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1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Fixedhead Coupe
Lot No.: 367
Chassis Number: 861707
Engine Number: R3319-9
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Estimate (£): 40,000 - 45,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
Introduced in May 1961, the Jaguar E-type 3.8 Fixedhead Coupé was a sensation with fabulous looks and amazing performance unrivalled at the price. Often heralded as the most beautiful car of all time, Jaguar, not surprisingly, made no significant changes until the introduction of the 4.2 engine in October 1964.
The example offered today is a 1964 right-hand drive, 3.8 Fixedhead Coupé that has been dry-stored for many years. The supporting Jaguar Heritage Certificate states that this car was dispatched from Browns Lane on the 16th June '64 to the supplying dealer, Sanderson & Holmes of Derby with the registration CCH 47B. The original colour was Opalescent Dark Green with a Beige interior but the car is currently finished in a very dark blue/black colour.
The subject of an older re-paint in 1989, this E-Type has been with the current owner's family for many years and lists only four former keepers. It was taken off the road approximately 10 years ago, due to its owner's ill health, and has remained in a dry barn ever since. Buyers should note that the engine number stated on the Heritage Certificate and V5C (RA7067-9) does not match the number on the engine block (R3319-9) and the DVLA will need to be contacted by the new owner to update their records.
Prior to the auction, this E-Type will be sent to respected engineer Mark Derby of RS 911 for recommissioning work. The car does run and prospective buyers should contact the office for further details or to arrange a pre-sale inspection. Offered with a most realistic estimate, this E-Type would make a fantastic candidate for restoration or could continue to be used after further re-commissioning.