The ex-Peter and Anthony Archer 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Semi-Lightweight Competition Coupé Registration no. Not UK Registered Chassis no. 861039
The car offered here, originally UK registered '336 PAR', has enjoyed an illustrious racing career, being campaigned throughout the late 1960s and into 1970 by brothers Peter and Anthony Archer. This E-Type competed in some 34 events over four seasons, with 1st place overall finishes at Silverstone in June 1968; Oulton Park in October 1969; and Mallory Park in April 1970 in addition to many class victories and other podium finishes (details on file).
'861039' was modified extensively by the Archers, incorporating lightened doors and tailgate; Perspex windows; extended rear wheel arches; wider wheels and tyres; lowered suspension; and up-rated brakes. The engine received racing specification pistons and valves, and triple Weber carburettors. Having changed hands, the E-Type was used in the 1970s for drag racing by Maurice Morry, setting records at Weston-super-Mare and Santa Pod.
In 1988, '861039' was sold to new owner John C Brown and extensively restored to the specification in which it had been raced by the Archers. Its restoration finished in 1991, the E-Type was sold soon afterwards to the next owner, the well known collector and manager of the rock band Genesis, Tony Smith, who raced it during the 1991/1992 period. In 1992, the E-Type was acquired by fashion photographer Alistair Cowin.
From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, '336 PAR' was in Germany being raced by Frank Hensel. The car passed into the current vendor's hands in 2002, since when it has been used regularly by the owner and his friend in the 'Peter Auto 60s Endurance Series'. '861039' has always been one of the most competitive E-Types in this series, usually finishing as 1st or 2nd E Type. The vendor first raced the car in 2013 and last raced it in 2017. A freshly rebuilt Lynx 3.8-litre race engine was being installed when Bonhams visited the cars workshop, and the car is also fitted with a new bladder fuel tank.
The history file contains the car's FIA HTP (expires in 2019); Jaguar Daimler dating letter; old programmes and lists of race results; a German Fahrzeugbrief is offered with the car. This is a competitive historic racing weapon that comes with bills totalling circa 155,000 Swiss Francs and many others in Pounds Sterling, testifying to the owner's no expense spared approach to its upkeep.
Please note that should this vehicle remain in the UK local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.