Stratstone of Mayfair are currently selling a Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12, one of the last fifty E-Types which have come to be known as “Commemorative”. As the production of Jaguar’s most successful sports car came to a close in 1974, the company marked the occasion by producing a special limited edition. The last fifty cars produced, with one exception (a green one), were painted Black with a Cinnamon interior and each one had affixed to its dashboard a brass plaque noting its unique production number and bearing the signature of Sir William Lyons, the company’s founder.
This particular E-Type, SVT 820N, was built on the 15th May 1974 and dispatched to Byatts of Fenton Ltd, the Stoke-on-Trent dealership who sold it to one Mr. B.P Oakley. He owned the car for 27 years before it was sold at auction to its current owner.
Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC, said: “Remarkably, this Commemorative E-Type has done only 24,000 warranted miles from new. Its second owner had CMC carry out a sympathetic refurbishment of the vehicle which involved retaining all the original trim, production labels, etc. and also benefitted from a full mechanical overhaul and a bare metal respray. This car could have come off the production line yesterday, it is in magnificent condition.”
Peter Neumark added: “Being one of the last fifty E-Types ever built makes this car not only an important piece of Jaguar’s history but will also probably prove to be a very wise investment. We hope that it helps to increase foot fall at Stratstone’s Mayfair showroom and subsequent sales of new models. It also demonstrates their belief in the importance of Jaguar’s history to the brand. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Stratstone.”
Founded in 1993, Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth provides a Jaguar restoration service to the highest possible standard. It is recognised as one of the worlds leading, if not the leading restorer of classic Jaguars and is responsible for restoring some of the most historic Jaguars ever built.
Staffed by a highly experienced team of engineers and technicians based at its Bridgnorth, Shropshire, workshops – which currently cover over 35,000 sq ft – CMC is able to provide an international clientele with a range of services from a simple oil change, performance and handling upgrades to full restorations and even bespoke car design and manufacture.
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