1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471

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Lot 448
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster
Registration no. NRH 717A Chassis no. 879471

Sold for £ 43,300 (US$ 54,437) inc. premium
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster
Registration no. NRH 717A
Chassis no. 879471

Footnotes

  • Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.' - John Bolster, Autosport.
    This E-Type roadster was imported from the USA to the UK in 1991 by classic car dealer Simon Robinson of Darlington, and restored and converted to right-hand drive, after which it was sold to a Mr K Jones of Sunderland in September 1991. In 1997 the car was purchased by Justin Nixon, who commissioned a major restoration by Newlands Motors, classic car specialists of Forest Row, Sussex at a cost of over £17,000. Works carried out included an engine rebuild with unleaded conversion and 'hot' camshafts; a gearbox rebuild; re-cored radiator and Kenlowe fan; rear end rebuild; rewired electrics; suspension and braking system refurbished with up-rated brakes, XJ6 front calipers and Coopercraft rear; and roll bar and race harnesses installed.
    The present owners purchased the E-Type in April 2001 and have fully maintained it since then. Major work and modifications comprise the following: clutch and fuel pump replaced, flywheel balanced and new pedals fitted (2002); new D-Type wheels fitted (2004); negative earth conversion, alternator, new starter motor and new exhaust fitted (2006); Getrag five-speed gearbox installed, suspension completely refurbished with adjustable shock absorbers, new 80-amp alternator fitted (2008); body re-sprayed, speedometer repaired and re-calibrated, heater replaced, new Kenlowe fan and voltage stabiliser fitted (2009); braking system completely refurbished, clutch slave cylinder replaced, new exhaust system, rear subframe renewed and refurbished, rev counter repaired and re-calibrated, roll bar modified to be detachable, and inertia reel seat belts fitted (2010). All bills for the foregoing are available.
    A very fast E-Type with up-rated engine, gearbox, brakes and suspension, 'NRH 717A' has taken part in various classic car rallies, Jaguar track days and hill climbs over the years. Finished in opalescent blue with black interior, the car is offered with current MoT/tax, Swansea V5 document and full service history since the Newlands Motors rebuild in the late 1990s.

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1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series 1 Roadster  Chassis no. 879471
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