Monthly Archiv: January, 2016

BJ8 Restoration: Part 5: Green Paint!


Today we took the trip out to Trevor Black’s who is the talent behind our Healey’s green paint. This work comes after considerable preparation and marks a milestone for the project.

Trevor has been working with paint for thirty years and is one of our secret weapons when it comes to restoration.

The main reason to work with him is his exceptional finish out of the gun, which means parts like our incredibly complex platform chassis can shine.

Next week we hope to have the Healey in the shop if you would like to see it in person. We just ordered 440 parts from A-H Spares, but will rely on other great support from Autofarm, Dennis Welsh Racing and British Car Specialists as well.

1969 Jaguar E-Type FHC: Coming Together 2


Time to get caught up with the XKE S2 project at Porter’s Garage.

We have completely rebuilt and delivered the 4.2 engine in standard Series II spec.

Gary got the car rolling and we have assisted with items like the massive wiring harness sourced from the experts at Autosparks.

The rocker switches were somewhat fussy to rebuild and add complexity over the more basic Series I cars.

When working on a project like this two things are always going on at once while at the same time trying to plan to avoid future production delays. Lists are a must as is a good stock of SAE hardware.

To Auction: 1933 MG L-Type Magna Sports Roadster


This charming 1933 MG L-Type will be offered by RM Sotheby’s at their upcoming Arizona auction on the 28th and 29th of January.

It’s representitive of the small sports car offered by the MG Car Company in 1933 and 1934

A very desirable six cylinder engine of just 1086 cc is fitted. This is from the earlier K-series Magnette cars which had cross-flow cylinder head and overhead valves. MG’s pre-war sporting heritage has all manner of great engineering!

This particular example started out life as a four-seat L1 Tourer which was modified by the 1960s into the much sportier L2 bodywork. It lived with several owners in the UK and was transported to Japan in the 1990s until recently being shipped to America.

RM Auctions will sell the 1933 MG L1/L2 without reserve with an estimate of $150,000 – $200,000 USD. Images by Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

1969 Jaguar E-Type FHC: Coming Together


The last time we posted about the 1969 Jaguar E-Type restoration it was in baremetal under summer sunshine at Porter’s Garage.

Since then the steady progress of assembly has turned a tub into a E-Type. Here a few pictures of the 2015 progress. The color has been changed from Primrose to Gunmetal Grey and the red leather interior from BAS will be very striking once installed.