Monthly Archiv: July, 2015

BJ8 Restoration: Part 3. In the bare metal for a brief moment.

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It took a considerable amount of effort and time to get our Austin Healey 3000 completely stripped, so we are taking every step to make this a thorough chassis restoration.

So, we loaded it up on a very impressive rotisserie and send it to Todd at Fox Kustoms for media blasting who did a stellar job which was aided by a balanced setup.

With bare metal on our hands time was of the essence, it had to get protected immediately which meant a marathon epoxy prime which took three hours of continuous spray. This is probably the most intense chassis to prime/paint of all the British cars.

Today, sitting in a dark green hue of Valspar 999DTM, the Healey was finally towed by Sean at Sharky’s off to Stickler’s Speed Shop where inner, intermediate and outer sills will be completely replaced as well as a plethora of other work.

SOLD: 1969 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe

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-Coolest E-Type in town, fitted with factory AC and it still blows cold!
-Presents as nice Driver-condition.
-Original British Racing Green FHC.
-Fitted with V12-style quad exhaust.
-Passed recent out-of-Provence inspection from Alberta.
-Recent work (2006-2015): install spin-on filter, new lower ball joints, front brake rotors, upper ball joints, heater core, water pump, recharge ac, new ac compressor, xk’s suspension kit, starter, wiper motor, washer motor, rad fans, wheel bearings, rear u-joints.
-Chassis 1R26541 has a storied history availble on XKDATA: http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1R26541

Sold: 1960 Triumph TR3A

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-The best TR3 we have had the privilege to work on.
-Preserved in Gordon Head for nearly 40 years in dry storage.
-Impressively original, rust free and accident free.
-Originally delivered to Vancouver in SPA White with blue trim and white soft-top.
-Matching numbers car.
-Exceptionally low mileage at ~48,350 miles
-Factory fitted Radiomobile radio with original antenna.
-Soft top painstakingly recreated by Styles from the original unit.
-Original grill, interior upholstery, dashboard switch gear, door panels, seat belts, dashboard gauges, fender mirror, engine.
-Comes with side screens, full tonneau, half-tonneau, original soft top, starting handle, wheel spanner and heritage certificate.
-Photo-documented bare metal respray to pearl white colour.
-refurbished original radio.

Jaguars On The Island 2015

Today was the 12th annual Jaguars On The Island 2015 hosted by the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria at the Windsor Park, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC.

This JCNA sanctioned event claims to be the largest of it’s kind in North America!

This year many fantastic cars showed up including a 1934 S.S.1 driven by Woody & Kyoko Wood was driven up from Marina, Washington. This car will be available for sale and you can reach the Wood’s at cwood1234@hotmail.com.

E-Types were popular at this year’s event. They made up the bulk of show with 25 similar cars lined up. Towards the end of our gallery we have the immaculately prepared roadster from Brain Evers which was getting judged just as we arrived.