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1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this wonderful 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso from a prominent Ferrari collection.

  • Engine number 5397, Gearbox number 253, Axle Number 257
  • Red Book Classiche Certified
  • Originally delivered in the EU
  • Well known previous owners
  • Recent extensive refurbishment

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this wonderful 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso from a prominent Ferrari collection.

A well-known, Classiche certified 1964 250 Lusso which Featured in the famous YouTube video “early morning drive” and more recently was shown at the 2009 Carmel “Concorso Italiano”.

In 2014, 5397 was approved for Ferrari Classiche authentication which combined with further refreshment and extensive detailing in the USA on an older restoration resulted in a stunning looking car ready to be enjoyed for many more miles. Currently registered in California and shows what is believed to be a genuine 51,769 kilometers on the odometer and is supplied complete with Classiche ‘red book’ and is currently with us in the UK.

Available for worldwide delivery.

Please contact us for further information. Price on application.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
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1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this iconic and highly collectable 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta LHD steel bodied car from a significant Ferrari collection eligible for many of the worlds most prestigious historic motorsport and concours events.

  • 78th of total production of 165 built
  • Red book certification with Ferrari Classiche engine block
  • Period race history from 1962 and 1963
  • Currently Swiss tax paid and registered
  • FIA papers
  • Roll cage and spare alloy competition fuel tank original to this car available

Previously offered by Cars International Kensington in 2007, 2563GT has formed part of an important Ferrari collection and is now offered in excellent condition throughout. Accompanied with its Ferrari Classiche Certification along with an extensive history file detailing early period competition history and continuous ownership from new.

Please contact us for further information. Price on application.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
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1968 Ferrari 166/246 Dino

Chassis 0010 was originally built by Ferrari for the 1968 Formula Two season as a Tipo 166 F2 and was raced during that year by Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell and Ernesto Brambilla who gave Ferrari their first Formula 2 win in Hockenheim in this very car.

  • One of just two works cars modified by Ferrari from F2 to Tasman specification between 1968 and 1970
  • Championship winning Tipo, with fully documented unbroken history including race wins in both F2 and Tasman format
  • Recently displayed at Ferrari Museum in Maranello
  • Complete with a spare engine and nosecone
  • Eligible for the World’s greatest Motorsport events

0010 was then shipped to the antipodes for their works driver, New Zealander Chris Amon, to run in the Tasman series, this being an out of European season championship series staged in Australia and New Zealand. Following Amon’s successful campaign in 1968, where he came second in the championship, Ferrari provided two cars – 0010 and 0008 for the 1969 series which were to be shipped from Modena to Sydney-based race team Scuderia Veloce, who took on the mantle of Ferrari’s antipodean racing arm for 1969.

Throughout the 1969 Tasman season, the two Dinos were very competitive. Chris Amon, driving 0008, won the championship and Derek Bell’s results in 0010 included a win at Levin in January, which was Derek’s first race win in a Ferrari, a second at both Brisbane’s Lakeside circuit and Sydney’s Warwick Farm followed by a fourth at Teretonga to help place Derek 4th overall in the championship that year.

At the end of its Ferrari works career,0010 passed into the hands of Sir Anthony Bamford to join his fabled Ferrari collection. The car then became part of a smaller but none the less another very high quality collection appearing in many in historic events, the most recent in 2017 in the hands of Derek Bell at the Goodwood Revival where the car was prepared by Ferrari for Derek’s memorable re-union with 0010.

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Zenos E10S Track Pack

Available now with just 80 miles from new, the Zenos has formed part of a major UK collection and has been correctly maintained and stored with regular running maintenance.

  • 6-point harnesses
  • Quick release steering wheel
  • Zenos composite seats with heated driver’s pad
  • S trim – Ford GTDI Ecoboost (250bhp)
  • Track spec dampers & springs
  • Ventilated front discs and calipers
  • Uprated brake master cylinder
  • Sports exhaust GTDI Inc Cat (250bhp)
  • Oil cooler GTDI
  • Battery cut-off switch
  • Heated windscreen
  • Get home weather hood

Zenos founders Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards met when they were senior employees at Lotus In 2000. In 2005 having helped to engineer a buyout of Caterham Cars, they became that company’s CEO and COO respectively. By 2012, with Caterham under the control of Tony Fernandes, both made their exit. The following year, Zenos was born.

