The Old and The New

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The Old and The New

Post by BOBCDP » Sun May 09, 2021 11:40 am

What a great pleasure it was to see my brother’s old E Type again a few days ago. He owned the car in 1968 so it’s over 50 years since I last saw it. The car is a 1961 3.8 litre Series 1 Roadster, number 36 off the Browns Lane production line. The present owner who has just bought the car contacted my brother investigating the history and brought it to Cardiff to show him. It is in superb condition and a great credit to the previous owner who restored it and owned it for 40 years. Unfortunately another previous owner chose to remove the original plate 4444RW and replaced it with something nondescript. When the car was restored, an attempt was made to buy back the original plate but to no avail, so a number as near as possible was obtained and put on the car.

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Re: The Old and The New

Post by Gojira » Sun May 09, 2021 12:19 pm

Drool, drool, drool... :mrgreen:

That is one nice motor!

And fair play to the new owner for getting in touch, too.
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Re: The Old and The New

Post by Fighterpilot » Sun May 09, 2021 1:15 pm

By coincidence our local rag had a letter from a chap, this week, trying to trace an owner missing from his list of a Triumph TR6. It appears that had several owners who were obviously mates at one particular factory. Sadly the one missing is at present totally untraceable.
I love the E Type in the photos. Just recently "Wheeler Dealers" ran another rerun of a light restoration on one.
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Re: The Old and The New

Post by Cabby » Sun May 09, 2021 1:19 pm

Wow. What a car. The E Type has to be one of the most beautiful ever produced. Lovely colour as well!
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Re: The Old and The New

Post by Prestige » Sun May 09, 2021 1:42 pm

I had a red 66 fixed head in around 72 or 3.
Bought for around £1900 amazingly. Kept for a bit over a year as although I was solvent enough to buy it,the repair costs to keep it on the road were ( even then) big. Saw it in the specialist press as in need of restoration for £37500 around 2006. Went to see it and wanted to give the owner the original steering wheel (as in the above photos) and a box of other bits but he was such a spiv and the car was in need of such big money to be spent I didn't bother.
Those that lust after owning one.....have a long drive and speak to an owner without an interest in selling first. 60' s cars unsurprisingly drive very much like 60's cars !
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