1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3

Jaguar E-Type Redesign

We’re working on a full restoration for this lovely Beverly Hills 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12. Originally sourced by us from Beverly Hills Car

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Putting The British Back Into The Jaguar

Having spent a lot of its life across the pond in sunny California, it’s only natural to find American modifications on our 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3, however, now back on home soil, parts such as rubber bumpers can be converted back to British/European standard. James has welded up all the holes and repaired the dents which had previously been filled, resulting in poor symmetry on the front.

Scott has started to to disassemble the front suspension components ready to be refurbished as well.

White Jaguar E-Type Dismantling And Rebuilding

Scott has been working on marking the caution bar to identify where it fits back into the front axel later down the line. By leaving marks on parts, trim or the car, its helps our technicians know how pieces fit back together.

In the fabrication bay, the body is being prepared to be worked on and James has been panel beating the bonnet. The dents seem to have been previously corrected by using filler which isn’t always an effective method.

The dashboard and wiring loom has also been removed from the Jaguar along with the front frame.

White Jaguar E-Type: Disassembling Continued

Scott has been removing the front suspension, all brake and fuel lines and rear axle on our 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. He’s also started to disassemble the front suspension components ready to be refurbished.

White Jaguar E-Type Engine Removal Continues

Scott has been removing the engine and gearbox from our white 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. He has separated the gearbox from the engine, ready for the engine to be rebuilt. He has also started to disassemble the front suspension as well.

Jaguar E-Type Engine Removal

Our 1973 Jaguar E-Type from Beverly Hills has had its engine removed today so that it can be sent off to be rebuilt. Scott has been working to strip the engine of any pieces that don’t need to be sent off.

E-Type Bonnet: A Blank Canvas

We’ve now begun stripping the paint from our 1973 Beverly Hills E-Type bonnet so that it can sit in bare metal and ask as a blank canvas to be reworked and repainted. James in the fabrication bay has started to smooth out the body and will start to correct any imperfections. The bumper also needed some fabrication and welding to repair some corrosion damage.

This is the bare metal work stage that comes before the paint prep. The fabrication bay will get the whole body down to bare metal and then make sure it all lines are perfectly and there aren’t any bumps or rust in the bodywork.

As seen below, the original British Layland factory stickers are still intact on the underside of the E-Type bonnet and go to show how original this E-Type really is. Asides from the addition of the red strips and American modifications, this Jaguar is a stunning original example. Among James tasks has been to take off the American standardised bumper and weld in the hole so that the original Jaguar chrome one can be re-fitted.

Scott has also continued to dismantle the body of the E-Type too.

Beverly Hills E-Type Dismantling Continues

Scott has continued to dismantle our 1973 Beverly Hills Jaguar E-type Series 3 V12. He’s removed the bonnet, windscreen, top of the dashboard, heater box and various parts in the engine bay in readiness to get the engine ready to be removed. What was once a functional E-Type a week ago is now looking more like bare-bones however it’s exciting seeing it stripped down only to be built up brighter and better than ever before!

1973 Beverly Hills E-Type Restoration Begins

Dismantling the car:

After having sourced this vehicle last year, it’s been sat in storage whilst we’ve worked on two other classics belonging to the same client. Now it’s time for this Californian dream to be restored. With a big re-design coming it’s way, the first step is to dismantle the E-Type. By removing the chrome, trim and lights, our technicians can start working on parts of the car.

Pressure test:

The compression test also came back positive, with all the readings as they should. A compression test gives you an indication of the health of your engine, its valves, valve seats, piston rings and whether these parts are wearing evenly.

The tests should show the compressions at 110-115 psi. The test shows how much volume of air and fuel goes into the combustion chamber. If there’s not enough, for example, if only 80 psi were passing through, it would give you an indication of a serious fault in the valves. If the valves aren’t seating correctly, the air and fuel can seep out of the cylinders and lead to more serious faults.

Jaguar E-Type Redesign

We’re working on a full restoration for this lovely Beverly Hills 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12. Originally sourced by us from Beverly Hills Car Club in America, we imported it for the client. The importance of it being from California is that we know it’s been living in a dry state, meaning that the chassis and body work is more likely to be in the best condition. The client aims to keep this e-type over in Germany to be used in Europe, hence the need for a left-hand drive.

The restoration will lead with Californian classic to take on a more traditional British Fern Grey with an Olive or Moss interior. The engine also needs to be rebuilt.

Jaguar E-Type Restoration Project arrives at the Workshop

Our Jaguar E-Type from Beverly Hills Car Club in L.A. has now arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

This vehicle will undergo a full restoration. We are currently discussing the specification this vehicle will be finished to. The engine and gearbox appear to be in very good condition so may not need to be refurbished. The bodywork and paint however are in need of some TLC.

Being a U.S. delivered E-Type, this car features a plastic front and rear bumper to meet U.S. safety regulations of the 70s.

Collecting our 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Restoration Project

Our lovely 1973 Series 3 E-Type has made the long journey from L.A. to Felixstowe and has now been picked up by Gordon and Mauro.

Whilst at Felixstowe docks we spotted some rather interesting vehicles, including a beautiful Porsche SC.

We’ll now be bringing the Jaguar E-Type back to our workshop to begin this total restoration.

1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3

We’ve had news from our American imported E-Type. The Jaguar is approaching Barcelona on its long trip from California to Felixstowe.

The vehicle is expected to arrive early in the new year. Once it lands on British soil, it’s only a 20 minute drive down the road to Felixstowe. From there, the E-Type will be taken into our workshop where work can commence.

1973 Jaguar E-Type – On it’s way…

We awake this morning to hear that our 1973 Jaguar E-Type is now one step closer to our Woodbridge workshops.

“We are pleased to inform you that your 1973 Jaguar XKE Roadster has been delivered to the freight forwarder Direct Express Inc. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your vehicle and documentation to clear US Customs. Once approved, they will be able to provide more detailed information regarding your shipment.

Beverly Hills Car Club
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Beverly Hills Car Club Inc.
Mailing Address: 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #913, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Showroom Address: 4576 1/2 Worth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063
Office: (310) 975-0272 Fax: (310) 494-0443 Email: shipping@beverlyhillscarclub.com

Sourcing a US Jaguar E-Type

We were recently approached by a good friend of Bridge Classic Cars to source a V12 Series Three Jaguar E-Type. We found this lovely example for sale from US classic car sales company, Beverly Hills Car Club.

Although the vehicle looks in fine condition, this E-Type will need to undergo a full restoration to bring it up to our exceedingly high standards. We can’t wait to see this stunning car arrive on British soil.

To keep up to date with this project and our other restoration projects here at Bridge Classic Cars, keep an eye on the ‘Projects’ section of our website.