Ali and Edwards believed there was a gap in the market for a lightweight, contemporary high-performance sports cars that should be affordable to purchase and run. The manufacturing and operations were based in Wymondham Norfolk.

Zenos E10S statistics: Engine 4-cylinder 1999cc turbocharged petrol; Power 250bhp at 7000rpm; Torque 295lb ft at 2500rpm; Gearbox 6-speed manual; Curb weight 725kg; Top speed 145mph; 0 -60mph 4.0sec.

Cars International Heritage are pleased to offer this Zenos E10S in as new condition.

Supplied new “Ex Warehouse” December 2015 unregistered.

Specified in Zenos Blue with possibly every extra available at the time

Total price new as specified was £39,400.00 GBP

Zenos stopped production late 2016 with just 160 cars being built however, production is planned to start again later this year with approximately 75 units per year.

Autocar tested the Zenos in 2015 and concluded: “it feels as though the people at Zenos have been free to express themselves in the wider experience. Ideas that have clearly been percolating for years have been brought to bear. It therefore aims slightly away from the Elise (a natural comparison), at a patch of open market space begging to be filled with something supremely fast, usable, exploitable and, crucially, affordable. It may very well be the English sports car hundreds of us have been waiting for.”

Available now with just 80 miles from new, the Zenos has formed part of a major UK collection and has been correctly maintained and stored with regular running maintenance.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
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1950 Talbot Lago T26 Record

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this rare 1950 Talbot Lago T26 with cabriolet coachwork by Antem.

  • The 1949 Paris Salon show car
  • Rare and desirable coachbuilt T26 cabriolet by Antem
  • Post-war, independent coil-sprung chassis with superb handling and road manners
  • 4,482-cc inline six-cylinder with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors
  • Four speed Wilson pre-selector gearbox

Talbot Lago
In October 1946, Talbot-Lago had a small stand behind Peugeot at the Paris Salon. The brand-new T26 Record model was shown. It was available in four body styles, including a lovely factory convertible. In 1934, Joseph Figoni had helped Anthony Lago design a line of factory bodies for Talbot-Lago. The post-war Record was the final evolution of these beautiful designs, tastefully updated by Carlo Delaisse, a well-known designer who had worked for the great coachbuilders Vanvooren and Letourneur et Marchand. Nevertheless, the Record chassis was also immediately made available to the trade.

The chassis and drivetrain were new. Fully independent front suspension with coils ensured superior handling, while the trademark pre-selector Wilson gearbox was a joy to use in comparison to the cantankerous long-throw and slow-shifting boxes other cars were fitted with at the time. But the real jewel was the magnificent 4.5-litre six-cylinder twin-cam hemi engine that Anthony Lago had developed during the War with Carlo Marchetti, his chief engineer. Not only was it lovely to look at with its polished Art Deco valve covers, it also gave exceptional torque, and with its 170 hp, it made the Lago Record one of the most powerful passenger cars in the world. It was a grande routière in the classic manner and looked the part with its conservative, elegantly proportioned bodies and long, long hood in the 1939 idiom.

After the War, Antem developed a number of tasteful semi-pontoon designs characterized by a back-sloping grille, front fenders that faded elegantly into the bodywork and rounded rear fenders that flowed harmoniously into the svelte rear deck. Usually, the front fender carried an air vent originally inspired by the Buick Ventiports that influenced many French coachbuilders in the late 1940s. The overall effect of these Antem bodies was a very smooth style that was sporting and refined at the same time, and variations were mounted on a number of Delahaye and Talbot chassis.

