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by Sarthe72
Thu May 28, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 723
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Re: Wow that's expensive

There were only four OBL RHD FHC's and none of them were painted red. The optional display box/stand is an extra £2,500 so top of the book case is a bargain! And to think that the owner of 860002 paid £3,000 for the real car :bigrin: :bigrin: https://i.postimg.cc/50R2h5K6/AFD-250-low-res.jpg
by Sarthe72
Thu May 28, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Great Britain

Re: Wow that's expensive

I've been told (but not verified) that these are in resin, not metal. A good look at the seats seems to confirm this to my ageing eyes. Ans when I think that this cost under £400 in 1:12 I know which I prefer. In fact, all of these cost less than £1,000 combined. https://i.postimg.cc/y8Vmqgys/D-type...
by Sarthe72
Sun May 17, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LED & PL700
Replies: 10
Views: 446
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Re: LED & PL700

Thanks people. I've dropped them a line and shall await their reply. I did find other conversions but only made in LHD configuration.
by Sarthe72
Fri May 15, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LED & PL700
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Great Britain

Re: LED & PL700

I'm confused. People with E Types use their headlights?? :wow: It would have been rather difficult to drive from St Tropez to Le Mans overnight in 1994 if I didn't have any I think, and nor from Le Mans to Rijeka leaving at 2am and arriving at 9pm there :mrgreen: :mrgreen: And thanks Heuer; always ...
by Sarthe72
Fri May 15, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Butler rear chromes and original PL700 lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3734
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Re: Butler rear chromes and original PL700 lights

Just an update on the Butler chromes. I was told recently that RS Panels make them at £50 a pair.
by Sarthe72
Fri May 15, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LED & PL700
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Great Britain

LED & PL700

Just a quickie. I want to upgrade the car to LED lights, but each time I look there are no bulbs available for the original headlights. Have I missed it and has someone made any as yet? I saw an early car which had been upgraded and was most impressed, especially with the dashboard lighting. Easy to...
by Sarthe72
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 49
Views: 3536
Great Britain

Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

I followed that one out of interest, and the selling price was probably down $100,000 on 2018 prices. But hey, we here are enthusiasts aren't we? As I have often said, in 1990 my car was worth £25,000, in 1991 £75,000, and in 1992 £25,000 on a good day. I missed roadster #22 at auction then; complet...
by Sarthe72
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1687
Great Britain

Re: Virtual classic car show

A rally in the Dordogne 2007. Technically there are three E-types here because the D-types are Lynx built on the base of an old E-type. https://i.postimg.cc/c1ps1ZgH/IMG-1286.jpg No E-type (well a Lynx converted one) but the photo is taken in front of Bill Heynes farmhouse. https://i.postimg.cc/jSKg...
by Sarthe72
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1687
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Re: Virtual classic car show

Donington 1000 E-type day 1991:-


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Not an E-type in sight, but Mk 1 50th anniversary

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And Silverstone 2011



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by Sarthe72
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1687
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Re: Virtual classic car show

Not something you see every day - three commemoratives together. The second photo was taken in Florida when I interviewed Walter Hill. His was the most fabulous collection of Jaguars, including this commemorative and #27 RHD E-type. https://i.postimg.cc/MGbWSpC2/Three-commemoratives-together.jpg htt...
by Sarthe72
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1687
Great Britain

Re: Virtual classic car show

A few from down the years, but there are thousands more:- https://i.postimg.cc/mrWSY5bd/DSC-0232.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/s2n9kDYL/5-9-VPD-cuts-it-fine.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rw7qQ5bZ/DSC-6052.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8P98SNHj/Boule-d-Or.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/G9wm9GC5/DSC-5969.jpg https://i.pos...
by Sarthe72
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My missing V12 roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 3182
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Re: My missing V12 roadster

I can remember the first 50p gallon and the first £1 gallon. I never bought petrol for shillings. But some did. Youf, that's what you are. I remember 4/6d a gallon (that would be 24.5p to you sir) and I remember the Suez ration books. My Dad had a garage and at 11 I was serving petrol out of school...
by Sarthe72
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Curious LHD roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1450
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Re: Curious LHD roadster

I thought the same, but it is good to have confirmation from the elite!
by Sarthe72
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My missing V12 roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 3182
Great Britain

Re: My missing V12 roadster

Shows up on the DVLA as currently taxed:-

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/V ... ?locale=en

And the car seems to go to the MOT station (or did) and back and that's about all looking at the MOT statistics:-

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
by Sarthe72
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Curious LHD roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1450
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Curious LHD roadster

Firstly, the photos can be found here:- https://www.caranddriver.com/photos/g18039620/1961-jaguar-e-type-road-test-review-gallery/ I find it an interesting car with lots of peculiarities. Outside locks yet double boot hinges for one - or were the double hinges introduced before the inside locks? Any...
by Sarthe72
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2383
Great Britain

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

christopher storey wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Sarthe72 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 pm
I wouldn't recommend BAS these days. Aldridge according to my restorers are considerably better.
Are you perhaps confusing BAS here with the BAS in the US ?
Probably. I had no idea that the US one existed. Sorry for the confusion.
by Sarthe72
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 10890
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Re: E-Type vs 250 GTO?

Seen the Aussie group three times, and the last time (April 2019) they had vastly improved, the light show lasers being exceptional, and they have gone back in time to the more technical music of the early days, plus of course the standards. I have seen the originals three times between the 70's and...
by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ownership issues and beyond...
Replies: 15
Views: 2229
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Re: Ownership issues and beyond...

My car was restored (for the second time in 30 years!) by Castle Classics near Basingstoke. Fabulous rapport, excellent workmanship (he taught himself to lead load) and a final product to be proud of. I can only speak as I find, but have one reservation. Would he be able to take the job on? He tends...
by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 10890
Great Britain

Re: E-Type vs 250 GTO?

Wonderful reading this thread. In hindsight, some of the predictions of doom and gloom were right - but five years out. Prices of E-types have dropped, but as for the 250 GTO, I have no idea and nor do most of us since I believe only one has come to auction in the last ten years at least. Most deals...
by Sarthe72
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 2180
Great Britain

Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I had heard that the change of the car from fuel to electric was being regarded by the DVLA as a substantial change leading the cars open to being re-registered and having to undergo an IVA approval. Cynic that I am I personally believe that they ...