1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776

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Lot 280
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 3.8

Sold for £ 91,100 (US$ 113,601) inc. premium
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé
Registration no. 3234 WK
Chassis no. 886776
*UK registered then exported new to the USA
*Converted from left- to right-hand drive
*Matching numbers
*Original registration
*Recent extensive mechanical overhaul including full engine rebuild

Footnotes

  • Chassis number '886776' was manufactured on 3rd September 1962, dispatched from the factory on 2nd October and sold directly to 'Home Delivery'. The car was registered in Coventry as '3234 WK' and transferred by Jaguar Cars Ltd on 27th September 1962 to a Mr P H Crandon of Pall Mall, London for 'Personal Export' to the USA, where the local climate seems to have been kind to the Jaguar's underpinnings. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate records the original colour scheme as Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue interior trim. The vendor has tried to make contact with Mr Albert V Yersavich in the USA, who quite probably owned the E-Type in the 1980s, but received no reply; according to Mr Yersavich's Auto Insurance ID Card, a Ford and a Cadillac shared the Jaguar's garage.

    The V5 registration document suggests that '3234 WK' was repatriated to the UK and registered on 23rd of May 1991 to Joseph William Gazey, a jeweler from Totnes, Devon, receiving the age-related registration mark 'FSK 519'. Mr Gazey obtained a Manufacturer's Statement of Build on 30th March 1990. Sadly, Jo Gazey died, and sometime afterwards (in December 2012) the vendor was able to purchase the Jaguar from his widow.

    In November 2014, the vendor put in hand a major mechanical restoration with Devon Jaguar specialists, S&P Auto Services Ltd, who had previously rebuilt the engine of his Series 3 XJ6. The E-Type's original cylinder block was re-bored and the crankshaft de-plugged and polished, while the cylinder head overhaul was contracted out to Bridgewater-based precision engineers, Thomas Hamlin & Co. The engine was then reassembled with all new bearings, pistons, timing chains, oil pump, water pump, etc, etc.

    Other works carried out included rebuilding the dynamo; fitting a new radiator, electric fan, hoses, and thermostat; overhauling the heating system with a new matrix, blower motor, fan, ducting kit, etc; Rebuilding he front suspension; installing new wiring looms throughout; reconditioning the carburetors; replacing the clutch, slave cylinder and pipes; installing a new fuel tank and pump; servicing the rear brakes and suspension; and fitting a stainless steel exhaust system. The front brake calipers had already been upgraded, probably in period. S&P's breakdown of their work is on file together with related invoices. In 2016, the Jaguar's interior was fully re-trimmed.

    This car has matching numbers; however, on locating the body number tab on the nearside rear wing it was found that the hole for a seat belt mounting had been drilled through the tab, obliterating the two centre digits of the four-figure number. The prefix and two outer numbers remain and are correct. This has been brought to the attention of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and the DVLA.

    With regard to the chassis number, '886776', this is correct as confirmed by both the Manufacturer's Statement of Build supplied by Jaguar Cars Exports Ltd, and the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. On a copy of the Record of Registration of Motor Vehicles supplied by the Coventry Transport Museum, the chassis number is shown as '886276'. This one-digit difference has been accepted as a clerical error by both the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and the DVLA, which has allowed the E-Type to be reunited with its original registration number, '3234 WK'.
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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886776
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