|
|1961||Opalescent Silver Blue|
|Rest: Nice||Dark Blue|
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2004-01-22 12:23:41 | pauls writes:
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This car was reported in another register in September of 1988. It was said to have been in south Australia in 1971. No more information is known.
2005-06-25 14:21:40 | Anonymous writes:
Car sold at Bonhams on 24/6/05 for £29k + 15% comm plus tax (£34,111). Back to original op blue with navy blue interior. Was restored in 1992 now in condition A to A1. Registration back to original of 655 MYC.
2005-06-29 09:44:47 | pauls writes:
Additonal info from above auction:
Sale 12170 - Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models
Goodwood, Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex 24 Jun 2005 at 10:00
Lot No: 670
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ‘Flat Floor’ 3.8-Litre Roadster
Registration no. 655 MYC
Chassis no. 850064
Engine no. R1232-9
Dating from the first few weeks of production, this vehicle is one of the earliest surviving right-hand drive Jaguar E-Type roadsters (the chassis number sequence commenced at 850001) and was delivered via distributor Henlys to Messrs Spencer of Yeovil. Chassis number ‘64’ was despatched by the works on 14th July 1961, first registered ‘655 MYC’ on 25th August and used by Spencer’s as a demonstrator. The car has features typical of early production models, including the flat floor and teardrop covers for the external bonnet lock.
Inspected by surveyor and valuer A E Fogg BSc, LLB in December 1990 (copy included), it had been recently taxed for the first time in several years, having been off the road undergoing a total restoration. The vehicle had been extensively refurbished (by marque expert Martin Robey) and was found to be totally rust free, having been professionally repainted in original ice blue. All mechanical components had been overhauled, and the car ran very sweetly with good oil pressure and normal running temperature. All running gear had been overhauled, the only discernible non-original feature being Koni shock absorbers (a period up-grade) and a later production-type radiator. The restoration was unfinished at the time of inspection and was finally completed circa 1992.
Re-inspected by Mr Fogg in March 2005, the vehicle was found to be finished to a very good standard and to have been well maintained, having covered fewer than 8,000 miles in the intervening 14 years. Now re-united with its original registration mark ‘655 MYC’, the car comes with works-specification optional hardtop and Jaguar tool roll, and has been fitted with Volvo front brake calipers in place of the original Dunlops - a recognised upgrade. Meticulously restored with exacting attention to detail, this very early E-Type ‘flat floor’ roadster is offered with restoration invoices, valuation reports, road fund licence to October 2005, MoT to January 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
2005-09-05 09:30:03 | Robert writes:
Advertised on page 213 of Classic and sportscar magazine Oct 2005. described as original RHD Flat floor outside bonnet lock in opalescent silver blue with dark blue interior. Built in july 1961 - one of the first 92 rhd cars built with this spec. restored about 10 years ago this car drives particularly nicely £48750
2006-02-09 04:43:25 | Mr Anthony writes:
I bought this car Nov 2005
One of the main reasons that i bought 850064 is because of the Bodywork. It is straight and rust free throughout, ever since Martin Robey / Bill jones ( owner from wales ) carried out a full restoration to factory specification apart from the Konies.
Good oil pressure when hot, Compression test 150 evens on original engine.Icing on the cake
Everything works apart from the clock and a door lock.
I drove the car to my local M.O.T sation Dec 2005 , it passed first time with no work to do.
It Drives like a correct early E type should...Still on thin Radial tyres makes life interesing, original radio - nice patina overall since restoration, hardly been used since 1981.
This is my 10 th E Type, 7 th roadaster. I normally buy non runners at auction/ scrap yards. I have shipped a few from California rebuilt/ converted to R.H.D,, selling on for profit mainly back in 1987 before everyone jumped on the bandwagon.
I have been looking for an Early interesting 3.8 roadster to restore for the past 5 years
must be original R.H.D, not a Red one.I have completely restored 2, 4.2 roadsters for fun. The plan was to find one last car to restore, to keep for myself
That was until 850064 came along.This car makes better finacial sense than completely restoring one properly : the hard works been done for me.Its ready to Drive this summer, at the push of a button to take me for my Fish and Chips.
Stockton on Tees
2010-10-10 07:54:23 | Alex.Lees Buckley writes:
I am v interested in buying this car. Please contact me on int 33 611500716
2017-01-16 19:30:45 | Mr Anthony writes:
I have owned this car since November 2005.
The car may be for sale in 2017.
