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Some Assembly Required – Part 7

When I left off in Part 6, we talked about options for improving your cars paint without breaking the bank. Now, unfortunately, we have to talk about breaking the bank. Probably one of the most iconic terms you will read regarding a restoration is that the car received a “bare metal” paint job. You may … Continue reading

My Thoughts on the Bring A Trailer Sales Experience

If you have been following this blog, you know that I recently listed and sold my 1967 E-Type Series 1 2+2 on BAT. I thought I would relate my sales experience. All in all, I would give BAT an 8 out of 10. Without a doubt, the stongest plus to using BAT to sell your … Continue reading

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 2+2 For Sale on BAT- Sold!

Listed For Sale is my 1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2. I have owned this car for over 20 years. It’s history under my ownership is extensively documented on my website, http://www.newhillgarage.com. Specific links are provided below. Here are some highlights and interesting details. The Jaguar E-Type, also known as the XK-E, was introduced in 1961, as … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – Prepping for Sale

My 1967 Etype 2+2 is currently in the process of being listed for sale on the Bring A Trailer website. I will be posting a more complete discussion of that sale shortly but in the meantime, here is an update on some prep items I have completed. I have been driving the car quite a … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 5

When I left off in Part 4, we talked about replacing the footwells on my 1963 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) project. And although I felt the car was rust free, I still couldn’t be sure until the various body parts were stripped down to bare metal. Cue the sand blasting music! Sand blasting is … Continue reading

1963 Etype FHC – Paint Prep – The 90/10 Rule

I see that back in May I posed the question “Finally Ready for Paint?” Oh, silly me. Of course not. So what happened? Several things. My painter consultant notified me that he had wrecked his rotator cuff (shoulder joint) and was indefinately out of commision. 2/3’s of my adult children decided to spend the month … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – Another Photo Session

My gifted son-in-law the photographer is at it again. Enjoy!

1967 Etype 2+2 – Road Testing

You may have noticed that most of my blog posts have concerned the current restoration of my 1963 FHC. That is certainly where my efforts have been made recently. Going back at bit, the 2nd restoration of my 1967 Etype 2+2 was finished in the summer of 2020. I had wanted to show the car … Continue reading

2007 Cayman S – Door Locks

When I recently purchased my new to me 2007 Cayman S, it only came with one key. Key as in a traditional metal blade cut with custom grooves attached to a triangular plastic piece with 3 buttons. One button to operate the doors, one for the frunk and one for the rear hatch. Pretty standard … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – First in Class!

It has been a while since I have had anything “post worthy” regarding my 1967 Etype 2+2. But now the big news is that she won First in Class at a recent concours. Details? I ‘m glad you asked. I had originally planned to campaign this car in JCNA concour events, right after I finished … Continue reading

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