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1964 Jaguar XKE Serial Number 881803


Lead photograph of 1964 Jaguar XKE Serial Number 881803


Make   Jaguar Model   XKE Roadster
Year   1964 Serial #   881803
Engine #   RA 7376-9 VIN   
Engine Type   4.2 Litre Straight 6 Chassis Type   Monocoque
Build Sequence #    Number Built   7,828 3.8 litre OTS roadsters
Body Type   Roadster Body Builder   Jaguar
First Owner   Libby Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Yes, Heritage certificate Current Location   California


1964 Jaguar 3.8 XKE Series 1 OTS (Open Two Seater) s/n 881803. This magnificent example of a 1964 XKE roadster has undergone a full down-to-the-bare-tub-and-back-up restoration by the noted Jaguar restorer David Ferguson of Images Auto Body. Finished in the classic Cotswold Blue with complementary very dark blue leather interior with black carpets and a tan top. The dash, carpet, door panels, and interior of the soft top are all in fantastic condition. As part of the bare-tub restoration, XKE s/n 881803 was treated to an extremely high quality repaint. The under hood, engine bay frame rails, firewall, and inner trunk all shine with a beautiful high quality finish. The body is extremely straight and totally rust free. The panel match is excellent throughout, including the difficult to fit bonnet and trunk lid. The exterior is nearly flawless, all the exterior chrome is excellent. The car sits on beautifully refinished chrome wire wheels and is fitted with an outstanding tan mohair soft top over a restored frame. The engine compartment and trunk are both representative of the very high quality and thoroughness of the restoration. The engine compartment is extremely clean and correct, with beautifully polished aluminum cam covers and polished aluminum SU carburetors. All the painted components, all shrouding, finishes, and even the glass washer fluid bottle are in as-new condition. The trunk is also as-new, with correct material upholstery. The complete underside; front and rear suspension and stainless steel exhaust system are representative of a very high quality restoration and are professionally detailed.

Mechanically, XKE s/n 881803 is very strong, starts instantly and idles like a 2,500 lb tomcat with the first push of the button. The resulting car operates as it should. The brakes and suspension have a tight and responsive feel. The engine sounds fantastic and has excellent linear power with no smoke. Since the restoration, XKE s/n 881803 has been maintained and kept in show-ready condition by Blackhorse Automotive Services of Bridgeport, CT and by Milestone Motorcars of Boynton Beach, FL. Both are XKE specialists. All mechanical components are original and match the Jaguar Factory heritage certificate. In May of 2015 XKE s/n 881803 was inspected and detailed to perfection and with ongoing work into June with more work in December of 2015. Fitted with period correct Firestone Deluxe Champion 6:40 x 15 whitewall tires. Runs, drives and performs as well as when new. Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system; a period correct radio; the complete tool roll; the complete original jack and jack bag; the owner’s manual and lubrication chart; the Heritage Certificate from Jaguar Cars and a Restoration book prepared by David Ferguson with app 100 photos of the restoration by renowned E-Type restorer David Ferguson. This is an extremely fine example for the purist. It is highly correct and representative of the earliest E-Types produced, which had a number of features unique to the later production examples. The level of restoration is extremely high, making this car a rare opportunity to acquire a car that is essentially in keeping with as it left Jaguar in 1964. This beautiful driving example has only break in miles on the mechanicals. This magnificent E type is pride-of-ownership classic and is ready for either the show field, where it most certainly will receive a top score, or to be enjoyed on the open road.


1964, 03 July, date of manufacture.

1964, 31 July, dispatched to Jaguar Cars of New York.

1964, sold to first owner, Mr. H.G. Libby.

1990s, acquired by David Ferguson, Images Auto Body, Campbell, CA.

1998, restoration completed for client by David Ferguson, Images Auto Body, Campbell, CA.

2000, sold to Jay Goldman, Long Island, NY.