Offers to my email
2018-06-20 15:39:05 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 7/18
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 'Flat Floor' 3.8-Litre Roadster
Registration no. 655 MYC
Chassis no. 850064
£ 380,000 - 440,000
US$ 500,000 - 580,000
The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
* One of the earliest surviving right-hand drive roadsters
* Delivered new in the UK
* Matching chassis, engine, and registration numbers
* Meticulously restored by XK Engineering with exacting attention to detail
* Concours condition
Dating from the first few weeks of production, this stunning example is one of the earliest surviving right-hand drive Jaguar E-Type roadsters (the chassis number sequence commenced at '850001') and was delivered via distributor Henlys to W Sparrow & Sons of Yeovil, Somerset. Chassis number '850064' was despatched by the works on 14th July 1961, was first registered '655 MYC' on 25th August, and used by Sparrow as a demonstrator. The car has features typical of early production models, including the flat floor and teardrop covers for the external bonnet locks.
Inspected by surveyor and valuer, A E Fogg BSc, LLB in December 1990 (copy included), it had been recently taxed for the first time in several years, having been off the road undergoing a total restoration. The vehicle had been extensively refurbished (by marque expert Martin Robey) and was found to be totally rust-free, having been professionally repainted in original Opalescent Silver Blue. All mechanical components had been overhauled, and the car ran very sweetly with good oil pressure and normal running temperature. All running gear had been overhauled, the only discernible non-original feature being Koni shock absorbers (a period up-grade) and a later production-type radiator. The restoration was unfinished at the time of inspection and was finally completed circa 1992.
Re-inspected by Mr Fogg in March 2005, the car was found to be finished to a very good standard and to have been well maintained, having covered fewer than 8,000 miles in the intervening 14 years. In June 2005, the E-Type was offered for sale at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed auction (Lot 670), and later that same year passed into the ownership of a 'Mr Anthony', who kept it until 2017 (see email correspondence on file).
The current vendor purchased the E-Type in 2017, since when it has benefited from a 'last-nut-and-bolt' total restoration carried out by renowned marque specialists, XK Engineering at great cost - viewing of detailed works is essential. This painstaking rebuild was only completed in April 2018, and the car is presented in effectively 'brand new' concours condition. Reunited with its original registration mark '655 MYC', this beautiful E-Type comes with the optional works-specification hardtop, Jaguar tool roll, restoration invoices, UK V5C registration document, and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate confirming matching numbers.
2018-08-15 17:43:14 | Alex Mamas writes:
ANYONE THINKING OF BUYING OR BIDDING GET A SECOND OPINION FROM A KNOWN EXPERT.......
2018-08-31 06:43:34 | Peter Wrights writes:
I went to my local car show where I observed chassis 64 being trailered in.
I have been a Jaguar fan for 30 plus years and in all that time I have never seen such a beautiful and perfect looking car.
The detail of the restoration of this super rare car is absolutely breathtaking, such a credit to the owner and the highly skilled craftsmen at XX engineering.
The car, deservedly won best in show and and drew more attention then I have ever seen before at a show.
2018-09-01 07:06:03 | David writes:
I recently saw this car and it just blew me away. The standard of workmanship by XK engineering is just fabulous. I honestly thought that this sort of craftsmanship had been lost in time.
I certainly wish I had deep enough pockets to own a car like this.
2018-09-24 12:31:28 | Alex Mamas writes:
If you read the handh auction particulars it states this car has had an SYSTEM 3 REBUILD, which is a totally new body shell put in plain English, obviosly subject to any parts that can sometimes be re used if not to badly corroded, No mension about the gearbox being correct or matching .It states above "is presented in effectively "brandnew" concours condition" This is true, so if you want an outside locking catch car that has the correct factory pressings and minor body differences then you would get on a system 3 rebiuld (unless stipulated.) then it may or maynot be the car for you.I know these cars inside out and there are also a few other areas of concern where incorrect parts have been used during the system 3 rebuild and later restoration/refurbishment..... Alex Mamas 07867 528161
2018-09-24 12:40:05 | Alex Mamas writes:
anyone advise why this car has the much later rear hubcarriers? It should also have the very rare Manually adjusted ( with allen key ) hand brake callipers.Can any one confirm it has?
2018-10-01 03:52:10 | Andrew writes:
Eagle, JD Classics, CMC, XK engineering etc all tear down body shells down to a bulkhead when restoring an E-type. Abbey panels never rustproofed the E-type bodyshells and they are full of rot traps.
I would be suspicious of a UK car that had not had a Series 3 Rebuild or equivalent. Serious collectors would however know this.
