Early 3.8 61 features 066 straight rear bulk head early fuel lid, here with a later lid to demonstrate the difference No shims were used on the early cars. B- post pillar Left erliest door Hinges Early door hinges had grease nipples … … and were noticeably thinner. Hollow and larger steering shaft 2nd style tailgate stud receiver Early Butlers license plate light covers early flute style side light Early rear screen, here on a later style pattern to demonstrate the difference early type diff mounting brackets left and right side early style half shafts. Wider diameter hollow shafts with inner rod. early flat dash top early 122/1 owners manual Early type GKN bolts original brake and clutch reservoir Early starter solenoid Lucas starter Solenoid Cooling fan motor Early 3.8 steering wheel with visible aluminium core and different cross section than the later cars. Very early throttle linkage with 3 slave shafts Very early short seat runner the first brand marking – LEVEROLL – Top row the first version of Champion spark plug caps, second row about September 61 and last row is at least 4.2 or even earlier. Correct spark plug caps. (2nd Version for E Type) Original early LUCAS distributor cap …. with original screw caps. Temperature sender unit first style brake fluid bottles …with 2nd generation of sender unit made by SOVY On the right the early steeper 10° backrest. To the left the later 20° backrest. For comparison, on the right the shorter early seat slides whereas the later ones were longer for more seat travel. correct distributor top, the later JAGUAR badge, below the more squared letter profit for the very early cars another view of the two different JAGUAR badges, the early one to the right One of the very early LUCAS 22902 Dynamos, correct for 066 connectors on the LUCAS 22902, (here already restored, ready for installation) to the left the very early dynamo C.16054 or LUCAS 22531, used on engine to 1509, so, only the first 509 engines had this extremely rare dynamo.(all OBL cars) In comparison the following C.18286 or LUCAS 22902 somewhat smaller case diameter. one of the 509 early dynamos, extremely rare, sometime you will see offers on eBay with the attempt to manipulate the LUCAS number. vent prop on the very early cars in direct comparison connectors side of the two 61 dynamos correct starter motor marking of the starter motor. original welded louvers bonnet orignal louvers …will be restored but important to have one. earliest pedal box with brass bush Original early pedal box early brake booster Kelsey Hayes first type of gear box support mounting Orignal dated wiper motor. Middle row indicates 12V 10 – 61 but original stamping dates 8 – 60, of not know for what reason. 75404 F indicates LHD whereas 75403D would indicate RHD speedo in km/h orignal rev counter top a later IRS cage with oblong holes, below an early cage with little round holes Early fuel level sender early type on top, later style below early pedal box, with early brass bush holding clutch pedal positive ground 2 original gear knobs. Original winged nearly E Type key fob Exhaust clamps …. NOS exhaust clamps …… there is real one on the page early FHC rear view mirror early style 1/4 light hinges somewhat later, still short linkage but disk shape grap Very early 1/4 light had the hinges welded to the frame and were located lot higher than the later screwed on hinges. The change to 2 screw fixing occurred at car 850195 and 885585. Top with hinge is the early type Welded on and no screws. original upper front suspension ball pin cover plate marked A&A Very early original E Type screen washer pump. early LUCAS screen jet pump 78337 E 12 V dated 3 – 61 On the left the early filler cap, on the right the later in black. the upper links are the early type, the later were assembled Close up, early style in front, later in the back unpainted Boot board extension panel. The early larger type below. Due to the recess in the rear bulkhead for increased seat movement, the board had to be shortened to fit behind the seat backrest. Basically the top section had been cut off. Also the luggage runners had to be shortened. The smart and useful luggage stoppers were introduced only about December 61 according to my knowledge. Top; early motive bar mountain bracket. Below: Later style with deeper recess for rubber support. On the left the later FHC tailgate hinges, on the right the early style Pulley, the single groove was used from the very first to about engine R5220 and then replaced with the double grooved. Very early brake cylinders with original body part no. Other side with small DUNLOP letters Left the very early engine stabilizer support with thinner top plate, on the right the later thicker one. One early and two later engine stabilizer support. On the right, the very early Bonnet support bracket. The blue one is a later type with cut off edges for better clearance.