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Lot 147: Jaguar E-Type Series I Flat Floor Aluminium

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

SCL900 was first registered on the 5th October 1961 and was fastidiously rebuilt to lightweight specification by marque specialists between 1989 and 1995. The car still retains its original number plate and shows numerous scrutineering tags from race meetings during the early 1980s. In 1985 the vehicle was purchased by Dr David Flanagan, who embarked upon a ground-up restoration so as to use the car for sprints, rallies, race meetings and fast road use. Consequently, the engine was fitted with triple Weber carburettors, bringing the power output to over 300bhp. In addition an aluminium bonnet, doors and boot lid were fitted by renowned panel specialists RS Panels at a cost of 6,300 in 1990. Photographic evidence illustrates SCL 900 being taken back to bare metal, undergoing a complete mechanical overhaul (including engine), and being re-sprayed in its current colour combination of British Racing Green with beige leather interior. In recent years this E-Type has been undergone further conversion to fast-road specification, including some significant improvements. In 2004 Classic Jaguar Racing were commissioned to build an aluminium monocoque which took six months to complete and transformed the car into an extremely light and powerful 3.8 litre roadster. 2007 saw a significant mechanical overhaul, completed by highly respected DK Engineering, at cost of over 10,000. Since then SCL 900 has had its hide interior re-trimmed and has a current MoT. More recently a new clutch slave seal has been fitted along with a new paddle clutch plate and an overhaul of the front and rear brakes. Complete with lightweight Dunlop Racing Wheels from Lynx, stainless steel Bell exhaust system, substantial history file, past HSCC papers, V5 registration document, five speed Getrag gearbox and limited slip differential, this early flat floor, outside bonnet catch E-Type roadster is described, due to its recent detailing, as being in excellent condition, and represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase an extremely rapid version of one of the most attractive cars ever produced, evocative of the original Lightweights which so dominated sports car racing then and historic racing events now.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number147
Estimate£75000-£85000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1961
Condition rating1
Registration numberSCL 900
Mileage-
Chassis number850162
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
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