1969 Jaguar E Type Series II FHC
Hampton Court 2019 Concours of Elegance - Best Jaguar Sports Car
Exhibited at the Olympia Classic Car Show London February 2020
Jaguar Drivers Club Champion of Champions, Best E-Type winner 2018
Hampton Court 2020 Concours of Elegance - ENTRANT IN CLUB TROPHY
Jaguar Heritage Certificate
UK RHD home market matching engine and chassis numbers
Original distributor Henlys of London to Moores of Birmingham to Mr G A Yarwood
5 former keepers and a credible 40,107 miles over 50 years.
First owner from new in 1969 until 1994
Second owner was the actor Tony Osoba (the wonderful sitcom Porridge etc.) from 1994 until 2007 with a 2008 letter on file and a log book in his name
A complete restoration between 2014-2017
Comprehensive history file with MOTs back until 1975
Member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Ltd
'OCD 689G' is a UK market, matching numbers example that hails from 1969, when it was distributed by Henlys of London to Jaguar dealer Moores of Birmingham.
In 1969 the first keeper was a Mr G A Yarwood, while the second was the actor Tony Osoba, who retained the car from 1994 to 2007. The restoration, that clearly so impressed the respective concours judges, took place between 2014 and 2017, and the results need to be seen first-hand to be fully appreciated.
The car is finished in a lustrous shade of Dark Blue and finished in a contrasting beige leather trim.
It rides on immaculate chrome wire wheels and it specification includes a sunroof. The indicated total mileage is a low but credible 40,107, and this lovely example of a much-loved motor car is complete with Heritage Certificate, and a voluminous and comprehensive history file containing a letter and signed photo from Tony Osoba, and MOTs dating all the way back to 1975.
Ever since the celebration of their 50th anniversary back in 2011, E-Types have represented ever stronger currency, as befits the motorcar described at birth by none other than Enzo Ferrari as 'the most beautiful car in the world', though while the early Series 1 examples that are usually more valuable, most E-Type aficionados agree that the Series 2 models are more comfortable and driveable.
They are also surprisingly rare, with just 1,070 Coupe versions produced between 1968 and 1971.
Arriving at the Hampton Court Palace Concours de Elegance, Club Trophy 5th September 2020