[concours] Interior color

Listers:
My 64 Series One Coupe is close to being ready for paint. It will be carmen
red. I would like to order my interior kit from OSJI. The colors listed
for this cars interior are red and black. My question is whether or not the
coupe was available with a beige interior as a special order, or do you feel
that I should stick with black. All input is appreciated.
Richard Crump

Every list I’ve seen says only black came with red for 63 and 64. That
said, my 64 OTS is red/biscuit. I have no idea whether it was original or
not. In direct answer to your question, I believe that you could get just
about any combo special order, but unless you can prove via a heritage
certificate that your specific car came that way you’ll get dinged in a
concours.

It is however a very nice combo, and one that I specifically went looking
for at buy time, so if you’re only concerned about resale value, I wouldn’t
be. A lot of people prefer tan interiors.

Eric MaLossi-----Original Message-----
From: owner-concours@jag-lovers.org
[mailto:owner-concours@jag-lovers.org]On Behalf Of Richard Crump
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 3:11 PM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [concours] Interior color

Listers:
My 64 Series One Coupe is close to being ready for paint. It will be carmen
red. I would like to order my interior kit from OSJI. The colors listed
for this cars interior are red and black. My question is whether or not the
coupe was available with a beige interior as a special order, or do you feel
that I should stick with black. All input is appreciated.
Richard Crump

What does the JDHT certificate say? You could get anything special order,
but what was original to this car? Probably black.

Daniel----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Crump” rcrump@enid.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 4:11 PM
Subject: [concours] Interior color

Listers:
My 64 Series One Coupe is close to being ready for paint. It will be
carmen
red. I would like to order my interior kit from OSJI. The colors listed
for this cars interior are red and black. My question is whether or not
the
coupe was available with a beige interior as a special order, or do you
feel
that I should stick with black. All input is appreciated.
Richard Crump

Eric,

Where’s your heritage certificate!?

Daniel----- Original Message -----
From: “Eric MaLossi” emalossi@flash.net
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [concours] Interior color

Every list I’ve seen says only black came with red for 63 and 64. That
said, my 64 OTS is red/biscuit. I have no idea whether it was original or
not. In direct answer to your question, I believe that you could get just
about any combo special order, but unless you can prove via a heritage
certificate that your specific car came that way you’ll get dinged in a
concours.

It is however a very nice combo, and one that I specifically went looking
for at buy time, so if you’re only concerned about resale value, I
wouldn’t
be. A lot of people prefer tan interiors.

Eric MaLossi

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-concours@jag-lovers.org
[mailto:owner-concours@jag-lovers.org]On Behalf Of Richard Crump
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 3:11 PM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [concours] Interior color

Listers:
My 64 Series One Coupe is close to being ready for paint. It will be
carmen
red. I would like to order my interior kit from OSJI. The colors listed
for this cars interior are red and black. My question is whether or not
the
coupe was available with a beige interior as a special order, or do you
feel
that I should stick with black. All input is appreciated.
Richard Crump

Not very high on my priority list right now, Daniel.

My list goes something like this:

  1. Find a new frame rail
  2. Finish the complete front end restoration I was forced to begin two
    months ago
  3. Get the car passing inspection, and registered
  4. Drive and enjoy it for God knows how long?
  5. Re-chrome plate my ignition key
  6. Get a cigar lighter that works
  7. Start smoking cigars
  8. “Heritage Certificate”
  9. Buy little caps for my tire valves that say Jaguar. ;^)

Regards,
Eric MaLossi-----Original Message-----
From: owner-concours@jag-lovers.org
[mailto:owner-concours@jag-lovers.org]On Behalf Of Daniel Thompson
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 7:09 PM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [concours] Interior color

Eric,

Where’s your heritage certificate!?

Daniel

----- Original Message -----
From: “Eric MaLossi” <@Eric_MaLossi>
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [concours] Interior color

Every list I’ve seen says only black came with red for 63 and 64. That
said, my 64 OTS is red/biscuit. I have no idea whether it was original or
not. In direct answer to your question, I believe that you could get just
about any combo special order, but unless you can prove via a heritage
certificate that your specific car came that way you’ll get dinged in a
concours.

It is however a very nice combo, and one that I specifically went looking
for at buy time, so if you’re only concerned about resale value, I
wouldn’t
be. A lot of people prefer tan interiors.

Eric MaLossi

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-concours@jag-lovers.org
[mailto:owner-concours@jag-lovers.org]On Behalf Of Richard Crump
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 3:11 PM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [concours] Interior color

Listers:
My 64 Series One Coupe is close to being ready for paint. It will be
carmen
red. I would like to order my interior kit from OSJI. The colors listed
for this cars interior are red and black. My question is whether or not
the
coupe was available with a beige interior as a special order, or do you
feel
that I should stick with black. All input is appreciated.
Richard Crump

The JCNA 1994 Jaguar E-type Seminar bulletin, page 2, lists interior
upholstery colors of Red, Beige or Black as available for Carmen Red
exteriors for 1961 thru 1968 cars inclusive. In fact, the same
publication lists beige upholstery as available with EVERY exterior
color through 1968.

Haddock’s Restoration Guide doesn’t completely agree with the foregoing
for the Series 1 cars, although tan, light tan, beige and biscuit are
shown as available for just about everything but Carmen Red in 1963-64.
He has the column titles swapped, maybe he mistakenly left out beige or
tan opposite Carmen Red.

Were I to judge your car, I would be satisfied that the color beige was
legitimate based on the JCNA Seminar bulletin. Finding an original 1964
E-type brochure showing beige, tan or biscuit as appropriate with a
Carmen Red exterior would be the final word.

Good luck,
Dick Cavicke

Well, can’t argue with that!

Daniel----- Original Message -----
From: “Eric MaLossi” emalossi@flash.net
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 8:46 PM
Subject: RE: [concours] Interior color

Not very high on my priority list right now, Daniel.

My list goes something like this:

  1. Find a new frame rail
  2. Finish the complete front end restoration I was forced to begin two
    months ago
  3. Get the car passing inspection, and registered
  4. Drive and enjoy it for God knows how long?
  5. Re-chrome plate my ignition key
  6. Get a cigar lighter that works
  7. Start smoking cigars
  8. “Heritage Certificate”
  9. Buy little caps for my tire valves that say Jaguar. ;^)

Regards,
Eric MaLossi