This beautifully restored Jaguar 'E' Type Series 1 4. 2 Roadster - Chassis No: 1E1738 and Engine No: 7E4424-9 is an original UK RHD car and was supplied new by HR Owen in London and first registered on 6th July 1967 with its current number plate PLE 559E.
Unfortunately, very little is known of the first 20 years of its life, but we do know from our HPi check that the colour was changed to Red in 1979 and it had 4 owners until it was purchased in January 1989 by the next owner from Horley in Surrey from Midland Sporting & Classic Cars Ltd in Burton on Trent for £29, 750.
He subsequently had the car inspected by Jaguar specialist A J Turner of Redhill who identified a number of issues with the car and it was sent to Reliance Motors in Wolverhampton for works which included: a new boot floor, new heel board, chassis rails, complete new floor panels, repairs to sills, a complete repaint of the car plus a number of other new parts fitted including new suspension components, drive shaft UJ's, Brake & Clutch hydraulics, a new Clutch and when the car was MOT'd on completion, the mileage reading was 79, 868 miles.
Over the following 10 years the car was hardly used and spent most of this time in storage until the car was given by the owner to Barclay Classics in Swansea in June 2001 for further restoration and recommissioning, including a full engine rebuild, and there is a detailed invoice and time sheet in the file showing they spent 334 hours on the car and including parts, the total invoice was £9, 725. 52. In addition to this, the owner purchased many parts himself for Barclay Classics and there are a huge number of invoices from SC Parts and XK Engineering totalling £4, 194 and therefore the total cost was just shy of £14, 000. Upon completion of all works in July 2001, the car had 80, 579 recorded on the MOT test on 31st July 2002 and therefore, less than 1, 000 miles were covered since he bought the car in 1989!
In December 2002 the car was auctioned by Bonhams in Olympia, London and was purchased by the 6th owner who lived in London for £27, 000 with 80, 800 miles on the clock! He kept the car for 6 years and spent a further £7, 695 on the car with new parts including carpets, interior trim, new light units, Headlamp Glass, an original E-Type tool kit from the USA ($725), Brake Calipers, Alternator and all new dash switches + some chrome trims. We sold the car for him in October 2008 to the current owner with 81, 785 miles recorded on the speedometer, so he also only drove the car for 1, 000 miles during his ownership.
The current and 7th owner of almost 15 years has also kept the car in top condition and he has used specialist dealer Enginuity in Acton, London, W3 to maintain the car for him during his ownership, and he has spent just under £10, 000 with them on routine maintenance and new parts as and when required and he also has only driven 1, 040 miles in the car in his ownership.
This car is in excellent condition throughout and lovely to drive and it is a very reluctant sale due to the owner moving to Portugal. It has now covered a believed genuine 82, 825 miles from new, but only 2, 246 miles since the engine was rebuilt. It comes with an extensive history file including a huge number of invoices for all works and parts purchased, MOT certificates from 2001, Tax Discs, original Jaguar E Type handbook, workshop manual and parts lists, a number of Jaguar E-Type sales brochures and a Heritage Certificate.
A great investment for its next owner!
Upon sale the car will receive a pre-sales service and new MOT and it will come with our own 6 Month Mechanical Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost if required.
Car on Display @ our showrooms.
NB: Classic Chrome Ltd make every effort to ensure that the information in this advertisement is accurate and all statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only. When describing any car that is more than 20 years old, we sometimes have to rely on the car’s history file and any information provided by the previous owner(s). This information in passed on in good faith and is therefore not purported to be a statement of fact. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the condition and fitness for use of the vehicle. This does not affect your statutory rights.