This Jaguar E-Type is an original right-hand drive, numbers-matching car. It was manufactured in January 1967 and exported to Hong Kong. It was first registered to a Mr F C Furci. It is believed to have remained in Hong Kong through the 1060s and 1970s passing through the hands of a Mr Cheung Ho who then sold it to Capt’ C M J O’Brein in 1979.
Capt’ O’Brien shipped the car to the UK in 1983 and it appears to have undergone extensive restoration work at Oldham & Crowther Ltd of Peterborough. At this time the engine was rebuilt, all the suspension and brakes were overhauled and the colour of the car was changed from Pale Primrose Yellow to Red. In 1984 this E-Type was registered in the UK in the name of Lord Inchiquin, formally known as Captain O’Brien.
In 1985 ownership was transferred to a Mr A D Monk who kept the car for over 11 years. He then sold the car to Mr Laurence Ben-Nathan in 1996. Mr Ben-Nathan spent serval years working his way through the car and bringing it back up to top condition and in 2001 wrote a rather nice article for Jaguar Drivers Club magazine chronicling his time with the car. In 2006 the car was sold to Mr P C Farmer and then by 2018 was in the possession of Mr R Breen.
Despite having had a good number of owners it is rather nice to see that each owner kept the car for a significant period. The extensive history file dating back to 1979 shows that each one of these owners cared for the car well and took the time to document its history.
Today the car remains beautifully presented. The chrome working in excellent order. The body is excellent though there is the odd stone chip from use. The interior has a nice used feel to it which really makes you feel at home in a classic car. It is a lovely example to drive and has been lightly upgraded with electronic ignition, a modern alternator, an alarm system and seat belts to make it a very practical classic car.
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