1964 Jaguar E-Type SI

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    850858
  • Engine number 
    RA5991-8
  • Lot number 
    436
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: ??50000 - ??70000.  
- A Hong Kong-delivered, Series 1 Roadster project - one owner for 36 years and matching numbers
- Accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms original colour combination of Opalescent Gunmetal with dark blue interior and black hood
- Included is an impressive inventory of parts which has been photographed and documented in the car's history file
- A rare opportunity and an exciting project
According to the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this Series 1, 3.8-litre 'Roadster', chassis number 850858, was completed on the 12/03/64 and dispatched to Gilman and Co, in Hong Kong. It left the factory in Opalescent Gunmetal with a dark blue interior, black hood and was fitted with a manual gearbox.Prior to our vendor, the car was owned by its former custodian for 36 years and on his return to the UK from Hong Kong in 1984, he bought his beloved E-Type back with him. There is a handwritten log of work carried out from 1981 to 1984 before he left Hong Kong along with photograph albums showing the inventory completed when the car was dismantled in 1984 prior to shipping The components were labelled and packed, with the exception of the engine, the clutch, gearbox, rear axle and front suspension which are still fitted to the car enabling it to be ‘rolled'.On its arrival in the UK, ‘850858' was immediately put into dry storage with the intention of carrying out a restoration, but nothing ever happened until the car passed to our vendor last summer. His intention was also to return the E-Type to its former glory but, unfortunately, more pressing projects have forced a reluctant sale.The aforementioned history file containing the detailed handwritten notes mentioned earlier is accompanied by various boxes containing an impressive inventory of parts which have mainly been photographed and documented. Included in the inventory are an unused stainless steel exhaust system, four unused chrome wire wheels, a hood assembly, seats etc. Other documentation includes The Government of Hong Kong Certificate of particulars of vehicles supplied under regulation 4, dated 03/01/17 and the HMRC NOVA document confirming that UK duties have been paid.The odometer is reading 22,631, which considering the long-term storage and the size of Hong Kong could well be correct but can't be warranted. However, it is a matching-numbers, 3.8 Series 1 Roadster so, no matter what the mileage, this is an exciting and rare opportunity.