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GT GOES SHOP­PING SWEDISHSTYLE AND MORLEY GETS TYRED

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“WE EVEN­TU­ALLY FOUND A DAM­AGED JACK AND RE­STORED THAT TOO”

The item on that model was no­to­ri­ously frag­ile and not many are left. Jaguar up­dated to a stronger unit, but that’s no good for con­cours. We even­tu­ally found a dam­aged jack and re­stored that too. You see what I mean about this be­ing a whole other level?

In the end, it was worth the con­sid­er­able time and trou­ble, and the folk at Gavin’s shop did a great job. The car was in­vited to en­ter in Mo­tor­clas­sica in 2016 and did ex­tremely well, get­ting through to the fi­nal and was pipped by a Ferrari. We de­cided to take the feed­back into ac­count and make a few changes, and I’ll no doubt take it to more shows.

This may be my last restora­tion. ( We’ll see – once you’re bit­ten by the bug… Ed)

So which of the three restos do I like best? It’s a tough one, but I have to ad­mit I have a soft spot for the 56 Chev. I reckon it pho­to­graphs re­ally well. Some of the pho­tos Mark Bean took of the Chev have come up so well you could sell them at the mar­kets all day.

This car? It’s been the re­al­i­sa­tion of a long-term dream. Some 40 years af­ter first get­ting the urge to own a re­ally nice E-type, it’s hap­pened.

RIGHT Worth the ef­fort? Hard to say no when you see those stun­ning lines.

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