Date: 24th August 2016

Two Jaguar E-types that were built on the same day, 24th August, in 1961 on the production line at Browns Lane in Coventry have been reunited at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, United Kingdom, to celebrate their 55th birthdays. One E-Type was the first production inside bonnet lock right hand drive fixed head coupe; the other was the first production inside bonnet lock right hand drive roadster. But these very early E-Types have lived different lives: the coupe is in pristine condition after having been restored by CMC; the roadster, a bit worn-down, has been off the road for 20 years, forgotten in a barn in Ireland until CMC found it and purchased it, and now requires ...

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Date: 7th July 2016

Fastest XK140 at Le Mans Classic Restored and race prepared by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) The only Jaguar XK 140 FHC to race in the 24hs of Le Mans in 1956 made a triumphal return to the famous circuit after being wrongly disqualified 60 years ago, qualifying as fastest XK140 and finishing 13th at Le Mans Classic on July 8-9-10. This XK140 was privately entered into the race and driven by Roger Walshaw and Peter Bolton in 1956, but it was erroneously black flagged while running in 11th place and heading for a Top 10 finish with 206 laps. The car was recently restored and race prepared by world-leading restorers and Jaguar specialists Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC). Current ow ...

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Date: 9th February 2016

The world-class restoration of 1961 Jaguar E-Type Chassis No. 15 by Classic Motor Cars is to feature at the London Classic Car Show 2016 The E-Type that turned heads at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show has been brought back to its former glory by world-leading restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC) and will feature centre stage at CMC’s stand (C40) at the London Classic Car Show on February 18-21. Chassis No. 15 was the fifteenth right hand drive fixed head coupe E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961 and was used as a press car at the Scottish Motor Show held at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, in November that year. The car then moved on to private ownership and went missing for dec ...

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Date: 11th January 2016

For the first time ever in the UK a nut and bolt restoration of a classic car is to be undertaken by apprentices who are serving their time at a Shropshire company. MP for Ludlow and Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne has unveiled the first car ever to be fully restored by apprentices in the UK. The eight apprentices are all employed by Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC), one of the world’s premier restoration companies based in Bridgnorth, and will be given the chance to re-build a 1955 Series 4 Lancia Aurelia and learn the complete restoration process. They will strip the Lancia Aurelia and then assess what needs to be replaced, restored or remade. They have been given ...

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Date: 1st December 2015

CMC’s premises were visited by a group of members from the Hagley and District Car Club.  They were given a tour around the various workshops and witnessed first-hand the skill and attention to detail that goes into CMC’s restorations. The members were shown some of the current classics being restored and the extent of services offered by the company, from full restorations and servicing to storage, cars and parts sales, and even bespoke vehicle design. Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC said: “We always enjoy welcoming clubs into our premises and giving them a taste for what we do at CMC.  It is great to show them just how much of the restoration is carried ...

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