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2017 All British Field Meet at the VanDuesen Gardens.

Take a ride with us to the VanDuesen Gardens in our completed 1967 Austin Healey BJ8!

E-Type Reborn

At Techno Classica this weekend Jaguar-Land Rover revealed their new E-Type Reborn program.

Lucky for us Autogefühl was on hand to interview and show us Jaguar’s intention.

Furthermore Jaguar Classic are now offering a range of bodypanels for the e-type.

Press Release:

(Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK – 31 March 2017) Jaguar Classic will debut its first ‘Reborn’ Jaguar E-type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in April. An initial batch of 10 expertly sourced and comprehensively restored examples of the iconic E-type are now offered for sale direct from the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in the UK.

E-type Reborn is a complete service from Jaguar Classic, which offers prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible E-type direct from the vehicle’s original manufacturer. The launch of E-type Reborn is a first for Jaguar and extends the successful initiative previously introduced for Land Rover’s Series I and Range Rover Classic models, which will also be on show at Essen.

Every E-type Reborn, which starts with a base vehicle sourced by Jaguar’s E-type experts, is completely restored according to the company’s original 1960s factory specification. Unique access to build records and original drawings held by the Jaguar Heritage Trust, and the team’s decades of experience in restoration up to concours-winning standard, ensure absolute authenticity. Jaguar Classic Parts are used throughout, to maximise the vehicle’s quality, longevity and collectability.

The first vehicle to go through the complete E-type Reborn process is an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe. Originally exported to California in May 1965, the car recorded 78,000 miles before being stored in 1983. It retains its original matching numbers bodyshell, engine and gearbox, all of which have been completely rebuilt by Jaguar Classic technicians.

As much of the original vehicle as possible is retained or refurbished to correct specifications, while any safety-critical parts are replaced with new items from Jaguar Classic Parts. Body panels from Jaguar Classic’s reverse-engineered panel programme are fitted where necessary, to remove corrosion and restore the E-type’s iconic looks with the best fit possible. The E-type Reborn team’s meticulous attention to detail even extends to recreating the correct type of spot-welding when refitting those panels.

A number of sympathetic upgrades from later E-types can be incorporated into the restoration process at extra cost, subject to the customer’s wishes, including improved cooling (using Lightweight E-type-derived parts), all-synchromesh gearbox (if not fitted to the vehicle originally), or Series 2 front brake calipers.

Prices for E-type Reborn restorations from Jaguar Classic are dependent on specification, starting from £285,000.

1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

Triumph TR4A from Amelia Island.

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

My buddy Alex snapped this 1966 Triumph TR4A at the recent Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

This TR4 was purchased new in Daytona Beach Florida by De. Carl E. Schwenker and was then prepared for the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour Continental and received FIA homologation for Group GT3-GT.

During the event the drivers Ara Dube and Dana Kelder finished 1st in the over 2-litre GT class.

Ther current owners, Fred and Jody Schmidt, recently restored this TR4 to its original racing specification.

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

Florida Green 100M from Amelia Island

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

One of the many outstanding cars from last weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was this 100M from Larry and Wendy Titchner of Toronto, Canada.

This car was owned by a single family from the early 1960s until the current owners purchased it in 2010.

It is also certified by the 100M Le Mans Registry to be one of the 640 factory built 100M models.

Photos by Alex Marks

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M