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Previous E-Type Restoration

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Here is yet another of our high standard E-Type full restorations


This one we named "The Big Cat"


Please enjoy the story of this one:


Series 3 OTS

5.3 Litre

Chassis Number: 1S 20043

Engine Number: 7S 3804 SA

Body Number: 4S 1071

Gearbox Number: KL 1185

Registration Number: HHR 992K

Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate Number: 61662


•This vehicle came from the U.S.A. in January 2017 and we started restoration immediately

•It was a totally rust free car showing only 50,000 miles and according to the original U.S. Title it was a one owner car last used on the road in November 1989.

•The interior front seats are the original as supplied when new and the great condition of them supports the 50K mileage showing on the odometer.

•We added fresh fuel and fitted a new battery and she struck up and purred, the engine ran beautifully.

•It was then decided to fully restore her and she was stripped back to a bare shell.

On checking the chassis number it revealed that it was only number 43 off the production line of the first V12 OTS models and this meant that she had not been fitted with the normal U.S. specification of air-conditioning and U.S. fenders it was full U.K. specification only L.H.D. Therefore no modifications were necessary


List of work completed:


Rear Sub-Frame, complete overhaul to include Powder Coating and New Seals

New Shock Absorbers X 4

Rear Brake Discs X 2

Calliper overhaul X 2

New Trailing Arms X 2

New Hand-brake Pads

New Brake Pads (All)

New Rear Lights

New Mohair Hood

Hood Frame – Powder Coated

New Carpeting – All

New Interior Trim – Excluding Front Seats

New Hand-brake Cable

New Cunifer Brake Pipes – All

New Brake Master Cylinder

New Brake Servo

New Flexi Hoses – All

New Steering Rack & Pipes

New Front Brake Discs X 2

Front Calliper Overhaul X 2

New Front Shock Absorbers X 2

New Polyurethane Bushes – All

Suspension Powder Coated – All

New Hi-Torque Starter Motor

New Battery

Original Bumpers Re-Chromed – All

New Boot Interior Trim – All

New Grill & Surround

New Clutch Hydraulics – Full

New Full Exhaust System including Fantail

New Fuel Pumps

All Carburettor's fully overhauled

Engine Detailed

New Chrome Wire Wheels – All 5

New Water Hoses – All

Main & Heater Radiators – Full Overhaul

New Clutch Assembly – Full

New Ignition Leads, Caps, Plugs & Coil – All



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