Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

Supercar Fest Sale Of Iconic And Classic Cars Saturday 28th May 2022 84 Registration: HVS 382 Chassis No.: 850112 Estimate: £65,000 - £75,000 Lot 451 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster “Flat Floor” Chassis no. 850112 left the factory on the 11th September 1961 finished in Carmen Red with a matching red interior, an unusual combination, topped with a black hood. The supplying dealer, Rossleigh Ltd. of Newcastle Upon Tyne sold the car to its first owner, a George M. Tait of Marlborough House, Newcastle Upon Tyne on 21st September 1961 and carrying the registration number, ‘GAT 18’. The accompanying original ‘buff’ logbook is a remarkable source of the Jaguar’s early history and often absent in cars of this era. In April 1965, the car was registered to R.D Gray of the Scottswood Service Station in Newcastle Upon Tyne and in August of that year, a Herbert Barclay of Nottingham became the Jaguar’s new owner. Between August 1967 and May 1968 the car changed hands between two Nottingham-based garages and, shortly after, ended up at the Forge Garage in Higham on the Hill, Nuneaton. The last owner listed on the buff logbook and noted as the seventh change was, as far as we can decipher, a Brian Moore of Yew Tree Lane, Solihull dated 22nd April 1969. On 9th July 1992 our vendor’s late husband bought chassis no. 850112 from local classic car dealer Horner & West of Pontefract for £31,000, part-exchanging his E-Type Series 3 against the purchase. Restored prior to purchase and now trimmed in black leather, it was registered ‘PA 1’, our vendor’s late husband’s initials. Whilst MOT’d regularly up until 2005, as evidenced in the history file, the car was little used due to work commitments, and later ill health and a reluctance to sell his “dream car” led to its hibernation for 17 years. Noted E-Type specialist, William Heynes, inspected the car on 5th April 2022 and his report and conclusions can be e-mailed upon request. The report confirms that the car is fitted with a later engine and the main tub is from a later Series I Roadster and not an original ‘flat floor’ car, however, it has been modified to the original specification. The gearbox number has not been verified and we have listed the factory-issued numbers for reference only. The chassis plate is a non-original replacement and believed to have been fitted during the restoration in the late 1980s or early 1990s, prior to our vendor’s purchase in 1992. Whilst in good usable order up until 2005, but not having been run since, the car will require mechanical recommissioning prior to returning to the road. It is presented to auction with a history file containing the aforementioned ‘buff’ logbook, an early ‘blue’ V5 showing the date of manufacture as 1961, MOTs, Horner & West Bill of Sale for the Series 3 E-Type dated 22nd August 1990 which was subsequently part-exchanged against this car, and a Bill of Sale dated 9th July 1992 for the purchase of Chassis no. 850112. Included too, is a copy of Jaguar Cars Ltd. issued ‘Vehicle Information Sheet’ dated 3rd July 1992 confirming chassis and engine numbers, exterior and trim colours, first dealer and the date of manufacture as 11th September 1961. The original ‘picture frame’ is also included with the car which, according to the William Heynes’ report, bears the original factory stamping of the chassis number. More Details Lot 451 Bid On Lot 451