- Aluminium bonnet, under-bonnet panels and side doors
- c.66,000 miles only, original UK delivered RHD car
- Extensive history file of invoices for restoration work
According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this original RHD UK supplied E-Type was manufactured on 19 February 1965 and sold via Henlys a month later to a Mr H Gogard of South Harrow, Middlesex. We understand that since that time the car has had just four previous keepers and that the mileage of c.66,300 miles recorded is genuine. In storage between 1998 and 2008, the car was then extensively restored by its previous owner with most of the work being carried out between 2012 and 2015.
Of particular interest is the fact that the bonnet, lower panel, front wings, side doors and under-bonnet panel have been crafted in aluminium giving the car a 'semi-lightweight' construction.
The comprehensive works carried out also included the fitment of a replacement engine by Jim Stokes Workshops in 2015 for which an invoice for £11,000 is contained in the detailed history file. This is still running in with less than 500 miles being covered since installation. The carburettors were also reconditioned and the car boasts an electric cooling fan whilst the ignition has been upgraded with an electronic distributor, 123 ignition coil and silicone plug leads. In 2014 a new fuel tank, high pressure fuel pump and stainless exhaust were fitted. Attention to the braking system included the fitment of Cooper Craft aluminium 4 pot calipers, new master cylinder and brake pipes. The limited slip differential and drive shafts were also overhauled. The brightwork has been re-chromed and a new windscreen, rear screen, chrome wire wheels and tyres have been fitted. The interior has been re-trimmed in grey leather by Rawles Motor Sport at a cost of some £6,000.
Offered with a comprehensive collection of invoices for the restoration, photographs, assorted old MoTs and current MoT to February 2017, this is an extremely attractive and enviably well specified E-Type.