|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1961||Opalescent Dark Blue|
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Record Creation: Entered on 22 January 2004.
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Photos of 885009
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Exterior Photos (9)
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Interior Photos (3)
Details Photos: Exterior (3)
Detail Photos: Interior (1)
Detail Photos: Other (3)
Restoration Photos: Stripdown (1)
Restoration Photos: Paint (6)
Restoration Photos: Brakes (1)
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2004-01-22 00:03:34 | pauls writes:
Info gathered with permission from:
This car was reported to have been delivered to Jaguar Cars, New York. Nothing else is known.
2004-11-03 08:08:00 | pauls writes:
This car is alive and well in the US:
Text of web page:
The best restoration shops in North America aren’t necessarily household names. When you’re good, when you’re really good, the customers find you. You won’t see them advertising in the popular magazines, they don’t have fancy-looking web pages; heck, most of them don’t even have a sign on the door. They don’t need to. We are going to try to profile some of the top restoration shops in North America here on the JCNA website and hopefully our readers will get a little insight into just who the people are behind some of the top prize winning cars in JCNA.
Tucked away in a little town just a few minutes northeast of Austin, Texas is a very busy, very professional 14,000 square foot facility built in 1918 as a Dodge Brother’s dealership that goes by the name of “Jeff’s Resurrections.” No, it’s not a funeral home (more on that later). It’s a highly respected shop that specializes in nut and bolt restorations on some of the area’s nicest pieces of rolling automotive sculpture. The “Jeff” in question is Jeff Snyder, a self described “self-taught” car nut who operates his shop with the help of five partners. Just about all aspects of restoration are done in house at Jeff’s; only engine machining and chrome plating are farmed out to specialists. Jeff is fully capable and set up to do his own welding, painting, interiors, mechanical work and anything else it takes to make a car truly “100 points”.
The shop doesn’t specialize in Jaguars only, but Jeff himself admits “I probably know more about Jaguars than I should!” Jeff is particularly proud of the 1964 presidential Lincoln Convertible that originally belonged to LBJ and was restored to perfection in Jeff’s shop in 1995. The car has been shown in the Lincoln Car Club national meets and continues to perform well in events where it competes. Jeff’s eclectic interests have provided opportunities to work on historically significant motorbikes and vintage aircraft, the latest being a 1937 Harley Davidson and a 1937 Stinson.
Heading to the Triumph Club “Nationals” this year is a 1957 TR-3 that won its class at the Daytona Continental in 1964 and 1965. A truly unique and historic car, the restoration proved to be a unique challenge for Jeff as it required returning the car to “as raced” condition as opposed to “factory original.” The car is scheduled to attend the Triumph Nationals in July.
Jeff is no stranger to success at the JCNA Championship level either. The five-time, National Class 9 champion, 100 point 1966 3.8 “S” was restored under his guidance. A complete restoration on Mike Mueller’s 1961 XKE coupe, serial #008, was completed in 2001. This was the first production coupe available. Since restoration, the car has been a national champion. Mike has a rare collection of very early, outside bonnet latch E-types. Jeff’s work has earned him praise from the highest echelons of JCNA judging and a string of 100 point scores and National championships.
Also restored last year was one of the last SS cars, a 1939 Drophead, which scored high enough in 2001 to become North American champion in class.
We mentioned previously that Jeff was a self-taught car restorer. One would normally expect that his father or at least a sibling was as passionate and talented when it came to cars as he is; that his ability and passion came from the “gene pool,” as it where. But in actual fact, Jeff comes from a multi-generational family of funeral directors. He is the first and only member of his family to break the mold and embark on a career in the automotive world. Jeff’s dad refers to him as “the ultimate body man.” We therefore note that the name of his shop, “Jeff’s Resurrections,” takes on a whole new meaning!
It is always interesting to ask a person who spends their whole life working on beautiful cars what they chose as their own daily driver. In Jeff’s case he proudly points to the Mercedes station wagon that has faithfully carried him over 350,000 miles. As Jeff points out “I don’t have to think about this one, I just get in and drive!”
