*** UPDATE: This car has now been sold for £29,995 all inclusive ***
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Jo is a Jaguar fan through and through and this was clear to see from the moment of arriving at her home – not only was this lovely E-Type parked in the summer sun, but it was also accompanied by a newer version – the latest F-Type.
Jo bought this E-Type nearly eleven years ago back in 2008 and has used and enjoyed it since – especially in the first few years as it was her ‘daily driver’ – big respect to Jo!
The car has been well looked after during Jo’s ownership. Please see the invoices and receipts to see what has been done over the years. For example, Jo spent over £8,000 in the first year on items like paintwork and complicated fixes including torsion bars. Jo also spent around £7,000 a couple of years later on items such as waxoil, Kenlowe fan, Thatcham alarm, bushes and roll bars, and even over £2,200 on power steering. Yes this car has power steering – arguably should have been a factory option.
Jo has not skimped on maintenance and she’s now ready to let the car go to a new owner to love and enjoy. Why? Well just because she doesn’t use it that much these days and she wants someone else to love and enjoy it.
This is one rare colour and arguably one of the best – Opalescent Golden Sand as confirmed in the Certificate of Authenticity, and you can see the original spray behind the gauges in the centre of the dashboard. Please take a look at our write-up and the detail across the videos and photos.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is sitting on wire wheels that are in good condition but would benefit from a good clean – please take a look at the photos and video to see in more detail.
Jo had the car resprayed back in 2009 with the windows removed – considering this was over ten years ago it has survived very well. There are now a few signs of bubbling that need attending to, particularly on the driver’s side – please see the videos and images to review the bodywork. The panel gaps and shut-lines do look quite good as these cars are prone to uneven gaps. The passenger door needs its striker plate adjusting, as it’s not closing flush, however, you can push the door in to review the fit which is good.
The Golden Sand paint is in good condition – as mentioned, the car had a complete panel respray in 2009 and the finish is even. Due to the age of the vehicle we recommend you take a look at the extensive video review for all the detail.
Glass and Trim
All the glass on the car looked in good condition. The chrome is good and would benefit from some time spent polishing. We have taken extensive pictures of all the glass and trim for you to assess the full condition.
The original interior was ‘Light Tan’ and this has been refurbished in recent years with black leather and matching door cards. Although not the original colour, the black leather does look rather lovely against the Golden Sand exterior.
Seats and Carpets
In black leather; both the drivers and passengers seats look in great condition. There is not much wear visible in the normal spots. The carpets look in good condition too.
The dash is in original condition and shows wear in line with the age of the vehicle. Please take a look at the pictures.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
The car still has its original steering wheel and is in good condition – please see the photographs and videos for a closer look.
Jo has spent a lot of money over the years maintaining the vehicle – for example the torsion bars were replaced and important items like bushes.
Engine and Gearbox
You’ll notice by the fluted cam covers that the engine may not be original to the car. This is true, it’s a 4.2 litre engine but not the one originally fitted to the car, as it doesn’t match the CoA or chassis plate. Please take a look at the videos to see the engine start from cold and on the run – it did perform very well and returned good oil pressure both when hot and cold.
Suspension and Brakes
As a passenger it felt like the suspension performed correctly as we drove around the Cambridgeshire countryside to a maximum speed of about 50 mph. When coming up to junctions and stopping, the car performed as it should as you can see in the videos.
A short drive on some country lanes, and some traffic through the little villages, the car pulled us along in comfort and felt very smooth. The power steering really making a difference when in traffic and parking.
Electrics and Other
There are’t many electrical items on a car of this age, however, Jo has reported that everything is working as it should with the car.
As mentioned, Jo has owned this car for eleven years and history is included – please take a look at the images to see all the service history, MOT records and invoices that show important work undertaken.
There is also a Jaguar Certificate of Authenticity in the media pack.
The car is showing just over 25,058 miles as of 04.07.2019.
HPi Check Results
– Clear – our own report will be included in the sale.
Mileage Records – MOT History:
14.06.2018 – 24,776
11.08.2017 – 24,769
31.03.2015 – 24,360
22.04.2013 – 23,641
12.04.2012 – 23,235
01.04.2011 – 23,395
13.01.2010 – 20,267
28.01.2008 – 8050
27.06.2006 – 7641
13.06.2005 – 6408
This is a very genuine and much loved E-Type that has only had five former keepers.
In terms of originality, the car is in its factory colour with matching frame numbers – true the engine isn’t the original but it is a 4.2 and runs very lovely indeed – of course there has been an adjustment in the car’s reserve price.
If you’re in the market for a proper series one that you can use and enjoy for the fraction of the money, then surely this car has to be it.
Jo will be sad to see it go, however, she does want it to go to another loving home – could that be you?
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Adam after meeting Jo the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Jo will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.
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