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FULL NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION


What Car: 1967 Jaguar E Type Roadster

Under the Bonnet: 4.2 straight 6 triple carb

The Lowdown:

As petrol heads we all have our own personal list of cars we would love to own some day, some of us through a lot of hard work and effort may be lucky enough one day to complete that list. With the purchase of this rare 1967 Series one 4.2 liter Jaguar E Type Convertible, Olly is well on his way to completing his. This particular E Type arrived at the shop in a pretty solid condition, with tones on history, however the plan going forward is to undergo a full nut and bolt restoration to concours standard.

The plan:

Bodywork: Stripped back to bare metal, full rust treatment. Sprayed in its original factory colour ( will keep this a secret for now) 6 top coats and 6 layers of lacquer to create a glass finish.
Electrics:  All new electrics throughout.
Engine: The engine will be stripped down with all new gaskets and seals. Anything that needs replacing will be.
Brakes: Front disc brake conversion, this will be the only edition that is not factory spec.
To be continued….

One reply on “Jaguar E Type

  • Mark Solly

    Love E types, my dad had a 1968 series 1 4.2 2+2 in Primrose Yellow back in the early 70’s. 40 years after selling it I found it in Lincolnshire. A year later I saw it again on Ebay (April 2019), all original and unrestored. So wish I had the funds to of bought it 🙁 Looking at the picture and video on the advert was fun, to think me and my brother sat in it and slept in the boot when we were around 4 and 5 years old!!! A great story my dad tells is when he had the doors off for a bit of repair and he took his uncle from Germany up the road in it without the doors on and floored it, he said the look on his uncles face was priceless lol…

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