- Lot Number:105
- Model:E TYPE 3.8 FHC
- Reg:127 KNX
- MOT Expiry:Exempt
- Chassis No:861261
- Engine No:TBA
- Body Colour:Carmen Red
1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series I Coupé Project
- Category : Historic & classics
- Brand : Jaguar
Auction Date: Saturday 11th November | 10.00am BST
GUIDE PRICE: £20,000 - £30,000
+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter
This Series I, right-hand drive, 3.8 FHC was originally finished in Carmen Red with a black leather interior and is on offer from a Deceased Estate with single ownership that covers almost 50 years. Paperwork within the history file, dated 1980/81, lists a complete body and engine rebuild, a new bonnet assembly, new door skins, new floor pans, a suspension rebuild and much more, and the mileage, at that point, was 67,625. It was obviously used lightly after that, as the current indicated mileage is just over 74,000.
By 2010, however, it was obviously in need of a refresh, and work commenced but was never completed. We understand that work included fresh paint, refinished chrome and works to the engine which is free and in running order. The Jaguar is believed to have stood for a period of ten years since these works were carried out, and it's evident that further recommissioning and future investment will be required, dependent on what level of finish is decided upon, offering real potential to its next custodian.
It is suggested that your early inspection prior to purchase is encouraged and welcomed to fully understand what additional work will be required to return this Series I to top form. Whilst the paintwork finish is not glamorous, it may not take much to return the car to the road to be used whilst a full restoration is being considered, and it could represent a very affordable entry into E-Type ownership.