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Jaguar E Type Series I 3.8 litre Open 2-Seater - £SOLD

Chassis Number: 850401

Engine Number: R 4010-9

UK Registration Number: 909 PBP

Date of first reg: 26th March 1962

Exterior colour: Steel Blue Opalescent


Interior colour: Black Hide

Current Odometer reading: 18,835

Mileage Warranty:

Steering: Right

Transmission: Manual

Options: Hood Cover, Inertia Seat Belts


In early 1961, on a misty Belgian motorway between Antwerp and Herenthal, a young motoring journalist called Peter Riviere strapped himself into a prototype sports car and hurtled down the motorway in front of assembled journalists. His average speed for the run was 150.4 mph and the car was a hand built forerunner of the Jaguar E type and when it was launched to the public later in the year, no other car could come close to matching its performance or price. So the legend of the E type began.

Launched with a 3.8 litre engine driving through a 4 speed gearbox, the monocoque stressed steel body was supported by a front suspension of independent wishbones and torsion bars with Girling gas cell dampers. At the rear, independent lower wishbones and fixed length drive shafts and longitudinal radius arms combined with twin coil spring and Girling gas cell telescopic dampers at each side. Steering was Alford and Alder rack and pinion.

Recognised even by the great Enzo Ferrari as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, the Jaguar E Type developed over the years with increasing engine sizes and different models but the original 3.8 litre remains the purest form of the original design and the most popular among collectors.


From its very early days, the Jaguar E Type has always been a sought-after car - and that status as many people’s dream car is as pertinent today as it was at launch in 1961.

With stunning performance to match its good looks, 909 PBP's repeated success in the Brooklands Double Twelve Concours is unsurprising and any new owner can be assured of a car to enjoy, a car take pride in and a car ready for future competition.

This is an opportunity to acquire one of the greatest modern classic and an icon of the sixties.

Vehicle History

The car's folder includes a Certificate from the Jaguar Heritage Trust that confirms this to be a matching numbers car as well as confirming that it was supplied through Fields Engineering of Crawley in Sussex to its first owner, D S Crowther.

This is all information gleaned by the current owner who is a genuine enthusiast for whom Byron International have marketed a number of cars - the last one being a Concours standard Austin Healey and it is no coincidence that this car's history includes confirmation of competitive Concours entries with places and a win!

The car has been with the current owner since 15th June 2010 when he purchased the car from the previous owner, Peter Gray of Andover. Peter Gray's business was heavy trucks but he had a passion for the E type and, with the proximity of Thruxton Race Circuit had commissioned Tony Shaw, who was based at the circuit, to rebuild the engine and gearbox.

Tony is no longer with us but had a massive reputation as a racer and engineer and even today, one of his apprentices, Jestyn Thomas continues his good work a Thruxton Classic Restorations.

The car has been maintained to the very highest of standards - while present owner lived in London, this was conducted by Bill Rawles Classic Cars in Four Marks but since living in Norfolk, servicing duties have transferred to Bryan Wilson and his staff at Henries of Sheringham - they are a Ford dealer but Bryan has a number of E Types as personal cars and his team have a shared knowledge and passion for the model.

MOT History

MOT Date   Odometer

13.09.07    11,978
11.06.10    12,793
26.05.11    14,567
21.05.12    16,330
21.05.13    17,292
27.05.14    18,048
28.05.15    18,393
26.05.16    18,641
16.05.17    18,835
13.02.18    18,893

Service and Maintenance Record

30.05.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tony Shaw

Remove engine and gearbox, totally strip engine. Clean all parts, inspect and hone bores. Fit new core plugs and head studs. Fit crankshaft, pistons etc. Fit new timing chains and tensioners, refit sump etc.Strip cylinder head, clean up and gas flow head and inlet manifolds. Reassemble cylinder head complete

30.05.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tony Shaw

Strip and overhaul gearbox including reconditioning 1st and 2nd synchro hub. Supply and fit new clutch plate and thrust bearing, refit engine unit to vehicle, refit cylinder head etc. Check over radiator and cooling system, fit new coolant hoses Strip and check over front suspension, fit new steering rack bushes etc, realign steering remove and clean all hydraulic fluid reservoirs, fit new hoses, change brake fluid and bleed brakes throughout. Strip clutch master and slave cylinders and overhaul, carry out complete service. Fit new steering wheel including stripping upper steering column and refitting. Re-adjust front wheel bearings, check anti-freeze and tune carbs. Road test and check.

