Jaguar E-type Series 1 FHC “Flatfloor” 1961
Chassis number: 885223
Body Number: R1283
Engine Number: RA-2026-9
3.8 liter six cylinder in-line, twin overhead camshafts, with triple SU carburetors.
Gearbox Number: EB1771JS
Gearbox is from a S2 (4.2 liter), it’s a 4 speed with synchros, more comfortable to drive then the original moss gearbox. It still has the original gear knob.
Originally supplied to the USA on 22nd of November 1961 as a road-going fixed head coupe.
This is a very early car #223 off the line. Flat floor with welded bonnet vents, with inside bonnet latches.
Unfortunately no history up to 1997.
Built as a racing car in 1997, it raced in Germany up to 2001. Car had German FIA papers.
Was then bought in 2010 by a Canadian collector who started a restoration to bring it back to road specifications, including engine rebuild.
When current owner bought the car in 2016, he carried-out a complete nut and bolt restoration including body, engine, interior, everything was redone, there are over 150+ photos of restoration carried-out. Since restoration, the car has been driven 400 miles.
Currently holds a Belgian road registration.
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