The E-Type is not rare and yet it is highly revered. If only a handful had been made, the car would be one of the most sought-after in the world. There are... faster cars today, though not too many in a straight line... But it is debatable whether there exists any more beautiful or downright exciting car today... - Philip Porter, Jaguar, 1988.
A right-hand drive, UK model retaining original chassis and engine numbers, this Jaguar E-Type Roadster was purchased by vendor in 2004, since when it has been kept in a Carcoon, seeing little use. The immediately preceding owner, a member of the Jaguar Drivers Club, had owned the car since 1981, treating it to a professional partial refurbishment of bodywork and interior, which was carried out over an 18-month period by Lancashire-based specialist, Peter K Wilford. Always kept garaged when at home, the car was used for local trips as well as more lengthy Continental tours, including three JDC outings to France in 1991, 1996 and 2001, each of which was over 14 days duration. In addition, the E-Type successfully completed independent 14-day tours of Scotland and France, and has been a JDC display regular at the Silverstone Historic weekend. The car covered 30,000 miles in the previous owners hands, proving extremely reliable, during which time numerous components were renewed, repaired or overhauled to a high standard. Enhancements include Dunlop wide-track chromed wire wheels, stainless-steel six-branch exhaust manifold and system, electronic ignition, Koni shock absorbers, neoprene suspension bushes and a mohair hood. The engine has been completely overhauled and balanced, fitted with larger inlet valves and converted to unleaded compatibility. Presented in very good condition in every respect, WUA 761H is offered with current MoT/road fund licence, Swansea V5 registration document and a good history file containing sundry restoration invoices and expired MoTs.