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Fairfield County Concours Seeks Earliest And Longest-Owned E-Types

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On: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 1:59PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Fairfield County Concours Seeks Earliest And Longest-Owned E-Types

How early is your “E”?

The fine folks at the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance in Westport, Conn., need your help. As part of the Sept. 17-18 show’s festivities they are honoring the Jaguar E-Type—and its 50th birthday—with a “Featured Judging Class” that will include two rare representatives for which they’ve created special awards.

Why should you care? Because one—or both—of those awards could be yours just for owning an early E-Type.

[Not that owning the car Enzo Ferrari himself—yes, THAT Ferrari—called “The most beautiful car ever made” isn’t reward enough…]

“To add excitement to the featured judging class, we are searching for two unique E-Types to be specially recognized during our awards ceremony. We are searching for the lowest chassis serial number in private ownership and the longest ownership of a single vehicle by the same private owner.”

Since the first production model was introduced in 1961, the E-Type—or “XK-E” as it was badged here in the U.S. of A.—went through three major “series,” three body styles, and three different engines on its way to its last production model year of 1975.

Obviously, entering a Series 1 car—especially one from 1961—gives the owner/entrant the greatest chance at “winning” one of the special recognition slots at the awards ceremony (with the possibility of both categories being covered by the same car if it’s the earliest car they find and it’s been owned since new by the same person!).

“We have always had several remarkable E-Type Jaguars in our show field each year,” said Bill Scheffler, concours CEO and Co-Founder. “To celebrate the 50th year since its introduction, we decided to make the car one of our featured judging classes for 2011. Adding the search for two special E-Types will increase the interest in this very special car at our event.”

To have your E-Type—or any other car—considered for inclusion as one of the show’s 200 “invited” vehicles, visit http://www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/entryformE.html to apply using their online form or http://www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/2011FCC_ENTRYFORM_web.pdf to print the application and mail it in.

In addition to the application, entrants are asked to submit as much information about their vehicles as they can, including ownership (and any other kind of) history and stories, documentation verifying the car’s serial number, and photographs, including the mandatory ¾ front and side-on exterior shots as the car is now, plus as many in-period and others that are available.

All entries must be completed online by—or postmarked no later than—June 15, 2011, though according to the site “The earlier you submit your vehicle for consideration, the better. Individuals who wait until the deadline usually find the field has been filled” and that “the more information you supply about your vehicle, the better [they] can evaluate it.”

And even if your E-Type is “just” one of the 70,000+ cars sold over the model’s lifetime—or if you don’t own a Jaguar or any other kind of car—the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance folks promise the event will “showcase more than 200 of the world’s most extraordinary automobiles and motorcycles spanning the past 100 years and host the Bonhams Motor Vehicle and Automobilia Auction.”

For further information, visit the website, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com.


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joeyzadiz | 1:20PM (Thu, Oct 20, 2011)

what wthe number of the xk-e that was at 1961 califonia show that sinatra wanted to buy and was refused? not 9600hp. was it 77rw? what was the color? show pictures.



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