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1963 | Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 FHC

Overview

Built on 28th November 1962 and dispatched March 1963, this S1 fixed-head coupe is an original right hand drive car delivered to Henlys, London. The car is restored to its original colours of Opalescent Dark Blue with Red interior trim.

Most notably this car was campaigned from new in period by Paul Pycroft – a well-known european racer. It is clear that Pycroft ordered the car for competition purposes as it was originally supplied with a close ratio gearbox (only 76 such cars exist) and just two months after purchase the car competed in its first event at Anglesey. The car went on to win multiple sprint events – with trophies and evidential history of this remaining with the car. 

Prior to Restoration

Metalwork

Although it appeared positive on the surface, as an early unrestored example the extent of metalwork required to achieve a gold standard car was extensive. A webasto sunroof had been fitted and required removal, the floors were severely rotten, the doors not salvageable, new sills, bulkhead components and more were required. As new panels do not fit, much alteration was required to produce even, tight panel gaps. The end result is a boot, doors and bonnet which click shut softly.

Paintwork

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