• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    26 037 mi / 41 903 km
  • Car type 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Primrose Yellow
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Fuel type 


When presented with a car built and prepared by someone as respected as Brian Wilkinson (of Safety Devices Fame), once should take note!

Following on from his huge success with the Safety Devices business, Brian was looking for new challenges and set up Zealia Engineering, specifically to make his own Lightweight E Types – Approximately, 10 cars were built.
Each Zealia was unique, and such was the attention to detail taken over each example, the car we are advertising here took 3 years to complete.

This particular car is based on an early 1963 Series 1 3.8l chassis.
Chassis 879798 was supplied abroad in LHD when new and still retains her original engine block and body tub.
Finished in the original primrose yellow with correct black leather, this car was heavily modified to a Lightweight specification in homage to the very famous and early version of the John Coombes E-type, known by its’ registration number of 4 WPD.

To this day, Brian’s creation offers expectional performance, road holding and ever so alluring looks! The specification is as follows:

- 3.8 litre engine built to competition specification

- 5 speed Getrag gearbox

- Original body tub, reinforced as per the original lightweights

- Half roll cage by Safety Devices

- Head rests

- Correct pattern peg drive lightweight wheels

- Dry sump lubrication

- Ventilated boot floor for inboard disc cooling

- Correct black hardura to floors, sills & gearbox tunnel

- 45 DCOE side draught Webers

Revive-Iconics Ltd was recommissioned to carry out a significant overhaul on the car by our Jaguar specialist mechanics which was completed in February 2024 and included:

- A full major service

- Full engine test and checks for compressions and leaks

- Removing and stripping of rear axle

- Differential sent off for check along with new seals and bearings fitted

- Rear axle parts sandblasted, and powder coated

- Rebuild of rear axle with new bearings and bushes

- Front suspension sandblasted and put through the plating process

- Front suspension rebuilt with new bushes and bearings

- Cylinder head skimmed and refitted with new gasket and upgraded valve springs

- Engine mounts replaced with uprated items

- Full geometry set up


- Finished in Primrose Yellow
- Dunlop magnesium Centre-lock wheels
- 3.8l race spec engine
- Webber carbs
- 5 speed Getrag gearbox
- Lightweight panels
- Original tub with reinforcements
- Race fuel tank


- Safety devices half roll cage
- Bucket seats
- Head rests
- Aluminium gear lever

Car-iconics Ltd
Unit 1
Oakham Enterprise Park
LE15 7TU
United Kingdom
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