1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC Ex Lofty England
(Featured on 18th December 2011)
Registration: 6515 VC
Sellers original description:
Registration: 6515 VC
Chassis Number: 860752
Engine Number: R6283-9
Year of Manufacture: 1962
This E-types first owner was Mr. F.R.W. ‘Lofty' England. Its Jaguar Heritage Certificate shows that it is in it's original colour of Fawn Beige, has matching engine, body and chassis numbers and the original registration number '6515 VC'. For the Le Mans spotters out there you will recognise this number as being in the same sequence as the Le Mans FHC E-Type of Roy Salvadori/Briggs Cunningham which came 4th in 1962. Research shows that Lofty England had a new Series I E-type every year for four years. They knew the details of three of these cars, and this car (chassis no. 860752) was the missing E-Type... Offered in unmolested original condition, this Series I benefits from factory modifications specific to the request of the cars first owner. Amongst these • The dash-board is the most obvious. • The standard air vents which are located in the footwells, just above your knees, require the occupants to lean forward out of their seats to operate them. • Dash-operated twist-controls for these air vents, so that the driver does not have to lean forward to operate either of them. • The location of these air-vent controls necessitated the relocation of the choke slider, choke light and heater sliders. • A dash operated clock control is also fitted. • Secret compartment has also been fitted. It is about the size of a small shoe-box and resides in the sloping bulkhead behind the passenger seat. • More common (and acceptable) mods include a very welcome all-synchro gearbox, a gas-flowed head with valve stem oil seal, and competition off-set 6" wire wheels. The wheels are just right, and not wide enough to look like a modification. The mosst recent of works to be carried out are a new correct interior, a new stainless steel exhaust system, new electric fan and some detailing work.
The engine has been rebuilt with new valve guides, new exhaust valves, head re-faced, a set of new piston rings and bearings.