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Smeg999
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Post by Smeg999 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:57 am

Hello All,

Newbie here. I am an ex-pat Brit living in the US and have recently entered the E-type world with a 1970 Series 2 OTS. I also have a 1962 Triumph TR4, but that will be going up for sale soon.

Back in the day I went through my share of TRs and Lotuses (Loti?) as daily drivers before life got in the way. I got into the hobby in 2006 with the TR4 which was a barn find and has been great fun to bring it back to life.

Late last year the opportunity of an E-type came up, so how could I resist. A Series 1 would be very nice, but I know that I will be happy with this car at least until I win the lottery. It is just finishing up floor and outer sill replacements and I hope to have it back on the road in the Spring.
Ian
70 E-Type Jaguar
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Post by vipergts » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:00 am

Welcome smegg.

You should fit in just perfectly here.

Pics of cars always help too. :P
S1 4.2 Coupe

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Post by 1954Etype » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:03 pm

Welcome Ian, I hope you enjoy working on and driving your car are as much fun as they should be! You will find a lot of useful information here and remember, the dumbest question is the one not asked!

Angus

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Post by Erikantwerp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi Ian,
a warm welcome from me too. Nothing to add but to reiterate that you have a lot of good natured and extremely knowledgeable folks on this forum (believe this from a two-left-hander as myself).

cheers and all the best !
Erik
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Post by Smeg999 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:16 am

I have been remiss in not posting pics now that the car is back on the road.

Here is a shot of the E-type next to our just sold and soon to depart TR4.

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Last Sunday we were one of 35 E-types that got together outside of Philadelphia for a local 50th celebration.

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There were almost as many E-types behind us in this line up to start our drive.

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Our drive took us through Valley Forge park where lots of jaws were dropping as we drove by.

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Ian
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Post by Phil » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Lovely car Ian, Congratulations !

Great "get together" and line up indeed. I trust people were impressed to see this ! Thanks for sharing.
Philippe
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Post by on2wheels » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:27 pm

Number plate not required on front of e.

Does this improve the looks?
Nick.
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Post by GSR 54D » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:04 pm

Yes

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Post by Smeg999 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:09 pm

I live in Pennsylvania and only a rear plate is required on cars; old or new.
Ian
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