1962 Jaguar E-Type
Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis Number 860458
The 1962 Le Mans semi lightweight E-Type
Driven by John Coundley & Maurice Charles
There were only eight E-Types that raced at Le Mans in the 1960's and only three that raced in the 1962 endurance event. This car was driven by John Coundley and Maurice Charles (car #8). They had engine trouble, (low oil pressure) and did not finish the event. The car was fitted with every possible racing option for Le Mans. After the race the car was sold in late 1962 and was not discovered until mid 1990's in the Channel Islands. Its state was very poor, sitting in a field. It was acquired by Stanley Higgins.
The car was quickly purchased and restored by Jaguar expert Nigel Dawes and it was finished in 1999. Well over 100,000 pound sterling was spent on the restoration. The car was then entered in the 1999 Royal & Sun Alliance Classic Cavalcade Tour. The car came to the USA in early 2001 and is now owned by the Blackhawk Collection.
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