Lot 54 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £85,500
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: 849 UYK
Chassis No: 877200
Mot Expiry: March 2016
Chassis 877200 is a beautiful and recently restored example of a Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster Series 1. With matching numbers, this left hand drive example was sold new to a Mr. P Reneira Jr, of Half Moon Bay in northern California, USA.
The vendor believes that the car remained in the USA all of its life until he acquired it immediately after its importation into England in early 2014. He has since had the E-Type restored to what he describes as an "excellent" standard.
The enormous number of invoices on file describe how the car was stripped and repainted during the restoration with many new items fitted that were obtained from the leading classic Jaguar parts suppliers. These included new wire wheels, a new steering wheel, a new black folding roof, overhauled dash board instruments, new leather seat trim and carpets to the interior, and a fully detailed suspension and under-carriage area. The engine was also overhauled with a very detailed description of the works carried out in the file.
Finished in silver paint with a black leather interior and folding roof, this E-Type is offered with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and numerous restoration records/invoices and a V5C registration document.