Talbot Lago T26 Record by Antem – Chassis: 101001
This Talbot-Lago features all of these signature Antem design elements. Indeed, the car was shown on the Antem stand at the 1949 Paris Salon as a 1950 model. The current owner acquired the car in 2008. Found to be In good mechanical condition, the decision was made to improve the car visually by carrying out a bare-metal repaint, and trimming the interior in new tobacco coloured leather. Today, chassis number 101001 presents a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a powerful grande routière with very rare cabriolet coachwork. From a prominent UK collection, the Talbot Lago has benefitted from regular running maintenance and is an exciting, sporting car. This Talbot-Lago is perfect to use as a thrilling driver with the possibility of entry to world-class events.

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1951 Delahaye 175S Cabriolet

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this wonderful and rare 1951 Delahaye 175S Cabriolet with coachwork by Franay.

  • Rare 175 with more powerful ‘S’ type engine
  • Total documented restoration to original specification by Auto Restorations New Zealand
  • From a prominent UK collection with minimal use

Delahaye
Delahaye introduced the Type 175 in 1947, although it had been under development prior to World War II. The car was one of three grand touring models launched that year, the other two being the Types 178 and 180. All three cars were part of the company’s last-ditch effort to update its product line for the lucrative market in the United States.
On paper, the Type 175 looked very attractive with its short chassis and powerful 6-cylinder, 7- bearing crankshaft, 4.5-liter overhead camshaft in-line engine. The Type 175S, featuring Dubonnet engineered suspension and an even more powerful engine with three carburetors, debuted the following year. Other features included a De Dion rear axle, Lockheed brakes, and, as a special concession to New World drivers, the option of the left-hand drive.

The wide chassis of the Type 175S allowed coachbuilders to create appealing, perfectly proportioned, and very expensive bodies: the average cost of the coachwork alone was around 1,300,000 FF. Unfortunately, those bodies were too heavy and overburdened the chassis: the rea transmission half-shaft sheared, and the Dubonnet suspension collapsed. After repeated problems with the Type 175 and 175S, clients threatened to sue, and the Delahaye company was forced to buy back the models and reimburse its customers. Only 51 examples were produced before the models were discontinued in 1950.

Delahaye 175S
This is a rare survivor indeed, a Type 175 fitted with a more powerful “S” engine which was normally used only for the few cars that were designated for rallies. This particular Type 175S, Chassis 815016, has coachwork designed by Pierre Dumont, a designer at CarrOSsserie Franay, one of the era’s foremost Parisian coachbuilders, which was well known for its high quality luxury craftsmanship. It bears a striking resemblance to the 1950 Delahaye Paris Auto Show car, which was a Type 135.

The car’s lines border on being flamboyant but manage to maintain a classical aura. The envelope body of Chassis 815016 utilizes the classically smooth and unbroken curves of French styling. The car’s lines begin at the front fender and are integrated into the coachwork all the way to the rear, creating a body that is aerodynamic even to the point of eliminating the car’s door handles, release buttons being used instead.

The first recorded license information we can find is from January 1963, in Paris, with an unknown owner but registered as 5096 HG 75. The next owner was Jacques Boillon, in Niort, with registration 843 FK 79. In April 1964 the car was purchased by Philippe Meunier of Sicmo who stored the car for a number of years until it was sold in 1988-89 to US Delahaye expert Richard Adatto.

Adatto owned the car for two years before selling it to Richard Straman in 1991. Straman owned the car from 1991 until 2007 but never restored it. The 175 S was sold to the current owner, a known collector and expert in his own right of Delahaye cars pre and post war. A total restoration was carried in New Zealand by Auto Restorations to original factory specification.

Carefully stored and regularly maintained since completion in 2016, the 175 S is in superb condition and would be suitable for many worldwide concours events.

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Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
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1950 Delahaye 135M/GFA Convertible

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this wonderful 1950 Delahaye 135M with full convertible coachwork by Franay.

  • Original and unique convertible coachwork
  • Bodied by one of France’s most celebrated coachbuilders
  • Desirable M-specification engine with three-carburettors
  • Present ownership since 1996
  • Well preserved older restoration
  • Currently registered in the UK

The Delahaye
Based initially at Tours and from 1906 in Paris, Delahaye built its first automobile in 1894 and soon diversified into commercial vehicle manufacture. Its early products tended to be rather lacklustre but then in 1935 came the first of a new generation that would change the marque’s image forever: the T135 Coupe Des Alpes.

