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#1 Advice please

Post by paulprior » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Hi
Does anyone have any knowledge on the white S1 on ebay about to sell at 5 today, looks nice but then i have no experiance.
Could anyone advise on a local expert for Southampton?
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Paul

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#2 Re: Advice please

Post by Gfhug » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Paul, if you have no experience of E Types then the last place to buy is ebay. Too many people get ripped off there.
If you are serious about buying an E Type, why not introduce yourself properly and tell us what you are looking for. There are some VERY experience people on here, who have owned and restored E Types over many years.
To expect someone to give you the nod on a fleabay car at short notice is rather naive

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#3 Re: Advice please

Post by paulprior » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Hi Geoff
I fully agree that it was a crazy idea, but could have been a bargain, anyway it didnt sell.
the reason for my very short notice question was that there was virtually no time.

I am very interested in an E type and have been for a long time but the price ranges are rather bewildering, it must be an open top 2 seater, preferably a 3.8 or 4.2, it doesnt need to be immaculate butwould prefer that the engine and body work were sound, any advise on where to start?
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#4 Re: Advice please

Post by mgcjag » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:01 pm

Hi Paul welcom to the forum....best advice i can give is take your time and look at as many as possible befor you consider buying.....you must have been looking and have some idea of prices.....a good starting point would to contact Angus Moss at http://www.mossjaguar.com/index.html he is also a moderator on this forum and you will get honest advice he also hears of cars comming up for sale.....dont be tempted by anything that looks like a bargain.....there are none.......do some research ti understand the different models S1 S2 S3 all the best.. Steve
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Post by cactusman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:09 pm

If you are looking for 3.8 or 4.2 ots in good but maybe not concourse condition then probably your best bet is one of the several classic car vendors that advertise in both the e type magazine, the several classic car magazines or on-line if you want security and come back for what will be a substantial purchase. Alternatively keep an eye on the several classic car auction houses as they have a steady stream of cars ranging from basket cases to fresh restorations. What ever you decide do your homework first. Like all old cars, e types rust. Rust is never good but some rust is cosmetic and some rust is serious. Rust can be obscured for a quick sale..See several cars. Leave the rose tinted specs st home. If possible take someone along who knows e types and can spot a good one and can identify mutton dressed as lamb. There are plenty of genuine honest cars out there but there are also traps for the unwary.

E bay is the wild west. There are sometimes promising cars on there but there are plenty that are not and there are also plenty of scam adverts for cars that don't exist. Unless you have seen the car and seen all the paperwork they don't touch...good luck and keep us posted...
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#6 Re: Advice please

Post by paulprior » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks guys, just been on the Moss Jaguar website and will call there tomorrow
Paul

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#7 Re: Advice please

Post by mgcjag » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Hi Paul...also worth putting in your location....get to know E owners in your area....Steve
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Post by Gerry » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Hi Paul,good advice given already,all I can add is buy the best car you can find as it will be cheaper in the long run.
Regards Gerry 62 Ots Ontario Canada.

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Post by paulprior » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:15 am

Can anyone recommend any good books, obviously i would like to learn all but as a beginner then the pros and cons of the different models, general living with an E type, maintenance requirments etc would be great, obviously some nice pictures always help :bigrin:

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Post by mgcjag » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:33 am

Hi Paul...this is the very first booklet you should get..the author Peter Crespin is a regular on the forum
it gives you all the basics.. Steve
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Post by AshM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:31 pm

...and this would be my recommendation for your second book purchase.


E-type Jaguar DIY Restoration & Maintenance: A Kind of Loving
by Chris Rooke

If you read this and it inspires and excites then you are right for an E Type. If it terrifies then maybe not. :bigrin:

Good luck in your search!

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Post by malcolm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:05 pm

Good advice about books, but nothing beats talking to a knowledgeable owner. Contact a forum member near you and arrange a meet up would be a good idea - most people would be happy to help.
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Post by cactusman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Sage words from Malcolm....there is nothing like talking to some who has an e type...even better someone who does at least some of the endless list jobs that come with owning a 50+ year old car on their own e type :bigrin:
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Post by chrisfell » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Paul,
Talk to John Burton in Eastleigh.
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Post by Stephanie Plum » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Paul it would be worth speaking to Grahame at CMS - see http://cms-gb.com

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Post by stevenm » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Paul. Did you get the information you wanted from Clint?
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Post by Series1 Stu » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Well put, Steve. Not everyone selling on eBay are scoundrels.

However, the question remains. Why didn't you advertise your car on this forum? You would reach an informed and largely appreciative audience that would help sell it by spreading the word and guiding people, just like they have done here.

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Post by stevenm » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:55 pm

Series1 Stu wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Well put, Steve. Not everyone selling on eBay are scoundrels.

However, the question remains. Why didn't you advertise your car on this forum? You would reach an informed and largely appreciative audience that would help sell it by spreading the word and guiding people, just like they have done here.

Regards
Hi Stu.

In hindsight it might have also been advisable to place it here on the forum but I advertised it on ebay purely because ebay has a much wider audience.

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Post by Barry » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:19 pm

Sorry Steve, but if your car was just like an NFC Car for half the price, the punters should be queuing halfway down the road! There is a very good reason why a professionally restored car from the bare metal and a complete mechanical restoration costs well over £200,000. If yours ticks those boxes, then Paul needs to get round to yours a bit quick and get it bought!

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Post by stevenm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:25 pm

Barry wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Sorry Steve, but if your car was just like an NFC Car for half the price, the punters should be queuing halfway down the road! There is a very good reason why a professionally restored car from the bare metal and a complete mechanical restoration costs well over £200,000. If yours ticks those boxes, then Paul needs to get round to yours a bit quick and get it bought!
Barry. My car had some work carried out by NFC before I bought it and they were very impressed indeed with the car. Also the company that did the extra work for me on my e type, just down the road from them, have an ex NFC guy working for them now and he actually said that a lot of aspects about my car are on a par with a NFC e-type especially the bodywork and paint job so he should know. I am not saying that mine is worth as much as the ones they have for sale but it is certainly a very nice car indeed. I also do not have the extortionate overheads that they have operating out of Beaulieu in the New Forest which obviously inflates the prices of their e types somewhat.
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