2018-10-05 10:52:10 | Alex Mamas writes:
Regarding Andrews remark above, If a uk car needs a System 3 rebuild basically most of the car is not useable , The bulkhead is one of the biggest water traps especially on a roadster this is nearly always beyond repair thats why most of the companies mensioned aboth will either use an American dry state imported doner cars bulkhead , or buy a new one...Stage 3 comes with new bulkhead as standard
2018-11-06 08:43:46 | pauls writes:
Car returned to auciton 10/18
Imperial War Museum, Duxford 17/10/2018 1:00 PM BST
Lot 52 of 139: 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 'External Bonnet Lock' Roadster
Registration No:655 MYC
Sold For:£285,000 Estimate: £340,000 - £380,000
- Chassis No.64, one of the earliest right-hand drive E-Type Roadsters known to have survived
- Matching chassis and engine numbers, original registration number and numerous correct features such as welded-in bonnet louvre panels, flat floors and external bonnet locks
- Supplied new to W. Sparrow & Sons of Yeovil, Somerset for use as a demonstrator with period photo of it outside Browns Lane
- Treated to an extensive 'ground up' restoration by acknowledged marque expert XK Engineering which was only completed in April 2018
- Presented in its original livery of Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue leather upholstery
- Historically important as a home market example of the iconic E-Type in its purist form
One of the highly coveted 56, chassis 850064 served as the demonstrator for W. Sparrow & Sons of Yeovil, Somerset. Issued with the local registration `655 MYC' on 25th August 1961, the Jaguar was obviously cherished by its early owners who ran it under the number plates `PKN 1' and `275 GJB'. Belonging to Richard Main of Kidlington by 1971, the E-Type then passed through the hands of Dennis Dark of Cardigan, Stephen Harvey of Aberystwyth and Roderick Thompson of Nottingham before being acquired by William Jones of Porthcawl on 6th January 1984.
Determined to restore the historic open two-seater to its former glory, Mr Jones enlisted the help of renowned marque specialist Martin Robey to carry out a `System 3 Rebuild' of the bodyshell that incorporated such correct attributes as the flat floor, single drain hole for the boot, welded-in louvre panels / external locks to the bonnet and special door chrome trims etc. The original engine, number R1232-9, was reconditioned by Classic Power Units of Coventry, while the gearbox and rear axle were entrusted to Alan R. George of Dyfed (another member of the Jaguar Specialists Association). Jones and Rand of Porthcawl repainted the car in its initial Opalescent Silver Blue and by the time that surveyor and valuer A.E. Fogg BSc, LLB inspected the car in December 1990 it lacked only an interior.
A copy of Mr Fogg's report is on file and notes: `This vehicle is one of the earliest surviving Jaguar E-Type Roadsters in right-hand drive form . . . There is no doubt about the authenticity of the vehicle, all numbers agreeing with the production records revealed by the Jaguar Car Company . . . The car has the appropriate early production features, including the flat floor and the teardrop covers for the external bonnet locks . . . The vehicle has been extensively refurbished and is totally rust free . . . All mechanical components have been overhauled, and the car runs very sweetly with good oil pressure and normal running temperature'.
The renovation was completed circa 1992 and the car re-inspected by Mr Fogg in March 2005 who found chassis 850064 to have been finished to a very good standard, well maintained and to have covered some 8,000 miles since his last visit. Offered for sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed auction that same June, the Jaguar was bought by marque specialist Twyford Moors. Purchased from the latter by Mr A.J. Connolly in late 2005, the E-Type was sparingly used and kept garaged alongside an Aston Martin DB6 Volante. Entrusted to The Carrosserie Company (UK) Ltd by Mr Connolly for some £6,156.41 worth of fettling to its brakes, engine, ignition system, exhaust manifolds, hood and dashboard etc during Spring / Summer 2016, the open two-seater entered the current ownership the following year.
Despite presenting as a well-executed older restoration that had covered some 11,000 miles since its late 1980s / early 1990s rejuvenation, the vendor decided to have chassis 850064 treated to an extensive `nut and bolt' refresh by renowned marque specialist XK Engineering. The engine was stripped, checked over and reassembled with new gaskets, while attention was also paid to the cooling system, carburetion / fuel system, brakes, suspension, clutch and back axle / differential. The Jaguar was repainted again in its original Opalescent Silver Blue livery and the Dark Blue interior trim / soft-top suitably smartened too. The original bulkhead retains its original body tag (number R1241) and the engine cylinder block and head are stamped with R1232-9 as per the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate.
Almost as sharp underneath as it is on top, this potential concours contender retains early fittings such as its wiper motor (date stamped March 1961) and shows patina to items like the bonnet-mounted heater intake duct and air filter housing. Too pristine for the seller to feel comfortable using following its April 2018 completion, `655 MYC' is offered for sale with optional works-specification hardtop, Jaguar tool roll, restoration invoices (encompassing a full parts breakdown from XK Engineering), UK V5C registration document and Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
One of the highly coveted 56 UK dealer demonstrators and among the very earliest E-Types known to have survived, this magnificent Jaguar would grace any serious collection and is worthy of close inspection.
PLEASE NOTE: The unrestored hardtop and early-type jack for this lot are available for collection from the vendor.