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2013-09-30 09:58:55 | pauls writes:

Car attended the British Invasion, Stowe, Vermont, 9/21/13

2019-03-03 09:13:13 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jaguar/e-type/2238576.html

Seller's description:

Location: Emeryville, California, 94608

Mileage: 13,996

Exterior: Opalescent Maroon

Interior: Black

1963 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

s/n 879629 engine no. RA2461-9

The Series I cars are the most collectable with the open cars sitting at the top of the heap. This particular roadster is finished in its original color of Opalescent Maroon and retains its original matching-numbers cylinder head and block per the included Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. The certificate further indicates that the car was dispatched on 2 July 1963 and supplied new to Jaguar of Eastern Canada in Montreal. Its first owner was a D. Gripentrog. By the late 1980s the car was owned by an attorney in the Chicago area where it received a comprehensive restoration that was completed in 1991. The body restoration is photo documented showing that the monocoque was completely stripped and new panels capably installed as necessary. The car's current condition shows that it has been carefully used in fair weather only since the body restoration was completed.

The owner who commissioned the restoration retained the car for at least ten years and it passed on to the current owner in 2004 when he purchased it in the Chicago area. Over the last 15 years and 8 000 miles (including two 1 000 mile rallies) he has thoroughly sorted the car at a cost of approximately $70 000 including fitting a 5-speed transmission (the correct type non-matching 4-speed is included with the car) completely rebuilding the engine and refurbishing the driveline suspension and brakes. Highlights include fitting electronic ignition Spax shocks and Dayton 72 spoke stainless wire wheel for tubeless tires in 2005 and a rebuild of the rear end in 2013. In 2014 the car received a full stainless big-bore exhaust including tubular headers. In 2017-2018 over $42 000 of work was performed by Donovan Motorcar Service the highly regarded Jaguar specialist which is known around the country for their exceptionally well-prepared E-Type vintage racecars. The work they performed on this car included a complete engine rebuild and fitting a 5-speed transmission with new drive shaft. All major engine components were replaced or restored including new pistons rings bearings valve guides and seats and rebuilt carburetors. The crankshaft was remachined to accept a modern type rear main seal and a high performance harmonic balancer fitted as well. The engine work included most ancillaries including gear reduction starter oil pump alternator new AP clutch and aluminum flywheel. The head was rebuilt with upgraded Isky camshafts as well. Enlarged Wilwood front brakes were fitted as well (vented front and rear) and the master cylinder universal joints wheel bearings and suspension bushings were also renewed. The engine compartment and trunk were cosmetically restored and the fuel tank refurbished as well. Since the rebuilds the car received shakedown and a post rebuild service including new engine oil and filter new transmission fluid retorqued cylinder head and general check over. The car has now covered approximately 1 500 miles since the engine rebuild.

The resulting car looks and performs great. The cosmetic presentation remains strong despite having been restored in the early 90s. The paint is glossy and handsome with good coverage and a few minor blemishes such as small chips to the front of the car and door edges the occasional small scratch and a few surface imperfections on the left rear fender. The panels are straight and display good fit. The chrome is generally good with some swirls and light pitting but still good presentation while the wide Dayton wheels are in beautiful condition. The glass and lights are very good to excellent with a few light scratches in the side windows. The turn signal lenses are European market amber items. The high quality canvas convertible top fits properly and shows virtually no wear with clear rear window and excellent canvas.

The interior presents nicely and is generally correct in appearance including instruments steering wheel upholstery and other details. The leather is in good condition and is nicely mellowed with no major wear or aging other than some waviness on the center armrest piping. The door panels dash top and sills are in very good condition as are the carpets. The instruments are in good unrestored condition with clean faces and crisp markings and needles. The iconic wood-rimmed E-type steering wheel has survived beautifully with excellent integrity to the wood and a warmth and patina that makes it a pleasure to handle. The horn button shows some crazing as do some of the toggle switches that punctuate the aluminum center panel. The Blaupunkt radio is not currently functional and the face plate cover is cracked.

The engine compartment has a high end driver level presentation with the freshly rebuilt engine and refurbished engine bay giving a crisp and well-unified visual impression. The valve covers intake system and carburetor dashpots are all nicely polished while the head and block are properly painted in silver with gold valley and black respectively. The airbox has correct hammertone finish and the correct glass windscreen washer reservoir is still in place as well. The front suspension and subframe are nicely detailed as well. The trunk is correctly trimmed with tan Ambla while under the plywood floor the spare tire well and fuel tank are in excellent shape having both been recently refinished.

The underside of the car is very clean and is also structurally excellent with the high quality of the restoration work clearly evident in both the structure of the car and its mechanical components. Suspension and driveline are excellent as are the engine and transmission. The car comes with spare wheel original jack tool kit original top boot car cover with bag and approximately thirty years of invoices for restorative and maintenance work and photos from the body restoration. Also included are numerous mechanical components including 4-speed transmission all four original brake calipers distributor starter generator flywheel exhaust manifold fan and harmonic balancer.

The car runs and drives superbly with an exceptional well-resolved character that differentiates this E-Type from less competently maintained and restored examples. Every aspect of the car is a pleasure to use. The engine starts easily warm and cold with correctly functioning choke and excellent carburetion oil pressure and throttle response. The exhaust note is slightly more aggressive than stock but still extremely livable. The gearbox is a pleasure to use with easy synchromesh and precise linkage while the clutch has a progressive but positive character. The tall 5th gear allows relaxed cruising while the sensibly spaced remaining ratios provide brisk acceleration. Suspension setup is extremely well-judged with a tight solid feel coupled with good compliance. Steering is free of untoward play while the additional grip of the wider wheels and tires adds a sure-footed confidence to the car's dynamic chassis. Brakes are effective and confidence inspiring with a natural linear character that matches the spirit of the car's other upgrades. In short the car feels very much like an E-Type but with meaningful improvements in virtually every dynamic aspect which makes it all the more pleasurable to use in modern traffic.

This is a superb opportunity to acquire a wonderfully sorted E-Type that would be ideal to use extensively. The recipient of significant recent mechanical work and a host of thoughtful upgrades the car drives great and is cosmetically handsome but not so nice that the new owner would hesitate to drive it on any trip or tour. Comprehensively documented and complete with a significant cache of original parts this E-Type retains its matching-numbers block and head and represents the ideal car for the enthusiast seeking a car to use and enjoy.

Please note this car is titled as a 1964.

Price: $159,500

2019-04-17 10:14:07 | David writes:

I am now custodian of this nice driver-level E-Type. After checking it out, we plan to use it on road trips throughout the western states.

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