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  • Jaguar 'E' Type S1 4.2 Roadster 1968 (F) Red

    Description

    DEPOSIT TAKEN: 25/09/2014

    According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate this 'matching numbers' car - Chassis No: 1E2076 left the Browns Lane factory on the 24th May 1968 and was delivered to Henlys in London and first registered on 28th May 1968.

    It was purchased by a Michael Coles who is a very well known Sports (Tennis) photographer in July 1979 and there are a collection of black and white photographs of the car in the file that he had taken during his ownership. After 4 years and not having used it for almost 2 years he sold the car on 2nd June 1983 to the 5th owner a Mr G R Brooks of Northolt, Middlesex. At this time the mileage on the speedometer was showing 22,800 miles, but he advised Mr Brooks that the previous owner had replaced the speedometer and therefore its true mileage at this time was not known.

    Very soon after purchase, Mr Brooks commissioned Jaguar racing specialist AWB Motors in Southall, Middlesex to carry out a full rebuild of the car which included many new panels being fitted plus a full Engine rebuild and complete repaint and there are invoices for all of this work. The mileage upon completion in April 1984 was 23,125. The car was used very occasionally by the owner over the next 6 years although maintained as required and MOT'd each year, but it was regularly used in the TV series Minder with Dennis Waterman and George Cole during the late 1980's.

    On the last MOT in November 1989 it shows 24,429 miles - so only 1,304 miles were covered since its rebuild in early 1984. Sadly Mr Brooks passed away in 1992 and the family were very reluctant to sell the car, so it was transferred in to his son's name and placed in secure dehumidified storage for 16 years until 2008 when they decided to sell it and it was sold to a Mr Brian Minto in Evesham in on 1st October 2008.

    Due to discolouration and some bubbling of the paintwork, he decided to have a bare metal respray carried out and in 2009, 'SAS' in Lancashire carried out the work which included a completely new S1 bonnet with headlamp covers and a colour change to Carmen Red. In addition, over the following years it has had a new braking system, new steering rack, Poly-bushed Suspension, electronic ignition, uprated alternator, uprated heating fan and motor, electronic fuel pump and a new Mohair hood in 2013.

    The history file contains lots of invoices and receipts for all the work carried out from the 1980's through to the present day and all from jaguar specialists. There is also a full CD of photo's of the bare metal repaint and work carried out in 2009.

    The car was last serviced and MOT'd in April 2014 and the mileage on the car now is only 35,600 which means that it has only covered 12,800 miles since 1983 and 12,475 miles since the Engine rebuild.

    This car is beautiful and has been set up to 'use' and not just look at and it is certainly one of the best E Type's that we have driven for some time.

    Car on display at our showrooms

    Specification

    • Type -

      Convertible

    • Year -

      1968

    • Basic colour -

      Red

    • Colour name -

      Carmen Red

    • Transmission -

      Manual

    • Orientation -

      Right Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Leather

    • Wheels -

      Wire

    £ 79,995


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