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1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Coupé
Registration no. BYD 101B
Chassis no. 1E21139
Engine no. 7E7079-9

This E-Type belonged to its third owner, Mr Stewart Heath-Edwards, from 1969 until earlier this year, and comes with his detailed account of its unusual history. The car was supplied new to the Scottish distributor, Ritchies in Glasgow and retailed by the official Jaguar dealer for Glasgow, R McCall in Braehead. McCall's supplied it to Mr Ronald D McCutcheon, who had ordered the car in Carmine Red with black interior trim. The E-Type was first registered on 24th December 1965 with Mr McCutcheon's personal plate, '7 R'. The ceramic Scottish-flag badge on the tailgate was fitted by him.

In July 1967, the E-Type was sold to Mr Frank Riley, who was on holiday from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at the time. Mr Riley shipped the car to Rhodesia in September 1967 and in 1969 Mr Stewart Heath-Edwards acquired it, becoming its third owner. The registration number was 'RBB 8374', but when computerisation of vehicle records was introduced in Rhodesia this was changed to '107517Q'. This plate is in the file together with the original Rhodesian vehicle registration book. At time of purchase the car had covered circa 19,000 miles.

In October 1977, Mr Heath-Edwards shipped the E-Type back to the UK where it was subsequently registered 'BYD 101B'. The car was always kept garaged and very seldom caught out in the rain. It remains largely in original condition but has had some paintwork redone over its 57 years. It has never had a panel replaced and never been welded. All the original seals and welds are still in place. An electrically operated cooling fan has been fitted, as has electronic ignition, while in the latter part of 2021 a stainless-steel manifold and exhaust system was installed. Since arriving in the UK, the E-Type has seen little use, covering only some 10,000 miles in 45 years. The odometer reading of 57,217 miles is genuine.

For the past ten years the car has been serviced annually by Jaguar specialists S&P Autos in Newton Abbot, Devon and is presented in generally sound condition. The seats and upholstery are original and in good condition, showing wear consistent with age. The car has just been to William Haynes Ltd for some remedial work including a service and MoT (oils were changed and four new correct Dunlop tyres fitted). William Haynes' report confirming the car's exceptional originality is in the file together with an enormous quantity of invoices dating back to the 1970s. A wonderful opportunity to acquire an unmolested and exceptionally original E-Type; there cannot be many more like this left in existence.

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