A few years previously Delahaye’s chief engineer, Jean François, had been briefed by the company’s major shareholder, Madame Léon Desmarais, to design a series of sporting cars worthy of the Delahaye name. The first of this family, the 2.1-litre, four-cylinder Type 134, was introduced at the Paris Salon in 1933. It was the first Delahaye with independent front suspension, which was mounted on a new chassis incorporating box-section side members and a sheet-steel floor pan welded to the cross braces. The Type 134 engine shared its 107mm stroke with an equally new 3,227cc six which, although designed for car use, had first appeared in a Delahaye commercial vehicle. It was this engine that Jean François would use for the Type 135.

Equipped with triple Solex carburettors, the 3.2-litre, six-cylinder, overheadvalve unit produced 113bhp in Type 135 specification. It went into a chassis similar to that of the Type 134, featuring transverse-leaf independent front suspension, four-speed synchromesh or Cotal gearboxes, centre-lock wire wheels and Bendix brakes. This engine’s effectiveness had already been demonstrated when a short-chassis monoposto fitted with one established a number of world and international speed records at Montlhéry in 1934.

A 3.2-litre Type 135 finished 5th at Le Mans in 1935 and for the following year Delahaye improved on the formula with the 3,557cc T135 Spéciale and Compétition short-wheelbase versions, which came with 152bhp and 120bhp respectively. The new, 3.6-litre Type 135 was soon making a name for itself, taking 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the run-tosportscar-regulations 1936 French Grand Prix and winning the Monte Carlo Rally and Le Mans 24-Hour Race outright in 1937 and 1938 respectively. Prince Bira won the 1938 Donington 12-Hour Sports Car Race in Prince Chula’s example and went on to take victory in Brooklands’ ‘fastest road car in England’ race against some formidable opposition. The model reappeared post-WW2 as the 135M with the 3.6-litre engine and lasted in production until 1951.

Delahaye had no in-house coachworks, so all its chassis were bodied by independents that created some of their most attractive designs on the Type 135. Chassis number ‘801638’ carries unique cabriolet coachwork by Carrosserie Franay of Levallois-Perret, Seine. French coachbuilding ranked alongside the world’s best throughout the 1920s and 1930s, when owning an expensive chassis equipped with bespoke coachwork by the likes of Kellner, Labourdette, Franay or Saoutchik was regarded as a mark of immense prestige. Coachbuilder Jean-Baptiste Franay had founded his company in 1903, control passing to his son, Marius, in 1922. Franay specialised in bodying quality chassis and gained a deserved reputation for excellence, winning several Concours d’Élégance awards in the 1930s.

Delahaye 135M/GFA Convertible by Franay
Changing times and the automobile industry’s increasing adoption of unitary construction, supplanting the separate chassis that independent coachbuilders relied upon, meant that this Franay-bodied Delahaye was something of an anachronism when it was completed in 1950. A handcrafted luxury that few could afford, it was one of the final flourishes of a once-great industry that would all but disappear over the next few years.

Right-hand drive like many high quality French cars of the period, this Delahaye 135M was sold new through Baron Petiet’s company Générale Française Automobile, whose initials appear on the grille badge. Author of La Belle Carrosserie Français, Jean-Paul Tissot, who is also President of the French Club Delahaye and one of the marque’s foremost historians has kindly provided previously unseen material and details of the car’s early history.

According to M. Tissot, 801638 was the last Delahaye to be bodied by Franay, who died in 1954. Over the course of his career his coachwork was respected for its flair of design and with a particular focus on the interiors, a talent which he inherited from his father Jean-Baptiste who was a saddler by trade. The luxurious finish of this car’s interior today matches that with which it was delivered new.

This 135 M convertible, a 3 carburettor version, was registered new on November 14, 1953, in the Finistère department for Pierre Le Bris, founder of the Librairies de la Cité in Brest, Quimper, Rennes, Nantes and Paris. A bookseller and publisher who left his mark on his city of Brest and Brittany. His car remained in Brittany, through to the 1960s. It was transferred to the Ile et Vilaine department on March 4, 1964, registered 285 KA 35, then moved to the Loire-Atlantique department on September 2, 1965, registered 496 NU 44.

