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
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.
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.
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 â€“ â€œThe 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