H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 13
Year : 1964
Engine Size : 3800cc
Colour : Red
Interior : Grey
Registration No. : PRF935B
Chassis No. : # 861574
Engine No. : RA5968-9
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Considering the perennial popularity of the immortal E-Type Jaguar, it's extraordinary how many have been confined to barns over the years and are only now resurfacing to the delight of new would-be owners. So, if you missed the last one for some reason, take due heed of 'PRF 935B', a delightfully unmolested late 3.8-litre Coupe that's just been exposed to the full light of day for the first time in c.40 years and not even been started for c.15. Finished in Red matched to a Grey interior, it was apparently supplied new by Byatts of Fenton (then the Jaguar dealer for the Stoke-On-Trent area) to F. Fradley Ltd of Hanley, Staffs, since when it has had just two private keepers - namely Arthur Henry Brooks of Leek, Staffs, and the deceased husband of the vendor, who purchased it for his wife in 1970. At the time they too were Staffordshire based, but moved to Cheshire in the late '70s; so it's fair to surmise that most of the E-Type's miles have been accrued in and around the Staffordshire area and it's pleasing to note it retains its original Staffs registration number.
Bearing in mind the above history, the car's indicated mileage of just 52,738 is more than credible, if not completely warranted. It is now being offered complete with decades of dust plus: the green log book; original handbook; warranty card; service book containing eight entries; Jaguar Heritage Certificate; and five old MOT certificates, the last of which was dated 1973/1974, at which point the mileage apparently stood at 50,000. It's fair to say 'PRF 935B' will take a lot of restoration work at a not inconsiderable cost, but the opportunity to acquire an apparently complete and unmolested right-hand drive 3.8 Coupe, of which only 1,798 were made, will doubtless set many a pulse racing.