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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

2007 Porsche Cayman S – Brake Job

I have entered my Cayman S for a track event at VIR the second weekend in September. I’ve been driving it a fair amount around town and everything seems to be in good shape, generally. But I knew from the pre-purchase inspection that the tires were tired (pun alert) and the brake pads were thin. … Continue reading

1963 Etype FHC – Summer Break

I haven’t posted in a while. That is mainly due to a summer break from working in the shop. My 3 adult children, their spouses, and 6 grandkids were here over the month of July. That was great fun and I promised my wife to stay out of the shop and enjoy the family. Which … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 4

When I left off in Part 3, we talked about establishing your restoration goals and performing an evaluation on the car you’re considering for restoration. Now, let’s take a look at my 1963 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) project and see how that went. As I have mentioned in previous articles, this car came as … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 3

When I left off in Part 2, I had placed my 1963 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC), which was mainly in boxes, way down on my personal To Do list. This was not because I didn’t want to work on the car but more because I was totally covered up with work and family responsibilities. I … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 2

When I left off in Part 1, I had just made an appointment to view a 1963 Jaguar E-Type FHC for my potential purchase. The owner was a busy executive in a firm in Charlotte that I understand did a lot of hospital design. He gave me directions to an address north of the Charlotte … Continue reading

Some Assembly Required – Part 1

This story begins many years ago. And, with fits and starts, will continue to the present. It is the story of the decline and restoration of a car. A rather beautiful car. A Jaguar E-type. The Jaguar E-Type was revealed to the public at the Geneva Auto Salon in spring of 1961. It was a … Continue reading

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