Lot 176 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 Litre)

Lot 176 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 Litre)

Lot 176 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 Litre)

Lot Number 176
Registration OJC 433
Chassis Number 860230
Engine Number Tbc
Odometer reading 64,589 miles
Estimate £66,000 - £73,000
Result Sold - £69,440
  • Original UK supplied right hand drive example
  • Early aluminium dashboard example
  • Recent restoration and in very good condition throughout

This UK supplied right hand drive Series I 3.8 litre fixedhead coupé was manufactured on 28th February 1962. Delivered to its first owner, Mr Oggelsey of Harpenden, the Jaguar has had six keepers from new and was fitted with a replacement 3.8 Litre E-Type engine in period. Interestingly, the replacement engine block was originally fitted to chassis 875001, which was the first left hand drive E-Type roadster off the production line! In 2000 the Jaguar was treated much restoration work by Thoroughbred Car Services of Southend at a cost of some £12,000. This included renovation of the engine and gearbox, rebuilt carbs, new clutch kit, rebuilt axle, radiator overhaul and fitment of Kenlowe fan, new braking system, steering and suspension overhaul, new engine and gearbox mountings, an electrical system overhaul plus numerous other item. Acquired by the last owner in 2016, the E-Type was treated to further restoration work including repair to the body and floor panels and an extensive bare metal respray.

At this time all rubbers, seals and trim parts were replaced as necessary, while the interior was also re-trimmed as required and a stainless-steel exhaust fitted. Following the restoration work, the E-Type has covered very little mileage and as such presents in wonderful order. The underside is very clean and the paintwork, shut lines and wheels are in very good condition. The moss gearbox performs as it should, and the engine, which holds good oil pressure, sounds fantastic when on song. Regardless of the recent low usage, OJC 433 has been fully maintained annually by renowned Jaguar specialist, Alan Collins and, despite its exempt status, comes with a MoT test certificate valid until July 2022. The history file that accompanies the car contains various invoices and photographs detailing the restorations, a V5C registration document, the original owner’s manual and sales brochure, a service manual, Heritage Certificate, and the original and rare paperwork wallets. Various sundry invoices are also present as well as 15 previous MoT test certificates. Also included is a Shelly Jack, Jaguar toolkit, spare wheel, wheel removal tools and a bespoke car cover. This is a very well-presented example and we are sure it will enhance any serious collection. Ready to be enjoyed immediately by its new custodian.

Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description the replacement engine block number is not R10039 and it was not fitted to the first left hand drive E-Type roadster off the production line.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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