Date: 10th June 2019

It is with great sadness that the Chairman, Directors and staff of Classic Motor Cars report the death of Norman Dewis OBE. Norman, who lived only a few miles away in Church Stretton, and who was Jaguar’s chief test driver for 35 years was a great friend to the company. Just over a week ago we had hoped that Norman would join us for our birthday party to mark the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar Mark 2 but he was too poorly to attend. He did however know that the money raised from the event would go to his favourite charity, Hope House Hospice. But last year Norman attended the 25th anniversary of the Company and when CMC moved into its new building in August  2014, he opened it wit ...

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Date: 1st June 2019

We are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting an open day here at Classic Motor Cars Ltd to celebrate 60 years of the incredible Jaguar Mark 2. Join us on Saturday 1st June 2019 to check out our facilities and the work that we carry out whilst enjoying various entertainment for all ages!

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Date: 15th May 2019

The Rusty Rally – Habsburg Route, 4 – 7 July 2019. Your challenge is to drive through six countries in three days, navigating some of the world’s most famous driving roads and spectacular high mountain passes – all in a car worth only £500! The Habsburg Route is a grand and scenic journey from Vienne to Bratislava, passing over breath-taking mountain ranges in Austria and Slovenia before heading east to the contrasting architecture of cold-war era Hungary and Sloavkia. On this Rusty adventure, you will tackle the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, with 50 hairpin bends; experience the spectacular scenery of the Solcava Panoramic Road; visit historic castles and ...

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Date: 27th February 2019

Did you know the petrol you use in your car is changing and could have drastic effects on the fuel system in your vehicle? Fuel is changing; with the increase of Ethanol content in petrol to 10% as mandated by government legislation, the fuel systems of most classic cars will no longer be compatible with regular pump petrol. Indeed E10 is on sale in France now and most UK fuel already contains 5% ethanol. Even this low concentration can cause issues in older vehicles.   This puts your fuel system at risk. Original rubber seals, hoses and gaskets are not guaranteed safe against corrosion by Ethanol, creating leaks which could damage your fuel system and ultimately in the worst case riski ...

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Date: 15th February 2019

CMC were heavily involved with the London Classic Car Show which took place on February 15th, 16th and 17th with a special press and VIP opening on Thursday 14th. CMC partnered with Footman James Insurance and provided two cars for their stand. A barn find Jaguar E-Type which is to be sympathetically restored by CMC and is owned by Nathan Bluer,  and E Type chassis 860084 the first ever RHD fixed head coupe Black E-Type to be manufactured by Jaguar cars in 1961. We provided a MK2, owned by Andy Goss and has been worked on by CMC, for the Classic Cars magazine stand and which was the highlight of the Quentin Wilson Smart Buys feature, which the publication hosted. Harry Ruffell-Hazell, a ...

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