In 1990, there is record of this car being registered in Pennsylvania. In 1991, it was sold by Kelly Ford at DeKalb Leasing Co to Lucinda Classic Motors in Vancouver, B.C., where presumably it remained until 1996 when it was purchased by its current owner.

Being a well-preserved older restoration, the 135 Franay Convertible drives exceptionally well, the result of continued maintenance and driving. The cotal gearbox a pleasure to use as is the convertible top. This rare Franay Delahaye 135M would be welcome at any of the world’s most prestigious concours venues: Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este, Monaco, Goodwood, etc. UK V5 registered.

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1946 Delahaye 135M Coupe

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful 1946 Delahaye 135M with coachwork by Van Leersum.

  • Benefiting from recent major refurbishment including repaint and engine rebuild
  • Believed to be one of only three Delahayes bodied by this coachbuilder
  • Offered from a prominent Private European Collection
  • Not shown for many years
  • 3,557cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Triple Solex Carburettors
  • 4-Speed Cotal Pre-Selector Automatic Transmission
  • Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
  • 4-Wheel Drum Brakes

The Delahaye
Based initially at Tours, and from 1906 in Paris, Delahaye built its first automobile in 1894, and grew to become one of the most successful and innovative French luxury car manufacturers of the pre-war period. Delahaye started with building quality, belt-driven single and twin cylinder horseless carriages. His designs were so successful that he quickly needed significant investment to keep his business going. He was able to secure funding via some enthusiastic partners but, sadly, Delahaye did not live long enough to see his company’s successes, and he died in 1905. But before he died, he hired some very influential and creative engineers who carried on his legacy with some truly spectacular machines. Many patents were issued toDelahaye prior to World War I and perhaps the most important were for a V6 cylinder layout as well as a twin-cam multi-valve engine. For the 1910s, Delahaye as a company had quite amazing foresight.

Its early products tended to be rather pedestrian, but then in 1935 came the first of a new generation that would change the marque’s image forever: the T135 Coupe Des Alpes. A fine sporting car, the T135 was powered by an engine which, although designed for car use, had first appeared in a Delahaye commercial vehicle. The 3.2-liter, six-cylinder, overhead-valve unit produced 110bhp on triple Solex carburettors, while the chassis featured transverse-leaf independent front suspension, four-speed synchromesh or Cotal gearboxes, center-lock wire wheels and Bendix brakes.

Delahaye improved on the formula the following year with the 3.6-litre, 120/130bhp T135MS, and the sports version was soon making a name for itself in competitions, taking 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the run-to-sportscar-regulations 1936 French Grand Prix and winning the Monte Carlo Rally and Le Mans 24-Hour Race outright in 1937 and 1938 respectively. Prince Bira won the 1938 Donington 12-Hour Sports Car Race in Prince Chula’s example and went on to take victory in Brooklands’ “fastest road car in England” race against some formidable opposition.

The model reappeared post WW II as the 135M with the 3.6-litre engine and lasted in production until 1951. By this time Delahaye was in serious financial difficulty as a result of the French government’s taxation policies, which heavily penalized cars of over 3.0 litres, and in 1954 was taken over by Hotchkiss. Delahaye had no in-house coachworks, so all its chassis were bodied by independents, which created some of their most attractive designs on the Type 135. It was a most fortuitous partnership, resulting in memorable automotive sculpture from the likes of Saoutchik, Henry Chapron, Franay, Graber, Pennock and Figoni et Falaschi.

Delahaye 135M Van Leersum
One of the more popular markets for Delahaye was the Netherlands, where a number of the cars received convertible bodies by the English sounding Pennock after the war. This striking Delahaye Coupe is understood to have been built by one of the more obscure names in European coachbuilding, Van Leersum of Hilversum in the Netherlands. This company took the name of its designer, the visionary Jan van Leersum, who established his company in 1919 and remained in business until 1952.

