1965 E Type FHC
Team CJ restored E Type


Specification (briefly) for this project is as follows:

Another total CJ restoration finished in British Racing Green and featuring a host of Team CJ performance and reliability upgrades!

This vehicle is now sold - thank you

This spectacular E Type underwent a total restoration by Classic Jaguar that was completed in the summer of 2007. Since that time, the car has been driven less than 1,000 miles. As you might imagine, it remains in excellent condition and has just been thoroughly serviced in the CJ workshops. The previous owner, a native of Scotland, kept the car at his vacation home in the United States, hence the ultra low mileage. He is selling the vehicle because he so rarely gets an opportunity to drive it.

This E Type features just about every performance and reliability upgrade we offer, and is a truly exhilarating car to drive.

This vehicle is sold 'as is, where is' with no warranty of any kind being offered by the seller. Inspections and test drives are encouraged. Please see detailed photographic documentation of the restoration below.

Interested parties please contact Dan Mooney at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas on (512) 288 8800 or by email at danmooney@classicjaguar.com.

This vehicle is now sold - thank you

Driven less than 1,000 miles since the restoration was completed, this very special E Type remains in beautiful condition.


Vehicle completed and shipped July 2007





Outside in the Texas sunshine for the first time in more than a year!


More interior progress.....










Installation of the glass, chrome and interior now well underway.

Screen and chrome installed
Trimming the tailgate
Installing the headliner


The doors and tailgate installed, all that remains is to install the remainder of the glass, chrome and the new Suffolk & Turley interior.

Both doors have now been installed
As has the tailgate


Next the lights, chrome....
Then finally, the interior

I am pleased to report that we have test run the engine and all systems are functioning perfectly. The pictures below show the rebuilt gauges and dash being installed, as well as the stainless exhaust and Dynamat insulation. If you look carefully, you will see that we have used a mechanical oil pressure gauge as well as a proper voltmeter.

The Suffolk & Turley interior kit should be arriving from England any day...








Lots of freshly re-plated chome...





All of the chrome and brightwork is carefully catalogued and photographed before being submitted for re-plating.






Some powder coating......and a glance at the intake side of your engine bay!

Heater box restored and assembled
Gas tank blasted and powder coated
Installing the triple Webers

Your engine bay is filling up rapidly...

What a difference a few days makes! Your car is now back on its wheels and has its rebuilt engine and CJ5 transmission installed.
Back on the ground, ready for
the engine and transmission


Unusual view under the front
of the car
Engine back where it belongs


Going together with the front suspension and brakes.
Upgraded Team CJ suspension
Vented CJ brakes

Over the next few days, your car will be back on the ground, sitting on its wheels with its engine, transmission and drivetrain installed. Watch this space!

Assembling the IRS


Ready to go under the car
Starting to assemble the front
engine frames and suspension

More British Racing Green....




Painting the inside of the cabin...

First the new painted underside 
is carefully masked off
Applying the base coat over
tinted sealer


Boot floor
It will be a shame to cover this
with Dynamat and carpet!

I am pleased to report that your car is progressing well and has now had its first few coats of British Racing Green paint applied. On Tuesday, the inside of the cabin will receive the full treatment!
Etching primer on underside of
floors was carefully scuffed
All joints were carefully
seam sealed


Masking off the area to receive
the Body Schutz
Applying the Body Schutz


Starting to turn BRG


With the filler work now completed, we have now applied two coats of Evercoat Slick Sand primer surfacer. This will be dry blocked over the next few days.
Care is taken not to get any of the 
Slick Sand inside the cabin


Inner panels do not receive
any Slick Sand

The repaired/restored bonnet has now been fitted and LT has completed the lead loading.



Repairing rust damage to your bonnet, installing a new bellypan, etc.

Time to cut out rusty sheet
metal in the bonnet


Look at the rust inside the
bonnet support brace
A new panel was fabricated
welded in place
Support brace spot welded back
into place


 Nasty old glue being scraped away 
from underside of centre section
 Repaired panel is sealed
with etching primer


 Bonnet wings have been trimmed
and are too short


 Starting to assemble the bonnet
 More rust to be dealt with


 New bellypan was a decent
More rust beneath wing support 


 De-rusted inner support brace
spot welded back in place
Side cowl panel fabricated
and installed




The following photos show Lawrence repairing the hatch door which had some rust damage at the lower edge. Half way through the repair looks pretty scary, although the finished result is undetectable.
Rust holes in the hatch door
With the lower panel cut away the 
full extent of the problem is revealed


