Our Daimler arrived safe and sound with Gabriel Oconnell last week. We loaded up the lorry and sent it on its way over to near Cardiff and were delighted to receive a photo of two smiling faces! Gabriel and his wife Margaret were over the moon when it arrived, the smiles tell it all!
We can’t wait to hear about Gabriel’s drives with his new motor as he lives in a beautiful district of wales between Swansea and Cardiff, a stunning backdrop for a stunning car!
This Daimler already has a very special place in their hearts as Gabriel told us he used to visit his brother’s house every fortnight to polish his similar Jaguar XJ. His brother has unfortunately passed away, but we hope this car brings back fond memories.
Gabriel has already joined the Jaguar and Daimler club and has ordered up a car cover to keep his new pride and joy looking show-ready.
Here’s some shots of Russell’s loading up the Daimler ready for its long journey to Wales.
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Another week has flown by! Once again we’ve had photoshoots, new arrivals and spectacular developments on our current projects.
On Tuesday we shot the second half of the content for our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 race car replica. For this, we took it to the track at Bentwaters where our skilled F1 Test Driver, Mike O’Connor, put it through its paces.
We’ve also shot our new competition car, the Jaguar XJ6. Here’s a sneak peek at the XJ6 in motion. For these kinds of shots, we often get Ellie to drive and Freddie to shoot the car in motion. This allows moving shots to be done efficiently when it’s separate to a staged shoot with a model/talents such as the Jaguar race car above.
The XJ6 has already gone live and has proved to be incredibly popular with almost a quarter of the tickets having sold out in one day! Get your tickets quickly as the launch sale is ending soon!
A stunning Jaguar XJ6 auto and a classic 1979 Daimler 4.2 Sovereign XJ6 Series III Automatic have also arrived this week, ready to be a competition cars. You can find more about the Jaguar and Daimler here!
The sill and footwell carpet has been cut and glued down as well as the carpet around the gearbox tunnel. Brian has fitted the front and rear footwell carpets on the passenger side too. Metal rails & air vent covers have been fitted to the scuttle panels. The passenger side scuttle panel and front footboard have both been fitted in place this week.
Although a lot of the carpets and back seats have been made, there’s still the front seats to make and fit.
Upon inspection, we identified some modifications needed on the grey Jensen’s doors to make sure all components align correctly.
Our 1973 Triumph TR6 has had new speakers and speaker holders made and installed by our technician Mauro who’s been working exclusively on the TR6. Adam, our auto electrics specialist has also been doing some work on the TR6, changing the sidelights to indicators to comply with UK road laws.
The new bonnet has been attached on the 504, the latches have been modified, gaps lined, bonnet painted and now fit! It’s so rewarding seeing this beautiful car looking whole again!
We’ve had a rubber mystery in the workshop, but luckily enough Gordan used his detective skills to figure out a nifty solution! The Peugeot 504 was in need of new rubber sills however we couldn’t find anywhere that sourced them. By matter of chance, in our Amphicar box of spare bits and bobs, we found some rubber extras that fit the 504 perfectly! A tip for anyone looking for Peugeot 504 rubber sills, head over to Gordons Imports and get some Amphicar rubber!
The Peugeot 504 has also been started for the first time in quite a while! This was its debut since being reassembled and its sounding good!
The Morris Minor 1000 is ready for a test drive! It will be the first time it’s been started and driven in a while so it’s going to be an exciting development! To get the Morris ready for its start-up, our engine technician Ady has cleaned the carburettors and given it a pre-startup service.
Some new arrivals into the workshops recently; firstly our 1995 Jaguar XJ6 Auto competition car.
Last month we handed the keys of our 1998 Jaguar XJR Supercharged to Sam Holmes of Cheshire after he was the lucky winner of one of our most popular competitions to date!
Feedback from you all suggested you loved the idea of a modern classic that would not only increase in value as the marque becomes rarer but would also sit perfectly outside your home to be used as an everyday vehicle.
So, with that in mind, we will soon have available the little sister to our XJR, our absolutely stunning Jaguar XJ6 auto.
When we say stunning, we really do mean stunning. Having recently undergone a full respray to the value of £4000, the car has been loved and cherished by its previous owner. Sure it comes with a few imperfections, as you would expect from a car that’s 25 years old but only the uber critical amongst us would be offended by this! With it’s immaculate cloth and leather interior, unmarked original Jaguar hubcaps (yes hubcaps), the fact that it is the basic model means its packed with it’s original character.
As we all know, these Jaguar’s were built to a very high standard and feel every bit a quality heritage British performance car. The ride quality of our XJ6 is outstanding. This car floats along the road with elegance and poise. This beautiful modern classic is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.
Currently MOT’d until April 2021 but will come with a full 12 month MOT, the car has covered just 74,957 and a service book full of Jaguar main dealer and Jaguar specialist service stamps.
Next up, our 1979 Daimler 4.2 Sovereign XJ6 Series III Automatic has arrived from our good friends at TurnTwo Classics
This lovely Daimler has been with its last owner since 1988, some 32 years.
In that time the car has been cherished and loved and only used occasionally and today has covered just 82,000 miles from new.
Good Series III XJ’s are now becoming very rare and collectible, this car is a very early example coming from the first year of production. A very solid car with a strong chassis and little signs of any rust or rot that is still driving lovely today.
The car specification is still as it was in 1979 with the original radio cassette still in place and operating. The car comes complete with its original owners handbook and a few bills and invoices for works carried out and two sets of keys.
Now tax and mot exempt however a fresh MOT has been acquired prior to to arrival in our workshops. Thank you to TurnTwo Classics for doing this.