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E205 December 2021 

E205 December 2021 

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Early US-spec SI OTS E-type

owned by Gerhard Berger

While interviewing Gerhard Berger for my forthcoming charity book Drivers on Drivers, I discovered he is the owner of this early US-spec SI OTS E-type, which was found and restored for him by CMC. Gerhard is one of 30 very eminent racing drivers interviewed for the book – hopefully due out in late November – which will raise money for the charity Hope for Tomorrow, also our charity partners at E-type 60.

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I first came across Hope for Tomorrow through my dear friend Stirling Moss, who was always very supportive, Chrissy Mills the founder being a great friend of Stirling and Susie’s. With Patrons Ross Brawn, Martin  Brundle, Derek Bell and David Richards, there is no doubting the motorsport connection. Hope for Tomorrow is a dedicated charity, bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs) which they provide to NHS Trusts across the country. Each unit costs £198 per day to run.

Personal one-to-one care is the focus of nursing staff, creating a safe and secure environment which helps to reassure those receiving treatment.

E201 August 2021

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Three Series I E-types are being offered at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro online sale on 27 March. This year, of course, marks the 60th anniversary of the E-type and chassis number 860060 is one of those listed. It is a UK-market, right-hand-drive, fixed-head coupé in the colour combination of Opalescent Gunmetal with a red leather interior. Built in 1961 but first registered on 1 January 1962, 860060 is a flat-floor example and one of just 1,559 right-hand drive 3.8 FHCs constructed in total.

A ground-up restoration began in 2000, and the E-type was owned by its previous custodian for 43 years. Silverstone Auctions has given it an estimate of £95,000-

Series I E-type

115,000 and supplied with the car is a history file including old MoTs, invoices and photographs of the restoration, copies of old logbooks, and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The second car being offered is a restoration project. The 1964 4.2 had covered just 2,805 miles from new when it suffered a side impact at the Snetterton race circuit, and it is still showing that same mileage today. Its estimate is £70,000-90,000.

The final E-type, a 1965 4.2 Roadster, was once the property of TV and film actor Nigel Havers. A UK-spec, right-hand-drive car, it is believed to be in its original colours, with original engine and gearbox. It carries an estimate of £60,000-£70,000. 

E202 September 2021

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E-type Lightweight Continuation at RM Sotheby’s

Monterey auction

RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale on 12 August will include an E-type Lightweight continuation from Jaguar Classic. Carrying an estimate of $1,500,000-$1,850,000, chassis number S851001 was the first of the Lightweight E-type continuation cars that were built by Jaguar in 2014. Known as ‘Car 0’ and built for promotional purposes, it was followed by six others. It was used as the North American press car and afterwards returned to the factory, where it was rebuilt to ‘new’ condition before being delivered to its first owner. This will be the second time in less than 12 months that S851001 has appeared

E-type Lightweight Continuation

at auction – RM Sotheby’s offered the car at its Elkhart Collection sale in October 2020, when it sold for $1,710,000.The Lightweight E-type continuation cars were offered with a Crosthwaite & Gardiner-built 3.8-litre engine running on either fuel injection or triple Weber carburettors – S851001 is fitted with the latter. It’s not possible to register them for road use, so owners are limited to exercising them on-track. Also included in the sale catalogue will be a 1955 Jaguar D-type, with an estimate of $5,500,000-$7,000,000. XKD530’s first owner was Kurt Lincoln, who raced it in Finland on road circuits and ice courses, and whose daughter Nina later married Jochen Rindt. Both cars will be sold from The Paul Andrews Estate Collection.

E203 October 2021 

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The ‘Snetterton Survivor’ to be restored to former glory

Kent-based specialist E-type UK is beginning the extensive restoration of a Series I 4.2 Roadster that was damaged in a crash at Snetterton, Norfolk in 1965, and has remained unrepaired for over 40 years. Having rolled off the Browns Lane production line in December 1964, the car’s short but intense life was cut short just three months later during the incident at the Norfolk airfield circuit. Owned and driven by Yorkshire millionaire Tom Casson, the E-type crashed at high speed into a tyre wall. The damage remained largely cosmetic, with the side impact damaging numerous

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body panels, but most mechanical components were unharmed. The E-type remained in its ‘broken’ state throughout Casson’s ownership, with just 2,805 miles on the clock, before the car was sold in 1966.

 

The new owner retained the low mileage example for 40 years, not allowing the car to turn a wheel once throughout this period. Cosmetic repairs were applied, including a much-needed new door, floorpan, rear wing and sill – and a new bonnet was fitted.

 

During E-type UK’s restoration process, each part of the car will be stripped down, catalogued, and inspected for authenticity and integrity, the engine and original four-speed synchromesh gearbox rebuilt, and the car will receive a number of modern upgrades.

E206 January 2022 

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Eight E-types at NEC Classic
Motor Show auction

Silverstone Auctions had eight E-types for sale at their NEC Classic Motor Show auction on 12-14 November in the E-type’s 60th anniversary year. Five were from the Devon  Collection, including the 1961 ‘EBL’ Roadster, chassis number 850039, which sold for £297,000. Owned by the vendor for almost 45 years, it was sold with what was described in the catalogue as ‘a substantial quantity of paperwork
and photographs documenting the extensive rebuild alongside its Heritage Certificate, handbooks, and other items of interest’.

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A 1961 Series I 3.8 ‘flat floor’ Roadster from the same collection sold for £130,500. It was manufactured in September 1961 and dispatched in October to be supplied new in Rome by Fattori and Montani. Chassis 875594 returned to the UK in 2013, shortly after its restoration. The three other cars from the Devon Collection were a 1966 4.2 ‘quad-headlight’ Coupé (sold for
£60,750), a 1962 Series I 3.8 Coupé (sold for £70,000) and a 1964 Series I 3.8 Coupé (sold for £60,750).


Making up the eight E-type sales were: a 1970 Series 3 (sold for £57,375), a 1973 Series 3 (sold for £72,000) and
another 1961 matching numbers Series I 3.8 ‘flat floor’ Roadster (sold for £144,000).