E-Type Chassis No 5 awarded Royal Briery Trophy

1961 Jaguar E-Type Chassis No. 860005, restored by Classic Motor Cars and owned by Stuart Cardwell, has won the Royal Briery Trophy for securing first place in the Premier Class at the Jaguar Drivers’ Club, International E-Type Register Concours d’Elegance.

The Royal Briery Trophy is awarded if the winning entry is deemed to be of a sufficiently high standard and to be eligible for the Premier Class the car has to be unmodified i.e. its specification corresponds to that with which it left the factory.

This right hand drive Jaguar E-Type was fifth off the production line and the first right hand drive FHC that had inside bonnet locks. CMC carried out a full nut and bolt restoration in 2015, bringing it back to factory specification. Back in 2015, Stuart had entered it to the concours, where it came second after a Ferrari 275.


Picture: Chassis 860005 with owner Stuart Cardwell, the Royal Briery Trophy and CMC staff.