Date: 9th June 2017

The staff at Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC), who restored 1961 Jaguar E-Type Chassis No. 60 owned by Chris Anderson, used the car as the basis of the ultimate E-Type Jaguar Restoration Manual. The manual will take the reader through the full nut-and-bolt restoration of a very early example, E-Type Chassis No 60. Skilled mechanics and technicians from world-class restorers CMC, have written each chapter, giving a first-hand account of the process with 224 pages and 700 photos showing the level of detail that goes into their award-winning restorations. The car was the sixtieth E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961; not only a very early 'flat floor' 3.8 litre m ...

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Date: 7th June 2017

CMC restored and maintained cars were seen at the inaugural City of London Concours. Set in the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company in the heart of London, the event provided a display of some of the world’s finest cars. The two CMC gems were the 1961 Jaguar E-Type Chassis No 60 and the XKSS, certainly one of the most elegant cars seen at the show.  Chassis 60 was the sixtieth E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961; not only a very early 'flat floor' 3.8 litre model dating from the first few weeks of production, but also one of the earliest surviving right-hand drive E-Type roadsters, and had never been restored. Chris Anderson had bo ...

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Date: 16th May 2017

Our good friend Richard Peacock sadly had his much treasured 1965 E-Type 4.2 Series 1 FHC (reg ELO 775C) stolen on Sunday 30th April from the car park at Donington, during the Historic Festival. Richard has owned this E-Type for 16 years. Please help spread the word. The more people that knows about Richard's E-Type, the better. There are some identifying features including: Webasco sunroof Moto-lita steering wheel Pipercross air filter Kenlow fan Stainless exhaust and manifold The tailpipes have small extensions angled towards the ground (rather than protruding horizontally) There is a factory fitted heated rear window which is relatively unusual for a 1965 car The radio aeria ...

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Date: 12th May 2017

OKV 1, the famous Jaguar Works D-Type that finished second at the 24hs of Le Mans in 1954, took a trip down to Lookers Jaguar West London on Friday 12th May. The special occasion was an evening talk with the legendary Norman Dewis. Norman, now aged 96, was chief test driver and development engineer for Jaguar from 1952 to 1985. In a career spanning 33 years, he tested and developed a remarkable series of cars including the C-Type, D-Type, E-Type, XJ13, XJ40 and more. Set in Lookers flagship new dealership for Jaguar Land Rover alongside the A40 in West London, Norman gave a personal account of what was a heroic period in Jaguar’s history, ranging from his record run in Jabbeke,&nb ...

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Date: 21st April 2017

We were recently visited by a group of members of the XK Club.  The day started with a tour of the workshop, seeing some of the current classics being restored and the witnessing first-hand the skill and attention to detail that goes into CMC’s restorations. The day continued with a seminar, giving them the chance to hear from the experts and ask any questions about paint, trim, bodywork, engine repairs and more, before finishing the visit off with some refreshments in the showroom, amongst some exquisite Jaguars.   If you are a member of a classic car club and would like to arrange a club visit to CMC, please get in touch – it is always a pleasure to welcome friends an ...

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