Acquired from Eagle by the previous owner in 1998
Serviced by us every year since
Upgraded and improved to near-GT specification
Available for the first time in two decades
One of just 863 right-drive examples built
Original UK-supplied E-Type
Fully documented four owners from new
Bought new from Stratstone London in 1967 by a writer for the cult British TV show Dr. Who, and the creator of the infamous Daleks, this S1 4.2 Roadster was surely the perfect transport for a successful young man about town.
Even if his impressive credentials wouldn’t get Terry Nation noticed, cruising the Capital in this Opalescent Silver Grey Jaguar E-Type certainly would.
In 1971 the car passed to a second owner, as verified by the original and rare-to-find green logbook, and an original purchase invoice shows that the bill was a lofty £1,375. Obviously a treasured possession to this second owner, his custodianship lasted for 25 years and his devotion to the E-Type is borne out through the countless maintenance invoices. Quite nicely, a good number of MOT certificates survive on file and trace the original mileage from new.
We acquired the car from a fleeting third owner and supplied it to the current owner in 1998, having fully bare-metal repainted the car in the original Opalescent Silver Grey. Once down to a bare tub we were able to observe just how well preserved this then-60,000 mile car was, rectify the amazingly small amount of corrosion and take the opportunity to protect the metal from future corrosion.
From that point the car has been back to us every year for servicing, without fail, and every invoice is on file to show the Eagle maintenance and gradual upgrading along the way. The result is a beautifully presented driver’s car, running close to our full GT spec, with a full engine rebuild performed just 8,000 miles ago when circa £45,000 was invested in Eagle rebuild and upgrade works.
As you can see from the pictures the body and paint condition is still incredibly sharp, and is certainly no worse for its wear. Astonishingly the engine bay still wears the original factory paint as applied when new, something we felt duty-bound to preserve during our bare-metal repaint, but is by no means tired.
The interior has developed a beautiful lived-in feel and would great left ‘as is’, with the original black leather seats being the most comfortable you’ll find and showing only mild creasing with no tears or cracks.
We have just serviced the car and it is ready to be driven away.
SPORT ENGINE INCLUDING:
Big valve unleaded cylinder head with Sports cams
Stainless valves, bronze guides, uprated tappets and valve springs
High tensile cylinder head studs
Fully balanced and lightened engine with harmonic damper
Stainless steel exhaust system
Uprated engine mount package and gated baffled sump
Free flow air filter
Programmed electronic ignition
High performance high-tension cables and fittings
GT springs, torsion and anti roll bars
Adjustable ride height conversion
Polyurethane bushes and uprated sub-frame mounts
Ultimate specification dampers
Uprated 4 piston front calipers and vented brake discs
High power brake servo and stainless braided flexibles
Oversize rear calipers
Adjustable bias valve
Brass header tank
High power lightweight fan with modern switching
Silicone water hoses and stainless steel clips
Modern fuel system with custom carburettor jetting
Improved filtration and fuel tank sump
Polyurethane rack mounts
WHEELS & TYRES
Wider chrome wire wheels with stainless steel spokes
Modern performance tyres
High spec charging system
Lightweight geared starter motor
Modern wiper motor
Battery isolator switch and custom bracket
Security immobiliser switch
More powerful ventilation and heater blower