In this episode we reveal the Olde English White paint on our 1957 Jaguar XK150 restoration at Owen Automotive. We also work on the door fit, trunk catches, defective upper and lower ball joints.
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-Chassis 970053 partially assembled by Owen Automotive
-Matching numbers chassis, engine gearbox and body
– Sat dormant near Sidney, BC Canada for 39 years.
– Original Suede Green car with green interior
– Comes with original aluminum rear spats and rare hand-crank tool and pass through radiator only used on the first cars.
-Offered by RM Sothebys: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo20/shift-monterey/lots/r0030-1950-jaguar-xk-120-alloy-roadster-barn-find/920837
Feel Free to track the progress of our 1957 Jaguar XK150 FHC on Youtube. This car was purchased by the owner on Bring a Trailer. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-jaguar-xk150-fixed-head-coupe-2/
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.
(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.
-Desirable 4.2 Series 1 E-Type with 4-Speed Manual
-Well maintained with receipts for suspension, engine brakes and electrical work.
-Exhibits 82,950 miles.
-Preservation Class E-Type
-Never fully restored or disassembled.
-Offered from 30 years of continuous ownership and dry storage.
-Matching numbers engine and picture frame
-Factory original red interior with new leather seat inserts.
-Fully licensed and and driveable in Victoria, BC CANADA.
-Outer panels Repainted in Silver
-Major work since 2003: Fitted aluminum Radiator and electric fan, complete overhaul by David Saville Peck, new Fuel Pump.