GT GOES SHOPPING SWEDISHSTYLE AND MORLEY GETS TYRED
“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.