Current owner 21 years; 76,800 miles; brand new hood;
stainless steel exhaust; a super example all round
As the Heritage Certificate confirms, this E-Type V12 Roadster left the factory in August 1973 and was supplied new via Hewitts of Wolverhampton to first owners Gardner Steels Ltd of Cradley Heath in December of that year. There is no early history with the car but there are lots of bills from 1982 onwards, at which point the car had covered 63,000 miles.
It has clearly been repainted/refurbished at some point in the past as it was originally white with a dark blue interior, HPI/Experian recording the colour change in 1999. This seems to have been carried out by the E-Type Centre of Derbyshire, as they carried out a lot of work on the car before selling it to the previous owner in October 1999 who was very pleased with his purchase, as emails on file confirm.
Our vendor acquired the car in 2002 and had it checked over by Jaguar specialists Bradeney Farm Workshops of Bridgnorth who serviced it and fixed a few minor issues, reporting that it was in generally good shape with good compressions on all cylinders. At this point the car had covered 75,950 miles.
Over the next 20 years the car has only covered a further 1,000 fine weather miles and has been kept garaged and well-maintained with various invoices on file for routine upkeep and servicing. In January of this year it was treated to a new mohair hood and a new set of carpets. A stainless steel exhaust has also been fitted at some point in the past. It is only reluctantly for sale due to an impending house move and consequent loss of storage.
As you can see in the photos, the car looks very smart indeed with just a few minor paintwork blemishes here and there. Driven some 30 miles to the sale, it has been starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site, with good 60psi oil pressure.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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