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.
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.
-Superb presentation of a series II roadster.
-All neccessary work completed.
-Upgraded to triple SU carbrettors.
-Comes with tools, jack and knock-off hammer
-Built March 1970 registered and delivered in Canada in 1971.
-New crush grain vinyl top professionally fitted.
-New wheels and tires
-Recent work: alternat=all cooling lines, otter switch, rear end shocks, front brakes.
-2012 paint by Jetstream Custom Auto.
-Coolest E-Type in town, fitted with factory AC and it still blows cold!
-Presents as nice Driver-condition.
-Original British Racing Green FHC.
-Fitted with V12-style quad exhaust.
-Passed recent out-of-Provence inspection from Alberta.
-Recent work (2006-2015): install spin-on filter, new lower ball joints, front brake rotors, upper ball joints, heater core, water pump, recharge ac, new ac compressor, xk’s suspension kit, starter, wiper motor, washer motor, rad fans, wheel bearings, rear u-joints.
-Chassis 1R26541 has a storied history availble on XKDATA: http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1R26541