Monthly Archiv: July, 2014

The Italian Job: Part 2

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Worked part time this week on The Italian Job, our 1965 Jaguar E-Type restoration. Careful and correct assembly of the engine Reynolds 531 sub frames and pressed steel picture frame were completed, then work could begin on the suspension and steering rack. The project is now complete enough to pass through the wiring harness, attach the steering column and attach the wheel hubs to have a rolling restoration!

Plated pieces for the upper control arm were restored by Electroshine Metal Refinshers Ltd.  Their fine work reveals all the intricate machining of these parts. These were CAD plated without ACID pickling to avoid embrittlement. Original finish from 1965 was bright silver zinc .

Plated pieces for the upper control arm were restored by Electroshine Metal Refinshers Ltd. Their fine work reveals all the intricate machining of these parts. These were CAD plated without ACID pickling to avoid embrittlement. Original finish from 1965 was bright silver zinc .

This image depicts the intricate sandwich around the picture frame with the long 4-inch say bar bolts passing through 5 components.

This image depicts the intricate sandwich around the picture frame with the long 4-inch sway bar bolts passing through 5 components.

Nice image showing the plated control arms and stub axle carrier.

Nice image showing the plated control arms and stub axle carrier.

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One of the most complex areas is around the steering rack which has 3 mount bolts and 2 limiting bolts sandwitched with the upper control arm bushing.

One of the most complex areas is around the steering rack which has 3 mount bolts and 2 limiting bolts sandwiched with the upper control arm bushing.

Jaguars On The Island 2014

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11th anniversary event held as a JCNA sanctioned Concours d’Elegance at Windsor Park field in Oak Bay on Saturday, July 26th.

Over 125 cars were on the field including the XJ6C which we worked together with Jetstream Auto to produce a stunning showcar.

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F-Type vs E-Type

F-Type vs E-Type

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Julie Bailey's exceptional new chrome wire wheels with new Dunlop SPs!

Julie Bailey’s exceptional new chrome wire wheels with new Dunlop SPs!

Birch Grey 1950 Jaguar MkV Drophead Coupe °640107

Birch Grey 1950 Jaguar MkV Drophead Coupe °640107

Pastel Blue 1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater °670493

Pastel Blue 1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater °670493

Pastel Blue 1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater °670493

Pastel Blue 1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater °670493

1955 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater °S811877DN

1955 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater °S811877DN

1955 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater °S811877DN

1955 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater °S811877DN

1955 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater °S811877DN

1955 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater °S811877DN

Opalescent Silver Grey 1967 Jaguar E-Type Open Two Seater °1E13958

Opalescent Silver Grey 1967 Jaguar E-Type Open Two Seater °1E13958

Opalescent Silver Grey 1967 Jaguar E-Type Open Two Seater °1E13958

Opalescent Silver Grey 1967 Jaguar E-Type Open Two Seater °1E13958

1965 Jaguar XK6C

1975 Jaguar XK6C °UG2J51515BW

1975 Jaguar XK6C

1975 Jaguar XK6C °UG2J51515BW

1975 Jaguar XK6C °UG2J51515BW

1975 Jaguar XK6C °UG2J51515BW

The Italian Job: Part 1

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Today we are presenting The Italian Job, a Series 1 1965 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupé that was originally ordered new in Italy and delivered in New York.

This bright red car has spent a large portion of its life in Boulder, Colorado where it was loving preserved and cared for 65,000 miles. Fortunately, the Colorado weather has preserved this car far better than most. For instance there is none of the typical corrosion and every body panel is original.

The intention with this job is to refresh the front-end of the Jaguar. This means giving the engine, suspension, brakes, steering box and cooling a mechanical and cosmetic restoration.

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Exemplifying the preservation of 1E31166 is the original and unblemished serial number plate

Exemplifying the preservation of 1E31166 is the original and unblemished serial number plate

We stripped the entire firewall and manually eitched it prior to the Epoxy primer.

We stripped the entire firewall and manually etched it prior to a layer the Epoxy primer. Original and straight panels are free of rust.

Carefully stripping the firewall revealed the honest spot welds.

Carefully stripping the firewall revealed the honest spot welds.

Unrestored, all-original, 19,000-mile E-Type at Mecum

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

At Monterey this year Mecum will offer this completely unrestored 1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type 4.2 Roadster chassis 1E14561.

Mecum describes the car:

“Now showing just 18,700 miles, the car still sports its original Black paint and original Black leather interior; the Black soft top was replaced by Mr. Mueller in 1985, and the original tires were replaced with new Michelin X radials on its original chromed wire wheels. The car is otherwise completely original.”

1E14561 was first delivered new to Mr. Reginald Dean of Fort Worth, Texas. It then had a succession of three long term owners in Florida who preserved and maintained the cars original fit and finishes.

Being a late-production Series 1, this car benefits from all the stepwise upgrades introduced over the E-type’s production right before the model received open headlights in 1968 which somewhat diminished the car’s outward appearance.

It is also a great reference car so we have included many of the great shots from Mecum prior to the upcoming sale on Saturday August 16th.

***Update. This car did not sell at Mecum with a highbid of $90,000 USD. Having inspected the car in person the subframes, suspension & expansion tank were clearly painted after assembly which is untypical of factory practice.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

SOLD: 1957 Austin Healey 100-Six BN4

-December 1956 build BN4 registered as 1957.
-Originally delivered new to California in Healey Blue with wire wheels and overdrive.
-Licensed and insured in BC, Canada.
-Well maintained by previous owners including Paul at Styles Upholstery and John Slauenwhite.
-150-150-150-155-156-155 compression test by Jetstream.
-A get-in and go, driver condition BN4
-Fitted with original BJ8 seats
-Exceptional dashboard trimming
-Fitted with working thermal electric choke
-Sold as is, with all defects and no warranties.

Contact Richard Owen at 250 891 7475 anytime.