The very first right hand drive production Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe. Supplied by Jaguar Cars in August 1961, 1 VHP was Henly’s London E-Type demonstrator. In 2001, this very important E-Type underwent a total CMC Jaguar restoration, including rebuilding the XK engine, restoring the bodywork, retrimming and painting in its original Opalescent Dark Blue.
On 1 VHP, we carried out a similar conservation restoration as we had with 9600HP, although we had to replace more of the bodywork as the car had had previous repairs. A full mechanical restoration followed the body renovation together with a complete retrim.
This was another conservation restoration of a very historic Jaguar.
Number 1 Jaguar World Monthly, May 2004.
Daddy Long Legged Classic & Sports Car, Sept 2007.