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Jaguar E-Type

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Chassis No. 875256
Original matching numbers
Open two seater
Left hand drive
Outside bonnet lock
Available for sale only as a restoration project with CMC


This rare French barn find is one of the first 500 E-Types produced by Jaguar and one of the very early left hand drive, outside bonnet lock cars with all matching numbers.

Chassis No. 875256 was delivered new to the Belgium Motor Company dealership in Brussels in July 1961 and was subsequently sold to ‘Societe de Civel Immeubles en Afrique.’ It resurfaced in France in 2015 and we believe it was imported from Luxembourg in 1975. It was owned by a professor, who is still alive and the previous owner has had contact with him.

The car is very complete, although in parts, and was bought by the previous owner to be restored. He gave it to French restorers who started work on the car, but shortly after took it away and kept it safe in his garage in Grigny in the southern suburbs of Paris, France.

CMC purchased Chassis No. 875256 from him and is now offering it as a restoration project. They are currently delving through the car’s history files to find out more about its life, and will be updating this page with new information.

In the meantime, Chassis No. 875256 is now in the company’s world-class facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, waiting for a new owner to give it the quality restoration it deserves.

This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a very early E-Type and have it restored by the world’s premier Jaguar restoration company, and would certainly prove to be a very wise investment.

Please contact us if you are interested in Chassis No. 875256 and would like to view it or discuss further details about costs and spec of the restoration.

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    301213
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Jaguar > E-Type
  • Vehicle sub type
    Convertible
  • Colour
    Cream
  • Colour type
    Non metallic
  • Drivetrain
    Rear-wheel drive
  • Fuel type
    Petrol
  • Gear type
    Manual
  • Year
    1961
  • First Reg. Date
    Jul 1961
  • Doors
    2
  • Engine Size
    3.8
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