2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

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#1 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by ChrisC » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:36 pm

Hello Folks

For those people able to attend the NEC show in Birmingham last weekend, you will have noticed how well Jaguar cars were represented with a few Etypes scattered around and it was nice to see a tribute to Norman Dewis too.

Some people were aware that Moss had asked if they could borrow my Etype to display on their stand because they were launching their Etype Catalogue. After talking through some terms and conditions I agreed and the car was collected by professional transporters and taken to the show. I am pleased to say the Moss team looked after it well and it was delivered back home today.

After a month of deep cleaning, it looked rather nice.

Below is a link to their You Tube video which i hope is permissible by the admins. If it is considered to be an advert I will delete the link and upload a few pictures instead...

1964 FHC 4.2
Etype restoration blog http://connor.org.uk

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#2 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by malcolm » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:09 pm

The car looks great Chris
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I only fit in a 2+2, so got one!
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#3 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by max-it-out » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:51 pm

The E-Type must be a mixed blessing for Jaguar.I`m sure they would not risk displaying one anywhere near their present day range of cars for fear of potential customers comparing them and drawing unfavourable conclusions.Park a modern F-Type next to a concourse 3.8 roadster and I can guarantee which one will draw the biggest crowd :salute:
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#4 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by AshM » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Agree Chris - E Types were very well represented.

Yours looked stunning!
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#5 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by politeperson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:44 pm

Yes,
I was there and there were loads of nice examples of E types.

I saw Chip from P&k Nottingham, he had Marcus's navy blue FHC on his stand half assembled with the bonnet off and a rusty XK coupe. It is coming on very nicely.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/pkthorntonjaguar/posts/

His engine builder Steve is superb. Very experienced at a very high level indeed. My kind of engine builder.

Chip is doing the XKs around Nottingham for the club and I am doing the E types around Lincolnshire for the E type club.

Quite a few roadsters for £150,000 as well! Pleased to see it.

I thought it was an excellent show with lots of interesting people and some great cars.

The E types still looked the best though! They win.

My favorite one was Sherwood Green.

It is my latest most favorite e type color.


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"You just cant beat a good E-type"

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#6 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by mgcjag » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:01 pm

Hi James...."Chip is doing the XKs around Nottingham for the club and I am doing the E types around Lincolnshire for the E type club." .....dont understand.......what are you doing? ...Steve
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#7 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by bobsnicholson » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:18 pm

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Proud of mine also.
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#8 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by SEJohnson95 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Richard and I visited on Sunday and had a great day. A perfect excuse to visit a nearby Chinese buffet restaurant I knew from my days in Brum also :wink:

Some photos from the day - as ever a good mix of all sorts on display. Saw your E-type Chris - it looked lovely.

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That F40 :bigrin:

I love the two-tone cars, something I wish was done more often nowadays (or at least reasonably tastefully!) The Healeys in particular always look fabulous, although the Herald looked so nicely done as well - we used to have a later Vitesse-style Herald convertible, so I will always have a soft spot for them.

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Don't forget the scooters as well!

One owner had a diorama of his car in his garage, and the photos he had on display matched perfectly to scenes from the restoration - something I should aim for, but the other way round? :lol:

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Richard talking to the owner of this lovely little Austin - a young lad who uses it as his daily driver after a few sensible modifications. The owner is part of the Cosehill Auto Breakfast Club, which Richard occasionally takes the FHC along to.

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This MGB belonged to another member, Kieran, who is also a part of a young MG car club. Great to see fellow "youngsters" involved!

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A few photos of some of the lovely Jaguars, including an unrestored 1970 S2 OTS (original paint and everything and although the interior had been messed with slightly, it could be a candidate for a "preservation" type restoration).

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And then a few more of me wandering and messing around

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Saw the reborn Alpine at the Geneva Motor Show two years ago and saw one on the road in Bristol the other day - still pretty rare things.

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The chemist in me really wanted that sign

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Gulf Oil Porsche mug found its way home with me :wink:

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Chasing the dream of a S1 4.2 OTS, but plan on getting an E ASAP!
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#9 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by politeperson » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 pm

Hi Steve,

I am the E type Club Lincolnshire rep and Chip is the Notts XK rep.

James
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#10 Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Post by arron » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:12 pm

I was there on Friday, great show.

Walking through the door and the first car was your Coupe...what a lovely car.

Mine left the factory in that colour...some Yank painted it maroon...no accounting for taste.

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