Jaguar 3.8 E Type FHC S1
- Flawless condition
- Well considered upgrades
- Fresh from a significant collection
- Matching numbers and in original colour combination
- Fully documented restoration in great detail
- Jaguar Heritage Certificate
Arguably the prettiest derivative of the E-type legend - a car described by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car in the world", this example as documented on it's Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, was built as a Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 litre right hand drive, fixed head coupe with the date of manufacture recorded as the 14th September 1962. The car was finished in opalescent gunmetal, with red interior trim and the first owner was Cam Gears Limited, adorned with the registration number 1 NJH.
Fully matching numbers, this E-type was evidently well looked after throughout it's life and was selected by it's previous owner, an owner and racer of some of the most desirable historic road and racing cars, as the basis of his ultimate E-type for fast road use.
New Forest Classic Cars built this car to a specification which was as exhaustive as it was extensive and 115 images of the car's assembly are part of this car's documentation.
A summary of the work and upgrades undertaken on this Jaguar E-Type FHC – 827 WAR - includes:
Chrome competition wire wheels – MWS Wheels
Tyres 2015/15 Avon CR6ZZ – Vintage Tyres
Front Fosseway brake upgrade
Rear Fosseway brake upgrade
Fosseway rear brake bleed kit
Fosseway cross drilled and vented discs
Fosseway black brake pads (part no. EBC-DP143)
Halogen headlights – SNG Barrett (part no. H4 55/60 watt)
5 speed gearbox – E-type Fabs
Large bore exhaust in stainless steel – Classic Fabs
6 branch tubular stainless exhaust manifold – Classic Fabs
Fosseway silicone hose kit
Battery cut-off switch – Vehicle Wiring Products
Custom profile cams – NFCC Spec
Polished and ported head
Lightened fly wheel – SNG Barrett
Uprated SU needles – Upgraded Fuelling
Harmonic damper – SNG Barrett
One piece lip – seal
Evans waterless coolant
Fosseway 3.8 radiator upgrade
Red polybush – SNG Barrett
Torsion bars – GT spec – Rob Beere
Full leather trim in red (Andrew Muirhead)
Dash top in black leather
Instrument panels in black leather
Hidden audio device (iPhone compatible) – Tadpole Radios
Sports pedals – New Forest Classic Cars Ltd
Until now, the car has been part of a significant private collection and used sparingly - which explains a mere 800 miles on the odometer since build and it is without question, one of the finest examples of a Series 1 3.8 FHC in existence.
Sympathetic, well-considered upgrades mean even today the driving experience matches the car's looks - truly an E-type for the connoisseur!