Sold: 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8

-Very well presented and well sorted BJ8; one of the best we have worked on.
-Originally delivered to Jacksonville, Florida in September of 1966.
-Retains its original engine confirmed by the heritage certificate.
-Solid, original-floor car with original panels: matching hood, catch and trunk body stampings.
-Excellent paint and body with exceptional fit and finish throughout.
-Upgrades include mild race camshaft, rear telescopic shock absorbers, 3-1 exhaust headers,
-Undocumented original 57,000 miles
-New leather upholstery with matching canvas soft-top and green piping
-Given a 9/10 in an appraisal from the acclaimed Guild of Automotive Restorers
-Licensed and registered in Sidney, BC, CANADA.

2018 VanDusen ABFM

Here is our experience at this year’s VanDusen ABFM.

The Jaguar won ‘Best new car at the show’ which we are very grateful to receive.

Interestingly enough our Restoration category was written about in this exceptional article by :

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/culture/article-at-the-all-british-field-meet-backstory-gives-a-boost-to-restored/

For our car he said there  “wasn’t much of a backstory.” So at least here we get a chance:

We started this car October 5th, 2017 with the request to have the car fully restored by summer so the owner and his aging friend could go on one last epic trip.

It was a tall order, and almost everybody didn’t believe it could be done, but the car was fully stripped, mechanically rebuilt and comprehensively restored in seven months, completed one day before the show.

This was only possible with the talents of:

Dana Ferguson – Owner
Michael Owen – Owen Automotive
Richard Owen – Owen Automotive
Jason Stoch – Jetstream Custom Auto
Sean Barnes – Jetstream Custom Auto
Eli Layfield – Jetstream Custom Auto
Dave – Jetstream Custom Auto
Geoff Chrysler – Rightway Heritage Trimming
Scotty – Blast It! Do-it-yourself Sandblasting LTD
William Wigglesworth – SNG Barratt USA
Frank Vieira – SNG Barratt USA
Randy Hunter – Electro Shine Metal Finishers Ltd.
Hugh Pite – Original Parts Supply
Mike Eck – www.jaguarclock.com/
Oliver Bienz – Instument Repair.

 

 

 

 

 

Sold: 1959 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BT7

-Recently completed long term restoration with new paint and metalwork.
-From-the-frame-up restoration with all new lower metalwork.
-Bare-metal respray with epoxy primer and polyurethane topcoat
-Desirable 3000-series car with disc brakes
-HBT7L/5772 was originally delivered in Colorado Red and dispatched to Canada in December 1959
-fully functioning overdrive
-Recent work since 2013: New spline hubs, new clutch, new kingpins, front and rear brakes, tires, rebuilt overdrive (autofarm).
-Older work: new exhaust, rebuilt gearbox, new harness, recored radiator.
-Limited use since engine and cylinder head rebuild (no work invoice)
-painted Jaguar British Racing Green HEN701 PPG

Restoration

Jaguar Reproduces the D-Type

Is nothing sacred anymore?

Jaguar today at Retrombile in France that they will make exact replicas of the D-Type, the same car which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957.

Press Release:

(Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK – 07 February 2018) Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.

The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.

“The Jaguar D-type is one of the most iconic and beautiful competition cars of all time, with an outstanding record in the world’s toughest motor races. And it’s just as spectacular today. The opportunity to continue the D-type’s success story, by completing its planned production run in Coventry, is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that our world-class experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic are proud to fulfil.”

The D-type is the third continuation vehicle from Jaguar Classic, complementing the six missing Lightweight E-types completed in 2014-15 and nine XKSSs built in 2017-18.

Jaguar Classic experts’ painstaking research, with exclusive access to original Jaguar engineering drawings and records, ensures each new D-type will be built to the authentic specifications laid down by competitions manager Lofty England and his engineers in the 1950s. D-type clients can choose either 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-spec Longnose bodywork.

The engineering prototype is the 1956 Longnose specification, identifiable by its extended bonnet, characteristic tail fin behind the driver’s head, wide-angle cylinder head and quick-change brake calipers.The engineering prototype is the 1956 Longnose specification, identifiable by its extended bonnet, characteristic tail fin behind the driver’s head, wide-angle cylinder head and quick-change brake calipers.

“Recreating the nine D-type-derived XKSSs was hugely satisfying, and an even bigger technical challenge than the six missing Lightweight E-types, but lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us a head start on the final 25 D-types. Each one will be absolutely correct, down to the very last detail, just as Jaguar’s Competitions Department intended” Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager.

New York Icons XKE sells for $235,200USD

Yesterday RM Sotheby’s sold this fantastic triple-black XKE for $235,200USD at their ICONs sale in New York City.

This particular example, 1E 13575 started out as a low-mileage, rust free, California survivor.

It was completed by Shaun Saunders in Scottsdale, Arizona who is known for his meticulous dry builds. If I could critique one aspect it would be the over-polished intake manifold and carburetor setup.

The $235,200USD was probably a supreme disappointment in New York. A very similar car, known as the Black Beauty sold for $467,500 at the same sale in 2013.