Date: 31st October 2016

The live restoration of a one-of-a-kind 1954 XK120 by Pininfarina by the team of specialists from CMC proved to be one of the most exciting features of the recent Classic & Sports Car Show at Alexandra Palace, London. In its first public appearance for 40 years, the 1954 XK120, which features bodywork by Pininfarina, was worked on live at the show, giving visitors unprecedented access to the techniques and skill that go into bringing a classic car back to its full glory. A stunning and unique car - this Jaguar is believed to have been commissioned by Max Hoffman, a famous US importer and dealer, and was displayed at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show. CMC shared the ...

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Date: 21st September 2016

From September 12 to 29 dozens of E-Types will be driving around Britain for the noblest cause. Organised by the E-Type Club and in support of Prostate Cancer UK, all Jaguar E-type sports cars have been called in to drive on a circumferential coastal route of mainland Britain, split into approximately 180 -mile stages and be driven sequentially by groups of E-types, akin to a relay. It is not, though, a race! Our client and friend Nick Banks is taking part in the run and we are delighted to support him and the E-Type Club in this cause.

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Date: 30th August 2016

World-renowned classic car restoration company given to staff. Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC), a highly successful and globally renowned classic car restoration company in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, which last year turned over £5.2 million, has been given to the staff by its owner. CMC employs more than sixty staff and has restored some of the world’s most important cars including many famous Jaguars. The company has become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), which means that the staff will own and run the business themselves. Peter Neumark, who has owned and chaired the company since its inception in 1993, said: “I am nearer seventy than sixty and Nick Goldthorp, who founde ...

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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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