Rebuilt Early S1 3.8 FHC – Original RHD – E Type Coupe


Make: Jaguar

Model: S1 3.8 FHC


Year: 1962


Colour: Opalescent Gunmetal Grey

Transmission: Manual


Trim: Old English Red


Price: £136,950

This is the 363rd RHD – matching numbers Jaguar E Type S1 3.8 FHC manufactured by Jaguar Cars at Browns Lanes on the 30th of March 1962 which still retains its original registration number 617 EFJ from new.

Jaguar dealers Babbacombe Garages of Torquay sold this Opalecesent Gunmetal Grey E Type with a red interior on the 17th of April 1962, sixty years ago to Mr F C Durbin an acclaimed orthopaedic surgeon In the South West of England & has the Durbin Ward at Exeter Hospital named after him.

Terry Jackson of Kennington Oxfordshire who was the owner of the renowned John Rogers Jewellers in Oxford, acquired this E Type in 1968, & didn’t drive it a great deal before it was taken off the road in 1973, until he asked his neighbour Eric Brook some 35 years later would he restore for him in his garage at his home.

In 2011 Neveile Swales the Jaguar XJ13 Replica builder of The Legend Continues purchased this project E Type & continued it’s restoration until 2012 before selling it to Mr Newman to help fund his XJ13 replica project.

Mr Newman made a start on finishing the project but in 2013 decided to sell the unfinished project to Dr Tiley who commissioned P & K Thorntons a Jaguar Specialists in Nottingham to complete the reassembly & rebuild of this very early RHD matching numbers E Type which also benefits from the following upgrades a 5 speed gearbox with it’s original Moss gearbox retained if ever required to be refitted, Dayton 15×6 wire wheels with Dunlop SP Sport tyres, full stainless steel exhaust system, electric radiator fan, Coopercraft 4 pot front calipers & E Type S3 rear calipers & Hi torque starter

Having been used very sparingly since it’s completion by Dr Tiley & being judged the best Coupe by Jaguar Driver Club Jaguar Area 41 South Staffs in 2020, has a substantial accompanying history file including many photographs & invoices, it’s original green log book, Jaguar Heritage Trace Certifcate confirming this is a matching numbers early original Jaguar E Type Coupe.

For further details please contact Martin Lane to view & test drive by appointment this S1 3.8 Fixed Head E Type Coupe which is now ready to be enjoyed.

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