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Hunt for Mansfield man who owned this E Type Jaguar in the 60s

Posted onPosted on 7th Apr

A motoring enthusiast is trying to track down the Mansfield man who was the original owner of his 1965 Jaguar E Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) – CEY 910C.

As Jaguar celebrates its 60th anniversary of the E Type launch this year, Stephen Cave said he was hoping to find the original owner or family and complete the missing history of the vehicle.

As part of the celebration, Stephen aims to travel from his home in the Scottish Highlands, where he works for the RAF, to anniversary events organised by the E Type Club at Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb, Worcestershire, over the weekend of 12th/13th June.

Stephen said: “The car, originally primrose yellow in colour with black leather interior, was registered on 28th August, 1965, and is thought to have come via a dealership in the Bangor/Anglesey area of North Wales. Prior to my purchase, in 1999, it was laid up in a Yorkshire garage untouched for 21 years with a little over 46,000 original miles indicated.

“I have so far been unsuccessful in locating the original and previous owner, Mr Melvyn Jervis, (previously of 29, Dorchester Drive, Mansfield,  from vehicle documentation), and believe he may have been employed as an engineer at Rolls Royce some years back, as there was a small piece found in the car that is clearly stamped with their logo.

“There is also a possibility that Mr Jervis and his wife ran a Post Office in the Mansfield Woodhouse area before relocating to Cyprus over the period of my initial search, but this is yet to be confirmed and purely guesswork on my behalf, linking limited information gained through internet search engines.”

Anyone who can help should contact Stephen by emailing stephencave1966@gmail.com