Leersums’s designs were generally rather Avant Garde, and through the 1930s he was focused on the vogue of streamlining, not only for cars, but also coaches and commercial light vehicles He also addressed detail problems in his own inimitable style, with various novel accessory features such as sunroofs and aerodynamic trunks. The Coupe would therefore have been one of the last cars that he created, and echoes some of the styling of a more well-known Delahaye that he bodied the year before.

According to research made by Jean-Paul Tissot of the Delahaye Club and respected author Richard Adatto, chassis 800311 would date from approximately 1946, and is therefore a transitional model, as for many of these cars they would have been constructed using parts that had been created before the war and then stored before revival of business operations. Whether it was delivered that year with the new Van Leersum bodywork, or whether that took some time is not known, but by February 1949, the car was registered as “9277 RQ 7” in the Paris, Seine registration region. Later on in its life it was in the hands of Mr. Ennio Gianaroli, a noted Italian collector domiciled in Belgium, where it would have shared a stable with a number of Ferraris, such as a 340 America. He is thought to have parted with it around 1980. A photo from this period is depicted in the Tissot authored book Delahaye – La Belle Carrosserie Francaise. After various ownerships, the car joined the present collection in the mid-2000s, where it has been part of a collection including some of the greatest automobiles that its nation built and numerous examples of its breed.

Prior to this ownership the Delahaye underwent some restoration work, which has cleverly focused its attributes on the dividing “fin” on the trunk lid, with the addition of a divided rear window trim piece, and generally glamorized it with its disc wheels upgraded to chrome wires and bumpers replaced with Figoni-style “blades”.

The concours lawns are frequently graced with examples of collaborations between Delahaye and the multitude of European coachbuilders that exercised their craft on the Delahaye chassis, but even among those cars this will likely stand out as an intriguing and individual design.

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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer for sale this early flat floor, welded bonnet louvre Series 1 3.8 Litre Jaguar E-Type in superb, restored condition.

  • Early Flat Floor car with Welded Bonnet Louvres
  • Award winning restoration
  • Matching numbers Engine and ‘pumpkin’ Head
  • 5 speed ‘CMC’ all-syncro gearbox fitted. Non-matching Moss Box included
  • Delivered new to the USA
  • UK Registered

Following the well publicised launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961 to a generation on the brink of the swinging sixties, the all new Jaguar E-Type 3.8 litre was so well received that orders for the new roadster and fixed head coupe were difficult to fulfill for many months into early production. A clear racing pedigree inherited from the Le Mans winning C-Type and D-Type led to the production of two prototype race cars, E1A & later E2A. Jaguar’s racing experience delivered a monocoque bodied car with lightweight engine frame supports at the front of the car, independent front and rear suspension, disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and power supplied by the legendary twin-cam inline-6 cylinder XK engine with a claimed top speed of 150 MPH.

This particular car was built on October 23rd, 1961 and registered as a 1962 model. Factory reference materials indicate that the outside bonnet latches were phased out of production about a week prior to this car being constructed. The factory flat floor and welded louvers remain on the car as they were when originally completed. The car was sold new to G.E. Sloan of Joliet, Illinois where it was used for some years, eventually finding its way to Mississippi. In the early 1990s, the next owner, famed collector Peter Mullin of Los Angeles, CA, purchased the car with the intent of fully restoring it. However, Mullin decided to concentrate his resources on his Art Deco collection, leaving the car to a new owner. In 1998, the current owner of Pasadena, CA took over the project. The car was completely disassembled, but the engine and wishbone rear end assembly had already been professionally rebuilt, crated and prepared for installation. Though the car was complete and faithfully tended to, the rotisserie restoration of the body, trim, and careful collection of correct parts would take another decade to complete in order to restore a factory correct early E-Type roadster.

