This Series 3 V12 Manual chassis number 1S 2618 was first used by Wood Lane Garage (Timperley) Ltd as its demonstrator. We have a letter from the son of the owner of Wood Lane Garage, which was then a Jaguar Dealership. This Heather E-type was his favourite and his son recalled him agreeing to sell the car to Mr S in Janury 1975 when the car was a mere 9 months old. The car comes complete with its bill of sale from Wood Lane Garage to Mr S.
In recent years and due to the owner’s deteriorating health the V5 was transferred into his son’s name, however the car was owned and solely driven by Mr. S unitl we purchased the car from his residence. His son confirms that the mileage of the car is correct and that the car went unused for much of its time.
This E-type is unrestored although from close inspection it has received some continuous maintenance, supported by invoices for same. This includes the rebuilding of the seats, which are trimmed in high quality leather and a replacement duck hood. In 2018, the car was given a significant recommissioning which included a differential rebuild, inlet manifold gaskets, carburretors and radiator drain and flush, with further maintenance and servicing in 2019 and 2022.
The car runs superbly and from our test drive, reinforces that the engine and running gear have only covered 23,000 miles.
All the switchgear and interior trim, are in excellent condition. The car is structurally excellent having either a Ziebart or similar rust protection applied from early on in its life.
The car looks totally fabulous in its heather hue, with contrasting maroon interior.
This car can be enjoyed unrestored and will give years of fun and great driving memories, or we can via our conservation programme, have some of its patina corrected.