11.08.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Jag Shop

Parts only: Dash Legend

25.08.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Sigma Engineering

Check handbrake, remove linkage, free up, refit and adjust. Change oil and filter, replace split air grommet. Strip out front brakes, check calipers etc, clean and refit. Remove exhaust system, repair and refit front boxes, fit new rear boxes. Check timing and distributor advance, check mixture and change needles to suit, set idle, re-check mixture. Road test, change anti-freeze

27.08.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Wandsworth Tyre Service

s/fit one tube and balance

08.09.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Mitchell Motors

Remove dents from bonnet and boot. Paint bonnet top and o/s wing. Paint boot and both rear wings to fade. Tighten rear over-rider, secure front bar, improve fit of passenger door.

01.10.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Ladd & Glen

Replace header tank and top 2 hoses, fill with anti-freeze

14.10.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: North Hants Tyre

4 x 185HR15 Vredestein tyres

24.02.11- Mileage: 13,576- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Remove glove box lower panel, remove aerial from screen clean off residue. Remove steering column, attend to tight bush, make spacer for column support, refit and check operation. Fit new ignition coil, new contacts, make up and fit new HT lead, make up a low-tension lead from distributor to coil, fit secondary condenser and check throttle linkage. Dismantle linkage, balance carbs, fit auxiliary spring to rod, reset and adjust, attend to temperature switch

09.04.11- Mileage: 13,576- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Fit new headlight seals, check charging rate and order new coil and alternator. Repair alternator bracket, repaint and make new gussetts to improve brackets. Refit alternator and rectify electrical fault

05.05.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Torque Technique

Fabricate stainless steel exhaust

10.06.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Service work and MOT, fit lower ball joint, drill out steering joint bolt, re-tap and fit new bolt. Remove cam covers and oil feed pipes to rear of engine, machine faces flat and re-size oil pipe flanges, refit pipe and covers using new gaskets and copper washers.

26.07.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tracker

Supply and fit monitor

18.06.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Brooklands Double Twelve Driving Concours

Jaguar E Type 50th Anniversary Class Placed 3rd in class

10.10.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Remove old number plates and fit new old style number plates

12.06.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: James Sexton Trimming

Replace carpets, make hood bag, remove all stereo equipment including wires and speakers, cover holes with aluminium, replace rear with new underlay and new hard dura piece. New gear lever gaiter, make up and trim stereo blanking plate. Remove both seat backs, make a new centre for one and refit both to hide staples that were previously visible

19.06.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Remove rear axle assembly, dismantle handbrake and unseize, strip to component parts and send for plating. Brake work and change suspension bushes.Refit rear axle assembly, bleed brakes and adjust handbrake. Fit new steering column bushes, service and MOT

09.08.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Wandsworth Tyres


06.06.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Service and MOT

15.06.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Brooklands Double Twelve Driving Concours

Winner Class D – “The Grand Tour Post War

04.09.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bill Rawles

Service and MOT

14.10.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: James Sexton Trimming

Renew rubbers on doors, front and side of hood and boot. Remove door panels and unblock drain holes in doors. Fix and cover heel pad with rubber. Tighten hood frame bolts

27.05.14- Mileage: 18,048- Service Agent: Henries

Annual service + MOT Test

29.08.14- Mileage: 18,134- Service Agent: Henries

Wiper fault traced to burnt out wiring and short on cigar lighter circuit, replace wiring and secure isolator switch, replace panel light bulbs

13.11.14- Mileage: 18,134- Service Agent: Henries

Refit rear exhaust expansion chambers, replace battery, trace flasher fault to bad connection on flasher unit, clean contacts

09.06.15- Mileage: 18,393- Service Agent: Henries

Annual service, MOT, temporary repair to sump

25.11.15- Mileage: 18,497- Service Agent: Henries

Replace sump, replace exhaust, cam cover gasket, replace n/s/f bottom joint

31.05.16- Mileage: 18,641- Service Agent: Henries

MOT test and relevant work, diagnose and rectify horn operation, change oil & filter

17.05.17- Mileage: 18,835- Service Agent: Henries

MOT test and replace battery

14.02.18- Mileage: - Service Agent: Henries

Service, MOT fit new steering rack, set wheel alignment and centre steering wheel

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