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This very smartly presented early Jaguar E-Type Roadster was manufactured on the 13th June 1963 and was distributed by Jaguar Cars New York. The E-Type left the factory in Carmen Red with Grey upholstery, black hood and was supplied to its first owner in Inglewood, California and stayed in the U.S for 34 years. The E-Type arrived from the U.S in very original, solid condition with an excellent original tub and AJM 456A was registered in the UK in 1997 and restored around sixteen years ago. AJM 456A first came to us in 2013 and has spent the past six years forming part of an impressive collection of cars.
From around 2003 to 2013 the E-Type was with one owner in the Glasgow area and covered almost 9000 miles over this time. The E-Type was kept in regular use and was a regular attendee of the annual classic car rally at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride, Glasgow. Since knowing the car it's always been an exceptional driver and has some excellent upgrades suiting a buyer for an early E-Type with regular use and long distance touring in mind. This car has the later Jaguar all syncro gearbox, Coopercraft brakes on both the front and rear, Gaz adjustable shock absorbers, electronic ignition and an uprated fuel pump. The car performs faultlessly with a strong rebuilt engine holding perfect oil pressure. The all syncro box is a delight to use with smooth changes and the Coopercraft upgrades really do work efficiently with sharp, keen braking. Driving the car is a truly fantastic experience and will not disappoint, this is an E-Type that should be driven and has proven reliability.
This E-Type presents very well and since passing through our hands in 2013 has had a full interior re-trim to Black. On inspecting the car, we can report lovely panel gaps and high quality door shuts. The body is beautifully straight and the Carmen Red paintwork has nicely aged and presents well. Chrome work is of a very high standard. The engine bay is detailed with a sharp, clean engine, bright ancillaries and nicely painted frame as you would expect with a car of this quality. The boot compartment is excellent, the hood as new and the re-trimmed upholstery is in beautiful condition. Many years on since restoration, the car isn't a pristine show standard car, but a lovely, useable and well presented, attractive looking E-Type that drives absolutely right.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a highly desirable genuine 3.8 model E-Type Roadster that will be ready to drive away and enjoy at a very sensible price. Having had very little use this past few years, it will be treated a new set of tyres, new front brake discs and pads and a full service. The car comes with a good file of paperwork, invoices and Jaguar Trust Heritage Certificate.