Monthly Archiv: October, 2015

In the shop: 1969 Triumph Tr6

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Today we had numerous interesting cars come into the shop including Geoff and Nikky Cramb’s 1969 Triumph TR6.

This first-year-model has all the hallmarks of the early TR6 including the rare hubcabs that were also fitted to the 250 TR250. The steering wheel and seats also set it apart from later editions.

Geoff’s car is also special as it comes from California which preserved the many original bits including the soft-top by VBack Plastics.

We also sold Geoff 4 new Vredestein Sprint Classic tires in 185HR15 which were fresh off the boat and fabricated just earlier this year Holland.

Sold: 1981 Aston Martin V8 Volante

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-King of the Road Aston Martin
-Presented in highly original and low mileage condition
-Handbuilt from the Newport Pagnell factory
-Seemingly Rust and accident free
-Delivered to USA in Ivory White with Natural upholstery.
-High end paint job to bright red
-Fully functioning and ready to go.

XKs Unlimited Tour

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A service shop full of nothing but E-Types and a parts department to build an entire new E-Type: XKs Unlimited has it all.

As a precursor to our Monterey Car Week, we headed down to San Luis Obisbo to XKs Unlimited. This is the same company that has saved our bacon in a pinch and provided the many specific parts E-Type parts on request. Pete in ordering knows every E-Type part number off the top of his head.

The facility itself is setup into two distinct operations, that being service and parts. XKs does full service and restoration work, leaving only the paint work outsourced. The parts take up a bulk of the space and are ordered in a small showroom. This time around we spotted the E-Type racecar owned by XKs Unlimited president Jason Len.

In this building is nothing but Jaguar Parts.

In this building is nothing but Jaguar Parts.

a peek inside the parts warehouse.

a peek inside the parts warehouse.

Jason Len's E-Type racecar in the showroom.

Jason Len’s E-Type racecar in the showroom.

A closer look at Jason Len's potent E-Type racecar with bespoke bits everwhere.

A closer look at Jason Len’s potent E-Type racecar with bespoke bits everwhere.

Main service area

Main service area

Main service area

Main service area

There is a building dedicated to bodywork.

There is a building dedicated to bodywork.

Upholstery and trimming area

Upholstery and trimming area

XK140 being prepped for interior.

XK140 being prepped for interior.

V12 bay fully restored.

V12 bay fully restored.

A future exciting project. V12!

A future exciting project. V12!

Machine and fabrication room.

Machine and fabrication room.