1972 Challenger 4.2-Litre E-Type Roadster

Lot Number 393

1972 Challenger 4.2-Litre E-Type Roadster

Based on a steel monocoque/backbone centre section and using XJ6 mechanicals, the Triple C Challenger is clothed with a Jaguar-approved accurate fibreglass body moulded from a real 3.8 E-Type Series I Roadster.

  • Sold for: £29,813

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LIVE AUCTION: Sunday 26th March | 11.00am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    White
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    VAM 892D
  • ODOMETER READING
    16829 Miles

SUMMARY

Based on a steel monocoque/backbone centre section and using XJ6 mechanicals, the Triple C Challenger is clothed with a Jaguar-approved accurate fibreglass body moulded from a real 3.8 E-Type Series I Roadster.

DESCRIPTION

  • An E-Type replica that was manufactured by Triple C from 1985 to 1992 with the approval of Jaguar. Using moulds taken from a Series 1 3.8, it is dimensionally accurate and later cars used Jaguar engines and suspension. Instrumentation and brightwork are also Jaguar sourced
  • In addition to affordability, other advantages over the original include less corrosion with a glass fibre body and galvanised chassis, improved braking using XJ6 components, better cruising and fuel economy with overdrive or 5-speed gearboxes and more modern electrical systems
  • This smart example is based on a powder-coated XJ6 floorpan with a 4.2-litre Jaguar straight-six and 5-speed manual gearbox
  • The subject of much work; glass-out, trim-out respray. Five new chrome wire wheels
  • Front running gear totally stripped, sand blasted and rebuilt with stainless steel nuts and bolts, new gaiters, ball joints, callipers etc.
  • Total off-car, rear axle re-build with four new 28-stage adjustable Spax, new springs, new brake discs/callipers and pads
  • New head gasket and crankshaft seals, new oil pump fitted, new camshaft bearing cups
  • Unleaded cylinder head, new electronic ignition, polished rocker covers and water housing, twin SU carbs, new clutch master and slave cylinders, new alternator, new fuel sender unit, New AED (automatic enrichment device (choke)) 
  • Brand new black mohair soft top recently fitted
  • Just 16,829 miles since the build. Registered correctly as a 1972 Jaguar on the V5
  • This is a very good replica in terms of looks and driving, and benefits from a bit more space between the seats

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
393
Make
CHALLENGER
Model
E-TYPE
Registration Number
VAM 892D
MOT Expiry
19/08/2023
Chassis Number
1L28755BW
Engine Number
7L.59037.S
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
White

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

117 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Excellent resprayed 2 years ago.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

The interior is okay, this would be my next restoration project should the car not sell.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Engine very tidy no leaks very powerful.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

5 speed manual gearbox works a treat pleasure to drive.

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Excellent, all restored.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Dash clock works intermittently, tick for a while then stops. electrical dash oil gauge works then sometimes fails suspect oil sender unit breaking down, new sender unit fitted but i believe its the wrong one and under reads.

Vehicle History

Remarks

lots of bills, spent far too much. Very good looking car, love it. but I'm not getting any younger.


Restoration Notes

Rear axle, diff rebuild, new brake callipers, discs, etc new 28 stage dampers plus springs, correct poundage for the light weight body shell, front running gear stripped sand blasted repainted refurbished new calliper pistons/seals new ball joints and bushes, new brake master/slave cylinders. new alternator. electronic ignition. engine part stripped, new cylinder head gasket, new camshaft shims, new front and rear crankshaft seals, new oil pump fitted,new seals and gaskets fitted. new AED (Automatic Enrichment Device, (choke) new fuel sender unit. new chrome cam cover/cylinder head nuts. new mohair soft top.

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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