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post #1 of 12 Old 08-03-2014, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Here is the latest addition to my garage. The eagle-eyed among you will notice that it is not a Ferrari, but nevertheless a car reputedly much admired by Enzo Ferrari, so it must be worth a mention here!

The bad news is that it is in line for a fair amount of restoration work before I get to use it and the guy who will be doing it is a one man band with a large order book, so it probably won't be on the road until this time next year
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-03-2014, 04:42 AM
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Very very nice!

Definitely one thats on the car bucket list.

Good luck with the resto project. Will most definitely be worth the wait.

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Congratulations John, I am a big fan of the coupes. And a left hooker too......great for little continental adventures. I saw more than one holding its own on the motorways and B roads over the last month in Europe and they are a truly majestic sight.

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Congratulations John,

I think the correct pronoun is 'timeless.'

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-03-2014, 06:46 AM
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Is this the one from Hyman we discussed?

British restorations are not for the faint of heart.

Very nice!
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-03-2014, 10:55 AM
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John- Since she is LHD, assume you intend to do a lot of driving on the Continent. Very nice E-Type. 3.8 or 4.2 liter? When I was younger, probably could tell the difference looking, but not any more.

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Congrats...veeeeeery beautiful. Unbeatable lines !

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Thanks, All, for your kind comments.

Doug, no this is not the Hyman car. Although I was very tempted, on this occasion I flunked buying a car I couldn't see before I bought it (although I have done so successfully before - my 911 is still with me after 12 years and 60,000 miles) and played safe - although it is a US import, it is already over here, so I could see it before I committed to it. The restoration should be relatively straightforward as much of it has been done already (before it left the USA) and it has lived in a dry state.

Michael and Terry, although it is currently LHD, it will be converted to RHD, as it will mainly be used here in the UK and even when driving on the "wrong" side of the road I prefer RHD, as I can only see with my left eye.

Terry, it is a 3.8. My previous E-type was a 4.2, which is actually a better car (more torque, improved gearbox, brakes, seats, electrics, etc.) but visually identical in Series 1 form (which is why you can't tell the difference), but this time around I want to have an E-type as originally conceived, so I have gone for a 3.8 and shall be keeping it very close to original spec.

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John- Good opportunity to practice double clutching to 1st in that Moss gearbox.

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post #11 of 12 Old 08-06-2014, 12:32 PM
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Lovely. Wish you many happy miles in her John.

I'm a big fan. Here's my 4.2... Had a run in her yesterday round Loch Eck and Loch Fyne.

A 3.8 interior will be a very special place to be.Enjoy.


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post #12 of 12 Old 08-07-2014, 01:02 AM
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Beautiful! I think that the Jag E-Type 2 seater fhc is one of the most beautiful cars of all. Have driven a few and they are wonderful to drive! So much mid range torque!

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