24th Apr, 2024 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 13
 

1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 litre Fixed Head Coupe
No Reserve

Sold for £43,875

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: 749 HOJ
Chassis No: 860467
MOT: Exempt

  • 1 of just 1,799 RHD examples made
  • Provided with a full restoration between 1999 and 2001
  • Dry stored in the vendor's garage for the last c.20 years and therefore in need of a thorough recommissioning
  • A home market car with matching chassis and engine block numbers

One of the great motoring icons of the last century, Jaguar’s E-Type is a car that has always inspired loyalty and devotion. Born out of the fabulous D-type racer, the newcomer soon acquired a strong competition heritage of its own (as witnessed by Briggs Cunningham and Roy Salvadori’s strong drive to 4th overall in the 1962 Le Mans 24-hours). Faster and more glamorous than virtually all its production rivals, it put many so-called ‘sportscars’ to shame at its 1961 Geneva Motorshow launch. Certainly, few could live with its reputed 150mph top speed or the savage acceleration that allowed it to touch 60mph in less than 7 seconds. In an age when a decent family saloon could call upon its engine for 65bhp, the E-Type’s 3781cc, DOHC, straight six claimed an additional 200bhp. While Ferrari`s lauded 250GT SWB and 250 GTO made do with live rear axles, the E-type utilised a sophisticated independent rear set-up with inboard rear disc brakes. Rack and pinion steering enabled the driver to make the most of the monocoque chassis’ excellent road holding and handling, putting it light years ahead of American designs like the Corvette.

Manufactured on the 30th of April 1962, chassis 860467 is one of just 1,799 right-hand drive 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe examples produced and was supplied new to the home market by distributors Ritchies Ltd., Glasgow, being dispatched on the 15th of May. Provided with a comprehensive restoration between 1999 and 2001, the E-Type’s bodywork was taken back to bare metal and new panels fitted as required, with the Jaguar thereafter provided with a full repaint Red. New or re-chromed trim finished the exterior appearance, with the engine and transmission provided with full overhauls, including the engine receiving a replacement cylinder head (although the matching numbers head is accompanying). A Kenlowe fan, Lumenition ignition system, and stainless-steel exhaust finished the mechanicals before the interior was provided a full retrim in Tan leather. Invoices in the history file total some £9,000 worth of expenditure.

Purchased by the vendor in 2003, 860467 was used on the road for a couple of years before the E-Type was parked in the vendor's garage due to other commitments and has not seen the road since. Offered for sale now due to the vendor’s realisation that he will not get the E-Type back on the road, it is offered requiring a thorough mechanical recommissioning before pressing back into use. Supplied with a history file that contains the aforementioned invoices, as well as a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, CD workshop manual, owner’s manual, maintenance charts, some previous MOTs, and a V5C document. Pleasingly retaining its original, ‘matching’ chassis and engine cylinder block, the Fixed Head Coupe also boasts the chassis number being stamped on the picture frame. With just 1,799 RHD 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe examples produced, survivors are now highly sort after, making ‘749 HOJ’ a highly worthwhile recommissioning project.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 24th Apr, 2024

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