Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Exeter, England
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,500
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.
Best wishes, John Ferrari: 550 Maranello S/N 110995, Dino 246 GT S/N 6934 Other: 1990 Bentley Turbo R, 1989 Porsche 911 C2, 2004 Mercedes 500CLK, 2011 Mercedes E350 CDI, 1972 VW T2 Camper, 2014 Fiat 500C, 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC, 2015 Maserati Granturismo Sport Website: http://bluebottleonline.com/