2004-11-21 17:11:00 | Anonymous writes:
885008 has been restored, 885009 sits in my garage awaiting restoration Mike Mueller
2006-01-03 11:21:51 | wagstefan writes:
Could you please help me to clarify if you are in possession of 885013. It has been offered in Germany and I would like to know if this is serious as some rumours telling you own the car!
Also just apart from that, you were first in buying 008, was advertising to search such a car and probably you must have offered it to a friend of mine - unfortunately I had already invested into another Jag at this time so was not able to buy it - would love to see pictures of the car if possible?!
Please if you do not mind contact me under email@example.com
Beside this, I digged out 885017, just in case you are still looking for an increase in rare Coupes!
Thanks for any reply!
2015-03-02 10:11:07 | Stefan writes:
The unbelievable has happended. According to the JAguar E-Type magazine Feb. 2015 Mike Mueller has sold 3 of his 4 OSB FHC. An another source said, that he even sold no. 4 as well as he was simply offered too much money for the cars. The holy grail of early OSB FHCs has given them all away.....
The article also said that 2 of these cars will be restored and subsequently auctioned. Estimated price from the auctioneers: Between 1 - 1.7 mio US$ --> this is a hammer!
2015-03-02 10:34:58 | Stefan writes:
The estimated price range was meant per car - not both together!!!
2015-08-18 20:32:36 | Lofty writes:
Seen at the Quail Motorsports Gathering on 8/14/2015.
The 9th lhd FHC built ?
2015-08-19 13:38:30 | Stefan writes:
So the car is already finished? This is sensational!
Any pictures available?
2016-08-12 06:02:03 | Jerry Mouton writes:
This car is completing restoration at Images Restorations in Campbell, CA. It is very beautiful and I will add photos soon.
2016-08-12 06:05:02 | Jerry Mouton writes:
The photos from The Quail in 2015 are already the results of Images' work. That electric motorbike is Dave Ferguson's, and you can see the Images license plate on the car.
2016-08-13 12:51:06 | Jerry Mouton writes:
Currently at Images Auto Body, Campbell, CA
2016-08-24 19:39:43 | Jerry Mouton writes:
More information from Dave Ferguson:
1961 JAGUAR E TYPE
Outside Lock Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)
Car # 885009 - is the dark blue car - with grey interior
Car # 885010 - is the cream car with dark blue interior
Serial # 9 - The ninth coupe to be completed from the factory--This E Type Coupe is one of only twenty (20) made; only eleven cars are still known to exist including 9600 HP which is known as the most famous car in the world.
There are fewer outside lock coupes than C Types, D Types, XKSS's and Light Weights.
This is one of the most rare of all Jaguars ever produced. All of the first coupes were hand built to display for the introduction of the E Type to the world in 1961. The coupe was not available to the public for some seven months after the OTS Roadsters were available.
Many of the features of the car are singularly their own, due to the many hand-built features. Most all the other parts for the Jaguar coupes are not interchangeable. Many hundreds of hours were invested in research, sourcing and authenticating each part, finish, color, etc.
This rare example underwent a complete rotisserie restoration. Before, during and after disassembly and completion, hundreds of pictures were taken by Carl Madson Photography to ensure that every nut, bolt, clip and wire is where it is intended to be.
Serial # 9 was owned by renowned Jaguar expert Michael Mueller for twenty years. Michael has our thanks and gratitude for seeing this project to its completion.
Note : Car # 10 did not come from Mike Mueller
2016-08-29 21:42:15 | Jerry Mouton writes:
Carl Madson's collection above includes a photo of this car fitted out as a dragster. With a V8 and velocity stacks, exhaust behind the front wheels, modified bodywork, huge rear slicks, and even a parachute (!). I heard it was a Chevy engine, but it could have been a Ford I suppose. I previously said this was 885010, my bad.