August 12, 2019

Our 1971 Jaguar E-Type Restoration Complete

April 2nd 2016; we first announced our plans to import our 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster from Canada, with a view of restoring her back to the original and deserving factory specification.

Having been used as a drag car, the body had been subjected to numerous modifications including fibreglass doors, boot lid with air ventilation cut in. The rear arches had been cut out to house much larger rims and tyres, traditionally used for the quarter mile strip.

Although not fitted, a Dodge Viper back axle and large Chevy engine also came with the car which suggested these were used at some stage in the modifications.

Fast forward over 3 years, many many hours of hard work and dedication. With a smidgeon of modern day upgrades and a Golden Sands colour change from the original factory specification, here we have the finished piece.

A wonderful example of outstanding British luxury and breathtaking beauty, say hello to our 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Last weekend Gordon and Eva spent the day at Bressingham Steam & Gardens.

Source: Bressingham Steam & Gardens

There really is something for everyone at Bressingham.

The Bressingham Gardens

The unique Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. With nearly 20 acres, four linking gardens and 8,000 species they can be a truly tranquil place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

The Bressingham Collections 

Take a trip on one of the four railways at Bressingham, the collection of working locomotives will take you round our magnificent gardens and woodland, or ride on the steam Gallopers.

A trip to the locomotive sheds brings the power and the glory of mighty steam engineering up close. The National Dad’s Army collection lets you wander through Walmington-on-Sea looking at original props and vehicles from the series, you’d be a stupid boy to miss it!

Whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all, we are confident that Bressingham has something for all, even Royal Coaches!

1930 Rolls Royce 20/25

In our workshops this week we have our 1930 Rolls Royce 20/25.

The main concerns to address are; a leak on or around the sump and the brakes squealing under pressure.

Jaguar E-Type: Rubbers, Windows, Fuel Tank

The intricate door rubbers have been expertly fitted by Mauro today.

He has also painted up the existing windows to freshen up the look before re-fit.

The fuel tank has also been fitted this week so the car is really now starting to take shape fast.