|3.8 Jaguar E-Type||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Open Two Seater||Suede Green|
|Left Hand Drive||Gunmetal Gray|
|Jaguar Cars, New York|
|7 June 1961||United States|
|1961||Opalescent Dark Green|
|Rest: Concours||Gunmetal Gray|
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Record Creation: Entered on 1 January 2003.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Production Trace Certificate #7479 from Heritage Trust
Photos of 875091
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Details Photos: Exterior (2)
Detail Photos: Interior (4)
Detail Photos: Engine (2)
Detail Photos: Other (5)
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2004-01-23 00:14:51 | pauls writes:
Info gathered with permission from: www.hendi.nl/xke/main.htm
This car was advertised in July of 1994. It was stated to have matching-numbers and to need an interior.
2007-05-18 14:13:51 | Terry Wagner writes:
Car is in final stages of restoration. Did not have heritage Certificate with me at time of entry but will fill in at later time.
2009-11-06 16:50:42 | Terry Wagner writes:
this car, as of 11/09 is close to full restoration. It has some solo racing history and was sold by Ladd Motors in Lebanon, Pa. It is for sale
2010-08-27 14:20:47 | Terry Wagner writes:
Am now entertaining offers on this car. E-mail if interested.
2014-05-16 20:26:13 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 6/14
The 91st left-drive E-Type built, external bonnet lock, flat floor
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster
Chassis no. 875091
Engine no. R1073-9
US$ 200,000 - 250,000
£120,000 - 150,000
Among the first 100 E-Type constructed, this E-Type was completed at the Browns Lane Jaguar works on June 7th, 1961--only about three months after the first E-Type had rolled off the production line. Destined for the American market, the Heritage Certificate indicates 875091 was dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York before being sold to its first owner, Eleanor B.K. Scheil (or possibly Eleanor B. Kscheil, the last name on the record is listed as 'illegible') of Grantsville, Pennsylvania by Ladd Motors in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Finished in the very attractive combination of Opalescent Dark Green over Suede Green hides and a Gunmetal Grey convertible top, it is one of only six '61 Roadsters finished in this color combination.
Jim Ladd, the eponymous dealership's owner who would later go on to race for and perish while part of the Austin-Healey Works Team, would soon have the first E-Type roadster he sold back in his possession. According to Jim's brother, Mrs. Scheil had terminal cancer and sold the car back to Ladd Motors--and Jim chose to keep it and use it for hill climbs. A highly skilled driver, Jim would take 875091 to a series of victories in 1962 and 1963, including a number of Fastest Time of the Day (FTD) records, often battling for the podium against Al Loquasto in a Corvette. A photo shows Ladd in the green Roadster powering up Giant's Despair in '62 to winning his A Production class that day. Addition photos show the Ladd and his Jag participating in other hill climbing events. Mrs. Scheil, despite no longer owning the car, still enjoyed watching it power to victory.
After its hill climbing career, and a few subsequent owners, 875091 ended up stored in a barn in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. When the current owner discovered the car in 1994, it was a good, straight, mechanically complete car that started and ran, but its interior had worn out over the years with the carpet replaced with indoor/outdoor rugs and bucket seats that had not started life in a Jaguar--let alone this Jaguar. According to the penultimate owner, her son had driven the car and maintained it as necessary to keep it running. When he passed away, it was put in the barn.
Driven from the farm under its own power, the original intention to restore the car was delayed until 2001 when it was sent to Jaguar specialist Lou Ottovani of Lindley Motors in Sanatoga, Pennsylvania. The body was completely restored and repainted in its original color before Mr. Ottovani passed away suddenly. After a brief limbo between shops, the restoration was restarted and finished by another Jaguar specialist, Steve Helms of Classic Motorcars in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2011.
Today the car, which has been in Keystone State since new, shows beautifully in its gorgeous, original color scheme. As an early production car, not only was it a flat floor, but also one of the first 300 E-Types finished with external hood release locks. Complete with its Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, complete tool roll, jack, and owner's manual, file of service receipts and thorough photo documentation of its restoration this Jaguar is a rare opportunity to own one of the most desirable and earliest E-Types.
Jim Ladd's Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association Victories in 875091:
Spring Hershey, April 7-8: First A Production (Tom Robinson beat him for FTD)
Duryea, June 9-10: First A Production and FTD (fastest overall)
Giant's Despair, July 27-28: First A Production (John Meyer beat him for FTD)
Hyner View, October 27-28: First A Production and FTD
Spring Springtown, April 21: First A Production (George Wintersteen beat him for FTD)
Weatherly, October 13-14: First A Production and FTD
Fall Pocono, September 29-30: First A Production and FTD
Duryea, June 8-9: First A Production
*FTD Fastest Time of the Day
In addition to numerous victories listed in the catalog, it should additionally be noted that it was in this Jaguar that Jim Ladd won the overall Pennsylvania Hillclimb Championship in 1962.
2020-03-19 17:03:22 | Norman Gaines writes:
As I am sure you now know, JIm Ladd was not the owner of Ladd Motors: his Dad was.