The Series-1 Jaguar E-Type (XKE): The 2002 and 2009 JCNA National Champion

Welcome to my blog about my 1966 Series-1 E-Type, #1E1.445. This is a 4.2 litre, right-hand drive, open two-seater (roadster). I owned this beauty for 37 years, having found it in a field when I was 20 years old.

Throughout this span of time, I never wavered from my dream of finishing the restoration of this car, among one of the most beautiful automotive designs of all time. There is not a single bolt, assembly, or part that hasn’t been removed, restored, and re-installed. Let me say here that I did most of the work myself with exception to critical areas such as interior, top, paint, and engine. When sold, the car had about 63,500 miles on it.

In 2002, this E-Type was awarded National Champion by Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA)….and as of October 25th, 2009, it has again taken the title of National Champion for 2009-2010.

After 37 years of ownership, I decided to find its next caretaker. Clearly, this car is destined for a discriminating collector who wants nothing  but the best. 

 

Below is the verifiable list of shows and awards since 2001:

All Jaguar Clubs of N. America (JCNA) results can be verified on-line.

2009:
JCNA National Champion; 1st Place; 100 points

JCNA Challenge Championship Concours; 2nd Place; 99.97 points.
Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance (Houston); 2nd Place (June 14, 2009)
San Antonio Jaguar Club; JCNA concours; 1st Place, 100 points
San Antonio Jaguar Club; JCNA concours; Best of Show
Jaguar Club of Austin; JCNA concours; 1st Place 100 points
Jaguar Club of Houston; JCNA Concours; 1st Place; 100 points

2008:
JCNA National Champion; 2nd Place; 99.98 points
Jaguar Club of Houston concours (JCNA): Best of Class, 100 points
Jaguar Club of Austin concours (JCNA): Best of Class, 99.98
Jaguar Club of San Antonio concours (JCNA); Best of Class, 99.98
Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance; Best of Class

2007:
JCNA South Central Region; 1st Place, 100 points
Jaguar Club of Houston Concours; Best of Show
Jaguar Club of Houston Concours (JCNA); 1st Place, 100 points
Jaguar Club of Austin Concours (JCNA); 1st Place, 100 points
Kingwood Classic Car Show; Best of Class & Best Paint

2003:
JCNA National Championship; 3rd place, 99.99 points
Jaguar Club of Dallas; JCNA Concours; 1st Place, 100 points
Jaguar Club of Houston concours (JCNA); 1st Place; 99.96 points
Jaguar Club of Austin concours (JCNA); 3rd Place, 99.98 Points
Jaguar Club of San Antonio concours (JCNA); 1st Place, 99.99 points

2002:
JCNA National Champion; 1st place, 100 points
Jaguar Owners Asso. of the Southwest (Dallas); JCNA Concours; 1st Place, 100 points
Jaguar Owners Asso. of the Southwest (Dallas); JCNA Concours; Best of Show
San Antonio Jaguar Club; JCNA concours; 1st Place, 100 points
San Antonio Jaguar Club; JCNA concours; Best of Show
Jaguar Club of Austin; JCNA concours; 1st Place 100 points
Jaguar Club of Houston; JCNA Concours; 1st Place; 99.99 points

2001:
JCNA National Championship; 3rd place, 99.97 points
JCNA South Central Region; 1st Place; 100 points
Jaguar Owners Asso. of the Southwest (Dallas); JCNA Concours; 2nd Place, 99.97 points
San Antonio Jaguar Club; JCNA concours; 2nd Place, 99.96 points
Jaguar Club of Austin; JCNA concours; 2nd Place 99.98 points
Jaguar Club of Houston; JCNA Concours; 2nd Place; 99.95 points

 
 
 
 
I had my E-Type professionally studio photographed in Houston, Texas. Here are the photos. Please be advised that these are copyrighted images and cannot be copied or used without permission. Violators will be prosecuted and shot on sight! (CLICK ON PHOTO FOR EXPANDED VIEW)

Sadly, this beautiful thoroughbred now resides somewhere in the UK where it belongs, and where I hope it is getting an equal amount of care, respect, and exercise!
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