[E-Type] Owner's Manuals Pouch / Wallet

I’m looking for an original Wallet/Pouch for a 66 Series 1 4.2.
However there are different looking ones on Ebay (Some I think
belong to Series 1 XJs). Can someone point me to an authoritive
source/photo for Manuals and booklets?

Also I keep seeing the Jaguar Overseas Distributors and dealers
booklets included in packs. Are their scanned versions of this
book on the internet anywhere?

Thank you.

Tom - Australia–
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In reply to a message from TomE66 sent Thu 7 Jul 2016:

Hi Tom
Have PMd you ref a series of articles in the E Type magazine
which looks quite exhaustive on the different literature
packs for various series and country variant models. For
others interested, the articles were written bt Roger Payne
and published in the magazines of march April May and June
this year.

Ian Irving–
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I’m looking for an original Wallet/Pouch for a 66 Series 1 4.2.
However there are different looking ones on Ebay (Some I think
belong to Series 1 XJs). Can someone point me to an authoritive
source/photo for Manuals and booklets?
Also I keep seeing the Jaguar Overseas Distributors and dealers
booklets included in packs. Are their scanned versions of this
book on the internet anywhere?
Thank you.
Tom - Australia


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In reply to a message from TomE66 sent Thu 7 Jul 2016:

Tom if Roger P did a study I am sure it will be accurate and esp.
so for Australia. When you say wallet/pouch do you mean the clear
face brown/tan wallet that holds everything or the red cover for
the actual manual? Jaguar did issue ROW overseas dealership books
but by that time in the US they were replaced by a North American
list which was not as well done as the Factory piece.–
The original message included these comments:

I’m looking for an original Wallet/Pouch for a 66 Series 1 4.2.
However there are different looking ones on Ebay (Some I think
belong to Series 1 XJs). Can someone point me to an authoritive
source/photo for Manuals and booklets?
Also I keep seeing the Jaguar Overseas Distributors and dealers
booklets included in packs. Are their scanned versions of this
book on the internet anywhere?
Thank you.
Tom - Australia


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In reply to a message from George Camp sent Fri 8 Jul 2016:

Thanks Gents. I�m after the brown pouch with clear flap. Looks
like there were 3 different designs all of which were used in
1966.
It is nice to know that my original manual is the right one for
the car.

I’ll have to keep an eye out for a reasonable price pouch. Ebay
prices are ridiculous.

Tom–
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Tom if Roger P did a study I am sure it will be accurate and esp.
so for Australia. When you say wallet/pouch do you mean the clear
face brown/tan wallet that holds everything or the red cover for
the actual manual? Jaguar did issue ROW overseas dealership books


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In reply to a message from TomE66 sent Sun 10 Jul 2016:

Tom do not just look at E-type. I got one off Ebay a couple of
years ago from a MK X that is the same brown one with the
clear front and gold Jaguar wings on the flap. I think it was
around $25 including a really nice MK X owners manual.

David
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In reply to a message from D Barnes sent Tue 12 Jul 2016:

Shhhhh! I worked that one out and have a bid placed. Oh well,
sharing is caring.

Tom–
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In reply to a message from TomE66 sent Sun 10 Jul 2016:
Tom do not just look at E-type. I got one off Ebay a couple of
years ago from a MK X that is the same brown one with the
clear front and gold Jaguar wings on the flap. I think it was
around $25 including a really nice MK X owners manual.
David
68 E-type FHC


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G’day again Tom,
Are you a member of Philip Porter’s E-Type Club?
If so I did a series of comprehensive papers on E-type Literature Packs that were published over 13 months in THE E-TYPE magazine, and back issues are available. They cover all models and markets, thus your 1966 E-type as sold new in Hong Kong, or if you prefer as if sold new in Australia - there are differences depending on age and market.
Otherwise, if you advise your email address, I can send you copies of relevant articles direct (.pdf format, so cannot post here) - or drop in if you ever get to Canberra and I can show you the all the exact correct inclusions.

Roger

Roger I have my original “blue cover” owners manual but the plastic wallet was gone when I got the car. I got one like in the photo below off ebay from a MK X. I have also see another similar type but with the snap in a different location and different texture on the brown plastic. Can you tell if the photo below is the proper type for a Feb 1968 E-type originally sold in California ?

David
68 E-type FHC

FWIW - This is what came with mine. The car is an early 69 build though much of the wallet contents were dated 1968:

G’day David,

Now I have to correctly interpret your questions, as my interest/research covers the total 1932 to 1975 period.

By BLUE-COVER owners manual – presumably for a 1968 E-type you are referring to the handbook titled “4.2 ‘E’ TYPE AND 2+2 (LEFT HAND DRIVE CARS ONLY)”
This came in two different editions, E.145/1 and E.145/2.
AS far as I can establish E.145/1 was introduced for North American 4.2 E-types, both Canada and USA, from August 1967 onwards, so that includes what I call 1968MY USA Federal Regulation cars, but also same age Canadian Cars that were not built to the USA Federal Regulations regarding Emissions Control.
Its hard to be positive, but research to date suggests the mildly revised E.145/2 edition superseded from April 1968, and was issued to all the remaining (Series 1) 4.2 USA/Canadian production up until, again superseded by the Series 2 E-type, and its totally revised yellow-covered Series 2 Handbook.
So your 1E35152, built in 19 Feb 1968 will according to my research have the E.145/1 issue Handbook – I would be pleased if you would confirm that.

