Fastidiously restored over five years without compromise by leading specialist Steve Slyfield of Philip Walker Racing and finished by Hi-Tech Motorsport, this full-history 3.8-litre Fixed Head Coupe importantly retains its original specification, albeit competition-optimised, and is tested and ready to win on race circuits, or in road rallies. Stunningly refinished in Opalescent Gunmetal Grey with exceptional attention to detail and cockpit ergonomics demanded by a most discerning client, it is arguably the best of the best.
Signed-off from the fabled Browns Lane factory in Coventry on January 28, 1963, this Series 1 car was descpatched on February 7 to US distributer Jaguar Cars New York and sold to Dr E A Ginsberg. Since re-importation to the UK in 2015, Martin Robey has rebuilt the shell from bare metal, incorporating Protheroe 'CUT 7' inspired flared rear arches and RS Panels doors. The Tour Auto-compliant Crosthwaite & Gardiner iron block engine features a wide-angle cylinder head breathing through Weber 45DCOE carburettors. Dyno-tested at 378bhp with superlative torque for phenomenal tractability from 4000-6000rpm, this car incorporates every pricelss performance advantage evolved on the stable's five-time Modena Cento Ore Classic-winning sister. Plus, uparalleled creature comforts which create an awesome and unique driving experience.
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