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#1 Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Thu May 02, 2019 3:42 pm

Hi all
Just thought I’d share this for some light relief!
My coupe was originally owned by a heavy metal band leader in California called Don Dokken(Dokken are still going)
The car came to the UK in the 80s and was converted to LHD...I got it for £12,000 in 2011 as a bit of a wreck!
It took me a while to sort it but it’s now lovely in its original OSG and I drive it as often and as fast as I am allowed.
When stripping the layers of paint off we found 3 bullet holes brazed over under the filler on the rear left hand side...one just behind the fuel filler lid. The slug was no longer present BUT had clearly had the energy largely taken from it by entering the wing ...so much so that it was stopped by the rear box section of the fuel filler box
I decided to leave it unprepared for a bit of historical patina. I am attaching two photos...you can see that it came in st a bit of an angle and just split the metal.
Fun eh?
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#2 Re: Bullet dent

Post by politeperson » Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 pm

Very cool.

An E type that got shot by a heavy metal star and lived.
James

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Post by abowie » Thu May 02, 2019 9:36 pm

Same here! My friend Martin's car, a California import, when stripped had a bullet hole through one of the doors.

Wasn't owned by Don Dokken though :sad: Now THAT is cool.
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#4 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 pm

Wow...anyone else??
I’m not sure who actually shot the bullets...I like to imagine Don was driving off with someone else’s girl??
I understand they were a support band for Metallica😆
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#5 Re: Bullet dent

Post by chrisfell » Fri May 03, 2019 5:30 am

That is the funniest Jaguar story, no the funniest car story I have ever heard. Fantastic.
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Post by chrisfell » Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 am

If you are a member of jag-lovers, they’d love to hear this story as well.
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#7 Re: Bullet dent

Post by 288gto » Fri May 03, 2019 10:37 am

I notice it’s a 62 car.

It wasn’t parked in Dealy Plaza late November 63 by any chance? :wink:

Having said that I do prefer the jealous boyfriend theory. :lol:


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#8 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Fri May 03, 2019 10:47 am

Hi Simon
No idea I’m afraid
It definitely lived in California for the first 20 years of its life then back to UK.
I have receipts signed by Don Dokken first for services/spares though!
I understand they shoot at a lot of things in the US so I’m not surprised ..it’s just fun to imagine how it may have happened!
BW
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Post by Simon P » Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am

I saw yours when it was under restoration. Always made me smile.

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#10 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Fri May 03, 2019 10:50 am

Duh...just got the reference
The bullet trajectory could solve the grassy knoll theory......now if only someone had a photo of my car at the scene of the crime😆
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#11 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Fri May 03, 2019 10:52 am

Hi Simon
Yes ...Butlins did a good job on a horrible body..they are the best ..currently tackling my OTS
Robbie
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Post by Simon P » Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 pm

:yeahthat:
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#13 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Moeregaard » Fri May 03, 2019 2:28 pm

This one deserves a really good, James Bond-esque story: The original owner was a British agent conducting a between-the-sheets interrogation of the Russian spy, when her East German ski-instructor/hired-gun boyfriend walked in. While our agent was making his escape, the assassin squeezed off a few rounds from his Sig-Sauer P-210 in the direction of the now-departing E-Type. The agent returns the E-type with its bullet holes, and Q gives him the usual lecture about not taking care of the Queen's property.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it!
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Former owner '65FHC, #1E30036

Planning on getting E-Type No. 3 as soon as possible....

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#14 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 pm

Brilliant
my wife says she’s glad it’s given a few middle aged gentlemen a little light relief and a touch of imaginative fantasy
Have a good weekend
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Post by chrisfell » Fri May 03, 2019 6:29 pm

“Brilliant
my wife says she’s glad it’s given a few middle aged gentlemen a little light relief and a touch of imaginative fantasy”

Dunno ‘bout the rest of you, but neither my light reliefs, nor my fantasies involve anything that could be shared on this forum.
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#16 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Jaguar63 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Hi from the photo it looks like the bullet came from the rear of the car, possibly near the left side directional. Fast getaway I suspect.
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#17 Re: Bullet dent

Post by Robbiee » Fri May 03, 2019 9:34 pm

Haha what fun

Correct..the entry wound was indeed rear left wing
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