Other early features include the Pumpkin Orange cylinder head carried over from the XK150 and headlight buckets correctly painted in body colour. And while every detail of the restoration was carefully studied for accurate application, the added plus is that this car retains the original engine block and head, original chassis, and a correct Moss gearbox (though not the factory original unit). A 5 speed all synchromesh gearbox supplied by CMC of Bridgenorth is currently fitted. A team of specialists with expertise in Jaguar cars was assigned to complete the restoration. Reed Jensen of Glendale, CA performed all mechanical work, Classic Vision of Burbank, CA applied the stunning Light Opalescent Blue paint over their superb bodywork, and Tony D’Allesandro of Los Angeles, CA thoughtfully tailored the factory correct interior. The correct convertible top was replaced in 2016 and new Vredestein tyres were also recently installed.

Prior to repatriation to the UK, the E-Type was displayed at many Jaguar Owners Club Concours during its later life in the USA. Significant shows and wins include:
2017 San Marino Motor Classic – 2nd in Class
2016 La Jolla Concours d”Elegance – Best in Class
2014 San Marino Motor Classic – 2nd in Class
2014 San Marino Motor Classic – Mayor’s Award
2014 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance – 2nd in Class
2012 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance – Best in Class
2012 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance – Best in Class
2012 San Marino Motor Classic – Best in Class
2011 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance – 2nd in Class
2011 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance – 2nd in Class
2010 Los Angeles Conrours d’Elegance – Best in Class
2008 Los Angeles Conrours d’Elegance – Best in Class

With a production run from 1961 to 1975, these early cars are undoubtably the most sort after E-Type from the 14-year production run of over 38,000 cars worldwide. The sculpted bucket seats, aluminium dash and center console denote early 3.8 litre cars. The original is the best! It can be unusual to find a design that from the outset is considered by fans of the E-Type to be the best.

From a prominent UK collection, this E-Type has benefitted from regular running maintenance and has recently been the subject of an engine and gearbox removal to install a new rear main oil seal. The result is a dry engine and gearbox free from oil leaks.

With flawless opalescent Silver Blue bodywork and beautiful dark blue leather interior and dark blue convertible roof this early 3.8 Roadster is ready to show or just drive and enjoy. Complete with correct and valuable original tool kit and jack.

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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Roadster

Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this USA supplied LHD tastefully modified Series 3 V12 E-Type Jaguar in superb, restored condition.

  • Family owned from new until 2019
  • Originally supplied to the USA
  • Total documented restoration
  • Upgraded with six weber carburettors
  • Tremec 5 speed manual gearbox
  • UK Registered

The hugely successful Jaguar E-type was dramatically revised for 1971 with the introduction of the V12 powered Series 3. The new V12 engine gave the car a more exotic image with a dash of luxury due to its smooth power delivery and more subdued engine sounds. Further revisions included an increased length and wheelbase (to 105”), increased legroom and larger cabin space, flared wheel arches, revised bumpers, and a larger under-bumper air intake to allow for better cooling. The interior was also revised to include new reclining seats, an updated center console, and new door panels and steering wheel. The dashboard retained much of the Series II layout but included 2+2 stowage areas above the footwells.

This 1974 Series 3 V12 E-Type is an exceptionally well restored example. Aesthetically almost stock, it has been comprehensively but subtly upgraded to deliver a superb driving experience. Purchased new in 1974, the E-Type would pass from father to son completing 40,000 miles from new and showing clear pride of ownership. Originally painted brown, the car has been repainted to very high standards in black while mechanical upgrades were performed to the engine, driveline, and suspension.

The comprehensive restoration includes a rebuilt matching V12 now mated to a Tremec 5 speed Gearbox. Engine upgrades include a six weber carburretor conversion. With custom tubular manifolds and a stainless exhaust, this V12 E-Type has a unique and wonderful soundtrack quite unlike standard Series 3 cars. An aluminium radiator complete with thermostatically controlled electric fan improves cooling.

Spax adjustable suspension improves handling and ride height. Replica Dunlop D-Type alloys with 3 eared knock-off spinners and replacement European spec chrome bumpers and removal of US Spec side marker lights complete the external look.

The Tan leather interior has been completely restored and re-trimmed with a contrasting new dark brown soft top roof.

From a prominent UK collection, this E-Type has benefitted from regular running maintenance and has recently been the subject of an engine and gearbox removal to install a new rear main oil seal. The result is a dry engine and gearbox free from oil leaks.

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