Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?

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#1 Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?

Post by TMC29L » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:18 pm

Hello all,

Is anyone able to recommend a garage / mechanic in or near to my area (I'm near Stockport so Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs) who has experience with our cars and who could help me fix/maintain my series 3?
1973 Series 3 Roadster Primrose
1967 TR4A White
1995 X300 4.0 Signal Red

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#2 Re: Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?

Post by TMC29L » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:42 am

Sorry, I've just seen somebody else's post of November asking the same question as me and can see recommendations for Bob Bate in Birkenhead, Butlins in Swadlincote and Ken verity in Rotherham.

Does anybody who has an E Type in North Cheshire or Manchester use anyone closer to home? If not I'll get onto some google searches and try those further afield already mentioned in the other post. I know of one other in Derbyshire but also know of two people who had quite a bad experience there.
1973 Series 3 Roadster Primrose
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1995 X300 4.0 Signal Red

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#3 Re: Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?

Post by SEJohnson95 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:23 am

Can't help you with Cheshire/Manc, I'm afraid, but another Derbyshire contact to add to your list would be Paul Brown, in Ripley nr Derby. Huge amount of experience with all series of E-Types (there are members on here who have had Series 3s restored by him) and always happy to help or answer questions. He doesn't have a website at present, but he's reachable on 01773 743188.
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#4 Re: Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?

Post by rossbraithwaite » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:56 pm

I don't personally have any experience of them but Cheshire Classic Cars might be useful. Certainly the reputation of the founder Iain Tyrrell is pretty impressive and they have a cracking back catalogue of projects. Probably top dollar though.
There was a mention in the E Type mag recently of Graham Golightly of Birkdale Classics. They seem to do wedding car hire now but he is a man with much Jag knowledge.
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