2013, 06 Sept., serviced by Blackhorse Automotive Services, 726 Union Ave., Bridgeport, CT. Invoice # 106417. Trucking to pick car up from Long Island NY to Bridgeport CT, safety inspection, check electrical (lighting, ignition, accessories), hydraulic (brakes, clutch), mechanical systems (suspension, steering, drive train, etc.), interior and chassis. Total invoice: $822.69.

2013, 09 Sept., serviced by Blackhorse Automotive Services, Bridgeport, CT. Invoice # 106437. Drain fuel system, install new fuel filter, remove exhaust, rear suspension and brakes for re-seal differential, instll new outer driveshaft seals, flush brake system, install new brake fluid reservoir, install a new coolant expansion tank, flush cooling system, chain engine oil and filters, lube chassis points, install new left and right rear suspension trailing arm bushings; install new front suspension trailing arm bushings; check and adjust front wheel bearings; re-shim front bonnet; wash, clean and test run car. Total invoice: $6,799.99.

2015, 17 Apr., serviced by Blackhorse Automotive Services, Bridgeport, CT. Invoice # 108190. Trucking to pick car up from Long Island NY to Bridgeport CT. Total invoice: $505.50.

2015, May, maintained and stored by Jay Goldman, Long Island NY until trade against 1967 Jaguar 1E14588.

2015, 16 May, serviced by Blackhorse Automotive Services, Bridgeport, CT. Invoice # 108253. Customer requests new Lucas battery; R&R weather stripping on soft top frame; Left & right door adjustment-bottom edge is not aligning up; re-finish steering wheel; re-cover soft top hood pan panel; repair passenger side rear bumper rubber seal at the very end; install radio; touchup bonnet edge were clipped and one on the passenger side rear bumper area – repair any chips as needed; R&R rear view mirror. Service work includes refinish steering wheel; recover convertible top header panel; repaint inner wheel wells; remove and polish SU carbs; machine water thermostat for flush fit; polish rocker covers; repaint cylinder head; clean, strip and repaint battery tray; removed, clean and detail rear suspension subframe; install new exhaust manifold nuts; install new ball joint rubber seals; clean and refinish suspension components. Total invoice: $6,250.75.

2015, 23 June, serviced by Blackhorse Automotive Services, Bridgeport, CT. Invoice # 108285. Prime and paint inner wheel wells; installed new dash script; Install and adjusted handbrake cable; polished spokes of the steering wheel and installed; touched up all the body colored chips including frame; removed rear right bumper to change rubber trim; fitted and glued trim to rear bumper, then installed to car; prepared & painted front shock absorbers; cleaned road dirt from underside of passenger side of car; prepared & painted rear shock absorbers; touched up springs and spring clips; touched up hardware on underside of car; refitted front shock absorbers; removed brake fluid reservoirs from car; machine buff cam covers to finish; machined inside of rocker cover repair to allow clearance; cleaned all buffing residue from covers; fit cam covers to car with new gaskets. Additional work included sanded and buffed carb dash pots; installed new brake reservoirs; bled front and rear brakes, new fluid; stripped rear carburetor down to center the jet; rebuilt carburetor and fitted dashpot; performed warm up cycle for exhaust manifolds to ensure the ceramic material will hold up for years; performed second warm up procedure to bed exhaust manifolds; installed spark plug wire leads and holder. Total invoice: $4,932.64.

2015, 08 Dec., serviced by Milestone Motorcars, 3300 Southwest 14th Place, Boynton Beach, FL 33426; install all new water hoses. Check clamps for originality, replace where needed; flush coolant; adjust passenger side door latch; check exhaust hangers; safety and systems check; bleed brakes; check and repack wheel bearings; check oil levels in engine, gearbox and diff, top off as needed; check ignition timing; adjust carb mixture, set idle; check steering alignment and adjust steering wheel placement; repair and replace tach cable; check and set tire pressures; clean and polish engine compartment brightwork, carb tops, valve covers. Clean and detail car. Completed. No faults detected. Total invoice: $5,100.00.

2016, September, on consignment with Mike & Colleen Sheehan’s Ferraris Online LLC.

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