This UK supplied right hand drive Series I 3.8 litre fixedhead coupé was manufactured on 28th February 1962 and is one of the first 250 E-Types produced. Delivered to its first owner, Mr Oggelsey of Harpenden the Jaguar has had six keepers from new and was fitted with a replacement 3.8 Litre E-Type engine in period. Interestingly the replacement engine block was originally fitted to chassis 875001, which was the first left hand drive E-Type roadster off the production line! In 2000 the Jaguar was treated much restoration work by Thoroughbred Car Services of Southend at a cost of some £12,000. This included renovation of the engine and gearbox; rebuilt carbs; new clutch kit; rebuilt axle; radiator overhaul and fitment of Kenlowe fan; new braking system; steering and suspension overhaul; new engine and gearbox mountings; an electrical system overhaul plus numerous other items.
Acquired by the last owner in 2016 the E-Type was treated to further restoration work including repair to the body and floor panels and an extensive bare metal respray. At this time all rubbers, seals and trim parts were replaced as necessary, while the interior was also re-trimmed as required and a stainless steel exhaust fitted.
Following the restoration work, the E-Type has covered very little mileage and as such presents in wonderful order. The underside is very clean and the paintwork, shut lines and wheels are in very good condition. The moss gearbox performs as it should, and the engine which holds good oil pressure sounds fantastic when on song. Regardless of the recent low usage, OJC 433 has been fully maintained annually by renowned Jaguar specialist, Alan Collins and despite its exempt status comes with a MoT test certificate valid until July 2022. The history file that accompanies the car contains various invoices and photographs detailing the restorations, a V5C registration document, the original owner’s manual and sales brochure, a service manual, Heritage Certificate, and the original and rare paperwork wallets. Various sundry invoices are also present as well as 15 previous MoT test certificates. Also included is a Shelly Jack, Jaguar toolkit, spare wheel, wheel removal tools and a bespoke car cover. A well presented example that is ready to be enjoyed in this the 60th Anniversary of the iconic Jaguar E Type.