Wurth Body Wax
Positioning the repaired panel


Tacking it into place
Another invisible repair


Lead loading finishes off the repair




Much of the leadwork on the
tub has now been completed


The following photographs show the fabrication and installation of the rear license plate panel and side fillets, as well as the installation of the new boot floor assembly. The bonnet you supplied has some serious rust issues and the bellypan will have to be replaced.
An unusual view of the fuel pump 
bracket inside RH rear wing
This area is treated with Wurrth
body wax
This is the underside of the
fuel filler box


Fabricating a new license plate
fillet panel
Offering the new panel into


New boot floor assembly
Welding the new license plate
panel to the boot floor assembly


Bonnet has some lots of rust holes
Bellypan will be replaced

Installing your new outer sills....
Wurth Body Wax is applied
inside the new sill panel
Also inside the inner sill box section
Sill is then clamped into place


Approximately 200 spot welds 
hold each outer sill in place!

Here we see LT skinning your doors and starting to install your new floors.
Time to skin the doors
First the edges of the frame
are carefully hammered flat
A window frame bracket stud 
was replaced


Amazing to watch LT do this!
Finished result is an incredibly
neat folded edge
Trial fitting the assembled door


Time to address the floor
First the 2 side floor panels are
offered into place
They are trimmed at the rear


The 2 sides being spot welded 
Important to make sure that all the bolt 
holes line up around trans mount
Wurth Body Wax being applied


Floor is then bolted in place 
again around trans mount
Shipping primer is removed
with lacquer thinner


 Spot welding the front floors to
the firewall


The following photographs show Lawrence fabricating and installing a new right hand inner and outer wheel arch.
Part of the inner arch that is
to be replaced
Repair panel is spot welded
into place


Welded seam is lead loaded
Making the inner arch


Welding new inner arch in place
Job done!

The engine rebuild has now been completed and it is time to get the body restoration underway! After plastic media blasting, any sound sheet metal was primed with BASF etching primer. The following photographs show Lawrence cutting away what is left of any corroded steel.

Assembling your engine


Time to wrap and store it while the
bodywork gets underway!


More solid starting point
than we normally have!


Complete boot floor and rear
3/4 panels will be replaced
LT cutting away 3/4 panels


Up inside RH rear wheelarch
Not much left at rear!

More photos of the machine work in progress....
Polishing the crankshaft
The water jackets being welded up 
and re-shaped
Align honing in progress


Honing the new cylinder walls

The following photographs show some of the less photogenic aspects of the machine work for you, such as the machining out of the old sleeves. To the best of my knowledge, we are the only people in the industry that replace sleeves in 4.2 (and 3.8) E Type engines as a matter of course.
Machining away the old sleeves
These water jackets behind the sleeves
are always blocked up


This picture shows Harold cutting the recess 
for the stepped sleeves
Deck will be surfaced after the new
sleeves have been installed


The following photographs show the head (after cleaning) being flow bench tested prior to the machinework, resurfacing and the polishing and porting process.

New stepped sleeves will
be installed in the block
 Head is thoroughly cleaned
prior to flow bench testing
 Testing the flow prior to starting 
the polishing and porting


About to start the machinework for your Stage One engine rebuild...
Gathering all the parts we will need for a 
HP Stage One cylinder head rebuild
De-greasing the block
Head will be flow tested before and 
after polishing and porting

The engine tear down has now been completed and the machine work will begin in the next week or so. Inceidentally, your engine is factory standard throughout, and has obviously never been rebuilt.
Very grimy, but well oiled


Head has never been re-worked
Pistons and rods removed

If only this engine could talk.....

If it could, I would be fascinated to hear the circumstances which led to the exhaust cam being snapped clean through! Yesterday, as I began the tear down process in readiness for a full Stage One rebuild, I was absolutely amazed to find the damaged exhaust camshaft lurking beneath its cover. I have never encountered such a thing!

As we replace the camshafts anyway in the course of our high performance CJ rebuilds, the broken cam is of no consequence, although I had to take a few photographs!

Look for a more detailed update tomorrow as the tear down is completed and the machine work begins.

Everything looks perfectly normal
as the cam covers are removed


First hint of trouble as the cam
gear bolts are removed
I have never seen anything
like this before


Another Team CJ total restoration gets underway.

Another one about to get 
the full treatment!
Absolutely every component will
be removed
Engine removed


Matching number engine
IRS will be rebuilt soon
Not much interior left


Original data plate
Bonnet about to be torn down
Off to the blasters!


Differential already totally rebuilt
 Blasted tub is pretty solid

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