Now to the TAN-VINYL-WALLET.
These tan-vinyl-wallets were introduced from July/August 1961, but as with all other literature pack items, the design/style did evolve, and over the (Series 1) 4.2 period I have identified THREE major versions, that I call Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3, noting within each major version, there are minor variations, so a Type 1a, Type 1b, Type 2a and so on, just depends how exact you want to get, and although I am confident in my major versions demarcation points, I am less confident with minor versions which I consider manufacturing batch variations, rather than a deliberate design change.

The Wallet you illustrate with a straight-bottom edge to the tan-vinyl-flap is what I call a Type 1.
For your February 1968 E-Type I would expect to see the third-version, or Type 3.

See attached photo of Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 Wallets respectively:-

Yours should be as the lower-example, with the key identifiers being the extended-tongue below the front flap, and having a TAN-coloured metal press-stud securing the tongue, noting that later Type 4 Wallets during Series 2 E-type era have a plastic-moulded in press-stud.
Now as per my earlier comment that pictured is what I call a Type 3b, which I believe is correct for your February 1968 E-type, but the earlier Type 3a sub-variant, was identical but with a Dark-Brown coloured press-stud.

Do you have any other of your original paperwork?
I found this 1968MY USA market period quite complex due to the changing support arrangements in USA, regarding other inclusions such as Service Voucher booklets, Dealer booklets etc, and although I am confident I did sort it all out accurately, I work on the principal of constant reinforcement as and when the opportunity arises.

Roger

Roger I only have the original owners manual E 145/1 on the cover page that seems is the proper one for for the 1968 Series 1.5 “rocker switch” cars but none of the other paperwork such as the service voucher booklet. Fortunately I also have the original sales receipt from the dealer in Santa Cruz CA that confirms all the details on my Heritage Certificate plus other original info (my car sold for $7016 including TTL and he traded in a 1966 Chevy pick up truck).

I am only able to see one of your wallet photos but by your description looks like the MK X one I got from ebay for just a few $$ is not the correct type to go with my car but correct for earlier E-types. Looks like I need to resume my search for one with extended tongue and snap for a reasonable price. Do you know what other cars might have had the same type that would be proper for 1E35152

David
68 E-type FHC

click on the picture so it opens on top of the web page. fyi, it looks just like the one Geo posted

Bob F

David,
AS Bob advises, if you click on bottom right-corner of photo, it reveals total photo of the three different wallets, but yes, it is identical to that shown by Geo as still used/correct for his 1969 Series 2 - the wallet that is, and not the handbook of course.

But this TYPE 3b Wallet (as I call it) was an age related variant, so not just supplied with your February 1968 E-type, but also same age 240/340/420 and 420G saloons, and indeed also early 1968/9 XJ6, albeit by 1970 superseded by the next Type 4 wallets. So they can be found, but cheaper if you buy as an XJ6 wallet than as an E-type wallet!
(same age Daimler saloons had a similar, but in BLUE plastic wallet, with DAIMLER script printed on)

hello Roger , please forgive me for resurrecting ancient threads but i am impaired! i picked up a bron e type package at a benefit. i have never actually owned an e .i still have this lovely decent pack with a few receipts but only an old license number. believe car was purchased in vancouver, british columbia, canada. 4.2 l. any info or advice on determining exact application & etc. would be appreciated because now feel guilty about having something of no use to me and others might desire? john by the ribble

It is a long shot but one can search the data base using a plate number. It is the final field on this page and called ‘registration number’:

http://www.xkedata.com/cars/

Just enter the number and click on search to see if anything shows up.

It’s a long shot because not all car are entered and most owners don’t include license numbers.

bingo! george great advice again i may be able to find its way home! thank you

John,

You dont give any detail, apart from presumably being a BROWN wallet…
Could be anything 1960s, E-type, Mark 2, S-type etc depending on the internal books and paperwork content. And age, also variable - there were four different BROWN wallets over the 1961 to 1970 period. The photo below shows the earliest three 1961 to 1968…

So need more detail/photos to advise any more…

thank you roger but i did get great assitance from george hahn so only really remains task of finding current owner. coincidentally was an invitation from australian high commissioner to a trade meet in vancouver . there was a car and engine number in back of dealer list. so -car 1r7217, body 4r1232. eng 721367 last seen 2012 on vancouver island. and strager still there ws faint not of a man i used to work with with our office address and phone number. the only place that ever laid me off retroactively

Since it seems like the car was in Victoria at least at one time in 2012 you might contact the JCNA club there and let them know what you have in case they know the owner of the car now. Just a thought.

https://vijaguars.ca/wp/contact/

David
68 E-type FHC

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I’ve seen “ROW” used elsewhere on this site but that’s a new term for me. Still haven’t figured it out. What’s it mean?

Below is the pouch and some of the paperwork I received with my 1968 S1.5, which was purchased used, by my dad in 1972.