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JLR 8K was manufactured in 1971 and is a genuine home market RHD car. This outstanding example was fully rebuilt to a very high standard between 1998 and 2001 but more recently, since 2009 has had aim the region of £45,000 spent on making this V12 E-Type truly exceptional. During the late 1990's JLR 8K was being rebuilt by a Midlands Jaguar specialist but in 2001 this E-Type was taken to Vicarage Jaguar Restorations for completion. From 2001 to 2009 the car was part of a 30 vehicle collection and was very rarely taken out on the road.
In 2009 the E-Type was sold and the first stage of work in late 2009 included stripping and rebuilding the manual four speed gearbox, fitting a CMC steering rack and new Kenlowe cooling fan and override switch. This work totalled over £6,000. During the summer of 2010 the car was treated to a brand new set of chrome wire wheels and tyres. In October 2010 the second stage of major work was undertaken and this included dismantling the suspension and rebuilding with poly bushes. New Gaz adjustable shocks were fitted and the brakes uprated with AP racing vented discs. The rear axle was stripped and rebuilt and other new parts included a hi torque starter motor, Halogen headlights, an uprated heater and silicone water hoses. This second stage of work cost over £12,000. In September 2011 the third and final stage of work commenced totalling £23,000. This work included a full re-trim to include custom leather seats, a full body strip down and professional re-paint, engine bay detailing, new hood, re-conditioned steering pump and rebuilt door locks. Since 2009 the E-Type has covered just 3,000 miles and presents in first class, show condition.
JLR 8K has an exceptional bodyshell with superb panel gaps. The underside is stunning with red floors and under the bonnet is beautiful and superbly detailed. The car has been finished to a top class standard and is delightful in every respect. The high quality paint finish gleams and the chrome work is excellent. The level of recent expenditure is clear on first glance and on closer inspection the level of detail does not disappoint. Driving this E-Type is a truly wonderful experience. The engine runs perfectly with excellent oil pressure and performance is phenomenal. The V12 engine is set up superbly and sounds terrific. It pulls through the gears strongly and has to be one of the very best V12's we've had in over 20 years. The gearbox feels and sounds as new, the rear axle is quiet and brakes, steering and suspension are superb. This is a truly outstanding Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster and must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated.