Being restored for a client in the United States of America.
The donor car was purchased by our client and sent to us having been involved in a heavy front impact.
Our client wanted the interior leg room of a Series 3 V12 E Type but the aesthetics of a Series 1 car.
We are going to restore the car and add some 4.5 inches to the floor pan, which will give the leg room of the V12 plus an additional 1” if required. The V12 was actually 9” longer than a Series 1 but a lot of the additional room was behind the seats as storage which is not required on our project. By adding just 4.5” we hope to retain the overall look of the Series 1 E. Floors and sills will be made of heavier gauge steel to retain the torsional rigidity of the car.
The boot floor is also being lowered and reshaped so that a 20 gallon fuel tank can be built-in and to allow a wider spare wheel as the car is being fitted with 16” diameter 6” wide wheels with 205/60/16 tyres.
Along with these fairly radical developments the car is being built with a host of our upgrades that range from air conditioning, to power steering, upgraded brakes, five speed gearbox, suspension and handling upgrades, plus many more which will be detailed as we progress with the restoration.
We started this exciting restoration in mid July and it has to be completed by the end of September 2013 for export back to the USA.
Read the history of this car from its owner, Paul Branstad, by clicking here.