[E-Type] Needle in Haystack Help!

Hi Guys,

I am looking for some help locating a specific Jaguar. The car
I am looking for was my grandfather’s and he received it on his
40th birthday in early Feb 1962. (My grandmother was pretty
great!)

It was a 1962 FHC, bronze with a black interior with body
colored painted wire wheels with wide white walls fitted. I
have some great pics from the day it was delivered. It would
have been delivered in New York. The original owner was
Richard P. Hall.

If someone can teach me how to post pics on the site I would be
happy to upload them. Any information or ideas on how to track
it down would be appreciated. I would love to at least see it
once…

I tried the XKE data site and there is some chance that it is
SN 885386 but there may have been many more FHC delivered in NY
in that color scheme as I believe it was the same as the one
shown at the NY motor show.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Mike–
Mike (68 S2 2+2)
Surprise, United States
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Mike,
You’ve probably taken your best shot at finding the car by looking
xkedata.com that said with only the model year and color it is
somewhat futile as after all these years the car could be any color if
still alive. What you need is the VIN so you can absolutely pin down
the car. Also are you sure the car was bronze or possibly golden
sand? If I were you I’d appeal to the Jaguar Heritage Trust for a
VIN. This is far out of their scope to release numbers to someone
wtih no proof of current ownership however sometimes they will make an
exception since you do have some specific info about original owners
name and state. Also asking for the VIN only with no other specific
information other than the colors. If you could find any old
documentation with that VIN, it would be extremely helpful. Mike Cook
at JHT can be reached at mcook69@jaguarlandrover.com
pauls

Hi Guys,

I am looking for some help locating a specific Jaguar. The car
I am looking for was my grandfather’s and he received it on his
40th birthday in early Feb 1962. (My grandmother was pretty
great!)

It was a 1962 FHC, bronze with a black interior with body
colored painted wire wheels with wide white walls fitted. I
have some great pics from the day it was delivered. It would
have been delivered in New York. The original owner was
Richard P. Hall.

If someone can teach me how to post pics on the site I would be
happy to upload them. Any information or ideas on how to track
it down would be appreciated. I would love to at least see it
once…

I tried the XKE data site and there is some chance that it is
SN 885386 but there may have been many more FHC delivered in NY
in that color scheme as I believe it was the same as the one
shown at the NY motor show.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Mike
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Subject: [E-Type] Needle in Haystack Help!


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In reply to a message from AllardK3 sent Sat 31 Jan 2015:

Paul,

Thank you for the ideas. I agree that it is going to be a long
shot to find it, but you never know if you might get lucky until
you try!

I will contact the archivist and see if he can help!

Thanks,
Mike–
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Surprise, United States
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Hi Mike,
i know this is already a long time ago that you where writing this lines. I am the owner of 885386 and I whould love to here that my car was the car of your grandfather.
885386 was according to the certificate original bronce although during restoration the first color seam to be maroon?
The first owner was a container company in New York.
Maybe if you read this new post you can sent me a mail.
Regard
Henning

@AllardK3
Henning, this could be a wonderful story.

Just a little trick. I have added the original poster Mikes User Name using the @. This will send him a notification the next time he opens Jag-Lovers. Assuming he still uses Jag-Lovers!

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Yeah, it’s an old thread, but, I would love to learn the outcome too.

Last time he posted was nine years ago. His stats say he has read less than a minute’s worth on J-L. Maybe somebody has his email address.

Sounds that is now up to me to find the Needle in the Haystack to find him.
I would love to have some pictures from delivery back in 1962. Maybe we have to wait another 9 Years for a continuation in this story…

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His email is at the bottom of one of his posts, I’d also say that there would be very few people called Mike who own an Allard K3, he won’t be hard to find.
allardk3@hotmail.com

edit, even less people called Mike Blachut…
good luck.

2nd post here, he lives in Detroit region.

and now we have what looks like a phone number and a surname

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Oh what a great surprice! Thank you for searching and finaly find his contact information. I will contact him today.
As soon as I have some more information I will let you guys know what happened…

Maybe: that post was from 2003.

Any result?

I find it very telling that aside from the “romantic” (and it is) aspect, that this type of story comes forward, about E-Types, so often.
Sigh.

I wrote him an email but he did not answer so far…
So next will be a phone call. My question is that if maybe some of you guys will call the Detroit Number? My english is good enough to write this to you but far not good enough to speak to somebody else on the other side of the line who now even know that I am talking about his grandfather… So maybe soome of you guys will do this job for me?

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If and when do you get in touch with him, I would be happy to act as an interloper for you.

I wrote him last week thuesday:

Hi Mike,
today I saw your post at the Jag Lowers Forum about your search of your grandfathers car.
I am the owner of #885386
It was build on 28th. December 1961 and delivered in Febuary 1962 to Jaguar New York.
original color was broce with black interior.
If you are still alive and this email adress is still valid I would be happy to here from you.
Best Regards from cold and rainy Germany
Henning

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Okay I just called Mike he is going to hop on the forum and reach out to you!

Hey! Great to hear from you Henning @885386 This is very exciting! I am not a regular on this forum Eric S just reached out to me. I would love to learn more about the car. I am located in Phoenix AZ but do get over to Europe about once a year or so. My grandfather was a pretty amazing person (He also had some amazing cars in the day) but this was always the most special to him. I wonder how we could confimrm if it’s the same car? Let me see if I can locate the old pictures that I have of it. My email was eroneosly sending the forum emails to junk mail but I have that fixed now if you want to reach out offline as well. I would love to learn more about the car.

Thanks!
Mike

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