Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster

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Corgi Model original
Registration no. KOY 272D
Chassis no. 1E1**5
Engine no. 7E**1-9
Year of Manufacture: 1966 
Body Type: Roadster
Engine size: 4.2 litre
Power: More than standard bhp
Gearbox type: Manual
Colour: Primrose Yellow


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An all matching numbers example (chassis/engine/gearbox), ‘KOY 272D’ is believed to be an ex-Earls Court Motor Show car and was chosen as the subject of a model by Corgi Toys. The fourth owner purchased the E-Type in 2000 from a work colleague, Anthony Kingham. Mr Kingham had bought the car in 1992 from his uncle Paul Webb, the well known dealer and E-Type amateur racer. Paul Webb and Mick Harris had restored the car in the early 1980s, after which it was Paul Webb’s personal transport for ten years.
Between December 2010 and November 2011 the E-type was rebuilt to an enhanced specification at a total cost of £60,387 excluding VAT (bodywork £21,887, mechanical £38,500) with a 12 month warranty commencing 15th November 2011 on all work. The outcome is a very fast road car, precise to drive with tight suspension and very good brakes.
Restoration of the bodywork was entrusted to IDL Ltd of St Leonards-on-Sea, who stripped it to bare metal and replaced the foot-well end panels, floor pans, inner strengthening brackets and inner/outer sills. Other works included replacing the fuel tank, engine sub-frames, windscreen and hood; re-chroming the front and rear bumpers; re-trimming the interior and renewing the carpets; repainting and re-assembly. 
E-Type UK Ltd of Tonbridge undertook the mechanical refurbishment, rebuilding the engine to ‘fast road’ specification in the process. Work carried out included gas-flowing the cylinder head and installing re-profiled camshafts, new bronze valve guides, new reshaped valves and valve seats and oversize tappets. All the cylinder head components were manufactured by marque specialist, Rob Beere. Other noteworthy features include a new oil pump; new electronic ignition; Pertronix distributor and coil; Magnecor ignition leads complete with separator; and a complete new Haywood & Scott sports exhaust system with manifold.
The triple SU carburettors have been reconditioned to show standard.
On the chassis side: the front suspension was stripped, re-plated and built up using Polybushes, Gaz adjustable shock absorbers and new springs, upper/lower ball joints, track rod ends, AP brake discs/callipers and braided brake pipes. The rear suspension was rebuilt also, the inner and outer bearings being replaced and new radius arms, Gaz adjustable shock absorbers and springs, vented discs, easy bleed brake pipe kit, AP S3 brakes, splined hubs and wheel bearings fitted. New limited-slip plates went into the rebuilt differential together with new a crown wheel/pinion; new bearings; new rear suspension cradle mounts; and all new nuts and bolts. Other parts renewed include the brake servo and master cylinder; steering rack and mounts; and wiring loom (front/rear). The alloy radiator is a new item with integral fan, while the MWS triple-laced wire wheels are shod with Falken 225/60×15 tyres. “This car is outstanding throughout and this comprehensively upgraded E-Type roadster is offered with restoration invoices, old-style logbook, current MOT and Swansea V5 registration document. Two Corgi Toy model cars are included in the sale.

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Units 12-14
Mackley Industrial Estate,
Small Dole, Henfield
Nr Brighton, West Sussex,
Great Britain


Phone +44 (0)1273 493860

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